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Dying Light 2 gets a new season — with chapter 2 now free for everyone

A new agent is on the hunt for new loot and dangers. Dying Light 2: Stay Human has just gotten itself a brand new season. Titled “A Huntress and a Hag”, the update introduces additional content to the title at zero cost to the play, and without any time gating. You love to see it. Alongside this season, we’ve got a new trailer showcasing all aspects of the update, as well as some story details for the characters present throughout. Expect to see lots of sneaking, archery, and the Dying Light 2 parkour that you know and love. You can…

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Dying Light 2 DLC Bloody Ties moved to October 13, new community update released

Who doesn’t want their name chanted by hundreds of fans in perfect unison? Techland has announced a new release date for the Blood Ties DLC, the first post-release story content drop for Dying Light 2. Originally set to release earlier this before being moved into September, Bloody Ties will now arrive on PC alongside PlayStation and Xbox consoles October 13. The DLC will feature new challenges and quests, arena fights, new weapon fights, and more as you try to reach Carnage Hall. The old opera building is full of challenges and quests, new weapon types, character interactions, and discoveries to…

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Dying Light 2’s first story DLC, Bloody Ties, to be revealed at gamescom Opening Night Live

Tune in August 23, and enjoy a little tease to hold you off. The first story DLC for Dying Light 2, Bloody Ties, will debut in a world premiere trailer at gamescom Opening Night Live on August 23. You can catch a teaser for the upcoming trailer below that offers a glimpse at the dangers lurking in Carnage Hall. Originally set to release earlier this year, Bloody Ties was moved into September so that Techland could give the DLC the “absolute highest level of polish” to meet players’ expectations. In the interim, the studio added New Game + mode, a…

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Dying Light 2 update adds first gameplay chapter, new progression system, Photo Mode, and more

You will also meet a new contact, and come face to face with two new infected. The first free gameplay chapter is now available for Dying Light 2, marking the beginning of Techland’s planned five years of post-launch support. Titled In the Footsteps of a Nightrunner, the content introduces the Nightrunner, Harper, who used powerful, never-before-seen equipment which can be used against a fearsome new Infected. Acting as a link to your new adventure, you can find him at the Fish Eye Canteen. The Chapter comes alongside Patch 1.4.0, which adds Photo Mode to the game. It also brings to…

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“The well of ideas is infinite” – Techland on Dying Light 2 DLC expectations and next game hints

Dying Light had a fast but perilous climb to the top – so it’s a good thing it’s excellent at parkour. The first game was a sleeper success, launching in a quiet January in 2015 where more people were inclined to take a chance on its sometimes unrefined – but ultimately compelling – open-world leaping, ragdoll zombie-squishing formula. Dying Light 2 launched well, and has only gotten stronger since. But where the original was spritely and free, skipping right to the forefront gaming’s big franchises while major publishers were looking the other way, Dying Light 2: Stay Human was being…

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Don’t expect Dying Light 2 story DLC “to take you to space or something like that”… yet

Dying Light 2 lead designer, Tymon Smektala, hints at where Techland’s undead action game may be heading over the next five years. Techland really has bolted out the gate with Dying Light 2; the follow-up to the hugely popular undead survival-cum-parkour game has already sold five million copies. And that was just in its first month! The series as a whole clearly has appeal, too, surpassing 20 million sales in its lifetime. Dying Light, it’s fair to say, is a franchise that’s here to stay. You know where you are? You’re in the (urban) jungle, baby. You’re gonna die. Part…

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Dying Light 2’s first story DLC has been delayed to September

Needs more time in the oven. Techland has announced a delay for the first story DLC to Dying Light 2. Now slated for September, the studio said it needs more time to give the DLC the “absolute highest level of polish” in order to meet players’ expectations. Over the last few months, the team has focused on adding requested features such as New Game + mode, an FOV slider for consoles, and many co-op improvements. On top of that, in June, it will introduce the first game Chapter entitled “In the Footsteps of a Nightrunner,” filled with content and events,…

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Dying Light 2 has sold over 5 million copies

