What Are Check Spots in Dead By Daylight?

Get ready to learn a new skill in Dead by Daylight.

In the world of Dead by Daylight, Survivors need every bit of help possible to survive their Trails and escape with as few wounds as possible. Knowing how to juice up a Killer and keep them in a loop is rather essential, so knowing how to utilize Check Spots is a rather important piece of knowledge, especially as you continue to climb up the MMR ranks.

What Is a Check Spot in Dead By Daylight?

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A Check Spot is an area that gives you a chance to hide while keeping your eyes peeled for the killer. For example, in the photo above, I have complete access to a variety of ways to escape, as I can see what is coming to my right and my left. As we can see, The Clown is on the right-hand side of the frame, so I would want to take the long part of the wall to create some distance while also keeping my eyes peeled for either a window or a pallet that I can use to my advantage.

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Here, I’m out of sight of the Killer but have access to a few points that they may come through. Since I’m running the perk Windows of Opportunity, I also see that there is a window to my right that I can take advantage of to keep the loop going. This particular Check Spot is a great example since there are various ways the killer could approach me. There are two entrances to the left, and one to the right, where I can see how they’re approaching me.

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For this particular example, I would want to head to the right and create some distance, all while trying to keep an eye on where the Killer is to avoid getting hit or getting taken down. If I’m able to get enough distance during this chase, I could hit the Window with a fast vault and continue the chase by searching out more Check Spots.

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If you’re able to bring the Killer to the Killer Shack, you’ve got a great opportunity to keep your eye on the prize. In the screenshot above, you’ll see that I’m crouched on the outside of the window, and for good reason. I’m able to not only see which direction the Killer is going to go in, but I also have a quick getaway if things get rough. If the killer turns around and comes around the corner to the left, I can hop inside, if they approach the window, I can run, and if they head out of the other door, I can create some distance and either leave the loop or stick to the shack.

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if I’m inside of the shack, I have a few different options, but I’ll want to stay in a particular spot; near the window. The reason you want to stay in an area like this is because you’ll have a great view of where the killer is going. You can see which direction they’re planning on taking, or if they decide to vault the window, you can head to the closest door from here. Give them a small moment, and don’t get greedy, however, because they could mind game you and pretend they’re heading in a particular direction and turn right around to give you a quick smack. You can also vault the window if they are coming in because you should have enough room for a fast vault.

Why Are Check Spots Important in Dead By Daylight?

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Check Spots are an important skill to master, especially as you start climbing the MMR ranks. I’ve found while playing with my friend, who is a much higher MMR than I am, that I would usually be the first one warming the hook. I wasn’t utilizing Check Spots the way that I should be and would normally run face-first into the Killer, putting our team at a disadvantage.

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Keeping a Killer in a chase is just as important in the endgame as it is at the start. If you’re participating in a SWF Lobby, you can keep working on keeping the Killer occupied while your friends open doors and finish off generators. I’ll say, having a way to coordinate a body block during the end of the match to prevent me from becoming a feast for the entity has saved me more than a few times.

Check Spots are an easy-to-learn skill that will take plenty of practice to master. Don’t expect to jump into your next lobby and instantly know exactly where the Killer is going to come from, as you’ll need to work on this particular skill for a fair bit of time. However, the first time you hit a 3 or 4 gen chase after using Check Spots properly feels like you’re running Adrenaline of your own, and it will help you become a much better Survivor in the long run.

If you have a friend that is willing to help you get better so you can make it to the end of Survivor trails, hop into a custom match and partake in some 1v1 action to learn more about how to take advantage of Check Spots. As I mentioned before, it’s going to take some practice, and a bit of friendly competition doesn’t hurt anyone.

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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.