Dead By Daylight offers many realms. Some are more aesthetically pleasing than others, while others are more practical for gameplay purposes. However, there are some areas that are simply better than others for a number of reasons. Listed by from worst to best Here’s each Dead By Daylight map, ranked by its overall likeability, practicality, and accessibility during strategic gameplay sessions.
Raccoon City – Raccoon City Police Station
Recently, Dead By Daylight players entered the exciting world of Raccoon City. Resident Evil’s realm includes the Raccoon City Police Station.
Given its massive size, Raccoon City Police Station’s plethora of hiding spots can help evade the killer, but its labyrinthine design makes repairing generators and collaborating with teammates difficult.
Silent Hill – Midwich Elementary School
For Silent Hill fanatics, the inclusion of Midwich Elementary School in Dead By Daylight is a dream come true. For others, the multiple floors and maze of corridors are more annoying than helpful.
Midwich Elementary offers a wide range of escape options for chases, and there are enough escape routes to handle sticky situations. However, the complex layout can be a disadvantage for addicted survivors, especially when their teammates have to navigate the confusing realm to find them.
garden of joy
Despite the name, this one is no fun. Introduced with the Roots of Dread expansion, Garden of Joy is fairly balanced on the outside, but once the hunt reaches the twisted manor, things quickly turn in favor of the survivors. With lots of windows, looping areas, and palettes, meta-killers like the Huntress and Hillbilly will have a hard time. Otherwise, the overall size of the map makes it one of the largest in Dead by Daylight. Killers who patrol generators, like the spirited Executioner, will have an equally tough time.
Red Forest – mother’s apartment
Inspired by Eastern European forests and primarily an outdoor realm, Mother’s Dwelling features many open areas with structures within. For survivors looking to outwit the killer, its layout is ideal for breaking line of sight and finding useful hiding spots. In addition, its weather effects, such as B. the surrounding fog, it easier to track killers who go unnoticed.
On the other hand, Mother’s Dwelling can be annoying to killers simply because they exist too many simple access methods used by survivors to remain undetected.
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Springwood – Badham Preschool I/II/III
So is Raccoon City Police Station, A Nightmare on Elm Streets‘ Springwood Realm is an oversized, layered map with many advantages and disadvantages.
For killers, Springwood is a dreaded fate, especially with so much ground to cover. However, survivors can breathe easier knowing that the basement levels and several buildings provide ample cover to hide and regroup.
Léry’s Memorial Institute – Treatment room
In order to outwit the killer and stay one step ahead, survivors in the realm of Léry’s Memorial Institute have numerous alternative routes. With interconnected rooms and corridors, the possibilities for a quick escape are endless.
Additionally, assassins are given a much smaller area to patrol with generators – generally – in close proximity to each other. Both roles benefit from Lérys Memorial for equal consideration.
Crotus Penn Asylum – Disturbed Ward
Another beneficial realm for both parties, Crotus Penn Asylum balances indoor and outdoor locations. Its internal structure can be troublesome for killers during a chase, but the surrounding grassland and debris can provide perfect cover for stalking or setting traps.
Additionally, survivors can take advantage of Crotus Penn’s variety of nooks and crannies to covertly repair, heal, and escape without getting caught in the thick of the action.
The MacMillan Estate – Ironworks of Sorrows
As many regular Dead By Daylight players already know, The MacMillan Estate, particularly the Ironworks of Misery, is a prime place to play infinite loops as a survivor. For a surefire way to enrage the killer and gain the upper hand, MacMillan is a safe bet.
In contrast, while infinite loops can drive killers insane, MacMillan relies on skilled players to take advantage of its many advantages. For less experienced survivors, assassins can lead a chase into a dead end and use prescient strategy to zigzag through the trees and intercept.
Forsaken Boneyard – Aerie of Crows
Dead By Daylight introduced Portrait of a Murder in late 2021, which included the Forsaken Boneyard realm. For those who prefer it, Eyrie of Crows is arguably the most open map yet – closely rivaled by Coldwind Farm. Few significant structures exist within the realm, making it more difficult for survivors to evade detection.
Eyrie of Crows gives killers a significant advantage, having extra brightness at their disposal to aid in their efforts.
Hawkins National Laboratory – The underground complex
On November 17, Stranger Things’ Hawkins National Laboratory was removed from Dead By Daylight, so its ranking is irrelevant.
