Just like the killers featured in-game, Dead by Daylight can't help teasing what's coming next. Unfortunately, in this case the tease was completely unintentional. Developer Behaviour Interactive has accidentally leaked an as-yet-unannounced Killer, including an unfinished version of them in its latest patch. The Killer is none other than the Scream franchise's slasher, Ghostface. Details regarding Ghostface's official forthcoming release have yet to be confirmed.
Not that there's any doubt, considering Ghostface was leaked via an official update to Dead by Daylight, but Behaviour has since confirmed the Killer as part of its upcoming chapter release. According to the studio, it accidentally pushed the wrong update to live services, which is why an unplayable version of Ghostface was included. The "right" patch has sent out on PC and PS4, with Xbox to follow in the next few days.
Ghostface's look isn't all that leaked. The Killer's main abilities were also included in the patch, though these might be temporary. According to the leak, Ghostface's focus will be on stealth and they're given the unique ability to lean around corners and crouch freely to support that. Shrouded Hunt, Ghostface's primary power, grants them no terror radius. While Stalk, their secondary power, gives a specific Survivor target the exposed status for a limited time.
Some are already criticizing Ghostface for being too simple, and for sharing similarities with Michael Myers and Pig. But when considered apart from the other Killers, Ghostface seems like they could be very interesting and fun. How the Killer actually plays will remain a mystery until the start of the next chapter, however.
Some lucky players got a glimpse of our upcoming chapter release content in today’s mid-chapter update. We already pushed the right update live to all players on PC and PS4. XBOX users will receive it within a few days. In the meantime, enjoy the early hype on the next chapter!— Dead by Daylight (@DeadByBHVR) May 7, 2019
Behaviour Interactive is well known for playing fast and loose with updates to Dead by Daylight. The team is relatively small and trying to maintain a reasonably popular game, which requires consistent updates of a substantial size. It's absolutely understandable that leaks happen, whether they're Ghostface or Ash from Evil Dead. And it's great to see Behaviour rolling with the punches and making the best of the situation. Hopefully, Dead by Daylight fans do the same and focus on their excitement for the next Killer.
Dead by Daylight is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, with plans to release on Nintendo Switch in late 2019.