Dying Light 2 Review: Dying Light 2 Stay Human Release Date, Specifications, and all the Details

Dying Light 2 Stay Human Release Date, Price, Gameplay, System Requirements, Specifications, and all the Details

Dying Light 2 Review: Dying Light 2 Stay Human Release Date, Specifications, and all the Details
Dying Light 2 Stay Human

Dying Light 2 Stay Human Full Specifications

Brand Techland
Model Dying Light 2 Stay Human
Price in India ₹3,399
Release date 4th February 2022
Director Adrian Ciszewski
Producer Techland
Writer Jerrold Brown
Composer Olivier Deriviere
Genre RPG
Platform Nintendo Switch,PlayStation 4 (PS4),PlayStation 5 (PS5),Xbox One,Xbox Series S/X,PC: Windows
Game Modes Single-player, Multiplayer
Series Dying Light
Age Rating (PEGI) 18+
Always online No
Enhanced for PS4 Pro/ Xbox One X Yes
Optimised for Xbox Series S/X Yes
Publisher Techland
Developer Techland

What is Dying Light 2's Release Date?

Dying Light 2 will be available on February 4, 2022. Because it was a global launch, some parts of the world saw it in the afternoon or evening of February 3.

Several delays preceded the release. Dying Light 2 was originally scheduled for release in spring 2020 at the Microsoft E3 2019 conference. Techland announced its first delay in January 2020. Techland did not provide a new release date, simply stating that it would be released before the end of the year. This was later changed to reflect the final release date. 

Dying Light 2 DLC

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Smektala confirmed plans for Dying Light 2 post-launch content, stating that plans for years of support have already been made.

This comes as no surprise to Dying Light 1 players, who have been receiving support from Techland since 2015, including The Following expansion pack in 2016. Although plans for Dying Light 2 DLC have yet to be announced, we can be confident that Smektala understands our desire for content updates, as evidenced by his promise to provide it.

And there you have it – everything we currently know about Dying Light 2. If you're wondering how long Dying Light 2 will last, it's said to have over 500 hours of content. Despite the fact that the campaign is said to last 15-20 hours, Smektala previously revealed that you'll only see about half of Dying Light 2 on your first playthrough.

Dying Light 2 Gameplay

Dying Light 2 Review

Dying Light 2 Stay Human, which is now available on PC and consoles, may have a "2" in the title, but it is not a sequel. Don't worry if you're new to the Dying Light series. It's not absolutely necessary to play the first game because there aren't many references to it in the "sequel." Sure, they mention some familiar names — and there are similarities in gameplay, combat, and interactions — but Dying Light 2 Stay Human stands on its own. The story takes place around 20 years after the virus outbreak in Harran (from the first game). Scientists discovered a vaccine for the original virus, but they messed up some chemicals and created an even deadlier virus, which, of course, caused a new outbreak of zombies.

The game begins with you running through an unknown jungle, fleeing from bloodthirsty zombies, jumping bridges, climbing ledges, panting for dear life — the usual routine — before meeting a friendly face, Spike, who assists you in picking up some honey and chamomile while reminiscing about his younger self, the situations he had faced, while also reminding Aiden that he is getting older and slower for a pilgrim.

Oh, I almost forgot to introduce you to the new Dying Light 2 Stay Human protagonist, Aiden Caldwell (voiced by Jonah Scott, Legoshi in Beastars). Aiden is a pilgrim who has been in the business for a few years. Aiden travels from one city to the next like any other tourist. His story, on the other hand, is filled with zombies and a quick guide on how to stomp them.

Aiden is looking for his younger sister Mia, with whom he lost contact after a certain doctor conducted heinous tests on children their age in a closed facility. He makes it to Villedor, a city teeming with the undead and buildings on their last legs. The city is also split into factions that compete for water towers, power substations, and other resources. The Peacekeepers (PK) and the Survivors are about to go to war because the former believes the latter killed their leader, Lucas.

People from outside the wall are distrusted by the locals, and Aiden must earn their trust. He soon finds himself entangled in what appears to be an endless war. Aiden's only goal is to find Mia and exact revenge on the evil doctor, Waltz, who is likely to have information on Mia. As Aiden travels through Villedor's broken city, he is struck by flashbacks to Mia and him in the facility. Aiden makes a lot of enemies while also making a few friends along the way.

