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Ellen Ripley is one of 39 Survivors currently featured in Dead by Daylight.

She was introduced as the Survivor of CHAPTER 29: Alien, a Chapter DLC released on 29 August 2023.

She originates from the 1979 Sci-Fi Horror Movie Alien.


Ellen Ripley, Warrant Officer of the Nostromo, is capable and pragmatic.

Her personal Perks, Chemical Trap, Light-Footed, and Lucky Star, let her hide her pools of blood and grunts of pain, slow Killers with trapped Pallets, and run silently.


Ellen Ripley served as a warrant officer on the ship Nostromo during the ship’s final voyage. When an unknown, alien lifeform attached itself to one of her crew, she attempted to follow quarantine protocol—her efforts were in vain, though, as the ship’s AI MU/TH/UR had other plans.

Without quarantine, disaster struck. Using the ship’s executive officer as a host, the alien burst from his chest and escaped into the bowels of the Nostromo. As the creature grew, its reign of terror continued, picking off crew members until only Ripley remained.

Alone and without hope, Ripley secured the crew's cat, Jones, and managed to set the self-destruct mechanism on the Nostromo without realizing the alien was one step ahead of her.

As the escape shuttle pushed through space, the small speck of light that was the Nostromo exploded into an expanding orange fireball. The shuttle jolted and rattled and then there was silence as the Nostromo receded into nothingness.

Unhooking her straps, Ripley began to prepare for the long journey back to the frontier when suddenly something stirred in the deep shadows of the shuttle— The alien.

Cautiously, Ripley inched toward the lockers where she put on her pressure suit. Then, as the alien advanced on her, she opened the airlock, ejecting the alien into the cold expanse of space. With the shuttle secure, Ripley recorded her final report of the Commercial Starship Nostromo and proceeded to enter her hypersleep chamber. The dark fog of sleep slithered and coiled around her making her feel heavy and tired. She closed her eyes on one nightmare... only to open them in another.",


Unique Perks[]

Ripley comes with 3 Perks that are unique to her:

Chemical Trap In the Fog, an officer must adapt to the materials at hand.

After repairing Generators for a total of 70/60/50 %, Chemical Trap activates:

  • Press the Active Ability button while near a dropped Pallet to install a Trap, which stays active for 100/110/120 seconds.
  • When the Killer breaks the Trapped Pallet, its Trap explodes, spraying the Killer with a chemical compound that slows them by -50 % for 4 seconds.

Chemical Trap deactivates after triggering successfully or once the timer runs out. The Auras of Trapped Pallets are revealed to all Survivors in yellow.

Light-Footed Crossing paths with deadly Killers has taught you the value of discretion.

Whenever you are healthy, Light-Footed activates:

  • Suppresses the sound of your footsteps while running.

Light-Footed has a cool-down of 28/24/20 seconds after performing a Rush Vault action.

"Come on, cat." — Ellen Ripley

Lucky Star You know how to stay calm in the face of incomprehensible danger.

While hiding inside a Locker, Lucky Star activates:

  • Suppresses your Grunts of Pain and the creation of Pools of Blood for 10 secondsUpon exiting the Locker, you benefit from the following effects for 10 seconds:
  • The Auras of the other Survivors are revealed to you.
  • The Aura of the closest Generator is revealed to you in yellow.

Lucky Star has a cool-down of 40/35/30 seconds.

"You are my... lucky star..." — Ellen Ripley


Prestiging Ripley will automatically add Tier I of her Unique Perks to the inventories of all other Survivors and unlock the ability for their higher-tiered versions to spawn in their Bloodweb.

Prestige Ripley twice more to automatically add Tier II and Tier III respectively into the other Survivors' inventories.



  • Jones, or "Jonesy", was the Ship's cat aboard the Nostromo, and is the only other Survivor of the Xenomorph encounter alongside Ripley.
  • He appears in Ripley's lobby idle animation, where he appears from a cloud of Fog, running over to her. Ripley then pets Jones for a short time before he spots something off in the distance and runs off.
  • Aside from the lobby animation, Jones can be found hiding in a Locker inside the Nostromo Wreckage.
    • If a Survivor enters a Locker Jones is hiding in, he will jump out of the Locker and run away.


  • Ripley has the following unique voice-lines, making her the eighth Survivor since Ash Williams that had voice-lines at their release: