All of Nicolas Cage’s Perks in Dead by Daylight

The beast is uncaged

Dead by Daylight is a game with a wide cast of characters, from disease-riddled Babylonian priestesses to pro gamers. There are even household names, like Michael Myers and Freddy Kruger. But I think it’s safe to say that no one expected Nicolas Cage to be Dead by Daylight’s newest survivor. And now, we finally know what his perks are. Here are all of Nicolas Cage’s perks in Dead by Daylight.

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All of Nicolas Cage’s Perks in Dead by Daylight

As of July 5, Nicolas Cage is only available on the Player Test Base, available for PC players. So, while the spirit of the perks will remain the same, the numbers will probably see some modifications. That being said, let’s dive right into Nicolas Cage’s four perks in Dead by Daylight.

Dramaturgy: Activates while you are healthy. While running, press the Active Ability Button 2 to run with knees high for 0.5 seconds and then gain 25% Haste for 2 seconds, followed by an unknown effect (one of the following).

  • Exposed for 12 seconds;
  • Gain 25% Haste for 2 seconds;
  • Scream, but nothing happens;
  • Gain a random rare item in hand with random add-ons and drop any held item.

The same effect cannot happen twice in a row. Causes exhaustion for 60/50/40 seconds. Can’t be used while exhausted.

Scene Partner: Activates when you are in the Killer’s Terror Radius. Whenever you look at the Killer, scream, then see the Killer’s aura for 3/4/5 seconds. There is a chance you will scream again, if you do, you will see the Killer’s aura for an additional 2 seconds. Scene Partner then goes on cool-down for 60 seconds.

Plot Twist: Activates when you are injured. Press the Active Ability Button 2 while crouched and motionless to silently enter the dying state. When using Plot Twist to enter the dying state, you leave no blood pools, make no noise, and you can fully recover from the dying state. When you recover by yourself using Plot Twist, you are fully healed instantly and you gain 50% Haste for 2/3/4 seconds. This perk deactivates if you recover by yourself by any means. The perk re-activates when the exit gates are powered.

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We’ve never seen perks like these in Dead by Daylight, and it’s a huge break away from what you might expect. Personally, I didn’t believe these perk descriptions until I saw them myself. I expect plenty of fun shenanigans in the games to come.

Nietzsche once said, “[F]or when you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.” Hollywood has leaked into the Entity’s realm, and the Entity has dug its hooks into Hollywood. And now, we might see Dead by Daylight on the big screen. Check out more about this upcoming flick here: Dead by Daylight Is Slashing onto the Big Screen With Blumhouse and Atomic Monster.

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Daphne Fama
A Staff Writer at Prima Games since 2022, Daphne Fama spends an inordinate amount playing games of all stripes but has a soft spot for horror, FPS, and RPGs. When she’s not gaming, she’s an author and member of the Horror Writers Association with a debut novel coming out in 2025. In a previous life, she was an attorney but found she preferred fiction to contracts and forms