How to join the Dead by Daylight PTB – Public Test Build

Try out the latest changes in Dead by Daylight.

Dead by Daylight is constantly adding new content for players to enjoy. But before they can roll out the updates for everyone to start playing, they need to test them out on the Public Test Build, or PTB. Players can access the PTB and test out new mechanics or characters. However, this feature is only available to PC gamers using Steam. Joining the Dead by Daylight PTB is quite easy, and in this guide, we will run you through the simple steps you will need to take to sign up for it on Steam.

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How to join and leave the Dead by Daylight PTB

Below, we’ve outlined exactly how to join and leave the Dead by Daylight PTB. It’s important to know how to do both, because while progress from the PTB will transfer over to the main game, you may not want to test out everything in the PTB.

How to join the PTB

  • Open Steam and go to the Library page
  • Right-click on Dead by Daylight and click on Properties
  • A window will open up giving you multiple options, click on the Betas tab
  • In the Betas tab, open the dropdown menu and click public-test – External Branch for Public Tests
  • Restart Steam and you will now play on the PTB the next time you launch Dead by Daylight
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This will give you access to the latest changes in the game. The test builds only last for a few days, so you have to make this change quickly if you want to experience the new content early.

How to leave the PTB

If you want to deactivate this build, return to the same path and click on the option: “NONE – Opt out of all beta programs”, and you will return to the standard build. You will need to do this to continue playing the game whenever a PTB build is not available.

When is the next update coming to the PTB?

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The next update to the Dead by Daylight PTB arrives on June 29. This update allows players to test out one of the biggest perk alterations that has ever been implemented in the game. A total of 39 perk changes are coming to the game, but they’ll be tested out in the PTB first. If the changes are satisfactory, they’ll make it through to the mid-Chapter update.

However, Behaviour Interactive has stated that it will be monitoring players and their feedback closely. If a perk change isn’t right or needs to be tweaked further, it will be before the mid-Chapter update. There’s no release date for the mid-Chapter update at the time of writing, but it’s likely to arrive in mid-July.