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More Original Characters, Am I Alone?

The past 3 dlc releases have been Liscenced. I understand the point that these bring in money but I would like to be able to use my shards to get characters.

I love everything they have come up with for original characters. All the concepts and lore behind them. The Wraith being a favorite. I wish these killers got movies just like the Liscenced ones. I would love watching them.

But yeah, lots of licensed dlc makes me miss new original characters.



  • Mister_xDMister_xD Member Posts: 3,270

    i mean, the devs have more creative freedom with original characters, so its more likely they will be unique and fun, though i also love to see how much DbD has grown in the horror franchise when they add another iconic horroc character.

    i just like seeing new killers in general ^^

  • PumpkinKingPumpkinKing Member Posts: 38

    It's true. Which I'm happy they do both. I'm just saying they should mix it up more. Looking at past releases it has been some thing like 3 licensed 4 non 3 lisc etc. Mix it up.

  • XbonedXboned Member Posts: 454

    I love the original characters and I'd be quite happy to see more. Most of them have great stories and aesthetic designs, I could easily see them in features of their own.

  • ElusivePukkaElusivePukka Member Posts: 635

    Let's rephrase: I personally wish the level of detail and hype that went into licensing went into original IP, rather than a focus on showmanship over substance.

  • BBQnDemogorgonBBQnDemogorgon Member Posts: 2,881

    People don't even seem to play any of the original 2018/2019 killers besides spirit...

    How many people are out there playing Clown and Legion having a great time regularly? Few i'd imagine.

    People even complained about Plague...

    Licensed killers at least draw people in since they are recognizable.

  • XbonedXboned Member Posts: 454

    I would play Clown if he brought more to the table than those little stink bombs. He's disturbing AF, I love his design, just not his gameplay. Legion's also quite cool, but everyone seems to agree that they're hot garbage mechanically.

  • OkapiOkapi Member Posts: 429

    I still play Legion. Even after they were butchered by the nerf hammer. As for Clown I do enjoy playing as him. Now I try to stay out of the high ranks so he's easier for me to enjoy in the low ranks.

    I dislike the Plague. Facing against survivors who refuse to cleanse turns you into a lamer Myers.

  • ProfessorDunwichProfessorDunwich Member Posts: 343

    Depends on which original killers we are talking about. Legion was a total miss, the characters, lore, gameplay. Plague and Spirit were great IMO. Clown needs to be buffed, but his design and gameplay are okay.

  • JustAFeelingJustAFeeling Member Posts: 324

    More licensed hate mail

    Carrie White ( top because she's the strongest)

    Chucky because 2nd (because he's my favorite )






    Let's get them dev's , then we'll see about the rest let's go dev's!!!!!

  • Slaughterhouse3Slaughterhouse3 Member Posts: 169

    I'll take what ever tbh. I enjoy what ever they add to this game :) I appreciate when the killers are at least mid tier though 😂

  • BloodyNightsBloodyNights Member Posts: 250

    I'm on the opposite end, I like the Licensed characters generally a great deal more than the originals. I mean I don't mind original characters either. I just have more fun being chased by Myers and hearing his chase music. Or using Scoops Ahoy Steve, as a survivor.

    Reading a few paragraphs of lore on a killer or survivor generally doesn't do a ton for me. But watching like 10 Halloween movies featuring The Shape, or a ton of movies having Freddy Kreuger, or the Show Stranger Things etc. Makes me far more attached.

    After enough time passes I can get attached to the Original Characters of course. Feng Min is my main. Originally I didn't like Dwight but he grew on me...probably because of the memes. Kate is cute. I liked Legion because they kind of reminded me of Ghostface. And While I don't play any of the original killers besides Legion I can enjoy facing them in a match... even if I find alot of them to be annoying to face...Hillbilly, Spirit, Nurse, Hag, Trapper. Some are stronger than others but they each bug me in some way. Which doesn't help I don't think with me feeling like I enjoy playing against the licensed characters more.

  • LCGasterLCGaster Member Posts: 3,154

    If the next chapter is licensed, which seems likely, I'll take a break from the game, I'll be back eventually but I refuse to buy another licensed chapter for a while

  • JustAFeelingJustAFeeling Member Posts: 324

    @LCGaster trying to get a boycott started eh, why can't you just not purchase the content ? I mean what does you not buying the new content change, but if you need a break take it, but the content will still be their you understand right what is it you don't want to happen? you should not be worried there will be no Chucky and I want have a favorite slasher : ( they can add all the slashers they want but if it's not Chucky I really don't care but I think the others are cool 👍

  • LCGasterLCGaster Member Posts: 3,154
    edited September 23

    Listen kiddo

    I don't want to boycott

    Just it's annoying to have to spend real money every damn time

    I'm not rich, I'm not a content creator, I don't have all the money in the world to spend

    Too many licenses can be dangerous to the game in the long run as well

    We already got 3 licensed "Chapters" in a row, one more and it will be the second time it happens, original killers are more interesting, and people don't have to spend cash to get them

    I won't buy it if it is licensed because I don't want to spend money I don't have

    Just after a while the killer's we already have become boring

  • BBQnDemogorgonBBQnDemogorgon Member Posts: 2,881
    edited September 23

    Tbh i'd actually prefer if a Stephen King dlc was next.