The figure was achieved within the first month of release. Techland has announced a sales milestone for Dying Light 2. According to the developer, the game sold through 5 million copies during its first month of availability across all platforms. The game was released on February 4, so total sales will be higher. The studio also announced the first game in the franchise, Dying Light, has now surpassed 20 million in sales. The action-RPG survival horror from Techland is set 20 years after the first game and stars a new protagonist named Aiden. The City, where everything takes place, is…

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Dying Light 2’s latest patch is now available for consoles

After releasing for PC earlier this week, the latest Dying Light 2 patch has hit PlayStation and Xbox consoles. As promised, Techland has released the latest patch for consoles, and like the PC version, it eliminates deathloops, fixes blocks in multiple quests, and solved some problems with safe zones. It also features fixes for co-op, nightrunner tools, makes combat improvements, adds new ragdoll behavior, and more. The update also fixes issues with the Brutality Pack, makes technical improvements, balance tweaks, it improves the outro and final boss fight, and it touches up the UI/UX. For Xbox specifically, the patch improves…

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Dying Light 1 now on Epic with store and OS crossplay

Dying Light 2 released earlier this month, but that doesn’t mean the first game of zombie-parkour-survival no longer has value. Developers Techland don’t seem to be abandoning it, either: Dying Light Enhanced Edition is now available via the Epic Games Store, with a sizeable launch discount, and it now has crossplay so owners across Steam, Epic and GOG, whether on Windows, MacOS or Linux, can play co-op together. Read more

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Dying Light 2 update improves DLSS, stops replicating corpses

Dying Light 2 is quite the hardware fiend, hence why enabling DLSS – provided your GPU supports it – is so useful for keeping frame rates up. Sadly, in both the review build I tested and at launch, even the highest quality DLSS setting looked uncharacteristically lower-res. It was still worth using, especially if you fancied clambering over Villedor’s rooftops at 4K or with ray tracing effects, but there was a nagging sense that DLSS can do better. And now it can, for Dying Light 2’s 1.04 update is live, and sharpens Nvidia’s upscaling tech to close that gap between…

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Dying Light 2 updates for PS5, PS4, Xbox and PC set to arrive soon

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Dying Light 2 has finally launched, but players have noticed a couple of performance issues and glitches in the game. Techland says they’ll be addressed soon. Dying Light 2 has enjoyed a pretty good launch so far. Yes, there have been some performance issues and technical glitches in the game, but – so far – thanks to a Day One patch that accompanied the game’s release at the start of the month, we’ve already seen over 1,000 or so fixes…

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Dying Light 2 team says fixing disconnects in co-op is one of its main priorities

Players are reporting other issues too. Techland is aware of disconnection issues plaguing Dying Light 2 co-op, and a fix for it is on “the top of the list.” According to the studio, it is also working on problems with redeeming awards, codes, and other in-game content, including Twitch Drops from TechlandGG. There seems to be other issues with the game though, and we expect Techland will also address those in time. Looking through the Dying Light subreddit, players are noting problems with audio bugs on PC, and there are some bugs causing issues with progressing through the story. Other…

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Dying Light 2 PC performance and the best settings to use

Dying Light 2 is out and hoo boy, is it a tough nut to crack. Not in the hours to completion sense, or even difficulty in general – Matthew’s review found a rather unthreatening strain of undead – but in how tricky it is to get running smoothly on PC. That goes double if you want to dolly up this post-apocalypse with some shiny ray tracing features, so even if you’ve got a rig that can breeze through most games, I’d recommend reading on for a guide to Dying Light 2’s best settings. Read more

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Techland will support Dying Light 2 for at least 5 years post release

Techland plans to support Dying Light 2 for a long time after its initial drop on February 4. According to the developer, the plan is to expand the world for at least five years post launch with new stories, locations, in-game events and more. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who played the first Dying Light. Released in 2015, Techland continued to support the game for several years post-release with downloadable content packs, content drops, and free updates. The developers also teamed up with the studios behind Left 4 Dead 2, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, and Rocket League to…