So, what exactly does SWF stand for in Dead by Daylight? Does it refer to the Sunshine Wonder Farm? No, we don’t know what that is. Is it the same as a Tinder profile that says ‘Single White Female’? No, absolutely not. What about “Swimming Fins”? Stop now. None of those things have anything to do with Dead by Daylight. Yes, for the three of you who have made it this far, we will explain what SWF stands for. This time, legitimately.
It refers to when a group of friends joins the lobby and enters a trial together. In that sense, they are all buddies fighting for survival together. Except for the one who is the Killer, of course. They simply murder you. Things of that nature. In any case, this game is all about connection. That is, murder-bonding.
The reality is that in asymmetrical games, knowing each other beforehand tends to make the matches that much more intense. It’s one thing when an online stranger becomes addicted. But when you know and respect the individual in person, their cries for aid can ring even louder.
Some ‘killers’ dislike the SWF dynamic because it can feel unfair to them. However, for some, SWF is the only way to get the most out of Dead by Daylight. Any group of pals can go bowling. But how many pals can you say you’ve hooked up with?
It gives new meaning to the phrase “needing a friend to assist you get off the hook.” That is the only time it is used literally in Dead by Daylight. Remember that a friendship that endures together also survives!