Dying Light 2’s “Firearms update” is here, and so’s the Reloaded Edition

Ever wanted to take out the zombies of Dying Light 2 with some high-powered firearms? Well, we’ve got some good news for you.

Firing squad

Something that’s apparently been a repeated ask from fans of Techland’s open-world, post-apocalyptic sequel, are guns. Sure the main game has all the melee weaponry that players need to take out hordes of rotters, but that hasn’t stopped the desire to plug a few zombies from longer range. And now, thanks to both a new update and a fresh edition of the game, that’s a possibility.

Techland calls the Firearms Update the biggest one yet in the sequel’s 2 year history, and it’s easy to see why. But don’t worry if you liked things the way there were either, because the developer says that the new update won’t change the core gameplay. This is an enhancement to the control scheme, not a do-over.

And as you’ll see in the trailer below, it’s also not the only new addition. Along with the Firearms Update comes the Bloody Ties DLC, new quests and missions, and a visual overhaul for the already great-looking title. It’s quite the refresh.

The new Reloaded Edition offers the ultimate zombie experience to those who dabbled with Dying Light in the past and newcomers alike. It includes all previous updates, including the most recent Firearms Update, plus Bloody Ties DLC. The current owners of the Standard Edition will get upgraded for free.

The Firearms Update is the biggest content update the game has seen so far. The possibility of being able to shoot enemies has been much-requested by the community, and adds a brand new dimension to the beloved zombie game. It is important to note that firearms are an enhancement rather than a complete change of genre – they open new possibilities without altering the game’s DNA.

There are also many other excellent additions included in the update, such as co-op survivor missions, board quests, and various notable visual enhancements. The narrative itself gets enriched with the return of some scene-stealing characters from the first Dying Light game. 

Techland press release

All of the above should be out now, and owners of the base game will receive a free update, boosting them to the “Reloaded Edition” of Dying Light 2. If you don’t already have a copy, but you’d like to try it out, you can dive into a free weekend that’s kicked off… uh, yeah also right now.

Running from the 22nd through February 26th, the free period will let prospective players dig into the base game, plus carry their progress over if they buy in. Speaking of, there’s a sale happening during the same timeframe, which’ll net you a copy for 50% off the usual asking price.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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