Dying Light 2 Releases Third Major Update, Patch Notes Revealed

Techland has today released the third major update for its open-world action game Dying Light 2. This patch in question is actually one of the most notable since DL2 launched back in February of this year. Notably, this is because the update happens to add a number of highly-requested features to the game.

The biggest new addition to Dying Light 2 in Update #3 is that of New Game Plus. This is something that Techland has promised would be coming for quite some time, and as of today, it’s available in-game. New Game Plus will allow players who have already completed DL2 to carry over their character and progress to a completely new game without losing their stats and mechanics. In the process, enemies and new objects also now appear within the world of Dying Light 2 during NG+.

Other than this, Dying Light 2 has now also received a FOV slider for those playing on PS5 and Xbox Series X. This feature will allow players to customize their own in-game perspective and is something that PC users have grown accustomed to seeing.

Last, the latest DL2 patch also fixes a number of lingering bugs and further improves stability in the game overall. So if you’ve been running into various problems for yourself, hopefully, this patch finally fixes your issues.

If you would like to check out the full patch notes for today’s new Dying Light 2 update, you can find them below. In addition, the patch itself is now available to download across PlayStation, Xbox, and PC platforms.

New Game+

  • After finishing it once, the game can be replayed again, only this time with modified game parameters in place to encourage a second playthrough by the implementation of a unique system and experience. The player can now go through the story with revitalized mechanisms. These include new enemy behaviors, more difficult encounters, new objects within the world, namely the newly added inhibitors, and many more changes that will significantly alter the gameplay style and allow the player to develop their character further. All of this is only available in New Game+!

    • 30 new inhibitors

    • New platinum objectives for parkour challenges

    • Updated distribution of the enemies (fe Volatiles and Banshee spawn during the night, a wider variety of enemy pools in encounters)

    • A new legendary weapon tier added

    • Gold encounters added

    • Enemy difficulty scales with the player level

Co-op Updates

Content Update

Gameplay Updates

  • Enemies with bows are less annoying — decreased damage output

  • Completed achievements are correctly awarded upon completion. This works for the achievements that were obtained before the update as well

  • Fixed a bug that was causing Howlers and Screamers to become invulnerable to damage

  • Fixed a possibility to fast travel between map regions after completing various quests

  • Fixed a random AI bug of Human encounters

  • Fixed infected invulnerability to arrows

  • Fixed missing rewards after Bandit encounters

  • Fixed the Virals patrol movement in GRE facilities

Quest Updates

  • Fixed a bug related to wall-clipping during the Let’s Waltz quest

  • Fixed a bug of the player getting stuck after using an inhibitor, or opening inventory after obtaining inhibitor in the Markers of Plague quest

  • Fixed the map display bug in The Only Way Out quest

  • Fixed the disappearance of Hakon in the Into The Darkness quest after playing in co-op

  • Fixed Sophie’s inaccessible position in The Raid quest

UI/UX Updates

  • Added FOV slider on PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X

  • Improved UI textures optimization

  • Fixed issues related to switching between keyboard and controller

  • Fixed inhibitor pop-up message in Markers of Plague quest

  • Fixed quest display in journal

  • Fixed tutorial window display

  • Fixed weapon durability display, quest tracking, and inventory management on ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo second display

  • Aiden should no longer T-pose in the main menu

  • Fixed crashes related to launching the game in 5760×1080 resolution

  • Fixed display of incorrect numbers on Immunity Bar

  • Minor changes to PC key bindings

Technical Updates

  • Improved game stability

  • Several crash sources fixed

  • Improved the stability of frame rate in various places on the map

  • Fixed multiple bugs that allowed players to see and fall outside map texture

  • Fixed occasional texture glitches in various places on the map

  • Fixed various audio glitches

  • …and numerous additional bug fixes and quality improvements.

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