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Dead By Daylight Alien: Release Date & Time For Chapter 29 Update

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Ridley Scott's iconic Alien franchise steps into the world of Dead By Daylight later this week.

After being released on Dead By Daylight's test servers earlier this month, Behaviour Interactive has confirmed the official release date and time for Chapter 29: Alien.

The new chapter will see the worlds of Dead By Daylight and Ridley Scott's Alien franchise collide. Dead By Daylight: Alien will be the game's 29th chapter and will include Ellen Ripley as a new survivor, the infamous Xenomorph as a new killer, and the Nostromo spaceship as a new map.

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If you're eager to jump into Dead By Daylight's next big crossover chapter, make sure you've got the official release date and time for Chapter 29: Alien.

Developer Behaviour Interactive has confirmed that Dead By Daylight Chapter 29: Alien will be released on Tuesday, August 29th at 9AM PT / 12PM ET / 4PM UTC / 5PM BST, according to the official countdown on the game's website.

The new chapter will be available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

As developer Behaviour Interactive released the Dead By Daylight Alien update on the game's test servers earlier this month, we know exactly what to expect from the launch of Chapter 29. There may be some slight tweaks based on community feedback, but the full release will likely look similar to the details found in the PTB patch notes below:

Hidden Pursuit

A series of tunnels become available on the map when the Xenomorph is in play. By accessing a Control Station, it can enter these tunnels to quickly move around the map, detect the presence of nearby Survivors, and speed up the cooldown time of its Runner Mode ability. Exiting a Control Station tags nearby Survivors with Killer Instinct.

Special Ability: Runner Mode

The Xenomorph enters Runner Mode automatically when not on cooldown. In Runner Mode, the Xenomorph walks on four legs and becomes stealthier, reducing its Terror Radius. While in Runner Mode the Xenomorph also has access to a brutal Tail Attack.

Map Feature: Control Stations

Seven Control Stations are scattered across the map. Survivors can interact with these stations to get a Remote Flame Turret, while the Xenomorph can enter and exit the tunnels underneath the Control Stations.

Special Item: Remote Flame Turret

Turrets can be placed in the map to counteract the Xenomorph. When the Xenomorph enters the radius and line of sight of a Turret, the Turret attacks; this attack staggers the Xenomorph and will cause Runner Mode to end. If a Turret successfully knocks the Xenomorph out of Runner Mode or fires for too long, it overheats, and must be repaired by a Survivor. The Xenomorph can attack Turrets to destroy them.

Explore the mysterious crash site of the iconic Nostromo. Visit landmarks familiar to the fans of the Alien franchise, in a unique setting where you will find yourself chased in and out of the ship. Run the Killer around the shuttle that brought Ripley to the world of the Entity. Navigate through the alien landscape, and you may yet escape from the remains of the wrecks.

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