Dying Light 2 Stay Human finally has a release date, and it’s coming in 2021. The game has been on hiatus ever since it was announced. However, the developers, Techland, have assured everyone that that’s just because it was announced way too early in development. In this guide, we’re going to tell you the Dying Light 2 Stay Human release date, and cover everything else you might need to know about the game prior to its release.
What is the Dying Light 2 Stay Human Release Date?
Dying Light 2 Stay Human launches on December 7, 2021. The game received a number of Q&A sessions earlier in the year, but this announcement came on May 27. It was part of the first new gameplay anyone had seen for a couple of years, and even that was pocketed with older gameplay. The game will likely launch from 00:01 on the day, but there’s every chance that you’ll be able to pre-load it a few days before.
What is Dying Light 2 Stay Human?
Dying Light 2 Stay Human is the sequel to the phenomenal Dying Light. In that first game, players took on the role of a protagonist with parkour skills. They were able to run around the city and get to areas that most people normally wouldn’t. The gameplay also included combat and crafting, both of which you would get better at the more you did them. This led to a progression tree that could be expanded based on the way you play. The story in that game was good, and it culminated in the DCL, The Following, which many players regard as the superior release.
Dying Light 2 Stay Human is more of the same. The game is set in an unnamed city that has become the last bastion of humanity. The dreadful infection from the first game is very much overrunning the planet, and most people are now zombies. Players must find a home in this city and then work their way through the story to uncover a secret from their past. Along the way, they’ll solve problems for the city, siding with certain factions, impacting how the city evolves over the game.
Parkour is a key component to Dying Light 2 Stay Human. It’s how you move around the world, and how you get away from enemies. It also plays into the acrobatic elements of combat. How you run around defines how good you are and traversing the world. Over the course of your playthrough, you’ll unlock abilities and gadgets that help you improve. This can see you earn a glider to float from building to building or unlock more complex moves. You’ll also improve your speed, which is vital to surviving the night.
Combat in Dying Light 2 Stay Human is purely melee focused. While there are some weapons, they’re all homemade and are incredibly rare. In the first game, some pockets of humanity still existed to help build guns, but now there is nothing. Instead, you’ll be using whatever items you can find to beat enemies to death with. This can be a pipe or a wrench, or an electrified axe. You’ll learn new, more powerful moves over the course of the game as you develop your combat skill.
You will get better with weapons rather than learning how to make new ones through this tract. You may even unlock devices that can help you avoid combat, such as a UV light to keep the dead at bay. However, combat is probably going to be a last resort, because the dead are many in this game.
The final core part of Dying Light 2 Stay Human is crafting. You need to craft everything in this game to survive. From improvements to weapons, repairs, medical supplies, and even clean water at times. If you aren’t crafting, then you’re going to be at a disadvantage. You’ll get better at it as you do more of course. You’ll unlock new recipes to use in the world, but you’ll probably find these out and about as well. Crafting is an integral part of the game, so much so that if you don’t do it, you may not get through it at all.
In Dying Light 2 Stay Human, the city is as much of a character as your protagonist is. It’ll shift and change over time. There are two factions that influence this, the Peacekeepers, and the Survivors. Over the course of the story, you’ll be forced to side with one or the other. There is no middle ground or holding back. You’re going to have to choose one or the other.
Siding with the Peacekeepers sees the city becomes filled with new weapons and traps. You can use these to fight the infected, but there’s a cost. These guys are a militaristic faction, and they’ll impose their own law on everyone in the city. The more you support them, the tighter their grip becomes. Eventually, people won’t be able to do anything without the Peacekeepers saying it’s okay.
The Survivors pride themselves on being able to live anywhere. They can create more food for the city on almost any surface, and you’ll see the city change accordingly. While you won’t have as many traps to use, you will have some additional traversal options. The Survivors will set up ziplines and trampolines for everyone to use to move throughout the city without going down to the ground.
Throughout the game, there are several choices to make. Each one has an impact on the city in one way or another. It’s not just the faction you side with though, it’s the enemies that appear as well. You can create an entire type of enemy just by making one decision. For example, if you clear a large body of water, then infected with spikes coming out of their skin start to appear. For every decision you make, there is a result, and sometimes that result can end with you having to fight harder to stay alive. Make the right choice, and you could still end up in the wrong situations.