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"You have no idea what I have planned for you. It'll be in the news for weeks. I'll make sure of that." — The Ghost Face

Danny Johnson or "The Ghost Face" is one of the many Killers currently featured in Dead by Daylight .

He was introduced as the Killer of CHAPTER XII: Ghost Face®, a Chapter DLC released on 18 June 2019.

In-game Overview

The Ghost Face is a creepy killer, able to stalk his victims and sneak up silently using his power, Night Shroud. Affected Survivors will find themselves vulnerable and oblivious to his presence and must use all of their perception and awareness to protect themselves from his approach.

His personal perks, I'm All Ears, Thrilling Tremors, and Furtive Chase, give him the ability to locate Survivors, defend Generators, and make his Chases unpredictable.

Difficulty Rating: Hard

(These Killers use mechanics that are specific to them and require more practice to be effective)

In-game Lore

Danny Johnson, known as Jed Olsen by some, grabbed the newspaper from the kitchen counter: it was a week old, but his face was on the front page, grainy and sunken. It was one of those muggy afternoons in Florida when heat and humidity permeated everything in the kitchen, making him sweat while standing still. He slouched in a damp chair to read. This article had better be good—his work in Roseville had been outstanding.


At first glance, Jed Olsen was a modest and enthusiastic freelancer with experience in a variety of small newspapers. The staff at the Roseville Gazette appreciated how easy-going and honest he seemed, and so he was treated as a stranger for no more than five minutes into his interview:

"Jed quickly spotted the editor-in-chief in the room, gave him a wide smile and a firm handshake, and talked about good old American values. And that was it, he was in." —Ex-Contributor at the Roseville Gazette

Olsen never justified his erratic career path, which zigzagged between several small towns from Utah to Pennsylvania. There was no verification of his previous jobs. He had a decent portfolio plus a good attitude, and they needed a contributor right away.


Olsen had been working at the newspaper for five months when the Roseville Murders began: victims from young to old, stabbed to death in their homes. From the reports, the victims seemed chosen at random, yet the killer knew his way around in the houses. The multiple stab wounds indicated a personal motive. No traces of DNA were found. The local police were confounded: the murders were carried with fury akin to a crime of passion yet coldly premeditated.

The murderer also liked to stalk his targets. Two victims had reported being followed on their way home by a dark figure, a few days prior their death. The killer would follow them from Walleyes, a small bar in Northern Roseville, and snap pictures of them at home, while looking for a way in. He could watch the same victim for weeks, meticulously registering their habits and routines. When he felt the urge to kill, he'd visit the most vulnerable victim on his list, and break inside the house quietly.

The whole staff worked on the Roseville Murders story. Olsen was often sent to interview the family of victims and relay official statements from the police. Unknown to everyone at the time, his involvement added to the final body count. THE GHOST FACE

Panic swelled in Roseville when Olsen produced footage of a hooded figure breaking into a house at night. The masked face, a white blur in the dark, stared at the camera for a second, before disappearing inside. “The Ghost Face Caught on Tape” was the resulting article, written by Olsen. He seemed proud of his work at the time, enjoying how the whole town feared his ghost stories.

Weeks later, Olsen left a note on his work desk and disappeared: "I hope you liked my stories--I enjoyed bringing them to life. Don't worry, I'm not done." –Jed Olsen

The Roseville law enforcement still refuses to comment as Jed Olsen remains at large.

Danny smiled, ripping out the article from the newspaper. When the investigation had been pointing to him, he’d packed his bags and left Roseville swiftly.

He got up, the clammy seat pulling his skin. An oppressive humidity engulfed him as he entered the bedroom. Condensation dribbled on a small misted-up window as bits of cracked wallpaper hung limply. Its floral pattern was covered with gruesome photos and newspaper headlines. Danny pinned the week-old article on top of a picture of lacerated scalps. A faint pang of hunger hit him, and he wondered when he had eaten last. Was it this morning, while washing his knife and clothes? Or was it last night, after following that girl down the street? He couldn't remember clearly.

Taking a step back, he admired his work on the wall. His mind drifted, remembering all the articles he’d written, the stories he’d planned, and the scenes he’d brought to life.

A shiver ran through him. A chilling breeze transformed the bedroom's humidity into an opaque, freezing Fog. A woman shrieked. Dead leaves crunched under his feet. He smiled in anticipation.

