Dying Light 2: Stay Human is the much-awaited sequel to one of the best Zombie-Apocalypse games ever made. The first one was loved by gamers because it truly provided a new experience.
With its vast open world, varying types of Zombies, and the most important feature of them all, the Parkour system. Dying Light 2 honors its predecessor and builds upon it. There are a lot of new content and new mechanics that you need to master to well, Stay Human.
If you’re a returning Dying Light fan, or even completely new to the series, here are a few tips and tricks to get you up to speed.
The Upgraded Parkour System
The key element of Dying Light’s success was its fluid parkour system. This continues to be the case with the sequel, but with upgraded features. Dying Light 2 has an enhanced verticality in its world, meaning that there are taller buildings for you to climb, and then fly or slide into another.
There are 24 parkour skills for you to unlock, the first of which is the High Jump. We recommend going with the Active Landing next, as it really comes in handy when falling, by not breaking your flow and taking less fall damage. From then on, you can go with the Firm Hands skill if you’re into jumping longer distances, as it helps you hold on to ledges better.
Combat sees a big upgrade in this one, although a similar hand-to-hand fighting system makes a return. You can no longer keep spamming the attack key to defeat your opponents. If you repeat similar moves, the enemy AI starts learning to counter your blows better.
You get the option to dodge and parry, which when combined with Perfect Dodge and Parry, really helps you out in tricky situations by giving a slow-motion effect while stunning your opponent. So remember to dodge unblockable attacks, parry at the right time, and you’re good to go.
A skill tree is common in modern games as it provides a great way to give players a sense of progression. However, the one in Dying Light 2 is less grindy than some of the other games, as its skills are less expensive. They do not cost more than one Skill Point, no matter if it’s in the first row or the last.
So you don’t have to save up skill points to unlock special skills. One new mechanic in this game is the Inhibitors. They are special injections that provide you with better immunity against the virus, thereby giving your stats a buff. So make sure to keep a lookout for crates containing these in GRE Anomaly sites.
In dying light 2, you will come across two types of weapons. The one-handed and two-handed variations of different weapons. These can be sticks, rods, pipes that deal blunt damage, or swords, axes, and machetes that deal slashing damage.
However, in this game, there do exist ranged weapons such as a crossbow, but they should be pretty hard to acquire.
That is all you need to know before going into Dying Light 2. Note that the game starts off as pretty plain, only when you unlock skills, find Inhibitors, and better weapons the game receives its flavor. Good Luck fighting zombies!