Dead By Daylight: Alien

Date Released: June 14, 2016 | Alien Crossover: August 29th, 2023
Publisher: Starbreeze Studios
Developer: Behaviour Interactive
Formats: PC, PS3, PS4, X360, X-Box One, Wii U
Genre: Survival Horror Multiplayer

Dead by Daylight: Alien is the latest crossover to hit the online multiplayer game Dead by Daylight after the likes of Saw, Nightmare on Elm Street and Stranger Things.

Behaviour Interactive says that the Xenomorph is “the embodiment of the stealth killer,” saying that it can strike survivors with its tail, and its power is called Runner Mode, which allows it to walk on its hands and legs and become stealthier. Ripley will be a playable Survivor character. The crossover introduces a new map called Nostromo Wreckage where the Nostromo has crashed and you can explore in and outside of the ship.

The map features the interactive feature Control Stations that allow the Xenomorphs to enter and exit tunnels underneath the control station. Survivors can interact with one of the seven control stations across the map to acquire a new Flame Turrent to help defend themselves.

Dead by Daylight: Alien will be available on all platforms from August 29th.

New Killer – The Xenomorph

Killer Power

Hidden Pursuit

A series of tunnels become available on the map when the Xenomorph is in play. By accessing a Control Station, it can enter these tunnels to quickly move around the map, detect the presence of nearby Survivors, and speed up the cooldown time of its Runner Mode ability. Exiting a Control Station tags nearby Survivors with Killer Instinct.

Special Ability: Runner Mode

The Xenomorph enters Runner Mode automatically when not on cooldown. In Runner Mode, the Xenomorph walks on four legs and becomes stealthier, reducing its Terror Radius. While in Runner Mode the Xenomorph also has access to a brutal Tail Attack.

Map Feature: Control Stations

Seven Control Stations are scattered across the map. Survivors can interact with these stations to get a Remote Flame Turret, while the Xenomorph can enter and exit the tunnels underneath the Control Stations.

Special Item: Remote Flame Turret

Turrets can be placed in the map to counteract the Xenomorph. When the Xenomorph enters the radius and line of sight of a Turret, the Turret attacks; this attack staggers the Xenomorph and will cause Runner Mode to end. If a Turret successfully knocks the Xenomorph out of Runner Mode or fires for too long, it overheats, and must be repaired by a Survivor. The Xenomorph can attack Turrets to destroy them.


  • Ultimate Weapon
  • When you open a locker, this perk activates for 30 seconds. Survivors entering your Terror Radius scream and reveal their position and gain Blindness for 30 seconds. This perk then goes on cooldown for 40/35/30 seconds.
  • Rapid Brutality
  • You can no longer gain Bloodlust. Hitting a Survivor with a basic attack gives you 5% haste for 8/9/10 seconds.
  • Alien Instinct
  • This perk activates when you hook a Survivor. You see the aura of the farthest injured Survivor for 5 seconds and that Survivor is oblivious for 16/18/20 seconds.

New Survivor – Ellen Ripley


  • Lucky Star
  • When you hide in a locker, this perk activates. You leave no pools of blood and make no grunts of pain for 10 seconds. When you exit the locker, you see other survivors and the closest generator’s aura in yellow for 10 seconds. This perk then goes on cooldown for 40/35/30 seconds.
  • Chemical Trap
  • After completing 70%/60%/50% progress on any generator, this perk activates. While standing next to a dropped pallet, press the Active Ability Button 2 to install a Trap, which stays active for 100/110/120 seconds. The aura of trapped pallets are revealed in yellow to all Survivors. When the Killer performs the break action on the trapped pallet, the trap explodes, and they are slowed by 50% for 4 seconds.
  • Light Footed
  • When you are healthy, this perk activates. Your running footsteps are silent. This perk goes on cool-down for 28/24/20 seconds after doing a rushed action.

New Map – Nostromo Wreckage

Explore the mysterious crash site of the iconic Nostromo. Visit landmarks familiar to the fans of the Alien franchise, in a unique setting where you will find yourself chased in and out of the ship. Run the Killer around the shuttle that brought Ripley to the world of the Entity. Navigate through the alien landscape, and you may yet escape from the remains of the wrecks.

Killer Tweaks

  • The Knight
    • Pillaged Mead – Decreases the amount of time it takes for a Guard to complete their Order action by 15% (was 25%).
    • Tattered Tabbard – Increases Patrol time for all Guards by 8 seconds (was 6 seconds).
    • Town Watch’s Torch – When Survivors escape Guard Hunts without being hit two times (was 3 times), The Knight gains Undetectable Status for 25 seconds.
  • The Demogorgon
    • Killer Power – Undetectable after teleport lasts 5 seconds (was 3 seconds).
    • Rat Tail – Increases speed of opening a Portal by 50% (was 35%).
    • Unknown Egg – Decreases the cooldown after traversing the Upside Down by 2.5 seconds (was 1.5 seconds).
    • Violet Waxcap – Increases the duration of the Undetectable effect gained when emerging from a Portal by 1 second (was 0.5 seconds).
    • Leprose Lichen – Reveals the auras of all Survivors while traversing the Upside Down. After emerging from a Portal, the auras of all Survivors within 16 meters of an active Portal are revealed for 3 seconds.

Concept Art

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