Dead by Daylight features many different characters, divided into the Survivor and Killer role. Over 24 Survivors and 22 Killers are now available for every player, each coming with its own unique Perks and Powers.
In Dead by Daylight, a Killer or Survivor can be purchased and unlocked for Iridescent Shards. Licensed Killers and Survivors, such as Freddy Kruger or Ghost Face, can only be unlocked with Auric Cells or by purchasing the DLC on Steam.
Iridescent Shards can be earned for free by increasing the player account level. After each Trial, you will earn XP depending on the played time in the Trial and the highest Emblem quality. One second in the Trial is 1 XP.
Note: On Steam, prices vary slightly between some DLCs, but most cost $5 if there is no special sale going on.
Here is a list of all Killers and Survivors and how they can be unlocked:
|Trapper||Dwight Fairfield||Included in the base game||–|
|Wraith||Meg Thomas||Included in the base game||–|
|Hillbilly||Claudette Morel / Jake Park||Included in the base game||–|
|Nurse||Nea Karlsson||Free DLC Character||The Last Breath Chapter|
|Shape (Michael Myers)||Laurie Strode||DLC Character||The Halloween Chapter|
|Hag||Ace Visconti||9.000 Iridescent Shards / 500 Auric Cells||Of Flesh and Mud|
|–||William “Bill” Overbeck||Free DLC Character||Left Behind|
|Doctor||Feng Min||9.000 Iridescent Shards / 500 Auric Cells||Spark of Madness|
|Huntress||David King||Free DLC Character||A Lullaby for the Dark|
|Cannibal (Leatherface)||–||DLC Character||LEATHERFACE™|
|Nightmare (Freddy Kruger)||Quentin Smith||DLC Character||A Nightmare on Elm Street™|
|Pig||David Tapp||DLC Character||The SAW™ Chapter|
|Clown||Kate Denson||9.000 Iridescent Shards / 500 Auric Cells||Curtain Call|
|Spirit||Adam Francis||9.000 Iridescent Shards / 500 Auric Cells||Shattered Bloodline|
|Legion||Jeffrey “Jeff” Johansen||9.000 Iridescent Shards / 500 Auric Cells||Darkness Among Us|
|Plague||Jane Romero||9.000 Iridescent Shards / 500 Auric Cells||Demise of the Faithful|
|–||Ash J. Williams||DLC Character||Ash vs Evil Dead|
|Ghost Face||–||DLC Character||Ghost Face®|
|Demogorgon||Nancy Wheeler / Steve Harrington||DLC Character||Stranger Things|
|Oni||Yui Kimura||9.000 Iridescent Shards / 500 Auric Cells||Cursed Legacy|
|Deathslinger||Zarina Kassir||9.000 Iridescent Shards / 500 Auric Cells||Chains of Hate|
|Executioner (Pyramid Head)||Cheryl Mason||DLC Character||Silent Hill|
|Blight||Felix Richter||9.000 Iridescent Shards / 500 Auric Cells||Descend Beyond|
|Twins||Élodie Rakoto||9.000 Iridescent Shards / 500 Auric Cells||A Binding of Kin|
|Trickster||Yun-Jin Lee||9.000 Iridescent Shards / 500 Auric Cells||All Kill|
Is there a way to get Auric Cells for free?
Auric Cells are the premium currency in Dead by Daylight that players can use to purchase character skins and new characters.
Auric Cells can only be obtained through the in-game Store. The premium track of The Rift is the only way to get Auric Cells for free; however, the player has to unlock the premium pack for 1.000 Auric Cells.
Another option on how to get free Auric Cells would be events or giveaways by Behavior like they have done in the past. That said, it is unlikely that such an event will go live (an anniversary event would be a good option).
How do you get free Killers in Dead by Daylight?
Over the years, many new chapters got revealed, each one including a Killer (except Ash vs. Evil Dead & Left Behind). Now, there are over 22 different Killers, including iconic characters, such as Pyramid Head, Michael Myers, Leatherface, or Freddy Krueger.
Every new player gets The Huntress and the Nurse as free Killer right from the start. On PS4, each player receives The Doctor and The Hag for free as well. Killers can also be unlocked with Iridescent Shards, an in-game currency that can be earned for free.
Each original Killer (created by the DBD developers) costs 9.000 Iridescent Shards; licensed Killers can only be unlocked by purchasing the particular DLC or spending 500 Auric Cells.