Dying Light 2 DLC Delayed But Photo Mode Comes Next Month

Dying Light 2's first piece of major story DLC has been delayed, but a highly anticipated feature is coming in an update next month

Published: May 12, 2022 10:45 AM /


A scene of brutal combat in Dying Light 2

If you're looking forward to more open-world zombie-killing, you probably don't want to see the upcoming Dying Light 2 DLC delayed, but that's what's happening. Techland has pushed back the release of its first major story DLC to September, but there's a June update coming that could ameliorate the sting a little.

What's the reason for this Dying Light 2 DLC delay?

Recently, Techland launched a New Game Plus update for Dying Light 2, adding that extra game mode and lots more. Although that was a pretty meaty update, the major story DLC originally due to launch in June would have been even bigger (and not free, crucially), adding lots of new narrative content. However, Techland now says it needs more time to develop and polish that DLC, and so the Dying Light 2 story DLC release date is being moved from June to September to accommodate that need.

Chris Williams, the Colonel, in Dying Light 2
You'll have to wait just a little longer for new story content in Dying Light 2.

What's coming in the Dying Light 2 update in June?

It's not all doom and gloom, though. While it's true that the Dying Light 2 story DLC has been delayed, Techland is still planning to release a pretty major update for the game in June. This update will add the game's first Chapter, "In the Footsteps of a Nightrunner", which will bring lots of extra content and updates with it. In addition, if you're an amateur shutterbug, it's your time to rejoice, because the Dying Light 2 photo mode is coming in that June update as well. Time to polish your snapping skills and get those Frank West-style million-dollar zombie shots.

A zombie lunging at the player in Dying Light 2
This would make a great shot for the upcoming Dying Light 2 photo mode.

Of course, there's plenty more going on in the world of Dying Light 2. Recently, Techland revealed that it's thinking of bringing user-created content to the game, although the studio stopped short of announcing complete mod support. The upcoming story DLC may have been delayed, but there's still plenty more to come in the Dying Light 2 roadmap, which was revealed just before launch and which promises more than 5 years of post-launch content. That should tide you over until the inevitable Dying Light 3

You can pick up Dying Light 2 right now on PC and consoles. A Nintendo Switch version is also in the works, although it's been pushed back to sometime later this year, likely due to the console's lower power in comparison with its peers. If you recently picked up Techland's latest foray into zombie-slaying parkour, make sure to take a look at our Dying Light 2 beginner's guide, which should help you get set up in the City. You might also want to check out our multiplayer guide if you're planning to enjoy the sights of the City alongside some friends.

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