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Dead by Daylight’s new killer, the Twins, now has lore and abilities

The test realm reveals all

Dead by Daylight - the Twins stand over David King, while the game’s new survivor Élodie Rakoto hides in fear. Image: Behaviour Interactive
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On Tuesday, Behaviour Interactive teased the next killer to join Dead by Daylight. The killer is now on the test realm, and players can play the Twins and give them a shot. They’re a very unusual addition to the game, as they are controlled by one player, but can be operated independently.

The new killer is a pair of conjoined twins named Charlotte and Victor Deshayes. The two of them grew up in the 17th century, and they were hunted as demons by superstitious country folk. Their mother was burned as a witch, and the twins were sent to a mysterious and dangerous temple. The temple’s inhabitants ran risky experiments on the twins, and Victor would eventually die during a scuffle between the torturers and Charlotte. The Entity, the game’s supernatural antagonist, gave Victor new life, and brought both siblings into the fog to serve as Dead by Daylight’s newest killer.

The Twins, like all the other killers, have a special set of skills that allow them to hunt survivors and hang them on hooks.

The player can press and hold the power button to activate Victor, and switch control between the Twins. When the player controls Charlotte, Victor operates on his own, revealing nearby survivors to Charlotte. Survivors can find and crush Victor to shut the Twins down, and Victor will re-grow on Charlotte after a cooldown.

While controlling Victor, the player can Pounce on survivors. This does damage to the survivor, and if they are at full health, Victor clings to the survivor and applies the Broken, Oblivious, and Incapacitated status effects. Survivors dealing with Victor cannot enter lockers or leave exit gates, and Victor reveals all other survivors near his target. The survivor must complete a remove action to detach and crush Victor.

Victor can be crushed if he misses his pounce, and if he lands on an obstacle taller than himself, he is destroyed until he respawns on Charlotte.

The chapter also comes with a new survivor who deepens the lore surrounding the Dead by Daylight setting. Élodie Rakoto’s lore is that she was raised in privilege and comfort. She’s actually former friends with Felix Richter, the game’s last new survivor. The two of them were part of the “Imperiatti,” a group of intellectuals and professionals that wanted to raise their young to positions of power. After she lost her parents to a mysterious supernatural being, she made it her mission to find them, but then ran into cultists, and things went badly from there.

Élodie and the Twins arrive in the next chapter, “A Binding of Kin,” which is due to arrive in December 2020.

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