While the best part of the upcoming Dead by Daylight Silent Hill chapter is, undoubtedly, all the Silent Hill, there's a new customization feature that will also be making its way in this update. Titled "Legendary Outfits", this feature is made to give Behavior Interactive a new way to add characters to the game without having to do all the work of creating new perks and skill trees while balancing them with the rest of the cast.
In a conversation with game director Mathieu Cote, he explained why the new feature was so important to get in. "It's tough to create brand new survivors from scratch," Mathiew said. "Some of the characters are maybe not as significant or not as powerful, but we still want to put them in the game but we didn't want to make a whole progression system with perks and things around them." Legendary Outfits will be the solution here, allowing you to take on the role of a brand new character. This isn't just an outfit that looks sorta like another character. The character's face, icons, name, and even animations will be altered.
So who's the first Legendary Outfit? Well, the feature will launch with the Silent Hill update, which adds Silent Hill 3's Heather Mason as the new survivor. However, the first outfit will instead let you take the role of the original game's nurse Lisa Garland. Lisa may not be nearly popular enough to have warranted her own character, but this serves as a good way to get someone a little less popular but still well-liked into the game.
As for the future, you can expect to see more Legendary Outfits be added to the game, with Mathiew promising they will be applied to "existing characters and upcoming ones." He noted that the idea originally started with Legion, one of the original killers added to the game, which is actually four different people and you could choose which of the four you wanted to play as, but made much deeper. While there were no examples of other characters who will be getting these outfits, it should serve as a fun addition in the years to come.
Legendary Outfits will be part of the Silent Hill chapter, which will be coming to Dead by Daylight on PC and consoles on June 16th, 2020.