Rite of The Ghost Face

With The Ghost Face , mark 4 Survivors by stalking them.

Tactical Knife

See how the streetlights glint on the razor-sharp edge?

Anyone should feel honoured to feel it sliding through their rib cage.

Upon hitting a Survivor, The Ghost Face will grab and wipe the knife through his hand.

Night Shroud

The Ghost Face used to study his victims for weeks, meticulously registering their habits.

When the urge to kill swelled, he'd know exactly how and where to strike.


Press the Power button to activate Night Shroud when the Power gauge is full.

The Ghost Face is granted the Undetectable Status Effect when Night Shroud is active.

Performing a Basic Attack fully depletes the Power gauge and deactivates Night Shroud.


Survivors within close proximity to The Ghost Face may attempt to reveal him by looking in his direction for 1.5 seconds.

A successful reveal fully depletes The Ghost Face's Power gauge and automatically deactivates Night Shroud for 24 seconds.

Survivors who reveal The Ghost Face have their current location indicated by Killer Instinct for 2 seconds.


Hold down the Power button to stalk Survivors when Night Shroud is active.

Hold down the Power button when behind cover to lean out and stalk at a faster rate (x2).

Completing stalk progress on a Survivor will cause them to become Marked, applying the Exposed Status Effect for 45 seconds.


Press the Active Ability button to crouch.

Press it again when crouched to stand.

The Ghost Face moves at a slower speed when crouched (3.6 m/s).


Ghost Face comes with three Perks that are unique to him and can eventually be taught to other Killers when progressing his character:

I'm All Ears

Unlocks potential in your Aura-reading ability, sharpening your keen senses in the dark Realm of The Entity.

Any Survivor performing a rushed action within 48 metres of your location has their Aura revealed to you for 6 seconds.

I'm All Ears can only be triggered once every 60/50/40 seconds.

"There is no need to worry. I've been preparing my whole life for this." — The Ghost Face

Thrilling Tremors

Your dark designs and shrewd composure rouse The Entity.

After picking up a Survivor, all Generators not currently being repaired by Survivors are blocked by The Entity for the next 16 seconds.

  • The Auras of blocked Generators are highlighted to you in white.

Thrilling Tremors has a cool-down of 100/80/60 seconds.

"The night assists me and it's endless here." — The Ghost Face

Furtive Chase

You become obsessed with one Survivor.

You lurk in the shadows, eliminating your victims one by one.

Each time you hook your Obsession, you gain 1 Token, up to a maximum of 2/3/4 Tokens:

  • While in a Chase, your Terror Radius is reduced by 4 metres per accumulated Token.
  • When a Survivor rescues the Obsession from the Hook, that Survivor will become the new Obsession.

You can only be obsessed with one Survivor at a time.

"You have no idea what I have planned for you. It'll be in the news for weeks. I'll make sure of that." — The Ghost Face

Add ons


A stolen camera from a victim of Olsen in Philadelphia, where he worked before.

The film inside captured his last night in the city.

  • Reduces the time required to Mark a Survivor by -20 %.

"Gotta love Philly: keeps giving and giving and I do not wanna forget any of it." — The Ghost Face

Walleyes Matchbook

A sheet of matches from Walleyes, a small bar in Northern Roseville.

A victim's phone number is scribbled in blue.

One of the incriminating pieces of evidence found.

  • Reduces the Power Recovery time by -6 seconds.

Headlines Cut-outs

Cut-outs of articles covering unsolved murder cases from Utah to Pennsylvania.

While The Ghost Face just authored some of the headlines, he committed all of the murders.

Compiling your success makes you proud and boosts your confidence.

  • Increases Movement speed while Stalking by +40 %.

Cheap Cologne

Dollar store cologne with a pungent scent of rubbing alcohol.

Worn by The Ghost Face to make his presence known.

Reserved for impromptu visits.

  • Increases the time Survivors stay Marked by +10 seconds.

Telephoto Lens

A manual focus lens to remain undetected while taking pictures from afar.

  • Whenever a Survivor reveals The Ghost Face, they suffer from the Oblivious  Status Effect for 60 seconds.

Reusable Cinch Straps

Black straps that keep everything in place while on the prowl.

  • Night Shroud remains active after missing a Basic Attack.

