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Nicolas Cage Has Arrived In Dead By Daylight

“I’m Nicolas FRIGGIN’ Cage!”

Dead by Daylight fans can start playing with the latest addition to the game’s roster of Survivors, the one and only Nicolas Cage, right now. As of today, Nic’s been added to the Public Test Build of the game (available only via Steam) and is scheduled to make his debut on all other platforms starting July 25th.

A new trailer that’s premiered alongside Cage’s introduction has shed some more light on how he fits within the Dead by Daylight lore, explaining that the actor was summoned by The Entity thanks to the quality of his most recent performance (probably). Now, he needs to survive the forces of cosmic evil and the deadly Killers, a worse threat than any critics he’s faced to date.

Nicolas Cage brings with him three Perks including Dramaturgy, which sees him hilariously run with lifted knees for a split second and then grants Haste along with one of four potential actions that include things like gaining a random rare item or screaming for no reason. Scene Partner which again makes Cage scream but this time with the benefit of seeing the Killer’s aura temporarily, and finally Plot Twist which… essentially has him play dead before making a full recovery. All up he sounds like a ton of fun to play and perfectly matches the Nicolas Cage vibes that fans are accustomed to.

Full patch notes for the update containing Nic Cage are here.

You can check out the Official Trailer for Nicolas Cage in Dead By Daylight below:

Dead By Daylight New Survivor: Nicolas Cage


Dramaturgy: Activates while you are healthy. While running, press the Active Ability Button 2 to run with knees high for 0.5 seconds and then gain 25% Haste for 2 seconds, followed by an unknown effect (one of the following).

  • Exposed for 12 seconds;
  • Gain 25% Haste for 2 seconds;
  • Scream, but nothing happens;
  • Gain a random rare item in hand with random add-ons and drop any held item.

The same effect cannot happen twice in a row. Causes exhaustion for 60/50/40 seconds. Can’t be used while exhausted.

Scene Partner: Activates when you are in the Killer’s Terror Radius. Whenever you look at the Killer, scream, then see the Killer’s aura for 3/4/5 seconds. There is a chance you will scream again, if you do, you will see the Killer’s aura for an additional 2 seconds. Scene Partner then goes on cool-down for 60 seconds.

Plot Twist: Activates when you are injured. Press the Active Ability Button 2 while crouched and motionless to silently enter the dying state. When using Plot Twist to enter the dying state, you leave no blood pools, make no noise, and you can fully recover from the dying state. When you recover by yourself using Plot Twist, you are fully healed instantly and you gain 50% Haste for 2/3/4 seconds. This perk deactivates if you recover by yourself by any means. The perk re-activates when the exit gates are powered.