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Dead by Daylight is an asymmetric survival horror game developed by Behaviour Interactive. It was released on Microsoft Windows on June 14, 2016, released on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in June 2017, and is scheduled for release on the Nintendo Switch on September 24, 2019. The game is played exclusively as a one versus four online multiplayer, where one player takes on the role of a savage killer, while the other four play as survivors, trying to escape the killer and avoid being caught and sacrificed to the Entity.

Along with a handful of original content, the game also includes downloadable content from famous horror franchises such as Halloween, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Evil Dead, Scream, and Saw.

The SAW™ Chapter

CHAPTER VII: The SAW™ Chapter is the seventh Chapter DLC for Dead by Daylight. It was released on January 23, 2018 and included The Pig as a killer, David Tapp as a survivor, and the Gideon Meat Plant as a map.

Description

Life is the most precious thing we have. A gift we are given, but a gift some squander. We need to be alive and not just exist. This is where The Pig steps in - a teacher that provides those selected with an opportunity to appreciate life yet again. To fight for our own survival, or simply let go and die. David Tapp thinks otherwise. He believes that everyone is free to live their own life, without the threat of death in the shape of a trap. A seasoned detective that seeks The Pig - a search that brings him to the Gideon Meat Plant.

Puzzle me this...

They say that it’s good for the human race to solve puzzles, to make use of our highly developed brain. To get some of that “positive stress”. But there’s a limit. A lethal limit where blood gets involved and we create memories of something we rather forget. The Pig is the puzzlemaster, and we are the test subjects.

Perks

Perks are a mechanic in Dead by Daylight. They give a character a specific advantage that can be either small or significant, and are capable of changing the course of the trial. Each character can have up to four perk slots.

David Tapp

Backstory

Detective David Tapp was one of the good guys. His determination to see killers brought to justice and their victims avenged had led him through a long and respected career.

When he first saw the details of the Jigsaw case, it seemed like many others. More grisly and macabre, sure, but just another lunatic with a penchant for the over-dramatic, who would soon be behind bars.

A stroke of insight brought Tapp, and his partner Detective Stephen Sing, to an abandoned mannequin factory, where they discovered Jigsaw’s lair. They apprehended the man but he managed to escape before being unmasked, slashing Tapp’s throat as he did so. Leaving his partner, Sing went in pursuit but fell victim to a booby trap. Tapp had failed to go by the book on this one occasion, entering the lair without a warrant, and it had resulted in a Detective’s death. He was discharged from the force and left with a ruined throat and crippling guilt.

He channelled that guilt into an obsession: he would find the killer, stop the murders, vindicate himself, and avenge his friend and colleague. Following the evidence trail brought him to Dr Lawrence Gordon and he staked out the doctor’s apartment, sure that he would find some evidence of guilt.

Then he saw a stranger at Gordon’s window and heard gunshots. Tapp confronted him and the man fled, with the pursuit leading to an industrial building.

Tapp’s age caught up with him, A fight that he would easily have won in his younger days ended with Tapp taking a bullet to the chest. Slumping to the floor, he saw only failure. He had failed his partner and the other victims. Whoever the killer was, Tapp had been unable to stop him. More would die and it would be his fault.

He let the rage and guilt consume him and closed his eyes for the final time. Beneath him, the concrete floor softened. He dug his fingers into the ground, feeling dirt and leaves. Where his chest had been wet with blood, the shirt was now dry and the pain had gone. His eyes opened onto a darkened sky and the jagged, searching fingers of branches.

Screams echoed through the forest and a new determination filled him. His mind was clear for the first time in months. Victims needed to be avenged, killers thwarted. He didn’t know what this place was, but he was still a cop, and he always would be. He had a job to do.

Perks

Icon Perk Description
120px-Tenacity Tenacity There is nothing stopping you. Your ferocious tenacity in dire situations allows you to crawl faster and recover at the same time.
120px-DetectivesHunch Detective's Hunch Unlocks potential in one's Aura reading ability. When completing a Generator, Auras of Generators, Chests and Totems within range are revealed to you for 3 seconds. If you are holding a Map that can track objectives, objectives revealed by Detective's Hunch are added to the map.
120px-StakeOut Stake Out Getting close to the Killer fills you with determination. When standing within the Killer Terror Radius for some time and not in a Chase, you gain a Token up to a maximum. When Stake Out has at least 1 Token, Good Skill Checks are considered Great Skill Checks and consume 1 Token.

