Hellraiser DLC Teased for Dead by Daylight

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Dead by Daylight, the survival horror multiplayer game, has teased a new DLC coming in the near future and it looks like it could be Hellraiser.

Dead by Daylight has never been short on content. Frequent collaborations and themed chapters have resulted in a whole host of classic horror icons for players to choose from. The multiplayer horror game pits a group of Survivors against a monstrous killer. Survivors need to use the environment to outmaneuver the Killer and escape the killing grounds. Twenty chapters have been released so far and fans have been eagerly awaiting news on what will be the 21st.

Behavior Interactive released a small teaser trailer on Aug. 13 for the upcoming Chapter 21 which fans have been working tirelessly to decipher. The developers have been dropping subtle hints for a while now, but thanks to the teaser it seems we can expect the next chapter to be based on Clive Barker's classic horror, Hellraiser.

What's in the Next Dead by Daylight DLC?

Over the past week the studio has been sneaking letters into various tweets which, when put together, spells out R-A-I-S-E. Alongside this, a cryptic audio file posted to the game's Discord server revealed the letters H-E-L-L. The recent teaser revealed a CRT TV showing VHS-style static. Fans were quick to spot the number '1987' which is likely a reference to Hellraiser's year of release. Additionally, footage of what seems to be flower blossoms can be seen within the static, which many are saying is a reference to scene in the original film.

So, with Dead by Daylight's 21st chapter likely being themed around Hellraiser, what can we likely expect from the next DLC?

While Behavior Interactive haven't confirmed anything concrete for the next installment, we can assume a few things. Pinhead, the leading antagonist from the Hellraiser series, will likely be the next Killer to be added to the roster. Chains and hooks make a regular appearance throughout the film series, so it's possible that they'll be incorporated into various Killer powers this time around.

Hellraiser can be expected to be added to Chapter 21 of Dead by Daylight.