Dying Light 2 keeps on chugging, and if you've been waiting to create some custom maps you now can, as Techland has partnered with mod.io in order to give you that chance. Basically, the beta versions of the developer tools are now available on PC via Steam and Epic Games Store, with a full release to follow sometime in 2023. Techland also confirmed that it wants to introduce support for mods across all platforms by stating that the release of the PC developer tools is only the beginning, as the "main goal is to create official mod support...on all platforms."
To celebrate, there's a 'Shape your City' contest going on, so if you're industrious enough, you might be able to acquire some cold hard cash by taking one of the $5k shares of a $50k prize pool, which is pretty neat. It's definitely more involved than drawing a Pokemon card, for instance, although the $5k reward is the same.
Scott Reismanis, CEO and co-founder of mod.io, had this to say about the contest:
Over 700 custom maps were created for the first Dying Light game. Working with Techland to bring the next iteration of custom maps for Dying Light 2 Stay Human to PC and console, we aim to unlock a wider audience for UGC than ever before. UGC is too good for players to miss, making official mod support accessible to all is an ambition we’re excited to share with Techland, and their creator community.
The contest closes on January 20th, 2023, so you have just over a month to create a masterpiece that's worth $5k. If you aren't chosen by Techland, there's also a ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 laptop you can win if you have the most subscribers on the mod.io hub. If you don't win that, there's a PowerColor 6800XT GPU along with a Ryzen 7 5800X3D from AMD, which would definitely increase your framerates.
In order to participate, you need to download the map editor from either Epic Games or Steam to receive access to the Techland Developer Tools. Once that's done, you create the map and submit it on mod.io before January 20th, 2023 at 11:59 PM CET. Good luck, Survivor.
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