Dying Light 2 new game plus will arrive in next big update

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For those wanting a Dying Light 2 new game plus feature, the wait is almost over. Developer Techland has confirmed that it will headline a new title update that’s planned for release in April 2022.

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Adding more replayability to the horror survival sequel, new game plus should allow players to carry their skills and experience into subsequent playthroughs. We tend to see this feature in a lot of AAA games nowadays, giving fans the perfect excuse to dive back in for a second helping long after they first see the credits roll.

Here’s what Techland has said about the Dying Light 2 new game plus update:

Survivors,

Our team is working hard on patch 3 for DL2 Stay Human.
It will be one of the biggest patches we’ve released so far. Apart from many fixes for both multi and single-player mode, it will also introduce a New Game+ mode, giving you more reasons to re-visit The City.

We’re planning to release patch 3 on all platforms by the end of this month. Full notes will be available once the update is live.

Since launch, free new content has been added to the sprawling open world game. Recently, the developers populated the Villedor map with fresh parkour challenges to test our free-running skills. Of course, there’s plenty of DLC to come – in fact, Techland plans to support Dying Light 2 for at least the next five years.

In our Dying Light 2 review we scored the survival horror sequel a 7/10. Although there have been some clever refinements, we also ran into some issues. Here’s what we had to say:

“Dying Light 2 expands and refines a formula Techland has been peddling since its breakout success with Dead Island. This sequel learns a lot from modern open world video games, its massive, zombie-infested sandbox rarely feeling empty, especially as you breeze through city blocks with a Mirror’s Edge-like finesse. However, Dying Light 2 inherits the same problems – a dull story, tiresome combat, and character progression that’s a tad too sluggish.”

In a follow up, we’ve since dissected the sequel further, examining how the game is less scarier than the original.

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