Just a few days ago, Behaviour Interactive and Starbreeze Studios delighted droves of horror junkies by teasing Jigsaw as the next Killer for Dead by Daylight, but little else was revealed, leaving many to wonder how the character will play in the game. Now, a recent leak posted on the asymmetrical multiplayer survival-horror title's official subreddit referring to "Jigsaw's Baptism" potentially indicates what the forthcoming Saw Killer's abilities will be.
According to a post by the Redditor known as "Spudtatooooo", it looks as if Dead by Daylight may not use the original Jigsaw–that is, John Kramer–and instead incorporate one of his disciples, as the leak uses "she" and "her" as pronouns for the Killer (Amanda Young, perhaps?). Plus, the leak states that the Killer's actually called "The Pig," implying that they will be wearing a porcine-styled mask of some kind. What's more is that Jigsaw's signature Reverse Bear Traps are being listed as a Power alongside other abilities, which can all be found in the contents of the leak further below.
Forever devoted to her master's cause, she punished the ungrateful and the guilty with slyness and murderous puzzles. The Pig can move stealthily, dash in ambush attacks and put deadly Reverse Bear Traps on Survivors' heads.
Use the Secondary Power interaction to assume a crouching position. While crouching:
- The Pig has no Terror Radius.
- Activate the attack interaction to dash and perform an ambush attack.
Start the trial with 4 Reverse Bear Traps:
- Reverse Bear Traps are put on Dying Survivors.
- Reverse Bear Traps automatically sacrifice the survivor when they trigger.
- Reverse Bear Traps trigger automatically beyond the Exit Gates.
- Reverse Bear Traps trigger once their timers expire.
- Reverse Bear Traps timer start when a generator is completed.
- Survivors can free themselves from Reverse Bear Traps by searching Jigsaw Boxes found around the map to find the correct key.
Should the leaked information above for Dead by Daylight be accurate, “The Pig” will be a much more oblique Killer than more straightforward murderers like Leatherface, as players using the character will be able to force the Survivors to save themselves before the Reverse Bear Trap's timer runs out instead of offing them outright. Not to mention, the added element of the misplaced key could bring about many interesting team-oriented situations, as those under duress from Jigsaw's diabolical device could be faced with the question of either saving themselves or helping a teammate with their trap.
All things considered, it will be interesting to see if this leak for Dead by Daylight pans out to be legitimate, as many fans of the title will likely agree that the gameplay ideas for Jigsaw listed above could be fantastic if implemented correctly. At any rate, with Jigsaw joining the ranks of such iconic horror slashers as Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger, one can only presume that Behaviour Interactive and Starbreeze Studios are keyed into what makes the Saw character tick in order to both accurately represent the fictional figure and make compelling gameplay relating to him.
Dead by Daylight is out now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.