Dead by Daylight announces permanent and temporary bannable offenses


With some players not playing nice, Behaviour Interactive is releasing reasons and punishments for ‘Dead by Daylight’ bans. Surviving is just the beginning.

Dead by Daylight is having a banner year….

According to its official Facebook, Behaviour Interactive is tiring of some Dead by Daylight players. After releasing the game on consoles only months ago, the developers are now banning those perpetrating against others. Outlining the offenses in two categories, permanent and temporary, some gamers won’t be fixing generators anytime soon.

Ready to play fair? Here’s the list of offenses that’ll put you in virtual timeout, courtesy of Behaviour Interactive:


— Courtesy of Behaviour Interactive

Achievement hacks

Using 3rd party software to tamper with Dead by Daylight achievements in any way. Unlocking, locking, clearing them off – all of this is prohibited.

Hacking in-game exclusives/Legacy skins
Acquiring any kind of in-game skin a player isn’t supposed to have.
Legacy cutoff happened on November 24th, 2016. If player has received Legacy skins anytime after that, it is considered hacking (3rd party software/expanding Legacy cutoff time/loading up a savefile, etc.)

Video of this person in a hacked skin (and you opening the profile to ensure it’s theirs) is mandatory.

Killer spawns and stays at one place, hitting air the whole time. He doesn’t move or change the hit pattern even if gates are opened and some of the Survivors are already gone. Video of the match (showing the tally screen is crucial) is mandatory.

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Hacked progress
Using 3rd party software or any other way to hack amount of BP in the game. Or loading up any savefile except from your own backup (any savefile – from previously banned account, from a friend, your savefile from BETA, etc.)

Other hacks
Using 3rd party software or other tools to gain any kind of unfair advantage wasn’t intended by the game, except if they have been whitelisted by us. Heavy proof and a video recording is mandatory.

Please note, that after 3 permanent bans you will be Hardware Banned.
If you wish to appeal your permanent ban, please contact support team at


— Courtesy of Behaviour Interactive

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Harassment: Communication Abuse

  • Insults, intimidation, hateful speech, repeated harassment
  • Multiplatform harassment (Steam/Twitter/Facebook, Twitch etc.) – These are exceptional cases, if you go all the way to do this, you will be banned for 48 hours right away, skipping the 24 hours ban.

Greifing: Intentional gameplay abuse

  • Working with the opposite team to gain an advantage or grief teammates
  • Targeting specific users repeatedly in order to ruin their game experience
  • Holding the game hostage

Exploits: Abusing bugs or errors in design to gain a competitive advantage

  • Showing exploits on stream / advertising exploits in any form
  • Exploit bugs, errors in design or undocumented features to gain access to what would otherwise not be available or to obtain any competitive advantage

Unsportsmanlike conduct

  • Disconnects and/or Rage quitting – no report needed. We’re using our backend analytics to flag and ban players who are constantly disconnecting/leaving the game.
  • Lag switching

— Courtesy of Behaviour Interactive


  • 24 hours for the first ban;
  • 48 hours for the second ban;
  • 1 week for the third ban;
  • After that, you will be banned permanently.
  • If you go way out of the line, you may receive a 48 hours or a 1 week ban straight away,
    if the team decides that the offense was really harmful.

Visit Steam from more ban information.

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While getting a ban from the popular title is unfortunate, it’s not entirely unfair. I live by the cree of you should be able to live your life as you wish if it doesn’t interfere with others. Consequences should only come when this social contract is broken.

But from the sound of it, that’s exactly what some Dead by Daylight gamers are doing. If you can’t play fairly, without glitching and cheating, you gotta go. It’s not fair to waste someones time for your enjoyment. Come one, you’re better than that…

The banning process is just one in a number of banning situations across the landscape of gaming. Within the last month or so, Friday the 13th: The Game began banning players for a slew of scenarios. With Dead by Daylight cracking down too, there’s a new sheriff in town — the developers.

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Dead by Daylight is now available on PS4, Xbox One and Steam. Pick up your copy and start stalking today.

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