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Winter 2021: The Bone Chill | Dead by Daylight Events



Break out the Ugly Sweaters and let the Wailing Bell ring.

Dead by Daylight welcomes winter with the Bone Chill event, featuring an exciting new Snowman gameplay mechanic, unlockable holiday cosmetics and charms, daily in-game currency login, new Instagram filters, and plenty of festive atmosphere to enjoy.


From December 9th 11AM ET - 23rd 11AM ET, Holiday-themed hooks, lockers, generators, and barrels will add a touch of cheer to the Realm. The Winter Party Starter item -- ideal for leaving Killers snow-blind -- will be lining the Bloodweb throughout Bone Chill.


Bone Chill will introduce six Snowmen into every trial.

These Snowmen will supply Survivors shelter in a time of need, perhaps even allowing for a desperate escape through the Exit Gates. Successfully escaping while inside of a Snowman will earn you a holiday reward.

Of course, should a Killer happen to destroy a Snowman while a Survivor is inside...well, there’s only so much protection snow can offer.

No matter the outcome, performing unique interactions with Snowmen as either Killer or Survivor will earn you exclusive cosmetic rewards.

How to unlock winter cosmetics: 

Up to one random winter cosmetic can be awarded at the end of a trial under the following conditions:

  • If a Survivor uses a Snowman to protect themselves from a Killer's attack
  • If a Killer hits a Snowman while a Survivor is hiding inside
  • If a Survivor escapes through the Exit Gates while inside a Snowman


Participating in the Bone Chill event will unlock reward cosmetics from the Ugly Sweater Collection, with sweaters for Yun-Jin Lee, Mikaela Reid, and newcomer Jonah Vasquez.


Slide some deadly toys under the tree with the Bone Chill Event Collection, featuring rare – and deadly -- holiday unlocks for The Wraith and The Hag.


Give Survivors the gift of a glacial glare with new Frosty Eyes cosmetics for The Trickster and The Artist.


Three winter-themed Charms are also yours to be unlocked: Cocoa Dip, Christmas Inferno, and Gift Hatch – a present that’s as rewarding to give as it is to receive.


Every day from December 1st 2021 until January 6th 2022, you will be provided with a form of in-game currency upon logging into Dead by Daylight. Each gift period begins at 11 AM ET and ends 24 hours later.

The daily login rewards include various forms of in-game currency, including Bloodpoints, Iridescent Shards, and Rift Fragments.

For more information, check out our complete schedules of holiday giveaways.


Winter isn’t the only thing that has come to Dead by Daylight. The Portrait of a Muder Chapter has officially landed, introducing a new Killer, The Artist, and a new Survivor, Jonah Vasquez. The first original Realm in nineteen months – the Forsaken Boneyard – has also been opened for all players.

Step into a surreal nightmare where ink and blood spill freely, and remember to mind the crows. They’re not to be trusted.

Learn more about Portrait of a Murder and play as The Artist and Jonah Vasquez today.


It’s the holiday season, so that means Dwelf has officially emerged from the locker. With our new Instagram filter, you can follow in his snow-covered footsteps and don the Elven Ears for yourself. Try out the Mr. Elf Instagram filter today!

  • Dwight Mr. Elf Filter arrived December 1st

Ever wanted to control your own murder of deadly Dire Crows? You’re in luck. Dead by Daylight’s newest Killer, The Artist, will also be receiving her own Instagram Filter. Try it out for yourself! 

  • The Artist Instagram Filter arrived on November 30th


From bloodthirsty Killers to altruistic Survivors, few can resist the simple charm of a holiday E-Card. Pay it forward to friends, family, and loved ones with a brand-new batch of DbD-themed E-Cards, featuring familiar faces and newcomers like The Artist, Jonah Vasquez, and Mikaela Reid.

  • Create your own Holiday E-Card, starting December 16th


The Holiday season is the ideal time to settle down by the fire, and Dead by Daylight continues the tradition with the new Cozy Break Collection, featuring new outfits for Jonah Vasquez, Yun-Jin Lee, Felix Richter, Feng Min, and Mikaela Reid.

But perhaps that’s only the illusion of safety. There are plenty of threats lurking outside, and the Everlasting Frost Collection brings several chilling new outfits for some of the Realm’s fearsome Killers. Get ready to see The Artist, The Spirit, and The Ghost Face® like you’ve never seen them before.

Last but not least, the Ugly Sweaters Collection returns with a Racoon City twist. Jill Valentine and Leon S. Kennedy are the latest to embrace the holiday spirit, with festive patterns sure to please S.T.A.R.S. agents and rookie police officers alike.

All Collections are available in the in-game store


Cold temperatures, hot deals.


We’re extending the in-game festivities with a round of holiday discounts. Starting December 22nd, head to Dead by Daylight’s in-game store to spice up your winter wardrobe with plenty of exciting sales, and remember -- Dwight in an Elf costume will forever be the gift that keeps on giving.

For a full list of discounted winter outfit, check out the in-game store for details.

All in-game discounts (up to 50%) are on Auric Cell prices only. Sale ends, January 5th at 11:59 PM EST


If you’re looking to dive into Dead by Daylight, now is the time.  

Not only will you reap the benefits of daily login rewards, unlockable winter cosmetics, and more, but players will have access to a slew of discounts for the base game and many additional Chapters. 

Depending on the platform, Winter sale dates will end between January 2nd and January 7th. Dates and discounts may vary, so be sure to visit your platform’s store for details.  

With plenty of winter excitement and holiday horror to experience, it’s the perfect time to bundle up for some festive fun in The Fog. And if you happen to come across a Snowman, don’t forget to say hello.  


Happy Holidays!  

The Dead by Daylight team. 

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