The Xenomorph Is Stalking The Nostromo Soon In Dead By Daylight

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The release for Dead By Daylight: Alien is set for us all to get the new survivor and killer in Dead By Daylight

The Xenomorph was teased as coming to Dead By Daylight, and now after many years, we will be seeing the perfect killer coming to the game on August 29th. That is if you want to wait for the final release of it, though, as Behaviour is giving everyone a chance to test everything out as of today (8/8/23). Not only the Xenomorph but also the big survivor that we all wanted to see in Dead By Daylight too. That, of course, being the famed Ellen Ripley from the Alien IP as well as a badass female icon in horror. It was only a matter of time, and that time is now…or a few more weeks depending on how you want to go forward with all of this.

Outside of looking cool, the Xenomorph will be getting some fun additions to the gameplay loop of Dead By Daylight to better stalk down the survivors. It will be quick and powerful, as we should hope, and will also get something called Runner Mode. This is a movement option for the Xenomorph that will place it on all fours, reduce its visibility and sounds, while also reducing the Terror Radius to make it harder for the Survivors to figure out where it is coming from. Just as we would want here and in the new map for Dead By Daylight, the Nostromo Wreckage. A map that will also bring along some new interactives like the Control Stations that will mix in some other benefits for both sides of the match.

As the following trailer for Dead By Daylight: Alien will show, we are getting the original badass with Ellen Ripley in the mix here. Outside of being a cool character skin to put on for the setting, there is not much more listed as to what Ripley will bring to the table of the matches. Outside of everyone playing Dead By Daylight for the next few months will be trying to use this character just as we get whenever there is a new and amazing one dropped out there for our video games. It is how the cycle goes, but I know this is one that will most likely get me fully back in for the game after dropping it for so long.

Dead By Daylight — Alien Release Date

It’s the collaboration that has been requested for years. Starting today (8/8/23), players can download the Public Test Build and experience two iconic franchises coming together for one unmissable gaming experience. The story unfolds as the Xenomorph becomes the latest Killer to join the Fog alongside Ellen Ripley, its newest Survivor. Set against the eerie backdrop of the Nostromo Wreckage, fans will be able to go to the depths of space and try their best to dominate their prey or make it out alive. Dead By Daylight: Alien will be available on all platforms on August 29, 2023.

A Relentless Specimen From A Distant Planet

The Xenomorph is the embodiment of the stealth Killer – quick and powerful, it can strike Survivors with its razor-sharp tail. The Xenomorph’s Power, called Runner Mode, allows the Killer to walk on four legs and become stealthier, reducing its Terror Radius considerably. An icon of the horror and science fiction realm, it is the perfect deadly killer: surprising even the most resourceful Survivors and forcing them to “sign off”…

The Xenomorph’s arrival also introduces a new interactive Map function: Control Stations. Seven Control Stations are scattered across the Map. Survivors can interact with these stations to get a new Tool, the Remote Flame Turret, while the Xenomorph can enter and exit the tunnels underneath the Control Station.

The Ultimate Survivor

As the sole survivor of the Nostromo, Ellen Ripley is strong-willed, level-headed, and determined. Having overcome relentless threats, she is the embodiment of resilience, making her an invaluable ally to any Survivor groups. She has faced the Xenomorph before and is now in the Entity’s hands. Her fate in this hostile place is still undecided – but there is hope.

“Get Out Of There!”

Surrounded by vast, overwhelming shadows, an omnipresent feeling of dread is imbued with the new Map, Nostromo Wreckage. The Entity has reconstructed the Nostromo spaceship from Ripley’s memories, so that players can stalk – or be stalked – around the derelict and nightmarish craft. Players will rediscover the iconic ship as it incorporates memorable elements from the first Alien film with some unique Dead By Daylight twists.

New Survivor Tool: The Remote Flame Turret

Dead By Daylight: Alien introduces a new Survivor tool that can be used exclusively when facing the Xenomorph. The Remote Flame Turret’s defensive attack staggers the Xenomorph and can cause its unique Power to end. This tool complexifies gameplay as it requires Survivors to strategically place the Turret and activate it at the opportune time. Players will be kept on their toes as they will need to repair the tool if it overheats, and will be forced to protect it (and themselves) from the powerful Xenomorph, which can destroy the Turret. Who will make it out alive?

Dead By Daylight: Alien will be available for purchase on August 29, 2023, on Steam, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Epic Games Store, Windows Store, and Nintendo Switch.

What would the Alien IP be if it did not bring in a new weapon for Dead By Daylight too? Even if it is more of a tool by description, we are also going to be able to use the Remote Flame Turret in the matches out there so we can better defend ourselves along the way. This will be one of the many things we can build and use in the Control Stations that are added in for this DLC too, so there is that. I can see it being a handy thing to use in many other aspects of Dead By Daylight, but I am sure it will be limited out there for now. It does feel like it could be overpowered fairly quickly when used against other entities out there in the game.

Are you going to be placing the face hugger on for Dead By Daylight today or waiting until the testing is fully finished? How sneaky will the Xenomorph actually be out there and will the Terror Radius need to be expanded? What will Ripley bring to the table beyond being a badass and will the Flame Turret be the main weapon everyone will be using in the game out there? Head to the comment section and feel free to discuss all of that and more. We will keep the Dead By Daylight news rolling out as best as we can, so please keep on coming back to see and hear all of that in due time.