    Pennywise or whatever i don't think DbD has a single character that originated from a book.

    What if they contact King directly and do their own Pennywise collaborating with him like with Ghost Face and Fun World?

    A bhvr exclusive version of Pennywise would be crazy

  • LCGasterLCGaster Member Posts: 3,154

    Ok I calmed down a little, it's a hard day

    I know I don't have to buy it, so I won't

    The reason why I will take a break is because lately the devs seem to concentrate more on monetizing the game rather than fixing issues

    We got Ash, Ghostface and the Stranger Things chapter all in a row, now we might get the It chapter and we are getting a battlepass

    This things annoy me

  • TheGorgonTheGorgon Member Posts: 655

    They've mentioned in the past that they've tried getting Pennywise and everyone in BHVR re-following Stephen King once IT: Chapter 2 came out and the DLC is probably set for December, right when Blu-ray IT 2 comes out, it seems really likely we will be getting the terrifying clown this winter.

  • BBQnDemogorgonBBQnDemogorgon Member Posts: 2,881

    I hope you're right.

    There also won't be a map with Chapter 14 that also hints at licensed since every original chapter to date has had a map.

  • JustAFeelingJustAFeeling Member Posts: 324

    That's totally understandable but it just seems like that this is another one of those threads to discourage others from buying something that they might enjoy given the chance, I too am neither of those things but as a horror community this is a a chance to see our favorite slasher's brought to life. I want that to happen sorry.

    If people don't want to buy it that's also a choice ,you don't have to spend your money on every single DLC but I do. You still get to see the killer and play on the maps, and most likely all the Fog Whisperers will be playing the PTB and usually playing the new content for the first two weeks if they main that Killer or new survivor then more down the line, so you still get to enjoy it in away.

    I just hate to see these treads about not adding licensed chapter's, To a horror game based on killers vs survivor's its literally the perfect combination

    Also you said that it hurts the game in the long run when the community has grown larger since the Ghostface and Evil Dead chapter's I do watch the numbers it went from 12.k to 16.k and I think its maybe at 32.k now so that's a major increase I don't play SWF so can't give a synopsis on matchmaking nor do I know every bug that needs to be fix, But a good amount of those things are cleaned up with the hot fixes they deliver which they take all of you guys feedback to try to fix these thing's. I do agree if there's a problem with matchmaking issues they should fix asap because people have payed there money and expect to play with there friends. Everything else just seems to make up for funny moments Hinch 4gamers

    It just sounds really objective towards other members of the community who might be expecting the devs to add their favorite killer or survivor which there's two more chapter's left on this roadmap 14,15 and then after that it will most likely be a year of orginal content so I don't think the person are people who've made these threads should try to discourage others from licensed chapter's

  • THEghostfaceTHEghostface Member Posts: 225

    We might be really slowing down on licensed killers. We already have nearly all of the mainstream horror icons.

  • JustAFeelingJustAFeeling Member Posts: 324

    @THEghostface I know and that kind of scares me, chapter 15 might not even be licensed, its a full map, but it could be the Pennywise chapter and I highly doubt they'll do anymore licensed killer's after that for awhile

  • BBQnDemogorgonBBQnDemogorgon Member Posts: 2,881
    edited September 23

    Pinhead/Chucky/Pennywise/Alien and Jason

    Then they have all of the big ones unless they moved onto ghost horror stuff.

    Then they could go Conjuring Witch/Nun/Demon in Annabelle, Darth Maul from the movie insidious etc.

    Or they could crossover with more games like they did Left 4 Dead?

    They have years worth of stuff if they can get the rights to these things (or even want them to begin with)

  • LCGasterLCGaster Member Posts: 3,154
    edited September 23

    When I said it might hurt the game in the long run I meant in the legal department, what if someone decides they don't want their property in the game anymore? Or something like that idk

    I understand that you'd like to see all your horror icons in the game, but they don't have to come all out in a row

    My idea is that they could aim to release two licensed chapters and two original ones per year, it should reduce, if not completely remove, the frustration of having too many licenses in a row

  • smithclarkson01smithclarkson01 Member Posts: 2
    edited September 24
  • LCGasterLCGaster Member Posts: 3,154
    edited September 23

    Just a hard day so I let out dome stress on him

    I apologised afterwards

  • TheALIENTheALIEN Member Posts: 327

    Give me ME- and I’ll never ask for another licensed Killer again Xx

  • THEghostfaceTHEghostface Member Posts: 225

    Pinhead: wouldn't make sense as he doesn't directly attack anyone at all.

    Chucky: what do you seriously think?

    Jason: never gonna happen for many years thanks to ongoing franchise lawsuit.

    Pennywise/It: potential

    Xenomorph: could be similar to Demogorgon or not, but still potential.

    Another ghost-like killer would kinda negate The Spirit tbh, but lesser known killers could be possible to enter the game.

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