How and why to prestige in Dead by Daylight – Is it worth it?

Let’s start again from the beginning.

Dead by Daylight lets players level up their characters, whether they are Survivors or Killers, through the Bloodweb. As you continue to level up your character, you’ll reach the point where you have the option to prestige. This is a tough decision to make though because of the pros and cons around it, which is why we’ve put together this guide to help you understand how and why to prestige in Dead by Daylight, and if it’s worth it.

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How to prestige

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As you work your way through each page on the Bloodweb with a Survivor or Killer, you’ll gain levels. Levels on Killers and survivors don’t reset each month, so you can progress them over time as often as you want and when you want to. Once you hit level 50, you can’t progress any further. All you can do is refresh the page for more of the same items. To prestige, you need to complete the new node in the center of the level 50 Bloodweb page. This will reset the Killer or Survivor level back to 1, but the next Bloodweb you complete has a better chance of giving you rarer items.

Why should I prestige?

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You can push the Bloodweb up to level 50 with any Survivor or Killer. However, once you hit level 50, you can either continue to refresh the page for a top-tier selection of perks, items, add-ons, or to prestige. By maintaining the level 50 Bloodweb page, you guarantee that you’ll get the best items from it and can be the best kitted Survivor or Killer possible. When you prestige, the Bloodweb resets back to level 1, but you have a better chance of getting rarer items from the Bloodweb as you progress through it once more. You’ll also get a cosmetic item for the Killer or Survivor you prestige, making this the only way to get cosmetics by using Bloodpoints.

Is it worth it?

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At this point developer Behaviour Interactive allows you to prestige a Killer or Survivor up to 3 times. This means that you can prestige your favorite characters multiple times to receive all 3 of their cosmetic items. The cosmetic rewards gained from each prestige are a nice addition to your collection, but they’re far from essential. However, the slow improvement to your Bloodweb each time you prestige means that you’ll eventually end up with so many items for your Survivor or Killer that there’s no match you can’t win. It requires a lot of effort and Bloodpoints, but we believe it’s worth it for anyone that plays the game regularly.