Dead by Daylight developer Behaviour Interactive revealed the next survivor coming to its asymmetrical multiplayer horror game: Alan Wake. On Monday, Behaviour posted a simple but straightforward teaser showing a flashlight cutting through darkness and laying next to a few blood-splattered pages.
On Tuesday, the studio confirmed that Alan Wake will join the Dead by Daylight universe later this month.
The star of Remedy Entertainment’s psychological thriller/survival horror series is known for his use of flashlights to burn away the darkness from his foes. In Dead by Daylight, Alan’s flashlight will be a core component of his kit. Here are his abilities, as outlined by Behaviour:
Champion of Light
While you are holding a flashlight, this perk activates. When you are shining a flashlight, you have 50% Haste. When you successfully blind the Killer, they also gain 20% Hindered for 6 seconds. This effect cannot stack with itself. Then, this perk goes on cool-down for 80/70/60 seconds.
Press and hold the Ability button 1 near a Dull or Hex Totem to bless it and create a Boon Totem. Soft chimes ring out in a 24 meter range. Survivors inside your boon totem’s range see the aura of all chests and all generators in blue. If you have a lit boon totem, you cleanse or bless totems 6/8/10% faster. You can only bless one Totem at a time. All equipped boon perks are active on your Boon Totem.
This perk activates when you are injured. Skill Checks appear 6/8/10% more frequently when repairing or healing and appear in random places. The penalty for missing skill checks is reduced by 50%.
Dead by Daylight already features flashlights as an item Survivors can use to blind or otherwise interfere with the abilities of Killers. Alan Wake’s use of a torch in his original eponymous game and last year’s sequel was far more intense than that though, and will be a powerful tool in a Survivor kit.
The Alan Wake chapter of Dead by Daylight will go live officially on Jan. 30.
Update (Jan. 9): This story has been updated with official details and a teaser trailer confirming Alan Wake’s addition to Dead by Daylight.