Does Dead By Daylight Support Keyboard and Mouse On Console?

Do I have to use a controller again?

Gamers beware, you’re in for a scare… especially if you jump into the world of Dead By Daylight. I can’t deny it, I’ve recently got lost in the sauce (at least I HOPE it’s sauce…) when it comes to playing this particular asymmetrical multiplayer game after hearing a friend of mine go on for hours about it, so I had to give it a try. I guess you could say I’m hooked on it. Okay, done with the puns now, I promise. As a controller player mainly, I recently decided to give the keyboard and mouse a try, and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to go back. But what happens if I try to jump into this world on my console of choice? Will I still be able to use my new favorite control method?

Can You Play DBD With a Keyboard And Mouse On Consoles?

Sadly, the answer is a resounding no. There is currently no keyboard and mouse support on the console versions of Dead By Daylight, and it doesn’t seem like this will change any time shortly. While the game does support Cross-Play across all consoles and PC, it seems that Killers and Survivors on PC may be granted a bit of an advantage in the control department.

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Don’t let this scare you too much, however. You can still play the game with a controller, and honestly, it functions incredibly well with it. You may just need to adjust some settings as you continue to learn and grow with the game to keep up with some of the more highly-skilled players that you may encounter.

I’ve personally been having as much of a blast losing as I have been winning, but playing with Keyboard and Mouse has definitely helped my Killer game reach a new level. While it may be hard to go back to the controller, I may have to do it, especially if I plan on playing on my Steam Deck any time soon.

Can You Use A Cronus Zen On Consoles?

So, if you’re super desperate and want to play Dead by Daylight on console, you may be considering picking up a Cronus Zen to make this happen. For those unfamiliar with the product, it’s a little gadget that you can use on your console of choice to enable the use of K&M. While some players may be using this for other games like Call of Duty, the most diehard fans of DBD may be wondering if this is useable here.

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Which, technically, yes it is. But you’ll need to play with caution, as a lot of Anti-Cheat programs are picking up on the use of these types of peripherals and banning players for using them. So, it’s kind of a risky move, but if you can’t go back to playing with a controller, this option is available. Just be ready to pay the ultimate price if you get caught using one or trying to run scripts to make the game easier.

To be fair, the main reason I decided to jump into Dead by Daylight so late is because my boy Nicolas Cage is coming to the game. I can’t wait to see what kind of perks he’ll have on offer, and I cannot wait to find lobbies full of players cosplaying as the greatest actor of all time. No, that’s not subjective; it’s just fact. Be sure to learn everything you need to know about Dead By Daylight by checking out our section below.

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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.