Two months after its initial release, Dying Light 2 is getting a new game plus mode in an upcoming patch.
Techland is adding the feature as part of the 1.3.0 update, which is expected to arrive on April 27th. It will give players the opportunity to take down zombies and leap across the environment in style again, this time with whatever gear and abilities accumulated over the course of their original playthrough. The Nightrunners’ tools like the grappling hook and paraglider will need to be picked up again, which producer Julia Szynkaruk says is so as not to “interrupt the flow of the game”.
The new game plus should be a good opportunity to mix up the story decisions you made the first time around, taking new insights into the story and seeing different results depending on the actions you take. Enemies will scale to your level, ensuring there’s still some decent challenge throughout. The patch is also set to eliminate some annoying co-op-related bugs, including ones that were causing players to get stuck in an infinite death loop.
New parkour challenges are also being added, along with a platinum medal reward for those who ran the wall and ran for gold every time. 30 new inhibitors will be coming to further maximize health and stamina, along with new special encounters and a new additional quest.
Chris Livingston gave the game an 84% drop kick on his Dying Light 2 review, calling it “a disappointing story, but a huge and thrilling sandbox of parkour and kinetic combat”. the game has changed 5 million copies in your first month too. Who knew zombies and parkour would still be in vogue after all these years?