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Dead by Daylight massively buffs one of the weakest status ailments: Hemorrhage

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Behaviour Interactive has announced a new change for their asymmetrical competitive game Dead by Daylight. Namely, the Hemorrhage status ailment will be receiving a huge buff in the near future.

As it exists now and has existed since it started, the Hemorrhage status ailment caused survivors to leave pools of blood more frequently and in a larger size. This has the effect of making injured survivors easier to track, even when they’re sneaking.

However the status ailment has largely been ignored and overlooked due to the small benefit it provides killers in simply tracking survivors, a task most experienced players don’t have much problem with and one they already have tools to overcome.

The new change to Hemorrhage will keep the bleeding effect but survivors will also lose healing progress if they’re interrupted during a heal. Hemorrhaging survivors will see 7% of their progress towards healing be undone for every second they’re not being healed.

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This means killers that apply the Hemorrhage effect will be able to get more value when stopping survivors from healing and prevent situations where Survivors will “99” their healing to receive the benefits of the Resilience perk (Survivors perform actions 3%/6%/9% faster while injured) without any of the risk.

In recent months Dead by Daylight has seen long queue times for Survivors due to a lack of interest in playing Killer and it seems Behaviour hopes to address the problem by buffing killers and their effects.

Interested in Dead by Daylight? Check out our guide on the game’s latest killer: Sadako from Ringu (The Ring)

  • Sadako guide – Making the most of the newest killers perks and ability

Do you play Dead by Daylight? Do you think Killers are in need of this kind of buff? Let us know in the comments!

Dead by Daylight is available now on Windows PC (via Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Android, iOS, and Google Stadia. In case you missed it, you can find our review here (we recommend it!)


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