It seems that as games target more platforms on release, they are increasingly dumbing down the controls and limiting features to the lowest common denominator platform. For PC’s, this means suffering with frame rates that are often capped at 60fps. Dead by Daylight doesn’t even allowing you to change the FPS limit in the PC game. Those that have tried increasing the limit have run into various animation/physics bugs – indicating that this limit is due to lack of validation, poor programming, and game engine issues.
To change the VSync or FPS limit, exit Dead by Daylight then edit the GameUserSettings.ini file located in your user directory:
In the GameUserSettings.ini file, change the following line to whatever you want your max frame rate to be. I have a 144hz display, so I set mine to this:
This next step is not required if you just want to set the FPS limit, but you can also to turn vsync on/off by changing this line to true/false respectively:
Save file. Play game.