Just a few months after the game’s release, Dying Light 2 is already diving into its five year plan for free continued content expansions. Patch 1.4, which launches on June 14, will introduce a number of new features through “In the Footsteps of Nightrunner,” the first Chapter in the game’s new Chapters program.
According to a press release, each Chapter will introduce new characters and factions with “absolutely free content that’s being permanently added to the game and will be available to players at any time.”
“Chapters are a new thing for us: an experiment from our science lab,” lead designer Tymon Smektała tells IGN.
“We have quite a lot — though never enough! — experience in supporting our games in the long run, but this kind of seasonal format is something we never did before in the history of the Dying Light franchise. It has quite a few good things in it, all of it free to all our Players, so we hope it will excite them and inspire them to share their opinions with us.”
Through this Chapter’s additions, players will be able to help Nightrunner Harper ward off the Special Infected and protect the people of Villedor “in exchange for access to some powerful, never-before-seen equipment.”
The patch will also include a variety of features, including:
- New rank system and unlockables
- Daily and Weekly Bounties in exchange for reputation points
- 2 new currencies to purchase new items
- New enemies including the Mutated Infected, the Volatile Tyrant, and the Volatile Hive
- Chapter Mission time trials that will test your stealth, parkour, or combat skills
- The long-awaited photo mode
This isn’t the only new update for Dying Light 2 on the horizon — the game has a now delayed story DLC coming in September.
We gave Dying Light 2 a 7, praising its interesting combination of “serious end-of-days themes with silly characters and minigames” while also docking points for its rushed, buggy mechanics.
Amelia Zollner is a freelance writer at IGN. Find them on Twitter: @ameliazollner.
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