02 Jul 2021 1:04 PM +00:00

Dying Light 2: Everything We Know

Dying Light 2 was announced during Xbox's E3 2018 conference though the game was delayed in January 2020 and details since then have been scarce.

Rumours have suggested that it's not been an easy road for Techland in their pursuit for a more ambitious and exciting sequel to a fan favourite, but we'll do our best to cut through the noise and bring you everything you need to know about Dying Light 2.

If you're looking forward to free-running away from zombies all over again, then here's what we know about Dying Light 2.

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What Is Dying Light 2?

The sequel to the first-person adventure Dying Light (released in 2015), Dying Light 2 puts players in the running shoes of Aiden, a new protagonist that's just as nimble and athletic when it comes to parkour.

Promising an interconnected urban sprawl where every decision matters, Dying Light 2 could be a sleeper hit, just like its predecessor.

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Release Date

Since being delayed in January of 2020, we still don't have a release date for the game. A potential leak has pointed towards December 7. 2021, but we'll wait for formal confirmation first.

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We have seen 2021 circling around, but even that may not be set in stone at this point – although the development team has promised "exciting news soon", as per Game Informer.

According to Ola Sondej, Techland's senior PR Manager, "development of Dying Light 2 is moving forward, the game’s in good shape (and in good hands), so worry not. It is coming.”

Despite an anonymous source claiming that the game is a mess, Krzysztof Sazon, social media lead, says:

“It’s not true. The game is playable from start to finish, a month ago we completed our alpha milestone mentioned in the article, an important one for the project. I’ve been playing it and I’m excited!"

It's also worth remembering that two writers on the project have departed in the last few months. After industry veteran Chris Avellone was removed due to accusations of sexual harassment, Pawel Selinger left Techland after two decades at the studio.

Trailers

The videos for this game are very likely to be age-restricted, so you may have to watch them on YouTube to be able to see what's in them.

Here is the E3 2019 Trailer:

Platforms

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Sondej also confirmed that the game is coming to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

"In case you guys wondered, Techland was not acquired by another publisher. We're still an independent studio, and will deliver Dying Light 2 on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4."

It also wouldn't be a surprise to see the game arrive on the PS5 and Xbox Series X too!

It is a possibility this may be why we have not heard a release date yet as they make a decision on how best to support next-gen.

Read More: Dying Light 2 Cross-Generation: PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4 And Xbox One Cross-Generation Play Details

Co-Op & Multiplayer

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Dying Light 2 will feature a 4 player co-op experience. As the new game is radically different, the multiplayer experience had to be changed.

One player now hosts up to three others in their world. Every action you choose can impact the story, leading to radically different outcomes across four playthroughs.

Pre-Order Bonuses

For now, no information has been revealed surrounding any pre-order bonuses for the new title.

The original game provided the player with a PvP multiplayer mode for pre-ordering. However, it is unlikely that this will be replicated by the sequel.

Hopefully, we'll get some more information surrounding pre-orders very soon.

Dying Light 2 Editions

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Dying Light 2 comes in four editions: standard, deluxe, ultimate, and collector's. Here's what comes in each.

Dying Light 2 Standard Edition - $59.99

  • Dying Light 2 on platform of choice
  • Physical and digital
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Dying Light 2 Deluxe Edition - $79.99

  • Dying Light 2 on platform of choice
  • Story DLC, planned for post-launch release
  • Printable wallpaper
  • Digital comic
  • Digital art book
  • Digital soundtrack
  • Exclusive weapon charms
  • Legendary skins
  • Legendary Paraglider skin
  • Digital and physical
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Dying Light 2 Ultimate Edition - $99.99

  • Dying Light 2 on platform of choice
  • Everything in the deluxe edition
  • Two-hour Night XP boost
  • Crafting items
  • Wallpapers
  • Second DLC story pack
  • Digital and physical
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Dying Light 2 Ultimate Edition - Price TBD

  • Dying Light 2 on platform of choice
  • Everything from the Ultimate edition
  • Steel case
  • Exclusive figurine
  • UV flashlight
  • Physical only
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Gameplay Reveal

Wondering what you're getting into? There's almost half an hour of gameplay footage below.

Dying Light 2 Trailer

The Dying Light 2 May 27 stream gave us a lengthy new trailer highlighting the city, factions, and more.

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More Dying Light 2 Details

On April 26, Dying Light 2 lead director Tymon Smektala hosted an AMA and revealed Dying Light 2's map size (big), a dual-wield weapon and choice systems, and much more.

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