The Pig

Backstory

When John Kramer, better known as Jigsaw, planned for his son to be born during the Chinese Zodiac’s Year of the Pig, he wanted it to represent fertility and rebirth; a new beginning for him and his wife, and the start of a charmed life for his son. But that plan was shattered on the night that a junkie broke into his wife’s clinic, hoping to score.

After this event resulted in the death of his unborn son, John finally caught up with the junkie, making him his first test subject, and the Pig was changed forever too. It became a representation of the disease that was rotting John from the inside, a reminder that we are just meat unless we elevate ourselves by our actions, by grasping life from the jaws of death. The Pig became a vessel, an agent of Jigsaw, conveying the subjects to their test. For some of those who emerged victorious, the Pig could still be a rebirth, into their new lives as apprentices, even disciples, of Jigsaw.

That was the case for Amanda Young, a troubled soul, whose life had been a catalogue of harm, both to herself and those around her. That changed when she faced, and bested, Jigsaw’s test. Deciding her life was worth something, she became devoted to Jigsaw’s cause, ready to take over when cancer consumed him.

But she became more dependent on John, her anguish at his impending death combining with a belief that their test subjects weren’t capable of saving themselves, of being reborn in the crucible of the games.

Seeing this, John presented her with another game, another chance to save herself, but Amanda let her rage and jealousy rule her actions. She failed the test and took a bullet as a consequence.

Bleeding out on the tiled floor, darkness engulfed Amanda’s vision, accompanied by a sound like creaking wood. Then she was in a forest, once more viewing the world through the eyes of a Pig. Trees surrounded her, their branches clawing at her from all sides. Waves of panic washed over her and she could hear her breath reverberating inside the mask.

Had she been damned, cursed to spend her days here, in this guise? Or maybe this was another test? Maybe she hadn’t failed at all? John always thought one step ahead of everyone else, planned for every eventuality, and he would never give up on her, surely?

Jigsaw may have gone but he had passed her onto another. A being for whom she would be The Pig again.

Ultimately, she saw now that she had been right in the choices she had made. The time for games was over. There was no chance of redemption for any of them. They were meat, and meat was destined to die.

Perks

Icon Perk Description
120px-HangmansTrick Hangman's Trick Your ingenious modifications to Hooks prevent tampering and permanent damage. Hooks destroyed by sabotage or sacrifices repair after a short moment. Gain a notification when someone starts Sabotaging the Hooks.
120px-Surveillance Surveillance Unlocks potential in one's Aura reading ability. The last regressing generators' Auras are revealed to you.
120px-MakeYourChoice Make your Choice When a Survivor rescues another from a hook at least 24 meters away from the Killer, Make your Choice triggers and confronts the Survivor with a Skill Check. A failed Skill Check damages the rescuer.

Power: Jigsaw's Baptism

Forever devoted to her master's cause, she punished the ungrateful and the guilty with slyness and murderous puzzles. The Pig can move stealthily, dash in ambush attacks and put deadly Reverse Bear Traps on Survivors' heads.

Use the Secondary Power interaction to assume a crouching position. While crouching:

The Pig has no Terror Radius. Activate the attack interaction to dash and perform an ambush attack. Start the trial with 4 Reverse Bear Traps:

  • Reverse Bear Traps are put on dying Survivors.
  • Reverse Bear Traps automatically sacrifice the Survivor when they trigger.
  • Reverse Bear Traps trigger automatically beyond the Exit Gates.
  • Reverse Bear Traps trigger once their timers expire.
  • Reverse Bear Traps timers start when a Generator is completed.
  • Survivors can free themselves from Reverse Bear Traps by searching Jigsaw Boxes found around the Map to find the correct Key.

Add-ons for Jigsaw's Baptism

Icon Name Rarity Description
64px-FulliconAddon workshopGrease Workshop Grease Common A modification to the Jigsaw Box: the lubricated parts make the search a more delicate exercise.


