How to grab survivors in Dead by Daylight

Trying to nab those survivors? Here's how!

If you're playing as the killer in Dead by Daylight, then survivors are pesky blights that need to be captured and sacrificed at all costs! To do this you must grab the survivors so you can get them hooked.

There are a few different scenarios where you can grab survivors. To try and catch a player you will need to Press The Attack Button for a Quick Attack, but not a Lunge attack otherwise your killer will still just regularly attack rather than try to grab the survivor.

If a survivor is Healthy then you can grab them from lockers whilst searching or when they are transitioning out of them. You can grab them from hooks whilst they are sabotaging them or attempting to rescue another survivor off of a hook, or whilst they are working on generators.

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If you want to grab a survivor whilst they are pallet vaulting or in a window then they need to be Injured and within range. If they are healthy then it will not affect them.

If you use Stealth killers or The Spirit, then attempting to grab survivors will be easier as they make them Unprepared, Vulnerable, and Unaware so you can grab them immediately.

Sometimes there are bugs with regards to grabs because of latency and animation issues. It has been recorded that sometimes a grab will be initiated but will then transform into a lunge or get stuck in a half grab position. So don't worry if you are struggling to get the hang of it, it is a bit tricky!

Looking for more tips? Check out what SWF means in Dead by Daylight!

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Hi there! I'm Hannah and I am a guide and news journalist for PGG. My gaming adventures started back in '98 and I have been an avid gamer ever since. You will usually find me playing the likes of The Last of Us, Days Gone (I like zombies), the GTA Series and The Sims to name a few!

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