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[Exclusive] Leatherface Joins Slasher Game ‘Dead by Daylight’ TODAY!

Players, start your chainsaws.

Hot on the heels of Michael Myers making his way into Behavior Interactive’s Dead by Daylight, we’re thrilled to break the exclusive news this morning that another iconic horror villain is making his way into the slasher game.

Ahead of next week’s release of the prequel to Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, titled LeatherfaceLeatherface himself will become a playable character thanks to a DLC pack launching on Steam TODAY!

He’ll then arrive on the console version of the game at a later date.

Creative director Dave Richard explained why he wanted Leatherface in the game, while also teasing what we can expect when he arrives later today.

Leatherface is a horror icon and has been an inspiration to the team from day one,” he told us. “We all wanted to work with the character for quite some time and are really pleased to count him as part of our roster of Killers. The brutality of his actions, his unique personality, and outstanding character design makes him an excellent fit for the Dead by Daylight universe. Oh and also, meat hooks.”

Like any chainsaw wielder in Dead by Daylight, Leatherface is able to down survivors in one hit,” Richard continued. “What makes him unique is his full control over the chainsaw. Once you rev up the chainsaw, Leatherface enters a crazed attack mode where he swings his chainsaw from side to side in a wide angle as he gains momentum. During this action, Leatherface can freely move and change direction, keeping the pressure on the survivor being chased. If Leatherface is interrupted during his chainsaw attack, he enters a tantrum, more commonly known as his classic move “the chainsaw dance”, in which he can still deliver lethal blows.”

“His perks bring new ways to gain the upper hand over the survivors. “Knockout” disables the outline of a survivor falling in the dying state making it very hard for other survivors to pin point your location at this crucial moment. “Barbecue & Chili” shows you the location of every survivor (when in range) every time you hook a victim. “Franklin’s Demise” make survivor drop their items to the ground when you hit themThe team also cooked up truly amazing in-game surprises specifically for Leatherface. But I don’t want to spoil anything, you’ll have to discover how to unlock them by yourself.”

Check out the Leatherface reveal trailer below and start playing later today!

“Dead by Daylight is an asymmetrical, multiplayer (4 vs 1) horror game where one player takes on the role of a savage killer, and the other four players become survivors frantically scurrying to avoid being caught, tortured and killed. Survivors play in third-person and have the advantage of better situational awareness. The Killer plays in first-person and is more focused on their prey. The Survivors’ goal in each encounter is to escape the Killing Ground without getting caught by the Killer – something that sounds easier than it is, especially when the environment changes every time you play.”

Dead by Daylight is now available on PS4, Xbox One and Steam.



  • Peter Spedding

    That’s cool, but a skin won’t fix the game.

    • Scott Brummundt

      it’s not just a skin.

      • Sebastian Perez Rueda

        is not a hill billy skin ?

        • Myhay Stoica

          nope. Is a hole new killer

          • Tommy Ta

            what so it’s a new killer????

          • Nik Lyk

            yes..god..brand new killer! done.

          • Josh Blitzenbrox Myers

            He will kill your hole? That sounds awful

    • Josh Blitzenbrox Myers

      I know man. I tried getting into it a few times.The gameplay is just so basic and rough.It’s just not fun. I don’t understand how they have so much money and resources to dump into licensing horror properties and dlc, but put so little into the actual game engine.

  • Melissa Schwenger

    Can I get the dlc on Ps4 or is it just for steam?

    • Jake

      everything is always just for steam. LAME.

      • Mike Mitchell

        It will be on PS4 at a later date, but steam first

    • agentboolen

      Yeah wish they’d at least give us a date on when to expect it on PS4.

      On a side note Steam is giving a free weekend of Dead by Daylight, might be able to see Leatherface up close and personal that way.

  • AsgoreDreemurr

    It will be free?

    • Sérgio Soares


    • turk

      I think it was $3.99 if I recall correctly.

