If you thought you were done with zombie parkour, you might want to think again. A new Dying Light 2 has added the game's first free Chapter, bringing new enemies, new daily and weekly challenges to take on, and plenty more. Looks like you'll be revisiting the city of Villedor soon.
What's in this latest Dying Light 2 update?
Techland first confirmed this latest Dying Light 2 update back in May, when the studio also announced that the game's first paid DLC would be delayed. Now that the update has launched, we know exactly what it contains. First up, you'll get to meet Harper, who was a Nightrunner and who will task you with taking down the game's three new enemy types. These are the Volatile Hive, the Mutated Infected, and the Volatile Tyrant, all of which you'll get to face off against in this new update.
As you complete tasks for Harper, you'll raise your Rank with him, a new system that "strengthens the bond" between you and him, according to Techland. There are also new daily and weekly challenges to take on, with each challenge rewarding reputation points. As you gain more points, you'll unlock new weapons, gear, and consumables. If you're looking for new ways to test your mettle, then you might find them in the new Chapter Mission, which Techland says will "test your stealth, parkour, and combat skills to the limit". There's also the Photo Mode, of course, with which you can take beautiful snaps of Villedor. With true user-created content potentially still a ways off in Dying Light 2, this new content injection should be a great excuse to head back into Villedor for some good old-fashioned zombie stomping. It's well worth reading the full Steam announcement, too, as it contains lots of bug fixes and other tweaks that are also coming as part of this patch.
What is Dying Light 2?
Dying Light 2 is an open-world parkour sandbox and a follow-up to 2015's zombie-slaying game Dying Light. It focuses on the new protagonist Aiden, who is a Pilgrim that makes regular journeys between human settlements. Aiden sets off for Villedor, the city in which the game takes place, in order to search for Mia, his lost sister. Along the way, he gets tangled up with various factions vying for power in Villedor and must navigate a careful tightrope between those factions, the city's infected population, and his own infection, which is growing more serious by the minute (or is it?).
Since it launched back in February, Dying Light 2 has performed admirably in terms of sales and has added lots of new content, including a New Game Plus mode and plenty of gameplay tweaks and bug fixes. Techland says it has a plan to support Dying Light 2 for five years, during which time more DLC, free updates, and bug fixes will be released. You can check out Dying Light 2 right now on PC and consoles if you want to see what all the fuss is about.