14 Sep 2021 1:55 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.

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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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Dying Light 2: Stay Human Delayed Until Next Year - September 14

Techland has announced that Dying Light 2 has been delayed. Pushing it's release back into February 4th 2022, they issued this statement:

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Dying Light 2 Gamescom Trailer - August 24

Techland showed off a new trailer during Gamescom 2021 that's all about the parkour. Dying Light 2's parkour weaves itself through every aspect of the game, from the obvious - traveling around the city's dizzying heights, for example - to the more integral, such as running up the side of a bus to perform a powerful attack on a crowd of enemies.

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Gamescom Show Teased - August 19

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A Gamescom edition of Techland's "Dying 2 Know" live stream series is coming, and it'll focus on the game's parkour, combat, and faction.

“Parkour is a key element of Dying Light 2 Stay Human and the episode goes into detail on how to creatively use parkour to enhance the gameplay style and the development of an advanced and realistic movement system,” Techland explained, “as well as how to mix complex parkour moves into combat.”

New Gameplay Trailer Released - July 2

Check out all manner of things that go bump in the night in Dying Light 2's latest monster-focused gameplay trailer:

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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BOO! (Source: Techland)

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Release Date

Dying Light 2's currently scheduled to launch on February 4th, 2022. Previously scheduled for December 7th, 2021, it's been delayed multiple times.

Previously, Ola Sondej, Techland's senior PR Manager, stated that "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 this, an anonymous source claiming that the game is a mess, but 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:

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Platforms

Techland has confirmed Dying Light 2 Stay Human's coming to PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

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

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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.

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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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