After the Hellraiser update in Dead by Daylight added good ol’ Pinhead, players are getting a new survivor character to balance things out, and she’s dressed appropriately for the spooky season.
Mikaela Reid, a young witch who wouldn’t look out of place in Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, has been added to the Hour of the Witch update. In October, she’ll be added to the mix.
Survivor characters are, understandably, weaker than the hulking killers chasing them throughout Dead by Daylight, but their special abilities are supposed to compensate for this. We don’t have any details, but “she brings light and life to a realm of darkness and death.” according to developer Behaviour Interactive. Thanks to her supposedly magical heritage and spellbook, I’m sure she has some sort of healing ability or other support functions.
The survivors in Dead by Daylight are a mix of original characters and licenced crossovers from shows like Stranger Things, Silent Hill, and Evil Dead. Mikaela is a unique character with no ties to a previous franchise, so it’ll be interesting to see if she gets a compelling backstory for why Nemesis, Pyramid Head, and Ghost Face are hunting her down.