Dead by Daylight Server Status: How to Check if DbD is Down

Here's how you can check for server connection issues in Dead by Daylight.
Here's how you can check for server connection issues in Dead by Daylight. / Behavior Interactive Inc.

Dead by Daylight came out in 2016 and is still among the best online multiplayer games. This asymmetrical horror game pits one killer against four victims who must work together to escape a gruesome death. It’s fun and games until your connection drops. If that happens, here’s how to determine if Dead by Daylight servers are down.

How to Check if Dead by Daylight Servers Are Down

The easiest way to check the Dead by Daylight server status is by visiting websites like Downdetector and Down For Everyone or Just Me. Both sources can help people figure out whether the issues they’re experiencing are because of their equipment. The sites compile user error reports based on gameplay issues, server connection problems, login troubles, etc. Users can also find all issues reported within the last 24 hours and charts showing the most common problems. 

Each website also has a few differences. Unlike Downdetector, Down For Everyone or Just Me shows when an issue is reported and when it is resolved. Downtector shows specific complaints from X users who have tagged Dead by Daylight’s official X account.

When is Dead by Daylight Server Downtime?

Servers usually go down when online games are under maintenance. This happens because developers need to ensure their game runs well so all users can have a smooth gaming experience. You should expect servers to go down when a major update occurs.

Steam players should note that the platform also has a weekly maintenance session. It begins between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time and usually lasts about thirty minutes if there are no delays. Of course, this affects any online multiplayer game, so you should plan your gameplay time accordingly. 

Official Dead by Daylight Communication Channels

Follow the official Dead by Daylight social media account. They’ll usually post about widespread issues on X, so you should activate notifications for the account to stay updated on outages. You can also join the Dead by Daylight Discord or visit the support page.

How to Fix Dead by Daylight Server Connection Issues

If there’s a connection error on your end, try these steps to see if you can fix the issue.

  1. Restart the game.
  2. Restart your PC.
  3. Restart your computer.
  4. Restart your internet equipment.
  5. Verify the integrity of the game by going to your Steam Library, right-clicking on Dead by Daylight, selecting “Properties,” then “Local Files,” and then “Verify Integrity of Game Files.”