Dying Light 2: All the latest details – release date, gameplay, trailer, multiplayer co-op, interactive environment, beta & more

Techland's highly-anticipated zombie video game will feature on PS5 and Xbox Project Scarlett.


Dying Light 2‘s trailer stole the show at the E3 2019 showcase, featuring several minutes of gameplay footage, the infected and the interactive environment where the game will be set.

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This piece is devoted to everything Dying Light 2 and is updated with new information as we receive it.

NOW WATCH BELOW: Dying Light 2’s gameplay trailer!

Release date

Despite originally being considered for a 2019 launch, the Dying Light 2 release date has been pushed back to a more elusive “Spring 2020” window. 

The gameplay trailer features plenty of combat

This means that the sequel could drop at any point between March and June – but we are hoping that it will be sooner rather than later, as we don’t know how much longer we can wait!

The delayed-release date was announced with a gameplay teaser trailer, which gave us our first proper look at ‘The City’ and our infected protagonist, Aiden Caldwell.

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Techland has also confirmed that Dying Light 2 will be launching on PS5 and Xbox Project Scarlett when they are released, so prepare your eyes for flawless graphics and gore that has no end.

Time and location

Techland describes the time period the game is set in as the “new dark ages”, where society has been dragged back into a Hobbesian state of nature by the zombie apocalypse.

The sequel is set in the city of Harran, the same city that featured in the original game

The only difference is that 15 long years have passed, and now the humans pose as much of a threat to each other as the zombies do.

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It is still unclear who you will be playing as, but the voice has changed noticeably from that of Kyle Crane in the prequel – we hope that the new protagonist Aiden Caldwell is slightly more charismatic and engaging.

Gameplay teaser trailer

In the absence of a release date, Techland were more than happy to release several minutes of direct gameplay footage at E3 2019, implying that the game is in the final stages of production. 

Screenshot taken from the gameplay trailer

Naturally, the updated visuals are gorgeous, and the demo also gives you a good idea of the game’s updated parkour and combat mechanics. The video shows off rich colours and exquisite skyline, so it’s worth the watch.

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Julian Sims

I started at RealSport covering football and basketball content, though my passion for esports has compelled me to expand my knowledge and explore the diversity of the gaming community.

I currently lead the site's new category RealFeatures - a collection of pieces focusing on special events, noteworthy games and important figures within the world of esports.

 

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