Dying Light 2 Review: a Dropkick Here and a Dropkick There

Zombie games are typically known for slashing at the undead with guns, swords, and other such weapons. While Dying Light has all of this, it is not its sole selling point. What exactly is it? Parkour. Aiden can easily swing from one rooftop to another, though the game's stamina system is a bit frustrating — it makes sense from a story standpoint. Locals have built safe houses on rooftops and armed themselves with UV light, vegetation, and weapons in case of emergency.

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The undead prowls the streets, and as in the first Dying Light, it is best to avoid crossing streets and instead jump from one rooftop to another. As the night falls, the zombies become stronger and venture out in search of new blood. Missions completed at night yield good rewards in the form of XP for the brave.

Because of the low stamina and novice climbing skills, the first few hours of Dying Light 2 Stay Human are extremely tedious, shaky, and wobbly. Even climbing a four-foot ladder drains Aiden completely. After some time in the game, you will be able to unlock a slew of new abilities. The skill tree is divided into two sections: parkour and combat.

There are numerous useful skills that can be used during combat or while outrunning a swarm of zombies. Do you enjoy dropping a zombie from a rooftop and watching it fall to its death? So, go ahead and unlock it. Another combat skill allows you to use an enemy as a jumping ledge while vaulting directly into the face of an unaware enemy and kicking him into oblivion.

Completing story and side quests will grant you access to these abilities. Each quest grants you a certain amount of XP, which accumulates to a single point later on. Multiple parkour movements increase parkour points while thrashing enemies and the infected increases combat points.

Dying Light 2 Review: The Mechanism

The original Dying Light had a good storyline, but the combat was a little shaky. Techland appears to have worked on it for several years to improve the look and feel of combat and parkour. Slinging weapons at infected or human enemies no longer feels strange. Combine that with some of the combat skills, and you'll be in District 13 territory.

Human adversaries do not appear to be as intelligent as zombies. In a 1v3 battle, humans prefer to attack individually rather than in groups, making your job easier. This gives it the appearance of a Bollywood action scene.

Zombies, on the other hand, are constantly alert and aware of their surroundings, and they can attack at any time — there's a chance they'll catch you off guard as well. There are approximately ten different types of zombies, all of which are lethal. Starting with Biters, the most common type of undead, and progressing to Bolters, who have rare loot. Spitters spit gooey acid at you, as the name implies. The Volatile is the Alpha zombies, and the only way to "defeat" them is to flee.

Passing through pitch-black tunnels while the infected take a short nap is a terrifying sight that kept me literally on the edge of my seat. When passing by half-asleep zombies, it displays a bar below each zombie indicating whether or not it can detect you. Some zombies also have a level at the top of their heads; if it goes higher and you manage to catch its attention, it's best to panic and flee, or else you'll end up as their dinner.

When it comes to running, Howlers are a type of zombie that differs from Biters. When the Howlers spot you, they summon their zombie friends. This initiates a chase, which you must complete in order to safely flee the horde. Because the streets are always teeming with the infected, it's best to stay on the rooftops.

During the chase, you can also run to one of your safe houses that has UV lights outside. Because UV light burns their skin, the zombies are unable to enter the area. You can build safe houses by completing tasks. You gain access to safe houses by repairing windmills and water towers. These tasks are enjoyable to complete because they contain a puzzle or a boss fight. For example, using your amazing parkour skills to connect wires from one outlet to another, or fighting a brotherly duo who are evil.

Some missions also require you to choose whether to assign a specific water tower or an electrical station to one of the two previously mentioned factions. The quests and people you meet in the future are determined by whether you give the building to the Peacekeepers or the Survivors. The factions will either reward you by laying down airbags and ziplines throughout the city or by laying down traps in the street.

Dying Light 2 Review: Weapons and Dkills

The only solution is not to throw people off the roof. As you play the game, you will amass an arsenal of melee weapons. Weapons include a two-handed axe, baseball bats on steroids, and many others. In contrast to Dying Light, you cannot repair a broken weapon. Don't worry, there will be plenty of them as you progress. Dying Light 2 Stay Human also allows you to sparkly modify weapons. By sparkly, I mean literal sparks — power shots generate a wave of electricity that stuns the enemy, allowing you to land a few more blows.

The most effective weapons have three mod slots: grip, shaft, and tip. To install a weapon mod, you must have the appropriate weapon, a blueprint, and some craft parts.

