Dying Light 2 finally sees daylight after much delay
On August 23, at gamescom Opening Night Live, a world premiere trailer for the first Dying Light 2 story DLC, Bloody Ties, will be unveiled.
Techland, the company behind Dying Light 2, has hinted at planned DLC for the game, but not all fans are thrilled about it. Developer has been promising a significant story-based DLC for Dying Light 2 Stay Human this year since before the game’s release. It was initially scheduled to release in June but was ultimately postponed until September.
The first DLC for the sequel, officially titled Dying Light 2 Stay Human: Bloody Ties, was teased in a brief and cryptic trailer before it was published earlier this year. Even before the entire trailer was released, the video received mixed reviews, as can be seen from the comments on this post on the Dying Light subreddit (opens in new tab).
Dying Light 2 Stay Human Teaser
Even while the Bloody Ties teaser is only a few seconds long, it does appear to be a battle in the form of a colosseum. This seems to fit with recent data mining, which turned up gladiator-themed content and a new opera house location where the fights probably take place. According to the DLC, there will be two distinct conclusions depending on your decisions. Tymon Smekta, Dying Light 2’s main designer, promised something “surprising” that will occur outside of the typical Villedor city borders in an interview with Wccftech earlier this year.
The primary issue right now is that this teaser gives the DLC the appearance of being an arena game mode, which many fans don’t necessarily want from the zombie survival game. “appears to be an arena. I despise arenas, “The top remark on the Reddit article says (opens in new tab). “I don’t want a game mode, something that occurs at a different time, or anything similar. The only way to make me happy is if the current world is maintained “Someone else responded. (new tab opens)
To be fair to Techland, this is currently only a teaser for the DLC. There is therefore always a potential that it will be more than we anticipate at this time.
Bloody Ties was postponed from its initial August release date so that Techland could offer the DLC the “very greatest degree of polish” to live up to players’ expectations.
A datamine that surfaced around a month ago suggested that Dying Light 2 might receive “Gladiator-themed” story DLC. We must admit that we are unsure if this is the exact same DLC as Blood Ties, but given that the new content may take place in an arena and that Gladiators were known to engage in combat there, we believe it may be related.
In the interim, the team introduced a FOV slider for consoles, New Game Plus mode, and several co-op enhancements. It also introduced Photo Mode and the first chapter of the game, In the Footsteps of a Nightrunner.
Events and other material were added to the game in June and until August. The second Chapter, titled A Huntress and a Hag, is about to be released along with patch 1.5, and there will be an upgrade to the Agent and Rank System. Shen Xiu, commonly known as The Huntress, a new agent with “a very unique assignment for you,” will be featured in the upcoming Chapter. She is a highly adept tracker and archery master.
“As far as I know, the first one takes place immediately after Aiden arrives in The City and is parallel to the main plot. We didn’t want to have gamers finish the game before they could enjoy it because it’s the first one to be released. I looked over some of the internet rumors shared by our community, but none of them seemed to be accurate. I thus hope that this DLC will positively surprise folks. […] Its plot revolves around a location that is not inside the Villedor city borders. Of course, there will be decisions to be made.
Available now on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, and PS5, Dying Light 2 Stay Human may be purchased. On August 23, further information on the Bloody Ties DLC will be made public at Gamescom Opening Night Live.