DBD Update 2.81 Patch Notes (DBD 6.7.1) for PS4, PC & Xbox

[Dead by Daylight] DBD update 2.81 (6.700.200) is rolling out on PS4, PS5, PC, and Xbox One. According to the official DBD 6.7.1 patch notes, the latest update adds a long list of bug fixes. Apart from this, DBD patch 6.7.1 (Version 2.81) also includes performance improvements.

Previously, DBD update 2.75 added adds a new killer – The Skull Merchant, new survivors (Thalita Lyra and Renato Lyra). Unfortunately, players are experiencing bugs and other issues with the game. Today’s Dead by Daylight update 2.81 will address a few of these issues.

Read more details below.

DBD 2.81 Patch Notes – May 3, 2023

Bug Fixes


  • Bots no longer have a tickle fight when they are both infected by The Mastermind’s Uroboros Infection and attempting to spray each other with First Aid Sprays.
  • When playing against The Dredge, Bots are more likely to lock lockers.
  • When playing on the Rancid Abattoir map, Bots no longer infinitely vault a window when going for an Unhook.


  • VFX issues no longer occur on The Oni during Intro Camera, Mori and Score Screen.
  • VFX issues no longer occur on The Ghost Face when swapping between Cosmetics.
  • Smoke VFX no longer appear when switching between certain locked Cosmetics.
  • When The Skull Merchant destroys a Pallet, the animation plays out as intended.
  • Addressed a bug where, as The Spirit, vaulting from a high location and falling to the ground would cause her to jitter in the air instead of falling continuously.
  • Hitting a Survivor with The Knight’s Guardia Compania now correctly resets Play with Your Food tokens.
  • The Flashlight beam is no longer obstructed by The Wraith’s body when cloaked.
  • The Cenobite may no longer teleport far from the Survivor when the teleport is triggered right after the Survivor starts solving the Lament Configuration.
  • Addressed a bug that caused some of the cosmetic VFX to disappear while playing a match.
  • Addressed a bug where the kicking animation for breaking pallets and generators was offset while The Huntress was equipped with the ‘Night Owl’ customization set.”
  • Addressed a bug that caused The Huntress’ arm is to clip in the Killer POV when throwing a hatchet while falling.
  • Addressed a bug where when a Survivors starts healing another Survivors immediately after unhooking them, they get positioned in a way that clipping occurs between them.
  • Addressed a bug that caused The Spirit’s hands to briefly flash blue when releasing the Killer Power at the last second while charging, causing them to duplicate momentarily.
  • Addressed a bug that caused The Pig’s crouch and uncrouch animation not to be shorter when equipped with the Combat Straps Add-On.


  • Disable an optimization on animation that caused choppy or low-frame rate animations in certain situation.


  • DBD update 2.81 fixed issue in Blackwater Swamp’s Pale Rose map where there was a collision issue in the stairs of the Pale Rose’s boat.
  • Addressed a bug on all maps around the killer shack where a collision would hinder navigation around the exterior of the shack.
  • Addressed a bug on The MacMillan Estate Groaning Storehouse map where the killer could body block acces in the stairs to the basement.
  • Addressed a bug on The MacMillan Estate Suffocation pit map where the killer could body block acces in the stairs to the basement.


  • The “Salvation or Sacrifice” challenge no longer gains an unintended extra point of progress when hooking a Survivor during the End-Game Collapse.
  • Issues related to the Core Memory challenges.
    • Memory fragments no longer spawn too close to the Player spawn points and to each other.
    • The memory portal no longer remains displayed after another player interacts with it.
    • The Demogorgon can no longer collect memory fragments while traversing the Upside Down.
    • Survivors can no longer interact with the memory portal while Incapacitated with Victor when playing against The Twins.
    • Fixed multiples issues to the Survivor interactions and visibility with memory fragments and memory portal interaction when Victor was unbound nearby Players when playing against The Twins.
    • The Killer can no longer interact with the memory portal while carrying a Survivor.
    • Addressed a bug where the audio feedback for collecting a memory fragment played only once instead of per fragment.
    • The Knight can no longer collect memory fragments while creating a patrol path for a Guard.
    • Fixed an inconsistent page change audio in the Archive.
    • Addressed a bug where the Killer’s camera had unintentional movement when interacting with the memory portal.


  • The sounds of Survivors fighting back are no longer missing from The Shape’s Mori while having Judith’s Tombstone Add-On equipped.
  • Survivors grunts no longer persist after being healed while inside The Skull Merchant’s Drone detection zone.
  • Addressed a bug where, during an active Event, auto-filling the Bloodweb would play the same Item purchase sound multiple times.
  • Addressed a bug where the SFXs were missing for the skull merchant’s body cleaver weapon.
  • Addressed a bug where the Body Cleaver weapon for The Skull Merchant would not have attack sounds.
  • Addressed a bug where clicking on the Perk preview UI button would produce no sound.
  • Addressed a bug where using the Memory Of Maurice outfit for The Dredge would not have the added horse sound effects.

