Dead By Daylight’s Portrait Of A Murder DLC Arrives Today

Dead by Daylight, an asymmetrical horror hide-and seek game, has a brand new map and a fresh killer. In fact, they’re in right now! The killer, Carmina Mora, is the Artist – commanding a twisted murder of ink crows that can highlight and harm survivors with a little savvy placement. While her projectile assault may not be as direct as the Huntress’s ax or some of the other long-range options, her kit expands with add-ons and can be used to play keep away on pallets or windows that look prime for a chase.

Depending on how she’s played, she can either use her artistic swarm to help track down survivors and keep tabs on them over long distances or be used for direct assault at close range. Even more important and interesting, particularly as Dead by Daylight meta evolves, is Hex: Pentimento, one of her perks.

The importance of the various totems located on each map has increased as the survivors gain their own boons that allow them to use totems for game win. These totems no longer serve as a weapon against hexes. They can be turned towards either party to give big benefits. The Hex: Pentimento perk allows the artist (or any other killer) to punish those who hunt down or destroy hexed items. This perk gives stacking powerful debuffs based on how many totems that the killer restores after they’ve been destroyed, so combining this hex with other hexes is likely to become a powerful suite. Hex Pentimento will fuel the Hex: Ruin totems and force survivors to take them out. While the Artist offers other benefits, Hex Pentimento is what really opens your eyes.

Jonah Vasquez has joined the survivors side and comes equipped with many useful perks. The survivor can get run over and done faster than normal, nearly allowing them to escape from any chase. Boon, or Exponential, is a wild and powerful tool that allows survivors to get out of a dying state and boosts their recovery speed. If you find yourself playing against a lot of killers that engage in “slugging” where they knock you down but don’t hook you, this is bound to give them immense headaches. Vasquez also offers Corrective Action. This is an excellent perk for newcomers to Dead by Daylight who are more likely to fail a skill test. With Corrective Action, you can effectively store up points when you land great skill checks and then automatically spend them when a player fails one nearby to ignore that failure and turn it into a standard success – meaning the days of watching XxxDBDGodXxx come up and touch your generator, blow it up, and run off out of embarrassment are gone.

In addition to the new characters, there’s a new map for everyone to play in, the Eyrie of Crows. This is the perfect place to throw some ink around. Does one of these new characters, or, to be more precise, the perks they offer that can be swapped around, appeal to you? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.

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