Dead by Daylight Hillbilly and Huntress on the same map
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Dead by Daylight says the more the scarier with incoming 2v8 mode

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We've been asking for it and Behaviour is finally delivering. Dead by Daylight will be adding a new 2v8 mode, meaning that you'll play in matches with 2 Killers and 8 Survivors. If that sounds insane to you, I say it's going to be insanely fun.

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For longtime DBD players, this is fantastic news. We've been asking for a 2v8 mode for ages and it's honestly still surprising to me that we are getting it. I know I'll be jumping straight into this mode as soon as it arrives.

When will Dead by Daylight 2v8 mode release?

It's important to note that the first iteration will be time-limited. It is still unknown how long this mode will be available, but I suggest using it as soon as it is released. The exact release date has also not been revealed yet, but we know it should come by the end of summer.

The game mode will be chaotic and require quite a bit of adjustment compared to the regular trials. It isn't like the various modifiers that introduce some changes to the trials but leave it fundamentally the same, four survivors repairing gens while a Killer chases them down to hook them.

Feng Min trapped in a cage in the Dead by Daylight 2v8 mode
Image via Behaviour Interactive

For starters, the hook mechanic has been removed and replaced with cages similar to those of Pyramidhead. Cages will work the same as hook states, so after the third cage, you are dead. Once a Survivor is downed, they will be teleported to a random cage somewhere on the map.

The perks will also be removed, instead introducing a Class system that focuses on abilities to emphasize teamwork. When you choose a Survivor, you can select and equip their class with a specific power. So you can play any Survivor in any role you want, for example, healing, objectives, or speed. I know I'll be playing Claudette as a Healer for sure, and Meg seems like the best fit for speed.

All playable Survivors and Killers in DBD 2v8

All Survivors will be available in this mode, however, that isn't the case with all of the Killers. The Killers that will be available in the first version of 2v8 mode are:

  • Hillbilly
  • Huntress
  • Wraith
  • Nurse
  • Trapper

Unlike with Survivors, the Killers will all have their own specific power. For example, if you are playing as the Wraith and your teammate Killer is close to you, they will also lose their terror radius. I think this will be the spookiest with Tier 3 Mikey when they finally introduce him to the mode.

With these Killers come their maps, but they will be adjusted to match the increase in the number of players. All five maps will be bigger so that there is more space to run around.

If you want to get better at the game, check out How to quickly identify the Killer in Dead by Daylight on Pro Game Guides.


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Hristina has been a full-time Staff Writer at Pro Game Guides since October 2023. She has a Master's degree in English Language, Literature and Culture from the University of Belgrade. She's used her love of English to write blogs, anime quizzes, books as well as work as a Content Editor before starting at PGG. She lives for the horror genre and you'll often find her playing Dead by Daylight, Lethal Company, and Phasmophobia. Hristina's comfort games are Outlast, Last of Us, and Until Dawn, which she has played or watched other people play more than 10 times each.

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