Olsen's Journal

A spiral notebook filled with stained, handwritten entries.

The journal details different equipment used to stalk victims.

Going through your past methods triggers thrilling memories.

  • Marked Survivors suffer from the Oblivious  Status Effect until the Mark expires.

Olsen's Address Book

Filled in blunt, blue crabbed writing.

All the Roseville murder victims are listed there, along with their phone number and address.

  • Marked Survivors rushing an action reveal their Aura  for 5 seconds.

Marked Map

The annotated map of Northern Roseville, Florida.

Each 'X' represents a victim of The Ghost Face.

Mapping out your targets allows you to roam the streets undetected.

  • Increases Killer Instinct duration when The Ghost Face is revealed by +2 seconds.

Olsen's Wallet

Olsen's wallet holds thirty dollars in cash, a video club membership card, and a folded picture of Olsen's first Roseville victim.

Carrying incriminating evidence boosts your excitement and resolve.

  • Breaking a Pallet  or Breakable Wall  immediately recharges Night Shroud.

Leather Knife Sheath

A quiet and flexible sheath to carry your blade.

Movement is easier when things are fastened into place.

  • Increases Crouch Movement speed by +10 %.

Lasting Perfume

An overpowering musky fragrance worn by The Ghost Face to announce his presence.

Reserved for the victims he planned to write about.

  • Increases the time hooked Survivors take to reveal The Ghost Face to 3 seconds.

Knife Belt Clip

A perfect belt clip to scout carry your blade discreetly.

No one knows what you are planning to do tonight.

  • Reduces the Terror Radius  of The Ghost Face by -8 metres while crouching.

Chewed Pen

A blue pen with a chewed cap that holds traces of Danny's DNA.

Incriminating evidence that was never found.

  • Increases the time dying Survivors take to reveal The Ghost Face to 3 seconds.

Victim's Detailed Routine

A ripped page outlining the weekly routine of Olsen's first victim in Roseville.

Compiling your victim's habits allows you to anticipate their movements.

  • Whenever a Survivor is Marked by The Ghost Face, they suffer from the Exhausted  Status Effect for 5 seconds.

"I have been watching you for a while. I wanted this to be special; the kind of headlines that people do not forget." — The Ghost Face

Night Vision Monocular

Night vision lens enabling sharp photos even when shrouded in darkness.

Ideal for discreet, impromptu visits late at night.

  • Whenever a Survivor reveals The Ghost Face, they suffer from the Exhausted  Status Effect for 5 seconds.

Drop-Leg Knife Sheath

A sheath allowing for a full motion range:

ideal to inflict quick and powerful wounds while moving freely.

Stolen from a patrol officer the night Danny left Philadelphia.

  • Grants a 10 % Haste  Status Effect for 5 seconds after Marking a Survivor.

"Gotta get ready like a scout — without the stupid patches. What I get is much better." — The Ghost Face

Driver's License

A driver's license revealing Olsen's true identity:

Danny Johnson.

  • Reduces the distance at which Survivors can reveal The Ghost Face by -8 metres.

"They all want to know who Ghost Face is. But what they should ask is, who is next." — The Ghost Face

"Ghost Face Caught on Tape"

A tape obtained by Olsen to write an article that terrorised Roseville.

  • Putting a Survivor into the Dying State  with a Basic Attack immediately recharges Night Shroud.

"In this footage, a dark figure is seen entering a house late at night in Northern Roseville, Florida.

The police were called the next morning to report a murder in the area.

Lock your doors: a Killer is in our midst, roaming freely, like a ghost in the night." — The Roseville Gazette

Outdoor Security Camera

A small surveillance camera that filmed The Ghost Face breaking into a house on Belleview Road in Northern Roseville.

The camera was positioned at the perfect angle to catch a glimpse of The Ghost Face without providing any real clue to the police.

  • Putting a Marked Survivor into the Dying State  reveals the Auras  of all Survivors for 7 seconds.

"An image is worth a thousand words." — The Ghost Face


  • The Tactical Knife bears similarity to a Buck 120, Ghostface's signature weapon.
  • When Ghostface hits a Survivor, He wipes it off with his hand which is a reference to a movement from The Films.
  • "Classic Ghost face Shroud" is a cosmetic based off of the Father Death costume.


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