For its short-lived run, however, Hawkins National Laboratory provided an enjoyable experience for both killers and survivors. Killers could make the most of the adjacent rooms and accessible upper level, while survivors could hide behind corners or objects to hide in plain sight.
Ormond – Mount Ormond Resort
Considered by many to be one of the best Dead By Daylight maps for survivors, Mount Ormond Resort always has a generator on the first floor, making the unpredictability more manageable.
Additionally, Ormond has plenty of shadowy areas to dodge and numerous structures for potential loops. Killers might find Ormond unsettling, but what he lacks in manageability he makes up for in plenty of space to hunt. Ormond is pretty seamless to navigate for Killer.
Yamaoka Estate – Family Residence
Once again, Yamaoka Estate is widely viewed as a beneficial map for survivors. Its dimly lit areas and crowded trees are ideal for camouflage. Due to its accommodating size, Yamaoka offers indoor and outdoor coverage to keep some distance between survivors and killers.
Additionally, stealthy assassins can take advantage of Yamaoka’s thick fog and greenery and pre-emptively reduce the need for pursuit by ambushing survivors at their most vulnerable spots.
Gideon Meat Plant – The Game
Unlike previous realms, the Gideon Meat Plant is far more convenient for killers than it is for survivors. Gideon has many specific rooms that can become confusing for survivors, especially under pressure from a pursuing killer.
Survivors can spend more time wandering aimlessly than engaging in a productive task, giving Killers plenty of extra time to hunt them down. However, survivors can also become untraceable in Gideon’s endless network of interconnected rooms.
Tomb of Glendale – Dead Dawg Saloon
Another traditional Survivor favorite, Dead Dawg Saloon, works similarly to Coldwind Farm. Its bushes and plants allow survivors to blend in effortlessly and become part of the landscape.
Additionally, multiple hiding places will make themselves felt throughout the map, allowing for a customizable escape plan during an intense chase. Killers can use the many different stages to create a premeditated plan of action. Generators are located at a reasonable distance from each other – which sets the stage for a clever strategy that forces Survivors to work on adjacent Generators.
Autohaven Wreckers – Gas Heaven
Another balanced battleground for killers and survivors, Autohaven Wreckers has an exemplary ratio of open space to cars and debris. It has many palettes to slow down killers or multiple alternative ways to cut off survivors.
In either case, the player can experience a comfortable advantage that contributes to their goal. In the Wrecker’s Yard, the Basement Hooks and Killer Shack are always nearby as Survivors circle structures. Also, Autohaven is one of the smaller maps – meaning the Killer has less ground space to patrol.
Backwater Swamp – The Pale Rose
Overall, Backwater Swamp is another larger map, but its main attraction is the unmissable boat in Pale Rose, which offers survivors plenty of escape options. Of course, the boat is generally the last place a killer would look, but it provides more than enough cover for a worst-case scenario to hide.
Killers may find Pale Rose a difficult adjustment, but some killer powers are extremely useful for patrolling far-flung generators, like Freddy Krueger, who spawns from generators across the map, or the Trapper, who places traps around the more hidden generators.
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Haddonfield is like Marmite for Dead By Daylight players. Either they love it or they hate it. Even so, Haddonfield has many perks to appease both killers and survivors. The many accessible houses provide a quick exit for survivors navigating through the upper floors and windows; Smuggling killers in and out of houses is a common time waster tactic, allowing teammates to fix generators in the process.
For assassins, Haddonfield provides hooks along the main road that force survivors out of hiding if their teammate is hooked there. Additionally, its generators have fairly reliable spawn locations, making it easier for experienced killers to track down survivors.
Coldwind Farm – Rotten Fields
For Dead By Daylight players, Coldwind Farm is probably the unanimous pick for the best map in the game for a number of reasons. While not as visually appealing or culturally popular as some of the others, the Coldwind Farm realm has its advantages for both playable roles – whether killer or survivor.
As for survivors, using the corn fields can help them hide from the killer’s line of sight and make it easier to quickly end a chase by crouching and stopping claw marks from appearing. Likewise, Coldwind is less complex than other maps for killers looking to patrol generators, making it a less stressful experience to navigate, especially when survivors are less inclined to use the available hideouts.
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