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Dying Light 2 Stay Human

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Techland
Release Date: Feb. 4, 2022

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'Dying Light 2 Stay Human' Celebrates 20 Years of The Walking Dead With Bundle & Week-long Event - Trailer

by Rainier on July 26, 2023 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT

Dying Light 2 is a novel vision of the post-apocalyptic experience will bring everything players would expect from a new, radically improved installment in the series.

Dying Light 2 Stay Human brings to life a unique post-apocalyptic vision of  Modern Dark Ages - a brutal, bleak, and unforgiving reality where you are as likely to perish at the hand of a human as you are by the Infected.

In Dying Light 2 Stay Human players are visiting the City—mankind's last stronghold in the fight against the virus.

Developed parkour mechanics enable players to explore the vast open world and use tactical combat. The lost civilization and setting of the modern dark ages requires creative approaches to finding items and crafting gear. Gameplay shifts during a day and night cycle, so players can dare to plunder abandoned lairs of infected at night and discover the dark secrets of those in power by day. Players must choose which side they want to take and write their own story.

Make ambiguous decisions and witness how they impact the world on multiple levels, transform the shape of The City, and ultimately decide its fate.

Techland is throwing a huge birthday party within Dying Light 2 Stay Human in honor of the iconic franchise: Skybound Entertainment’s The Walking Dead comic books are turning 20 this year and players will be able to join the celebration in-game.

The Walking Dead Event is a week-long series made up of a variety of challenges, yielding different rewards from Wednesday, July 26, 7 am PT / 10 am ET, until Wednesday, August 2, 7 am PT / 10 am ET.

Each day will present a new Personal Goal, such as killing enemies using ranged weapons or dismembering the infected, rewarded by a unique Comic Cover – think Dying Light 2 Stay Human meets The Walking Dead aesthetic – that can be gathered by players in-game. Each collectible, featuring stylized art from famed Polish artists Marek Oleksicki and Łukasz Owdziej, is made available only on a specific day, as it is assigned to a corresponding Personal Goal. Players who manage to get all 7 Comic Covers can try to reach the Collection Goal. Those who complete it will claim The Walking Dead memento weapon charm as a prize.

A very special treat awaits particularly dedicated fans: Lucille – Negan’s infamous barbed wire bat! This weapon can only be won by the most ruthless players. To get the item with a blueprint, you need to complete the Weekly Goal by killing 850 enemies in total throughout the event. But that’s not all – there is one more prize to be claimed. If Dying Light 2 Stay Human players prove themselves to be truly ferocious and slay 160 million enemies together, the Global Goal will be fulfilled and everyone will get Rick’s Hat as a reward!

For those seeking to complete the look, The Walking Dead Bundle is available for purchase for USD $7.99, offering Rick Grimes’ Outfit as well as The Walking Dead Paraglider for added flavor. But if iconic weapons are what you’re after, this bundle will also meet your needs, and then some. Lucille is, of course, the queen of that bunch – but Michonne’s Katana is no less emblematic of the comic book series. Add to that Negan’s Knife, and you’ve got yourself an arsenal capable of repelling any enemy, alive or undead. All three weapons are available with their blueprints.

Your objectives during the event are:

  • Day 1: Kill 50 Bandits/Renegades with a blunt weapon
    • Reward: The Walking Dead Comic Cover 1
  • Day 2: Kill 120 Infected with environmental damage (spikes, traps, etc.)
    • Reward: The Walking Dead Comic Cover 2
  • Day 3: Kill 120 enemies with fall damage
    • Reward: The Walking Dead Comic Cover 3
  • Day 4: Kill 150 enemies using ranged weapons
    • Reward: The Walking Dead Comic Cover 4
  • Day 5: Dismember 150 Infected using slashing weapons
    • Reward: The Walking Dead Comic Cover 5
  • Day 6: Kill 120 Infected using explosives
    • Reward: The Walking Dead Comic Cover 6
  • Day 7: Kill 80 Special Infected by any means necessary
    • Reward: The Walking Dead Comic Cover 7
  • Complete all daily personal goals
    • Reward: The Walking Dead Memento (weapon charm)
  • Global Goal: Kill 160 000 000 enemies
    • Reward: Sheriff's Hat
  • Weekly Personal Goal: Kill 850 enemies
    • Reward: Lucille + Blueprint

*Personal reward will appear in your in-game stash once the goal is reached. After completing the global goal, head to the Pilgrim Outpost and sign in to your account to claim the reward.

Dying Light 2 Stay Human is powered by the C-Engine, a new generation of Techland’s in-house technology dedicated to open-world action-adventure and action-RPG games.

BAFTA-nominated French composer Olivier Derivière (A Plague Tale: Innocence, Streets of Rage 4, Remember Me) scores his most ambitious soundtrack yet in Dying Light 2 Stay Human. Renowned for his distinctive and dynamic soundtracks recognized by Billboard, Classic FM, MTV and The New York Times, Derivière commissioned A-list avant-garde musicians and custom-built instrumentation to bring a unique, emotional soundscape to the game’s deep story and visceral world infected by a viral outbreak.

As composer and music designer for Dying Light 2, Derivière sought to portray the game’s realistic themes of devastation, loss and isolation from a viral outbreak, human civilization’s fight for survival, and hope through unity, by way of a dual textured compositional approach. In his pursuit of unorthodox sounds, Derivière commissioned the London Contemporary Orchestra, one of the world’s leading innovative and respected avant-garde music ensembles, and recorded at Abbey Road Studios with three-time GRAMMY® award-winning score engineer John Kurlander. During their collaborative process, Derivière captured the experimental articulations of the orchestra to enhance the emotional narrative, while his rhythmic electronic synth soundtrack is steered by the strings of a bespoke electric psaltery instrument blended into the score and manipulated to evoke the gritty, lonely landscape and cold, corrupted state of the world’s seemingly hopeless future.

Dying Light 2 Stay Human is available for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and PC, followed by Nintendo Switch (Cloud) later in 2023.

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