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Idea for controller feature for deaf

I have a friend whos boyfriend really wants to play the game. The only thing is he can't hear.

I thought it would be neat if they added a heart beat within the controller for when the killer is close or not, like along with what the sound would be.

It would become more intense as the killer got closer so that they would know.

Let me know what you guys think.


  • IMhereRUNIMhereRUN Member Posts: 206
    edited June 2019

    Forgive me if I seem it, but I really am not trying to be rude. But if your friend is deaf, how will he hear the heartbeat from the controller if he can’t hear from the monitor/television?

    Edit: Did you mean to have it vibrate?

  • IMhereRUNIMhereRUN Member Posts: 206

    Well they specifically said “added a heartbeat into the controller”. A heartbeat, by definition is the SOUND a heart makes, nothing was said about vibrations so I’m trying to clarify. No, I’m not a rocket scientist, but I do understand English dumb dumb

  • IMhereRUNIMhereRUN Member Posts: 206

    lol, don’t have time to play with an 11 year-old. How do you know what they mean? How about you don’t answer things you don’t know the answer too...try that out for a change.

  • ShatteredKneesShatteredKnees Member Posts: 2

    Sorry pulse, but it goes with the heart beat of the killer when he approaches you.

  • KabuKabu Member Posts: 851

    Good idea op. Would be great if they could come out with a full kit for those with hearing and vision impairment

  • AshleyWBAshleyWB Member Posts: 3,971
    edited June 2019

    Maybe for deaf players who play killer, they could have a visual effect happen on screen to indicate they have started a chase, like a weapon ready animation or the survivor icons shake a little. Maybe notifications could last a little longer. The only problem is that people might use these settings to gain an advantage themselves. They can't make the game easier but should enable information to be made clearer whilst working around impaired hearing.

  • TAGTAG Member Posts: 6,375

    Logical reasoning upon reading that the person is deaf?

  • JesyaJesya Member Posts: 984

    Pardon my ignorance... but can deaf people feel sound vibrations in their ears/head?

    Can they turn up a headset to max and feel the heartbeat? Just a thought to help out....

  • TheGameZpro3TheGameZpro3 Member Posts: 699
    edited June 2019

    @Jesya no, as we said before, they feel the vibration. They feel the heartbeat. They feel it through their hands

    EDIT: wtf, why was this down voted?

    Post edited by TheGameZpro3 on
  • HavelmomDaS1HavelmomDaS1 Member Posts: 1,948

    I suggested to bhvr long time ago to add a visual heartbeat on the edge of the screen (pumping red like in shooter games when you are nearly dead). Ofc everyone can individually turn it on or off as he prefers.

    Imo DbD is probably one of the games ignoring "disabled" people (don't know if that's the correct term) the most. Nothing, absolutely nothing they did for them. Imo it's really really disrespectful of BHVR. Adding some little things like different aura colour wouldn't even take 1 hour of work. But I guess for bhvr 1 hour for disabled people is 1 hour to much. Really sad, I feel sorry for all the colourblind and deaf people in the Community.

  • PoweasPoweas Member Posts: 5,287

    @Peanits can you shed some light as to why BHVR doesn't support these players?

  • CarpemortumCarpemortum Member Posts: 4,056

    I would assume a lot of the options to help the disabled, could be abused by the non disabled.

    Not everything though, but I'm sure that's the general issue.

  • MinusTheBillieMinusTheBillie Member Posts: 346

    Heartbeat by definition is not just a sound. The controller vibrating to the best is a fantastic idea. I'd love it even with my hearing.

  • GrootDudeGrootDude Member, Trusted Posts: 14,025

    How would a vibrating controller or different aura color be abused? This really isn’t a good excuse.

  • EntityDispleasedEntityDispleased Member Posts: 1,449

    There has been similar suggestions to help with disabilities and I think this is a great and simple start. It should also be on PC when you connect a controller.

  • JesyaJesya Member Posts: 984

    Again, so why can't they FEEL the vibration of the sound in their head.

    Have you ever been to a concert? Some principle. Feeling it. It's kind of better than nothing until DBD decides to provide support to dead people.

  • CarpemortumCarpemortum Member Posts: 4,056

    I didnt say it was an excuse.

    I also said not ALL things would be an issue.

    Stop cherry picking my comments for your arguments please.

  • GrootDudeGrootDude Member, Trusted Posts: 14,025

    I listed the main things that have been suggested. Tell me what ideas would be abused then.

    Your comment was not cherry picked, none of the ideas here would be very abused.

  • GrootDudeGrootDude Member, Trusted Posts: 14,025

    Questions and facts get downvoted a lot for some reason.

  • MonsterInMyMindMonsterInMyMind Member Posts: 1,210

    What an awesome idea seriously props man id love to see something like this in the game!

  • MathewMiiMathewMii Member Posts: 60

    Any idea that gives this game accessibility is always an idea I will back like this one.

  • 8obot1c8obot1c Member Posts: 1,129

    They need to add vibration to the controller and you couldn’t turn it on or off.

  • MoonwalkMyersMoonwalkMyers Member Posts: 82

    they should do this.

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