Behavior Interactive will remove the unlockable face of The Cannibal in the next Dead by Daylight mid-chapter update because some people complain that they are used to incite racist harassment against players.
Cannibals are added to Dead by Daylight Leather DLC Released in 2017. He has the ability to unlock the faces of the four original survivors of Dead by Daylight by sacrificing 25 times, which can then be worn as scary cosmetics. One of the survivors, Claudette Morel (Claudette Morel) was a black woman, which led some players and viewers to complain about the use of a black face in the game.
This cosmetic is also used to racially discriminate against black players in live broadcasts. (“Tunnel” is an activity described in the video below that ignores everything else in the game (including other players) to pay special attention to the behavior of a survivor, even if it is strategically disadvantaged.)
Complaints about masks are not new-this Reddit post For example, it has been almost a full year since asking if the mask should be removed-Behavior Interactive finally decided to solve this problem by removing all unlockable masks from the game.
The studio said in a statement: “Community members shared their experiences of targeting and harassing them when using these masks.” Developer update“These reports are frustrating and we absolutely condemn this behavior. When these masks are used as a tool to spread hatred, we are uncomfortable using these masks in games. For this reason, we will delete the cannibals here. The unlockable face of the upcoming middle chapter.”
Any Dead by Daylight player who has used The Cannibal before the update launch will receive 6,000 iridescent shards, a game currency used to purchase teachable privileges from the Secret Temple as compensation.
It is foreseeable that the announcement triggered some backlash, including some negative user comments on Steam and negative comments on Reddit and Twitter. But there are also content creators and Behavior Interactive employees who support this decision, including the creator of the mask and senior character artist Eric Bourdages, who said on Twitter that he was “happy that the mask was removed.”
As an artist who made Bubba masks, I am very happy that they have been removed. It would be cool to prepare an Easter egg for all the survivors. The reality is that many players use them in harmful ways. Game players, no matter what the game is, please respect others.January 4, 2022
The latest “Dead by Daylight” mid-chapter update will make many other changes to level rewards, add-ons, and perks.Coming soon Player beta Wednesday’s server.