Dying Light 2 Stay Human – Everything you need to know!

Dying Light 2 is the sequel to the 2015 game Dying Light and was first announced at E3 2018. The game saw several delays post 2019, especially during the COVID 19 outbreak, but now we finally have a release date, and fans could not be more excited. Keep on reading to find out everything we know about the game!

Game cover of Dying Light 2
Official game cover of Dying Light 2 Stay Human

Gameplay and Mechanics

Dying Light 2 is role-playing, survival-action game that takes place 20 years after the events of Dying Light. It follows protagonist Aiden Caldwell through a massive open-world much similar to its prequel. Aiden has parkour skills and is equipped with melee weapons with which most of the combat takes place. Players can craft items using scraps and other resources that will be useful during a melee. The first-person perspective will be the only point of view for gamers in the open world.

Parkour in Dying Light 2
Parkour will be an integral part of the game for players to navigate through the world with

A new range of zombies is present in the game. Just like in the first game, they will be more aggressive during the night and slightly weaker during the day. This dynamic is also popular in other survival games like Days Gone. Apart from these, the makers have also introduced some new elements that add depth to the game. Players can now join hands with factions and greatly alter their chances of survival. Making the right decisions will open up more areas in the game’s world. It will also affect how NPCs view Aiden as a character. This allows users to complete several walkthroughs at the same time and make faster progress. The game will have real-life issues and several political doctrines present. These serve the purpose of adding an extra layer of seriousness to the game overall. Each playthrough will involve the narrative to a large extent.

New Features

Themes of betrayal and infidelity, inspired by the Dark Ages, set the tone of the game. There is also increased emphasis on how Aiden interacts with NPCs and vice-versa. The zombies function as a plot device that tests how Aiden and NPCs make decisions under tense circumstances. Unlike the prequel, Dying Light 2 gives increased importance to the narrative. Each decision that the player makes will have its own distinct consequences.

Near extinction humans in Dying Light 2
Dying Light 2 is set in a world where zombies are on the rampage and humans are nearing extinction

The open-world exists in a way to invoke feelings of isolation and loss. The makers have also made it a priority to depict that humanity is edging closer to oblivion as time goes by. Humans reside in fragile and makeshift houses built on ruins, whereas zombies occupy more permanent edifices.

Here is the official gameplay trailer for Dying Light 2 Stay Human:

Additionally, the human foes in the game will be more dangerous and powerful compared to the first game. They will be almost equally hostile as the zombies. The latter has adopted a new life cycle in the game. Newly bitten ones are called Viral. They will be fast and powerful and are still partially human. These Virals would gradually evolve and become the Biters, which are the conventional zombies. Furthermore, exposure to UV rays for long periods will turn the Biters into Degenerates. These Degenerates are decaying zombies with skin slowly degrading from their bodies.

System Requirements for Dying Light 2 Stay Human

Based on recent reports and additional data, we have a probable set of minimum and recommended requirements that you may want to consider before purchasing the game.

Here are the Dying Light 2 Stay Human system requirements (minimum):

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD FX-6350 or better
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • VIDEO CARD: 2GB, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 or AMD Radeon R9 280 or better
  • HDD: 65 GB
  • DirectX 12 Compatible Graphics Card

 Recommended requirements:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or better
  • RAM: 12 GB
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • VIDEO CARD: 4GB, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480 or better
  • HDD: 65 GB
  • DirectX 12 Compatible Graphics Card

When does Dying Light 2 release?

Release date of Dying Light 2
After several delays, Dying Light 2 is gearing up for release in

Techland is the developer and will also be publishing the game through their studios. The first announcement about the game was made at E3 2018 during an Xbox conference. Furthermore, a digital event held in May of this year revealed that the makers were pushing for a Christmas release. Square Enix also confirmed that they were handling the marketing and distribution departments. Due to a few delays, the release date was pushed further back. Dying Light 2 will be released on February 4th, 2022, for all major gaming platforms. Fans will be able to get their hands on the game on this date.

Jayanth Andrew

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