Dead By Daylight Cenobite Killer: New Power, Perks and Mori revealed for new Hellraiser Chapter

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Dead by Daylight has moved past the point of teasing what's to come in Dead by Daylight Chapter 21 and jumped straight to the big reveal.

Hellraiser is the brand new theme for the games new chapter, which we expect will launch in mid to late September.

For now, the team at Behaviour Interactive have seen fit to launch the new killer - The Cenobite - along with a new set of patch notes on the DBD Public Test Build, allowing players on Steam to get a taste of what's to come.

Thankfully, this also means we've already got our first look at The Cenobite's new Killer Power, Perks, and Mori.

It'll also be interesting to see if this latest addition to the game can shake up our existing Dead By Daylight Killers Tier List. Only time will tell. For now, let's satisfy our curiosity by taking a look at what this new killer has in store.

Cenobite Lore

Because who doesn't love learning about these loveable killers backstories?

"A demon to some, an angel to others. Pinhead is an explorer in the further regions of experience, indulging in the limitless thrill of pleasure and pain. When the puzzle box known as the Lament Configuration — a key to another dimension — was found in The Entity's Realm, it was only a matter of time before it fell into curious hands. Once opened, he arrived. What came next was sweet suffering that spilled over the Realm."

The Cenobite Killer from Dead by Daylight
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Cenobite Killer Power


"An extradimensional gateway that leads to pleasure and pain so great it will tear your soul apart."

Press the Power button to create a gateway and release the button to open it. Once opened, tap the Ability button to summon forth a possessed Chain under your control.
Direct the Chain into a Survivor to bind them.

A Survivor bound to a Chain' is unable to sprint. Their Movement speed will decrease further as they are hit with a second and a third Chain. Survivors can perform the Break Free action to escape.

The Cenobite from Dead by Daylight
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Lament Configuration:

If left alone, the Lament Configuration initiates a Chain Hunt by summoning Chains to pursue Survivors. The Chain Hunt ends when a Survivor picks up the Lament Configuration.

A Survivor carrying the Lament Configuration will be afflicted with the Oblivious Status Effect and Chains will occasionally be summoned to attack them. The Survivor must solve the Lament Configuration to remove it from their possession. While doing this, The Cenobite will see their location and be able to teleport to it.

When The Cenobite picks up the Lament Configuration, a Chain Hunt is activated.
Additionally, all Survivors are instantly bound by Chains, causing them to scream and reveal their locations.

The Lament Configuration will spawn in a new location after The Cenobite or a Survivor has used it.

Cenobite Perks

DEADLOCK - Level 30

You induce mental suffering by crushing any hope of escape. After a generator is repaired, The Entity blocks the generator with the most progress for 20 seconds. You see its white aura during this time.

"Nobody escapes us." - Pinhead


A hex that toys with a victim's suffering. The First time you hook a survivor they become Cursed and Hex: Plaything activated a Dull Totem. The Cursed Survivor suffers from the Oblivious status effect until Hex: Plaything is cleansed.

Hex: Plaything's totem aura is revealed to the Cursed Survivor when within 24 meters of it. For the first 90 seconds, only the Cursed survivor can cleanse the totem.

"We came. Now you must come with us. Taste our pleasure" - Pinhead


You are the bringer of sweet pain. At the start of the trial, yp to 4 random hooks are changed into scourge hooks. You see their auras in white.

When a Survivor is unhooked from a scourge hook, they suffer from Hemorrhage and Mangled status effect until fully healed. Thefirst time the Survivor is healed, they suffer 7% penalty to healing and repairing actions until injured again.

"We'll tear your soul apart" - Pinhead

Cenobite Mori

Now the thing you probably want to see that all important Mori animation. Well take a look just below, courtesy of some footage from not Otzdarva :

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