Dying Light 2 Stay Human Just Keeps Getting Bigger with a Whole New Free Chapter

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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Dying Light 2: Stay Human – Reloaded Edition


Upgrade your experience with Smart Delivery. Buy the game once to both play it on Xbox One and get its optimized version for Xbox Series X | S Get the full Dying Light 2 Stay Human experience with Reloaded Edition and the free ‘Bloody Ties’ DLC. Please note: DLC must be downloaded separately. It’s been 20 years since the events of the original game. The virus won, and humanity is slowly dying. You play as Aiden Caldwell, a wandering Pilgrim who delivers goods, brings news, and connects the few remaining survivor settlements in barren lands devastated by the zombie virus. However, your true goal is to find your little sister Mia, who you left behind as a kid to escape Dr. Waltz's torturous experiments. Haunted by the past, you eventually make the decision to confront it when you learn that Mia may still be alive in Villedor — the last city standing on Earth. You quickly find yourself in a settlement torn by conflict. You’ll need to engage in creative and gory combat, so hone your skills to defeat hordes of zombies and make allies. Roam the city, free run across Villedor’s buildings and rooftops in search of loot in remote areas, and be wary of the night. With every sunset, monsters take control of the streets. A WORLD AFTER THE APOCALYPSE Fifteen years ago, humanity was devastated by the Fall — a catastrophic event that would change the world forever. With the Harran virus spreading around the globe, people quickly found out that all hope for tomorrow is lost. By 2036, only a few settlements remain, and humanity is slowly dying, making way for the new species out there — a horde of relentless zombies. DAY’S FOR THE LIVING, NIGHT’S FOR THE INFECTED Welcome to Villedor, one of the last bastions of humanity. During the day, survivors still try to have a life here and find a false sense of normalcy. Relationships are formed, dreams are dreamed, and life carries on. On the surface, everything seems… fine. Until sunset, that is. With the last ray of light dying out, other, more dreadful, dwellers of The City crawl out of their gloomy interiors, taking over the streets. If you are not vigilant and stay out too long in the dark, you may never return. YOU HAVE TO MOVE TO SURVIVE Not all fights can be won. Sometimes it’s best to run and, thankfully, you have the skills for it. Parkour lets you escape when odds are not in your favor. Jump from rooftop to rooftop, swing across the cityscape, ride ziplines, and much more. Whatever you do, experience a unique sense of freedom as you freerun across Villedor’s buildings and rooftops in search of loot or while running away from the dangers of the night. GET BRUTAL AND BE CREATIVE ABOUT IT In a world as dangerous as this one, only the strongest survive. Whether you prefer to smash, slice or dismember those who stand in your way, you have to be creative about it to make it through. And who says you need weapons? Utilize the entirety of your parkour moveset to get the jump on your enemies. Learn the ways of combat and parkour to feel the crunch of skulls and slices of flesh as you swing weapons or use your moves to fend off any forms of danger. And let’s not forget that Villedor has weapons that put the most advanced post-apocalyptic armories to shame. FOUR PILGRIMS ARE BETTER THAN ONE Surviving in Villedor is easier with friends. Team up with up to 3 other players and increase your chances out there. Unravel the story together, take on Pilgrim Outpost challenges, or simply wreak havoc on the city streets.