Is Dead Island 2 open world?

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Credit: Dambuster Studios

Screenshot showing Dead Island 2 sunset
Credit: Dambuster Studios
April 21, 2023: Wondering if Dead Island 2 contains an open world? Check out our guide containing everything you need to know.

Wondering whether Dead Island 2 is open world or not? The much-anticipated zombie game is almost here after a decade of anticipation, and players are desperate for a sandbox world to slay the undead.

In this article, we will tell you more about Dead Island 2, and whether the Los Angeles setting is made as an open world or not. Given the first game had a successful open world, player expectations are high!

Before we reveal more, don't forget to check out our guides showcasing the Dead Island 2 zombie types and the full list of challenges you can complete during your time in Hell-A.

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Does Dead Island 2 have an open world?

Unlike the first game in the series, Dead Island 2 won’t feature open-world mechanics. Yes, you read it right - the game won't really have an open game world. Instead, you can roam around Los Angeles, which is divided into several parts that you can unlock by working through the game.

So the game itself will be linear. When you complete certain tasks in one area, you will get access to another. It's also worth noting that transitioning to a new area will trigger a short loading screen. Although it's inconvenient, they only last a few seconds.

Even though the game will not be an open-world experience, this is not a reason to be disappointed. The game still boasts several areas filled with places to explore and secrets to uncover, so it should be just as rewarding as a regular open world.

Will Dead Island get open-world DLC?

At the time of writing, it's unclear if Dead Island 2 will ever receive an open-world map which might be disappointing for some that want to explore all that Hell-A has to offer without moving from one loading screen to another.

However, there's always a chance Dambuster Studios has something up its sleeve for a future update or some additional content.

There you have it, that's all there is to know about Dead Island 2 being an open-world game. For more zombie-slaying intel, check out our guides showcasing all of the zombie types and whether the game is cross-platform.

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