For fans that remember the release that was Dying Light 2 back in February, it stands to be one of the largest games that shipped this year namely thanks to the sheer scale of content the long-awaited sequel offered at the time. Prior to its release, developer Techland ran into some controversy revealing that the complete runthrough of the game would require roughly 500+ hours of time in the game.
Additionally, the team also expanded on its post-launch plans. Similarly to how the game studio treated 2015’s Dying Light, the titular sequel is set to offer more than five years of support for the game following the original release this winter. One anticipated update for the game is New Game+: for veteran players that played since launch, it is evident that one single playthrough is not enough for you to truly complete the game and fill all of the boxes towards 100 percent.
In a recent update that went live last week, Techland reveals that New Game+ is now active and players can carry their progress over to start anew. You can watch the update trailer in the video below:
“In the NG+, players can keep the progression of their initial adventure, but that’s not all, as many new things came with NG+ to Dying Light 2 Stay Human! In this new game mode, players are able to find 30 new inhibitors hidden in the not-so-obvious places to let people maximize their character’s health and stamina,” the team wrote in the blog post.
Adding, “The difficulty of the enemies is scaled up to Aiden’s level. Those special encounters will be a real challenge for skilled Pilgrims out there, filled with special enemies and the diversity of their forms. New special encounters with more challenging enemies will grant you higher rewards. Completing them gives you a chance to obtain the new Legendary rarity weapon!”
From our review for Dying Light 2, critic Rebecca writes the game features “great movement and deep story focus makes it a sequel worth losing a few nights of sleep over.” You can read the full report by heading here.
Are you excited for the future for Dying Light 2 so far?
Dying Light 2 is out now for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, and Nintendo Switch.