Behaviour Interactive’s asymmetric multiplayer horror game Dead by Daylight is a gift that just keeps on giving. Having received a decent critical reception when it first launched way back in 2016, a steady stream of updates and in-game events have added a huge amount of content to keep the game feeling fresh five years later. It’s little wonder, then, that so many people are wondering whether you can play Dead by Daylight for free. Here’s what you need to know.
Is Dead by Daylight Free to Play? Answered
No, Dead by Daylight is not a free-to-play experience. Across all the platforms it is available on, the game is a premium experience that you will need to purchase.
That said, the game isn’t particularly expensive given that it has been out for such a long time. You can frequently find it for a discounted price on either the PlayStation Store, Xbox Store, Nintendo Switch e-shop, and Steam.
To give you an idea of just how inexpensive Dead by Daylight is, right now you’re looking at around $10 to purchase the game on either PlayStation, Xbox, or PC (via Steam). It’s a little more expensive on Nintendo Switch.
Of course, Dead by Daylight mobile also offers you the option of playing the game on mobile devices, and it is available on both Android and iOS devices.
Finally, if you have a Google Stadia subscription then you can also purchase Dead by Daylight for the streaming service.
One thing worth keeping in mind is that Dead by Daylight on PC has been made temporarily free during special promotional weekends in the past. While the last one was back in 2018, you may find that Behaviour Interactive runs something similar moving forward, so it might be worth checking out whether there is an option to try-before-you-buy.
For now, that’s everything you need to know about whether Dead by Daylight is free to play. If the game does ever change its monetization model or Behaviour Interactive runs another big promotion that offers it for free, we’ll be sure to let you know.
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