Techland is staying true to its promise of 5 years of post-launch support for Dying Light 2 Stay Human, aiming to keep players busy long after finishing the game. Soon you’ll get to explore the first free chapter called “In the Footsteps of a Nightrunner.” You will be tasked with fighting Special Infected and the two new variants that make it even more challenging to survive the night. To assist you on your mission, a Nightrunner Agent grants you access to a special new menu with various activities that must be pursued to gain reputation points. Enough of them will let you rank up and acquire tokens to purchase new gear or entry tickets to unique missions.
Follow in the footsteps of a Nightrunner and explore what new content awaits you.
Meet Harper, a Nightrunner of Old
With a sudden spike in Infected numbers in The City, a new character vendor appears at the Fish Eye Canteen. His name is Harper, soldier turned Nightrunner. He once shielded The City and pledged to protect it; now he offers you his help. Harper grants you access to a unique shop with an assortment of Bounties to complete and amazing gear to buy. But before you go out shopping, you’ll have to prove yourself to him. You can only purchase his items if you first reach a high enough rank.
Rank System and New Gear
Harper’s shop acts as your gateway to the new rank system. Rank up by accumulating enough reputation points through various activities and exchange them for one of the new in-game currencies – the tokens. The second added currency can be obtained through slaughtering enemies: the mutation samples. New ranks unlock new goods that let you spend your hard-earned resources on high-end gear, weapons, and consumables. Take note that some items will be locked away until you reach the required rank.
Take on New Missions and Complete Bounties
Harper offers you a special item called Mission Tickets. These will grant you access to deadly and punishing Missions where you will have to endure time trials that will test your stealth, parkour, and combat to the limit. Failure to finish the objective on time or death means game over. Stock up on multiple tickets before throwing your hat into the ring! That’s not all. Additionally, you will be tasked with facing the infected head-on in a series of daily and weekly activities. Daily bounties offer up to five smaller-scale encounters that change in constant rotation every 24 hours. Weekly bounties however, are far more complex than their daily counterpart. These activities are greater in scope and place far more attention on facing off against the new enemy types.
Face the mutated infected
New dangerous variants have appeared in The City. In the depths of Dark Hollows or cleared GRE Quarantine Zones, you may meet an immobile but very dangerous Volatile Hive. Be very careful. It can summon nearby Volatiles to protect it as you try to loot it.
The second new variant, a Volatile Tyrant, is far more aggressive but at the same time, rare to come by. Be prepared to face the elusive hunter on the rooftops at night while it’s feasting. Out of all the Infected in the game, these two newcomers harbor the largest amounts of mutation samples, making for a dangerous but worthwhile confrontation.
“Chapter 1: In the Footsteps of a Nightrunner” will be released for free. Get ready to face tough-to-the-bone foes. Don’t miss out on new special gear and remember, there are more chapters to come!
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