  • It’s good but not for me, I don’t like the gameplay of Dead by Daylight.

    • Josh Blitzenbrox Myers

      It was quite the letdown. the concept sounded awesome, then the gameplay was so basic and amateur

      • Cure4Humanity

        So in other words you were bad and couldn’t escape?

  • Josh Blitzenbrox Myers

    So much effort and horror properties wasted on such a mediocre game…sigh

    • Aaron Thinesen

      lol we get it you don’t like the game…why are you spending so much time here?

      • Josh Blitzenbrox Myers

        It’s secretly to get closer to you Aaron. You figured it out, DAMN YOU!

    • Fabiano Martins Alves

      where’s f13 on steamcharts?

    • Cure4Humanity

      DBD is an excellent game, and a lot of fun.

      • Josh Blitzenbrox Myers

        Fun? I’m glad it is for you, it was not for me. Excellent though? How? It’s extremely basic and repetitive gameplay, very ugly outdated graphics, horrible animation, shallow customization options, bland textures, overly simplistic and nearly identical maps, server issues, long loading times, poor matchmaking…no offense but what exactly is excellent?

  • augster3

    They should really stop giving these licenses to this game, and just make their own games with the properties. Clearly, Friday the 13th The Game was a huge success, so why not just copy that format, and have them give it to competent game developers (maybe not Gun/Illfonics).

    • boxcar182

      That is understandable but Friday the 13th is actually restricted because of its licensing. Dead by Daylight has a wider, more diverse set of characters because it isn’t bound by one specific license.

      I mean we have Michael Myers AND Leatherface in the same game. Friday the 13th: The Game can’t do that because of licensing.

      • augster3

        I don’t mind paying for a game that’ll focus solely on a respective franchise just so as long as it’s as true to the source material and lore as F13th the game is and it’s not broken haha. It’s not like you’re getting any of these character in a single match together.

        • Nik Lyk

          who said dbd is broken? bugs are in both games and they happen only if you really push smth to happen. In f13 players can get out of the map and never get caught. in dbd the instances of ppl getting out of the map are very rare to none actually cause its been fixed

          • augster3

            I didn’t say DBD was broken. In fact, I was referring to F13th. That’s why I said not to give the properties to Gun/Illfonic lol

  • boxcar182

    Cool Cool. I never been a big Leatherface fan but new characters (and iconic) ones being added never hurts. My wishful thinking is for them to add Ghost Face.

    • turk

      Ghostface looks cool, but when it comes down to it, he was still just two average teenagers with social issues going around stabbing people. When they add new killers to the game, they always have new abilities related to their backstories. I suppose maybe they could do something related to the fact that there are two of them (at least in the first movie), but who knows?

  • Holy shit, I wasn’t expecting this! I hope the survivor is Sally and the map is the classic Sawyer house.

    Though, this does mean that he probably won’t appear as a guest DLC in Friday the 13th: The Game.

    • Cure4Humanity

      That’s the disappointing part, they only added Leatherface, no map and no survivor. Seems a bit half assed.

  • Cali-Chainsaw

    Wow! I didn’t know Leatherface was going to be in this game but, I still wish they would just make a Texas Chainsaw Massacare game with the F13 the game format!

  • Kc yo

    They only put the killer, disappointing

  • Brian McNatt

    Considering they already have a chainsaw killer, this is the last guy I expected them to add

    • Cure4Humanity

      He plays very differently, he’s actually a bit OP atm. But that’s to be expected with a new killer release.

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    Props to them for adding the vintage, most terrifying version of the character. Not only did they choose the right version, they got his look correct. Contrast that with how goofy Michael Myers looks in the Halloween DLC and it’s easy to appreciate this Leatherface. I’ll probably give Dead by Daylight an actual play now.

  • Sky Ferreira

    Friday the 13th: The Game is shaking!

