The Hatch is an important element in Dead by Daylight (DBD) as it offers you the last chance of escaping. You need to make sure you find the hatch before the killer, because if they do find it before you, they will close it. This will stop you from escaping, rendering you helpless. This makes finding the location of the hatch quickly extremely crucial. On more occassions than not, however, doing so can prove to be easier said than done. To put an end to this fatal dilemma, we have got just the guide for you. Here, we will walk you through all you need to do in order to quickly find the hatch before the killer in DBD.
How to Quickly Find Hatch in Dead by Daylight (DBD)?
Hatch Locations in Dead by Daylight (DBD)
Despite the fact that hatch spawns in Dead by Daylight (DBD) are random, getting to know approximate locations can be a life-saver.
One of the first places you should check is the Killer Shack. This location has two Hatch spawns that you need to keep an open eye for. There is a possibility the hatch can spawn either inside the Shack itself or outside it on the windowless wall.
For the next location, we recommend you head towards the map’s main building. Buildings like these are usually used to build the map around them. This makes it the perfect place to assume the presence of a hatch. For example, if you head over to the garage on the Gas Heaven map, there is a possibility you may come across a hatch inside it.
Likewise, you might come across a hatch spawn in the Badham Preschool map and both the big as well as small buildings in the Grim Pantry map.
Additionally, you can also check out places like jungle gyms and the tops of hills among other places. If you still cannot find the hatch spawns in these locations, we recommend you go towards the edges of the map or in its middle.
Another rule you need to remember about hatches is the fact that they never spawn on the higher floors of a building. Hatches in Dead by Daylight only spawn on the ground floor, with the exception of the Racoon City Police Station, where hatches even spawn on the second floor.
Hatch Spawn Timings
Another great way to know if a spawn is around is by guessing the timing. Hatches only appear when one Survivor is left alive in the game. You can easily identify if you are the last Survivor by looking at your profile picture. If the picture turns into a skull, it means you have been sacrificed or killed. If your profile image shows a hook, it means you are either alive or in a dying state.
Pay Attention to Sound Cues when looking for Hatches
The next easy clue that tells you you are close to a hatch is the sound of the wind. An open hatch in DBD will always make a loud wind sound that resembles that of the sound inside tunnels. You can hear this sound from quite a long distance. We recommend you wear headphones to enhance your advantage. You can then simply listen to the sound and track it down, thus enabling you to locate a hatch in Dead by Daylight.
As we mentioned earlier, the hatch only gets active when there’s one survivor left. Pay attention to the steps mentioned earlier in this guide to identify when you only have one survivor left. Upon one survivor being left, you will immediately need to pay attention to the tunnel sounds.
So there you have it. These are all the ways you can quickly find a Hatch in Dead by Daylight (DBD). Considering how important these elements are to the game, we recommend you pay close attention to these steps and follow them meticulously.
Now that you know how to get to the hatches, take a look at our guide on How to Drop Survivors in DBD.