Cities: Skylines 2 Developers Reveal Infamous "Death Waves" Are Gone in New Video About Services

Published: July 20, 2023 2:12 PM /


Cities: Skylines 2

One of the most annoying aspects of Cities: Skylines is the infamous "death waves" and Cities: Skylines 2 gets rid of that according to a new developer diary video. 

The original game was plagued by a problem that caused citizens who moved it at the same time to have children of the same age who tended to die all at the same time, causing massive strain on the deathcare system and the traffic system, on top of plenty of additional problems. This could be avoided with mods on PC or by zoning residential districts very gradually, which was certainly annoying.

Luckily, this issue is gone in the upcoming game, which is certainly a relief. This shouldn't surprise, as Colossal Order had several years to consider player feedback and even watched how modders fixed their game, which certainly could be a bit rough around the edges in its vanilla form. 

The video, which follows another trailer from earlier this week, showcases the tools you have to handle city services. In particular, you can now expand service buildings instead of having to create new copies all over the place.

The new polygonal tool to draw district limits also looks awesome, and you can take a look below. 

Cities: Skylines 2 releases on October 24, 2023, for PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PS5. It'll also come to Xbox Game Pass on day one. 

If you'd like to see more, you can enjoy the original reveal from March and a brand new trailer shared at the Xbox Games Showcase, where the release date was also announced, a video on roads and trafficanother deep dive on the same topic like today's video, one on cargo transportation and its own deep dive, and one on zoning and its own developer commentary


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Game Page Cities: Skylines
Colossal Order
Release Date
March 10, 2015 (Calendar)