Dying Light 2: How Long Does It Take to Beat?

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Dying Light 2. Parkour Official Screenshot. Player following NPC, jumping out of a window onto a lower rooftop

Dying Light 2 is an action role-playing game from Techland. You are thrust into one of the last remaining human settlements in a world where the virus rules. The infected monsters are closing in and the fate of The City looks doomed. The game has a large open-world map to explore, multiple missions to complete, and focuses heavily on player choice. With so much on offer, how long does it take to beat?

Read More: Dying Light 2: Choices and Consequences Explained

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How Long Does It Take to Beat?

How long it will take to beat the game will depend on how you choose to play it. The quickest way to complete the game is to focus on doing only the Main Story missions. The slowest way to complete it is to focus on doing everything on offer, and we mean everything.

Main Story

If you choose to completely focus all of your efforts on completing the main story missions and only those missions, you can complete them in roughly 20 hours. This is without exploring the rest of the world outside the missions.

Doing All Side Quests, Learning About the City, and Meeting People

Choosing to do all of the side quests and taking your time to learn about The City will significantly extend your gameplay. If you choose to do all of this and interact with other NPCs in the game, it can take around 80 hours (or more) to complete.

Completing Everything

Buckle up, if you want to complete absolutely everything in Dying Light 2 it can take around 500 hours! It will take you that astonishing amount of time to complete if you choose to 100% the game. That means exploring every inch of The City, talking to everyone, doing all of the missions, and finding every collectible.

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Dying Light 2 Steam Store Screengrab. The player is stood at an open window high up in a building, looking out to their right at another building that is on fire.

While you are working your way through Dying Light 2, you should take a look at our breakdown of the Combat and Parkour Skill Trees. You will need to use all of the skills at your disposal to survive life in The City. Also, take a look at all of the monsters that have been confirmed so far.