Dead by Daylight players getting banned or penalized due to automatic disconnection issue

In case you are tired of playing Battle Royale shooting games and want to try something different, Dead by Daylight might be the game for you.

Developed and published by Behaviour Interactive, the game was released in June of 2016.

But in the last few months, players have complained of various issues such as unnecessary chat censorship and the wallhack bug with Object of Obsession and Blood Pact.


That said, Dead by Daylight players are now saying they are getting banned or penalized due to an automatic disconnection issue (1,2,3,4,5).

The issue seems to be angering a lot of players since they are unable to play the game even though they are not at fault.

It looks like the problem surfaced after the recent update. Some have tried generic troubleshooting solutions such as restarting the game, verifying game files on Steam, and reinstalling the game but the issue persists.


Hey, guys. Steam/PC user, here. Ever since last Friday, it’s been almost impossible for me to get more than two games in at a time without getting disconnected from the host — either in the lobby, or during a match. When it’s in the lobby, the timer will just stop counting down after a while and then it’ll kick me out of that lobby back to the que screen. Assuming it happens during a match, everyone/everything around me freezes in place and then 30 seconds later I’m kicked out of the match with a disconnect penalty.

What the Hell game ??! this happened to me twice yesterday and twice today, the server just kicked me out ( disconnected by it self for no reason ) and I got 58 minutes penalty even tho I don’t leave the server kicked me out, I stopped playing yesterday and today, this happens to me before the recent update like only once or twice a week but it’s fking daily.

Unfortunately, Dead by Daylight developers (Behaviour Interactive) seem to be unaware of the problem since they are yet to comment on the matter.

We hope they listen to the player feedback and fix the Dead by Daylight automatic disconnection issue as soon as possible since it is making the game completely unplayable for many.

Until then, we will be keeping tabs on the problem and update this article as and when we come across more information so make sure you stay tuned to PiunikaWeb.

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My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.