  • Slightly increases the Skill Check trigger odds when interacting with a Jigsaw Box.
64px-FulliconAddon shatteredSyringe Shattered Syringe Common Symbol of a broken way of life. Reminiscing about her past-self hardens her determination.


  • Slightly decreases the Ambush Attack miss cool-down.
64px-FulliconAddon johnsMedicalFile John's Medical File Common The medical file of a cancerous man. Fills the reader with dread and recklessness.


  • Slightly decreases the Ambush Attack charging time.
64px-FulliconAddon combatStraps Combat Straps Common Leather straps that hold fabric in place for nimbler movement.


  • Slightly decreases time it takes to crouch.
64px-FulliconAddon videoTape Video Tape Uncommon A recording of Jigsaw, explaining the game's rules to Amanda. Reminiscing about her past-self hardens her determination.


  • Slightly decreases the Ambush Attack charging time.
  • Slightly decreases the Ambush Attack miss cool-down.
64px-FulliconAddon utilityBlades Utility Blades Uncommon A modification to the Reverse Bear Trap: sharp blades attached to the Trap's interior lacerate the victim with every movement.


  • Survivors caught in a Reverse Bear Trap suffer from the Hemorrhage Status Effect.
64px-FulliconAddon razorWires Razor Wires Uncommon A modification to the Jigsaw Box: the addition of razor sharp wires makes it extra difficult and potentially painful to search them.


  • Moderately increases the Skill Check trigger odds when interacting with a Jigsaw Box.
64px-FulliconAddon lastWill Last Will Uncommon A latched wooden box with a satin lining, offered as part of a last will.


  • Increases available Reverse Bear Traps by 1.
64px-FulliconAddon faceMask Face Mask Uncommon A modification to the Reverse Bear Trap: the heavy cloth face mask, laced with a sedative, partially suffocates the target, making it hard to concentrate.


  • Survivors caught in a Reverse Bear Trap suffer from the Blindness Status Effect.
  • Does not affect the Jigsaw Box highlight.
64px-FulliconAddon slow-ReleaseToxin Slow-Release Toxin Rare A modification to the Reverse Bear Trap: a poison that is not fatal, but weakens the body and makes it nearly impossible to recover fully from any effort.


  • Survivors caught in a Reverse Bear Trap suffer from the Exhausted Status Effect.
64px-FulliconAddon rustyAttachments Rusty Attachments Rare A modification to the Reverse Bear Trap: mouth spikes, covered with crusty and volatile rust spots that make injuries particularly difficult to heal.


  • Survivors caught in a Reverse Bear Trap suffer from the Mangled Status Effect.
64px-FulliconAddon jigsawsAnnotatedPlan Jigsaw's Annotated Plan Rare A disturbing, yet brilliant, Trap design laid down on paper and annotated by Jigsaw.


  • Increases available Jigsaw Boxes by 1.
64px-FulliconAddon interlockingRazor Interlocking Razor Rare A modification to the Jigsaw Box: the addition of interlocking razor blades makes it impossible to move suddenly in the Jigsaw Box without slitting one's wrists.


  • Tremendously increases the penalty of failed Skill Checks on Jigsaw Boxes.
64px-FulliconAddon bagOfGears Bag of Gears Rare A few mechanical parts that allow the creation of challenging Jigsaw Boxes and easier to install Reverse Bear Traps.


  • Slightly increases the time it takes Survivors to search a Jigsaw Box.
  • Slightly decreases the time it takes to put on a Reverse Bear Trap.
64px-FulliconAddon tamperedTimer Tampered Timer Very Rare A timer that has been fiddled with. A spring in the mechanism forces the gears to turn faster.


  • Moderately reduces the Reverse Bear Trap death timer.
64px-FulliconAddon jigsawsSketch Jigsaw's Sketch Very Rare A disturbing, yet brilliant, Trap design sketched in detail on a sheet of paper.


  • Increases available Jigsaw Boxes by 1.
  • Moderately increases the Reverse Bear Trap death timer.
64px-FulliconAddon crateOfGears Crate of Gears Very Rare This collection of mechanical parts allows the creation of extra-challenging Jigsaw Boxes and Reverse Bear Traps that are easier to install.


