Dead by Daylight crossing over with Alan Wake 2 on January 30th


  • Dead by Daylight is crossing over with Alan Wake 2 to bring a DLC that introduces Alan Wake as a survivor.
  • The DLC arrives on January 30th and will include the Champion of Light perk in-game.
  • There are also rumors that Alan Wake will receive in-game skins, which would be two in number.

At the Game Awards 2023, Alan Wake 2 was one of the most critically acclaimed games and won the joint Game of the Year Award with Baldur’s Gate 3.

Dead by Daylight amassed great success in 2023 and is already making big moves in 2024 by confirming their crossover event with Alan Wake 2. Players will be able to control Alan Wake in Dead by Daylight as a part of the DLC Survivor, arriving on January 30th.

The timing of the event could not have been better. While it’s often the case that concurrent player count drops after the December holiday season, Dead by Daylight continues to hold its ground.

Many fans had speculated that the successful year of 2023 would be challenging to replicate for Dead by Daylight. This is primarily because of the re-release of the Stranger Things DLC, which all fans of both franchises loved.

Given that Alan Wake 2 is enjoying incredible highs, this is the right time for the developers of Dead by Daylight to cash in on it. And they have grabbed the opportunity with both hands.

The developers of Dead by Daylight have announced that Alan Wake’s Dead by Daylight character will have the “Champion of Light” perk, allowing him 50% Haste while holding the flashlight. It will also cause a hindered status on a killer after blinding them.

This is also the first time Dead by Daylight has pulled off a Fortnite. Fortnite always time their collabs based on what is trending and up and coming. On the contrary, Dead by Daylight’s stance has been to cross over with proven and known franchises, even if they are ancient.

This makes the Alan Wake 2 crossover a first. The timing will ensure that many new players get on board and hooked to Dead by Daylight. Until the crossover event at the end of the month, players can warm themselves up by playing Dead by Daylight today.

About Dead By Daylight

Dead by Daylight is an asymmetric multiplayer survival horror online game developed by Canadian studio Behaviour Interactive. It is a one-versus-four game in which one player takes on the role of a Killer and the other four play as Survivors; the Killer must impale each Survivor on sacrificial hooks to appease a malevolent force known as the Entity, while the Survivors have to avoid being caught and power up the exit gates by working together to fix five generators. 

Alongside original characters, the game licenses characters and settings from franchises such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Attack on Titan, Crypt TV, Evil Dead, Halloween, Hellraiser, Left 4 Dead, Resident Evil, Ringu, Saw, Silent Hill, Stranger Things,[b] and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

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