  • plutohiller

    Is there anyone that has played both Dead by Daylight and Friday the 13th that can give an informational based critique? I don’t want to just know that you think one sucks over the other, but what is the pros to both. I do already understand that Friday has many different kill animations, while DBD just has hooks and a crawling death.

    • Devon

      I’ve logged more hours in both than I care to admit, so here’s the short version of my experiences:

      Friday’s scenarios feature much deeper gameplay than DbD; counselors have a wider variety of ways to escape the level. Where DbD matches can sometimes feel monotonous, Friday’s gameplay can be downright addictive.

      DbD has a simpler, more straightforward (and often faster) setup. It’s strength, IMO, is its variety of characters and deep perk system; leveling your characters can dramatically alter the outcome. By comparison, Friday’s perks are mostly superficial and oftentimes don’t even work.

      DbD’s mechanics work as expected and the game has tight controls and is fast-moving. Friday’s action often feels sluggish with really buggy mechanics (moreso on the console versions). DbD performs pretty well on all formats.

      • Pluto Hiller

        Awesome, I appreciate the feedback. My brother swears by DbD, and I’ve tried it with him, but it did get repetitive for me. Neither of us have tried Friday, but I like the location and kill animations. I’m honestly just waiting until there is a single player as well.

        • boxcar182

          Both Friday the 13th and Dead by Daylight will get repetitive. It just depends on what style of gameplay you want to keep doing over and over and over again.

          I like Dead by Daylight because it is more intense and when you die in a match you can simply move on to the next one. Not as glitchy as Friday either, although Dead by Daylight has been having some rubber band lag lately.

    • Demetra

      Friday the 13th Pros:
      -more characters to choose from
      -more creative deaths
      -more space/bigger maps
      -using a headset
      -environmental kills
      -more customization options
      -different scenarios regarding escapes
      -8 players per lobby (plus tommy)

      -perks are pointless after a certain level
      -annoying 10 year olds
      -slow on updates

      Dead by Daylight Pros:
      -better graphics
      -more intense/creepy
      -Michael Myers/Laurie Strode/Leatherface characters
      -being able to leave the lobby after dying without repercussions
      -more powers/abilities for each killer
      -various perks

      -becomes repetitive
      -only 4 players per lobby
      -2 different deaths
      -minimal escape options
      -being able to block someones path by standing under the hooks
      -loud booms that alert the killer everytime you mess up on healing, repairing etc.
      -small playing space

  • agentboolen

    Kinda announcement that console gamers have to wait. Just yesterday I found out Michael Myer’s was finally in the game and purchased it. Now I’m wanting some Texas Chainsaw Action!!

  • I love the how faithful he looks to the ORIGINAL Leatherface. The most terrifying one in my opinion. Nice work!

  • Pluto Hiller

    Since I was a kid (who loved to play Mega Man), and the creation of open world games, I really wish they would make an open world horror game. Different horror icons and their environments around the map, and when you kill a boss, you get a special power from them to use on others. Licensing would be tough and developers probably don’t see big sales for such a game, but that’s what I dream about.

  • I really wanted to play that game. A guy I once knew (in another area – far away) was going to buy it, but he waited too long. And I ended up having to return home and I never got to play it. Yes, I my gaming is full-on… Nintendo. But this game is interesting, specially for those who love the “horror/slasher” genre with a passion. I hope they add some more well known characters to the roster. Characters like Chucky (who is a little too small), or Freddy K, or Leatherface (but LF is a little too much like MM). Oh, and don’t forget Jason Voorhees. I’m surprised they didn’t license “IT”. The only problem is the game developers have to cash out sometimes, depending. I remember when a Dead or Alive game was made a few years ago, the creators asked SEGA if they could use some characters from Virtua Fighter, and they accepted for free – no cost.

    A list of the current killers:

  • Gabbi Cordero

    I prefer it when they create new villains and new lore. Michael myers, leatherface, and the established, licensed characters are the least interesting part of this game

    • Matheus Martins

      Speak for yourself. A lot of players just bought this game because of the licensed characters.

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