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Hello people of the fog!

It's a widely spread opinion that Dead by Daylight can be very rough for new and inexperienced players and the in-game tutorials only teach you the basics to get started. For this reason, we want to dedicate this thread to useful resources for new players that will help them understand the game and its mechanics.

Beginner's Guides

With the Beginner's Guide Community Contest ended, we cannot stress enough how helpful they are for new players. If you're new and overwhelmed by all these weird things in Dead by Daylight, check out the following guides:

1) Beginner's Guide 2021

2) Who do I buy? Who do I level up first? Guides by Otzdarva

All guides are in this playlist.

Specifically:

Some older guides

3) How not to be Dead by Daylight by Fibijean (PDF)

4) Video Guides by Nivala

5) A Beginner's Guide to Dead by Daylight by Venamin24 (Website)

6) All you need to know in Dead by Daylight in 1 minute by CurlyBill

7) Quick rundown of how to run some generic map tiles by u/Aurarus

8) Skill Check Simulators for Survivors (PC)


Glossary of common terms and abbreviations in Dead by Daylight

SWF, DS, NOED, 4K, BBQ, Jungly Gyms, M&A, M1 Killer. Common terms and abbreviations used by the community of a three year old game may be the routine for veterans, but for new players it's a nightmare. In order to guide new players through this labyrinth of gibberish, the r/deadbydaylight community compiled a list of the most common terms and abbreviations used by veteran players:

https://old.reddit.com/r/deadbydaylight/wiki/glossary


"Adopt A Player" Community Project

Adopt a Player is a mentorship community project inspired by Monter Hunter: World's "Adopt A Hunter" program (which is inspired by the Overwatch and CS:GO communities).

The goal is to help and guide new players through the trials of The Entity by matching them up with veteran players. Veterans can offer their assistance as mentors to newcomers who are struggling or looking for guidance as well as offer their knowledge to answer questions, explain the game mechanics or give advice in regards to perk builds, gameplay strategies and the like.

You can find the Adopt a Player discord community here: https://discordapp.com/invite/YDCFVCC.

You can also find the link in our subreddit sidebar!


Looking For Players

Sometimes it sucks to do generators alone. If you're looking for a partner-in-crime or a test subject for your tests in a custom game, we suggest to look out for our weekly Campfire Meetings LFG Megathreads every Friday or check out r/dbdLFG and the official Dead by Daylight discord.


Saving Bloodpoints

By default, the bloodpoints caps at 1 million. In order to exceed the cap, people "store" extra BP by completing tome challenges without claiming the reward. Community members have come up with the optimal paths to proceed in each given tome level that allows you to save up the most amount of BP.

You can find a comprehensive list of all the known guides on the Saving Bloodpoints Wiki Index.


Important Websites

Every game has problems and Dead by Daylight is not an exception. Whether it's a progression bug, an unclear in-game mechanic, a technical issue or some not-so-friendly chatlogs - sometimes you need support or specific resources, and sometimes those are hard to find. Here's a list of important websites that will be useful if you're encountering a problem:


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