Dying Light 2 has already broken the first Dying Light's all-time concurrent Steam user record, despite only being on sale for a handful of hours. It's a pretty decisive victory, too, with the second game coming in at almost four times the concurrent users of the first.
What are the Dying Light 2 player numbers looking like?
Despite hiccups like numerous delays and a controversial DRM implementation, it looks like Dying Light 2 has found an audience and then some. Concurrent player numbers for the game reached 164,000 within the first few hours of its availability on Steam. As you can imagine, this compares pretty favorably to Dying Light, which only managed to reach 46,000 in its entire lifetime on Steam. Techland will no doubt be pretty happy with these numbers.
Since Dying Light 2 only launched today and we're yet to see the weekend, many players will almost certainly dip into the game on Saturday or Sunday. As such, you can perhaps expect the player numbers to jump even further over the next couple of days, which would likely make up for the many delays to the game in Techland's eyes. We'll have to wait and see whether that happens or not, but Dying Light 2 is looking anything but dead right now.
What's next for Dying Light 2?
Just a week or so before launch, Techland promised that it would keep Dying Light 2 content coming for a minimum of five years. The roadmap Techland shared includes new free faction-inspired DLC, as well as live events, new sets of challenges, and paid story DLC, and that's all just within the first few months of launch. Over the next few years, you'll also get new weapons, new enemies, new stories, and plenty more. If you love Dying Light 2, it looks like you'll be catered to for a very long time indeed.
It's not all sunshine and rainbows in the world of Dying Light 2, however. Techland has said it's aware of issues with redeeming codes and other in-game stuff, particularly Twitch drops pertaining to TechlandGG. In addition, the studio says it knows players are having problems with randomly disconnecting during multiplayer co-op sessions and is "on it". Our Dying Light 2 multiplayer guide won't help you fix the random disconnects, but it will help you get started in the game if you're planning to play with your buddies.
You can grab Dying Light 2 right now on PC and consoles. A version of the game is also coming for Nintendo Switch, although it's been delayed until later in 2022, presumably in order to ensure quality. Techland does say it'll come within six months of the release date for other platforms, though. In the meantime, if you're just starting out in Dying Light 2, be sure to check out our beginner's guide, where you'll find some handy tips and tricks to help you survive the brutal city of Villedor.
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