How To Turn On Visual Terror Radius In Dead By Daylight (DBD)

I hear your heartbeat to the beat of the drums.

Sometimes, when you’re trying to survive against a ruthless killer in the world of Dead by Daylight, you’ll need all the help you can get. Thanks to a recent addition to the game, players still learning the ropes, may be hard of hearing, or need an extra boost of confidence can turn on the Visual Terror Radiius. This glowing, pulsating heart residing within your chest is easy to spot and can alert you when you can’t pick up on the audio cues. Let’s find out how to turn on Visual Terror Radius in Dead by Daylight.

Where Is the Visual Terror Radius Found In Dead By Daylight?

Screenshot: Prima Games

If you’re hoping to activate this particular piece of kit, you’ll need to make your way into the settings menu. From here, you’ll need to find Accessibility on the top bar. Here, you can adjust different parts of the game to make it a better experience for you, including the Heartbeat Visual Support.

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Dead By Daylight is a game that almost requires headphones if you’re hoping to get good at it, but for someone like myself who is a bit hard of hearing, or for those that are deaf or just need some help getting ahead, the Visual Terror Radius is an amazing tool implemented by the development team.

Does The Visual Terror Radius Break DBD?

Screenshot: Prima Games

While I may not be the most well-versed player in the world just yet, I’ve watched higher-ranked players than I get outplayed even with the Visual Terror Radius turned on. So, while it may seem like it could be considered OP, it really isn’t. There are a fair number of Killer Perks that can counteract the Terror Radius, making it seem like killers are closer than they are which can send newer survivors scattering around the map.

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So, while it may seem like it would be a game-breaking addition to have something like this, it really isn’t. It’s just a way for players that are new to the game to have a way to learn the ropes, especially since there is no training mode or bots in the game beyond the initial training session.

Does The Killer Have Any Accessibility Features?

While you may be hoping that playing as a Killer may have some sort of accessibility feature that works like the Visual Terror Radius, there technically are not any settings that you can just enable. However, if you find a killer that you like to play as, or want to learn how to play as, you can always spend the Bloodpoints you obtain from playing matches and begin leveling them up.

The reason you would want to do this is because of Perks. Some of the available Perks will give out an outline of the characters running on the map if a generator pops, or when a survivor vaults through a window. There are ways to help you learn the ins and outs of your favorite killers, but there unfortunately are no accessibility features that can help you this time around.

If you’re ready to get scared, be sure to check out our Dead By Daylight section below, so you can get ready to bring Nicolas Cage into your world. To be quite fair, that is one of the main reasons I started learning how to play Dead By Daylight, so I’ll be ready to bring him into my heart.

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Shaun Cichacki

As a fan of RPGs, Action & Retro titles, Shaun has been gaming since he was a young boy. With an overwhelming obsession involving Metal Gear Solid and Pizza Tower, you know you're in for a wild ride when it comes to things he's writing about.