Pinhead is coming to Dead by Daylight, and the well-known film monster from Hellraiser is a formidable Killer. Known because the Cenobite, Pinhead is superb at locking down Survivors and making them scramble, thanks to his array of hooks and chains.
Each Dead by Daylight Killer has a main energy, which permits them to hurt or herd Survivors. Pinhead’s is Summons of Pain, which permits him to create a portal. Once the portal is opened, he can summon a series out of it to bind a survivor.
“We wanted to offer new gameplay,” stated Dave Richard, inventive director on Dead by Daylight, in a name with Polygon. “With Pinhead, the active action of using the chain is something you control directly. You control the projectile, so it’s very interesting and skillful gameplay.”
Richard in contrast the projectile to one other Killer, the Nurse, who blinks and turns right into a UI-based object within the recreation that may mission by terrain and buildings with out worrying about collision.
If Pinhead’s chain connects, the focused Survivor is unable to dash, suffers from the Incapacitated standing impact, and can’t depart the map by the Exit Gate. The chain’s slowing impact will increase as they’re hit with a second, then third chain. While the Trickster, Huntress, or Deathslinger wants to have a direct line of sight to their goal, Pinhead can play somewhat five-dimensional chess with his portals.
“Pinhead’s power requires a little bit more strategy, you need to know a little bit more about the survivor, possible location for a chase, and also a little bit about the map,” stated Richard. Pinhead’s chains may be damaged if a survivor pulls it by terrain, or Pinhead strikes by them himself.
Adding to his map presence is the Lament Configuration puzzle box. The faithfully recreated puzzle box will seem on the map, and if the Survivors depart it alone, it begins to summon these tough Chains. If Pinhead picks up his personal Lament Configuration, he chains everybody on the map and reveals their location. The solely manner to cease that’s for one Survivor to declare it and clear up the puzzle — which places them in danger, because it permits Pinhead to see them and teleport to their location.
The Cenobite additionally has customized perks which might be designed to decelerate and overwhelm Survivors, whereas additionally making 4 of the hooks across the map a lot deadlier and persistent.
The Hellraiser chapter, which incorporates the Pinhead Killer however no new Survivor or map, is coming to Dead by Daylight in September.