Level Design

  • The Nurse can no longer teleport out of bounds in Raccoon City Police Station Map.
  • Fixed multiple collision issues in the Red Forest Realm.
  • DBD patch 6.7.1 fixed issues in Ironworks of Misery where some killers could land their powers on places unreachable to survivors
  • Zombies no longer get stuck on railings in Father Campbell’s Chapel.
  • Addressed a bug in Groaning Storehouse where Killers are unable to pick up Survivors.
  • Addressed a bug in Shattered Square where the dark mist was not positioned properly in the map
  • Zombies should no longer get stuck on Temple of Purgation.
  • Zombies should no longer get stuck on Dead Dawg Saloon.
  • Fixed global issue where debris from Pallets would clip in the ground.
  • Improved situation where lack of Hooks in Badham Preschool negatively impacted Killers.
  • Fixed clipping assets in Temple of Purgation.
  • Removed an impassable area in Badham Preschool.
  • DBD 6.7.1 fixed issue in Gas Heaven that adds mist around the Gas Station.
  • Fixed issue in Mount Ormond Resort that prevented The Nightmare from placing Dream Snares around the building
  • The Skull Merchant can no longer block doorways with Drones in Father Campbell’s Chapel.
  • The Demogorgon can no longer jump on top of metal piles in Gas Heaven.
  • Zombies can now navigate between cars in Haddonfireld.
  • Fixed issue in Midwich Elementary School where Victor could stand unreachable on top of metal shelves.
  • Characters no longer get blocked in front of a cart in the Shattered Square.
  • Killers can no longer land on top of a Hook in Midwich Elementary School.
  • DBD version 2.81 fixed an issue in Badham Preschool where the Killer could not grab a Survivor working on aGenerator.
  • Addressed a bug in Dead Dawg Saloon where a collision prevented Killer navigation near the bar.
  • Zombies now navigate better in Temple of Purgation.
  • Fixed issue in Treatment Theatre where Killers were body blocked near a hook
  • The Nightmare’s Dream Snares can no longer be placed on walls of the mine in Suffocation Pit.
  • Mist now appears as intended in the Racoon City Police Station Map.
  • Addressed a bug that caused the trees to fail to dissolve when the Entity sacrifice a survivor in the different maps.
  • Addressed a bug where the dark mist would not appear properly in the Gas Station
  • Addressed a bug where killers can stand on the rocks of the hills in Crotus Prenn maps
  • DBD 2.81 fixed an issue where a Faux-Appels would affect the players near the exit gates in Shattered Square
  • Addressed a bug where players could not vault on the side of the Pale Rose Boat
  • Addressed a bug that prevented players from navigating properly in the basement stairs, Shattered Square
  • Addressed a bug where Trapper’s Trap would appear near the fences, Shatered Square
  • DBD update 2.81 fixed an issue where the players were blocked in the basement in the west wing of the Racoon City Police Station map
  • Addressed a bug that prevented the nurse from blinking properly in the shrimp boat
  • Addressed a bug related to the blocked window in the Myers House and created a dead end
  • Addressed a bug where killers could jump on a pile of wood in the Mine map


  • Players can no longer accept and decline the Privacy Policy at the same time.
  • DBD update 6.700.200 fixed an issue that caused a crash after passing Level 50 in the bloodweb.
  • Addressed a bug where the player is unable to hide other player’s name after showing the name when the Hide Other Player Names setting is on.
  • Bloodpoint cost on the tooltip is now displayed in red when there is insufficient bloodpoints.
  • Addressed a bug where the red outline of center button remains after automatic purchasing of the bloodweb level on Switch.
  • Fixed soft lock with bloodweb purchase when switching characters.

Terror Radius Visual Feedback

  • The Terror Radius Visual Feedback is now displayed when the audio level reaches a certain audible threshold to avoid the indicator being shown when the audio is barely discernible.


  • The Insidious Perk icon no longer lights up if you become Undetectable from another source. Now it only lights up to indicate when the Perk itself is active.
  • Fixed a crash on PS4 that could occur during initialization.
  • DBD update 6.7.1 fixed a crash that could occur very rarely when using the Bloodweb.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur at the end of a Trial.
  • On the Nintendo Switch, the screen no longer flashes white during initialization.
  • The Bloodweb is once again buying nodes as per the priority written in its description: nodes closest to the center, of lowest rarity first.
  • Fixed the error 8007 for players on the Windows Store.

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