With Dead by Daylight: Forged in Fog out now, developer Behaviour Interactive has delved into the new Shattered Square map.
We were going to say “shine a light on” but this Dead by Daylight map is as gloomy as it gets. The Shattered Square, available to those who purchase the new Forged in Fog DLC, takes place in an abandoned medieval village, apparently untouched by time.
It has, however, been touched by new killer The Knight and his minions. Our initial thoughts were that a plague wiped the village out, which had sent The Knight over the edge. Not so, as a new trailer reveals. It was The Knight who slaughtered the inhabitants, and it’s now his stomping ground.
Sure, this asymetric multiplayer slasher game will let you play as The Knight in any chapter. But it feels wholly appropriate to have this armoured undead monster roaming his home turf. The trailer also reveals some of the notable places you can explore as The Knight or, as one of the survivors, cower inside.
There’s a market, complete with upturned carts, a gallows which the Knight hasn’t been bothered to clean up, abandoned houses and more. There’s also a vast castle though, instead of a refuge, it’s your exit from the level. We are a little disappointed that you can’t explore the castle. But, then again, Evil Dead: The Game’s Castle Kandar offers similar survivor-on-killer opportunities.
If you want to roam The Shattered Square, Dead by Daylight: Forged in Fog is available now. It’s priced at $6.99 and is available on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Xbox. You’ll need the main game but it’s also free on Game Pass and PlayStation Plus Extra.