There are also a few one-time use weapons scattered around the city. Spears are one of them, and they can be obtained from dead bodies on the streets in order to be thrown at enemies for a one-shot kill. You can also make throwing knives, among other things. This is very useful when an enemy is a long distance away and you want to take them out while remaining hidden.

The crafting section provides numerous options for modifying and building items from scratch. Scraps, electrical boards, weights, bottles, cigarettes, honey, chamomile, UV mushrooms, and other items can be found throughout the city. These items can be used to craft health materials or tools that will be useful during a battle.

Aiden can extract honey from a beehive by himself, without a care in the world. Honey and chamomile are used to treat various ailments. In the meantime, electrical boards can be useful for quests. UV mushrooms are primarily used at night when you are away from the safe house and in the dark. For a short time, these mushrooms can boost your immunity. Scraps can be used to craft lockpicks, which are required to open doors and loot boxes. You'll also come across temporary consumables like immunity and health inhalers as you progress.

As you progress through the story, you will be able to experiment with various tools such as a grappling hook and even a paraglider. The paraglider is difficult to control and, as you might expect, depletes your stamina. However, the game cleverly includes a way to gain altitude by placing fans on the ground, allowing you to stay in the air for longer.

While exploring the streets of Villedor, you can unlock over 20 combat and parkour skills. Parkour skills allow you to perform new stunts that can be very useful while running or performing some unusual tasks. When Aiden's skill tree is full, he can scale the entire city — nothing is out of his reach. Some skills require a certain level of health and stamina to be acquired; these can be unlocked by using inhibitors.

These are serums provided by GRE that help improve health or stamina. When you get close to an inhibitor care package, an automated voice tells you that you're almost there. A single package contains three inhibitors, which you can use to improve your stamina or health. A balance of both is recommended, but I spent the majority of mine on stamina because it made the monotonous task of climbing ladders and ledges a little easier.

Dying Light 2 Review Verdict

The plot of Dying Light 2 is mediocre. The game introduces choice-based dialogues, which add a little more flair to the story, but not nearly enough. Aiden is forced to run around the city doing dirty work for the factions, who refuse to reveal information even after gaining trust. It appears to be a method of extending the game. Fortunately, the characters in Dying Light 2 Stay Human are quite good, and you get to meet a lot of them while on quests. Some characters stay for an extended period of time, while others appear only briefly.

Dying Light had a day and night cycle, with the latter being naturally scarier. This is also included in the sequel. Dying Light 2 Stay Human also has night-only missions with good rewards because zombies are much more powerful in the dark.

Aiden's "survivor sense" is a useful tool for players like me who get lost in unfamiliar areas. Apart from hidden files and boxes, the investigation mechanics are a brilliant way to highlight footsteps in the dark.

The sound design is excellent, and the background score is cleverly integrated into the game. You can hear the music build up and slow down as you come in and out of stealth during chases or high-intensity parkour movements. This nuanced music selection also improves the gameplay.

The skill tree is a nice touch that makes you want to spend hours playing the game to unlock all of them. And you can spend as much time as you want — Techland recently revealed on Twitter that Dying Light 2 Stay Human can provide you with a whopping 500 hours of playtime if you complete the story and all of the side quests, exploring all of the different options and endings.


  • Parkour and combat amalgamation feels satisfactory
  • Skill tree keeps the game engaging
  • Weapon modifications and choices are decent
  • Music gives the game an immersive experience


  • Story feels jarring and stretched
  • Battle against human-AI feels like a drag
  • Cut scenes are sometimes long and unnecessary

Rating (out of 10): 7

Dying Light 2: Stay Human was released on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/X on February 4th. Nintendo Switch will be available later in 2022 (via the cloud).

I played Dying Light 2 Stay Human on a low-cost PC gaming setup that included an Nvidia GeForce 1660 Super, 16GB RAM, an AMD Ryzen 5 3600, and a 512GB SSD.

Prices begin at Rs. 2,999 on Steam and Epic Games Store, and Rs. 3,999 on the PlayStation Store and Xbox Store.

Dying Light 2 System Requirements

Dying Light 2 Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows® 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-9100 / AMD Ryzen 3 2300X
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti / AMD Radeon™ RX 560 (4GB VRAM)
    • Storage: 60 GB available space
Dying Light 2 Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows® 10
    • Processor: AMD / Intel CPU running at 3.6 GHz or higher: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X or Intel i5-8600K or newer
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 6GB or AMD RX Vega 56 8GB or newer
    • Storage: 60 GB available space