After rumors surfaced of a potential new Stranger Things Chapter in Dead by Daylight, users have begun to speculate on what could come with a new chapter, with one user, conceptualizing potential perks for a new survivor – Joyce Byers.
These perks show just how well Joyce could fit into Dead by Daylight, while expertly incorporating her themes and personality. They also have the added effect of stoking hopes that Jim Hopper could join her in this potential new chapter.
Stranger Things originally partnered with Dead By Daylight back in Sept. 2019. This pairing brought with it two new survivors and one killer – Nancy Wheeler, Steve Harrington, and the vicious Demogorgon. Jonathan Byers was later added in as a cosmetic skin, which definitely helps the case for adding Joyce into the game. The collaboration between Behaviour Interactive and Netflix would be short-lived though, as the DLC was pulled in Nov. 2021, just under two years after release.
While it’s possible that Steve and Nancy could return alongside new heroes, all we have for now are theories and potential leaks. If these leaks hold true, here’s hoping that these licensed characters and more end up staying with us this time. Stranger Things’ fourth season dropped on Netflix back in May of 2022 and introduced new characters, revelations, and questions. It’ll be interesting to see what, comes out of a potential new DbD x ST Chapter, and if the new villain will make their debut in the Entity’s realm to hunt once more.