Dying Light 2 is an action role-playing game from Techland and is the sequel to Dying Light. Set 20 years after the first game, the virus has taken over and The City is one of the last human settlements. The infected monsters are closing in and the settlement is experiencing serious internal conflict. It's down to you to decide the fate of The City, but will you make it better or worse? From the release date to co-op mode, here's everything we know so far about the game.
January 21, 2022 -
Techland has confirmed free next-gen upgrades for those buying Dying Light 2 on PS4 and Xbox One. The former can nab the PS5 version upgrade for free, while Smart Delivery will provide an Xbox Series X/S version for the latter.
Dying Light 2 - Post-Launch Roadmap
Techland's announced they're planning to support Dying Light 2 through DLC for five years, across a mixture of free and paid content coming out. The first batch of Dying Light 2 DLC was revealed via a Post-Launch Roadmap, which can be seen below.
After being pushed back, the game is due to release on February 4th, 2022. On release, the game will be available on the following platforms:
- Xbox One
- Xbox Series X/S
- Nintendo Switch (cloud streaming only)
As detailed in this Dying 2 Know episode, the map is split into several zones within 2 regions. Essentially, this is quite a big map for you to explore and it's not just at one level either. With Parkour being a huge part of the original game and this one, the map will be able to be explored at multiple levels.
Choices and Consequences
Dying Light 2 will have a heavy emphasis on player choice throughout the game. Each decision you make can have major or minor consequences that can alter the world around you. They can even alter which ending you get to the story and how your version of The City evolves. You can find out more about them in our Choices and Consequences explained guide.
So far, there have been quite a few monsters confirmed to be in the game. These monsters were once humans that had been infected by the virus. They lurk in the dark shadows during the day and come out at night as UV light can kill them. Some of the monsters are at the start of their evolution from human to beast and a few have avoided sunlight enough to become deadly foes. If you're not already afraid of the dark, this game may change that.
Luckily, you will not have to fight the infected on your own (unless you choose to). There will be a co-op mode that supports up to 4 players with one acting as the host. Also, if the host of the game has made different choices to you, you will be able to experience a different version of The City.
You will need some serious skills to survive against hordes of angry infected monsters and survivors that are battling each other. This is where the two skill trees for the game become important. So far, it seems that there will be a combat skill tree and parkour skill tree. Each tree has 24 individual skills that you can unlock and equip to your character (Aiden) to aid your journey through the game.
You can watch the most recent trailer for the game below. In this one, you will be able to see the two skill trees in more detail and get a glimpse of a few skills on each of them.
We will update this guide as we learn more.
Dying Light 2 will be available on a variety of consoles. We have a guide that answers a popular question for Xbox owners, is it coming to Game Pass? You can find out more about the Switch version of the game in our guide that answers another important question, is it coming to Switch? You should take a look as playing this version is slightly different.
Updated January 22nd, 2022 by David Gealogo. Written by Marie Pritchard and contributions from Lloyd Coombes.