  • Considerably increases the time it takes Survivors to search a Jigsaw Box.
  • Moderately decreases the time it takes to put the Reverse Bear Trap on a Survivor.
64px-FulliconAddon amandasSecret Amanda's Secret Very Rare A black metal box containing a knife and various medical supplies, such as bandages and compresses. Deep cuts reduce stress and awaken the senses.


  • Disables The Pig's ability to see Jigsaw Boxes' Auras.
  • Gain a notification when a Survivor removes a Reverse Bear Trap.
  • Auras of Survivors removing a Reverse Bear Trap are revealed to you for 6 seconds.
64px-FulliconAddon rulesSetNo.2 Rules Set No.2 Ultra Rare Not all games need to have the same rules.


  • Disables the Survivors' ability to see Jigsaw Boxes highlighted until their Trap is activated.
64px-FulliconAddon amandasLetter Amanda's Letter Ultra Rare A blackmailing Letter for the attention of Amanda. Fills the reader with rage and focus.


  • While crouched, see outlines of Survivors within 12 metres of range.
  • Reduces available Reverse Bear Traps by 3.
  • Reduces available Jigsaw Boxes by 2.

Realm

Gideon Meat Plant

Gideon Meatpacking Plant had long lain derelict before its original designer, John Kramer, moved back in, transforming it into the workshop where he would devise his many games, and the location where those games would play out. Surveillance cameras now cover every angle of the building, reporting the progress of test subjects to a bank of monitors: a grainy testament of life and death. In the workshop, hundreds of carefully-rendered plans hang from every wall. Half-completed machinery litters the worktops, next to the tools that helped create them. Mannequins are everywhere, their blank eyes staring impassively at their dismembered brethren, strapped into test rigs or already destroyed by successful trials. In many ways, the plant is unchanged: it still rings to the sound of buzz saws and sliced flesh; the drains still clog with congealed blood, fat and hair. The building’s occupants have always been dead meat, but now they have a chance at transformation; a chance to emerge back into the world, reborn as something better. And, if they fail? There’s always the drain.

The sickly glow of fluorescent lighting bathes the room where Jigsaw planned out his games. This place is the product of a fevered mind, desperately trying to complete their life’s work, their legacy, before their inevitable end. A place of creation and destruction, from which devices of death and rebirth were produced.

Below is the crucible itself; the location of so many tests and decisions. The smell of fear, blood and death has soaked into the brick walls. The corridors are a maze, disorientating the test subjects as they traverse the game rooms. And, at the heart, a bathroom, reverberating with the rattle of chains on tiles. A door is pulled closed and the room is plunged into darkness.

Map

The Game

The sickly glow of fluorescent lighting bathes the room where Jigsaw planned out his games. This place is the product of a fevered mind, desperately trying to complete their life’s work, their legacy, before their inevitable end. A place of creation and destruction, from which devices of death and rebirth were produced.

Below is the crucible itself; the location of so many tests and decisions. The smell of fear, blood and death has soaked into the brick walls. The corridors are a maze, disorientating the test subjects as they traverse the game rooms. And, at the heart, a bathroom, reverberating with the rattle of chains on tiles. A door is pulled closed and the room is plunged into darkness.

Trivia

  • In the game files, the Gideon Meat Plant Realm is referred to as Finland, while The Game is referred to as Hideout.
  • The iconic bathroom from the first Saw film appears as a major landmark on the map.
  • In the "Bathroom" section of the map, a heart is drawn on a toilet. Although the bathroom in The Game does not exactly replicate the one from the films, this small detail is precise and accurate.
  • In the "Bathroom" section, there is also a toilet tank lid surrounded by blood. This likely directly alludes to when Eric Matthews, a detective, is tested in both the second and third SAW films. After being shackled in the bathroom by Amanda Young, Eric takes the toilet lid and smashes his foot in, just enough to slip the shackle off and escape.
  • There's a corpse in the bathroom which might belong to Adam Stanheight, a protagonist from the first film.
  • The oven used by Jeff Denlon in Saw III can be found in the Gideon Meat Plant.
  • One of the potential rooms on the lower level is the Freezer Room, which contains a corpse encased in ice from the waist down. This corpse is likely a reference to Danica Scott, a minor Character from Saw III who died by freezing to death.
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