Part of the Dead by Daylight community takes every opportunity to let developer Behavior Interactive know how much they don’t like the new killer and the benefits in the upcoming Tools of Torment chapter. There seems to be a triad between those who love it, those who want something different, and those who can’t take their eyes off The Skull Merchant.
A new behind-the-scenes video of Dead by Daylight Tools of Torment was released yesterday. It shows more gameplay of the Order’s new killers and their drone ability in action. Also, the two new survivors were shown, although their benefits are more difficult to convey. The comments on this video are almost exclusively negative. No one is insulting the developer with their comments, but the overriding feeling in this segment of the community is that they want something different from this chapter.
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The main source of complaints is the power of the Skull Merchant, Eyes in the Sky. This ability gives the killer four drones to place on the map, which will then search for survivors and notify the killer if any are spotted. Survivors have the ability to disable these drones, but can easily fail. Some fans find this ability to be too passive, allowing the killer to see their prey but not actively damage it. Compared to The Knight, which can place ghost soldiers that do something similar to those drones but also deal damage to survivors, The Skull Merchant seems like a step backwards.
Dead by Daylight has many killers, and not all of them have abilities or passive powers that allow them to damage survivors. Usually this is offset by perks that boost these abilities to result in higher damage output, but some fans believe The Skull Merchant’s are far too situational to be useful. This can be done on purpose if the new killer is deemed by the developer to be one of the more difficult to master and play.
Behavior Interactive also comments on how the new Survivor perks added with this chapter, the Teamwork perks, will offer a bonus benefit yet to be revealed to the two Survivors using them. It explains that this is something that has never been done before in the game, unlike the other perk combos that are already in the game. This will no doubt feed into team strategies once the chapter is released. Interestingly, players don’t seem impressed by this, but the real test will be how the broader fan base will receive the perks on March 7th.
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Dead by Daylight Tools of Torment introduces the first Survivor siblings and the first female Original Killer. Aside from the positive and negative comments about the new chapter, some fans are simply expressing their love for her. Some so much that they insist they don’t run away from her so they can feel her cybernetic embrace.
https://www.gamepur.com/news/players-are-throwing-their-tools-out-of-the-toolbox-over-dead-by-daylights-new-killer-and-survivor-perks Players are throwing their tools out of the toolbox for Dead by Daylight’s new Killer and Survivor perks