As expected given the Dying Light title update that went out yesterday, Techland has announced the details regarding the Dying Light 6th year anniversary! There’s a new event that’s live starting today, a new weapon bundle and more!
Check out the trailer for today’s new Zombie Hunt event, and read on below for the details.
Time flies when you’re having fun, and so the last six years of Dying Light passed by at the double. Thank you for being with us! We’re not slowing down, though, as we plan to deliver even more hours of joy, starting right away. Pop the champagne and celebrate six years of Dying Light with a free weekend on Steam and the Zombie Hunt event!
If you or any of your friends still haven’t tried Dying Light, there couldn’t be a better time to fix that! From February 25, you’ll be able to play Dying Light for free on Steam for the entire weekend. Explore Harran, the post-apocalyptic city taken over by zombies. Master parkour and combat skills, learn crafting and fight the infected, as you unravel the mysteries of a deadly infection. Want to play with friends? Try the co-op mode! Test it out, and if you enjoy the game and choose to continue your adventure, you’ll keep all the progress you’ve made!
Although we’re celebrating, the citizens of Harran are still in grave danger. A while ago, the GRE sent their agents into the field, equipping them with special boost potions—the “GREcipe”. Unfortunately, the mission didn’t go off as planned and the operatives died. Now, they walk around Harran as undead, terrorizing the city and wreaking havoc among survivors. And that’s not all. Since the “GREcipe” caused mutations in their bodies, they are not just some regular undead, but tough and strong freaks of nature. It’s going to take skill and wit to hunt them down, but the bounty is generous.
First, find and pacify Hothead Joe, an undead HTU officer. You’ll recognize him by his size and the HTU helmet. Defeat him, and you’ll be free to loot his “HyperArgument” hammer as well as other higher-level items. Being a special goon, he’ll also grant you a significant XP boost each time you kill him! When on your way, make sure to also help the survivors scattered around Harran. Assist them, and if the community reaches the goal, you’ll be rewarded with a gold weapon! You’ve got one week to deal with Joe and save the survivors, as another freak of nature is already approaching, and he’ll be here soon.
Excavator Mike is another one of the undead GRE agents we’ve managed to pin down. Big and strong, he’s trying to finish what Joe started—destroy both the city and its survivors. He also happens to be carrying a recipe for the GRE potion responsible for his mutations. Luckily for you, you’re very much alive and able to use the “”GREcipe”” to your advantage. [b]Kill him to get a blueprint for the special mixture[/b]. For a short time, it will grant you infinite stamina and boost some of your stats. With its help, you’ll hunt the infected down even more efficiently. While looking for Mike, you might spot some of the supply drops the GRE distributed in an effort to mitigate the damage done by the mutants. Help other players retrieve enough of them and get a King Mod as a thank-you!
As for the event, expect it to run for two weeks! Check out the week #1 and week #2 objectives below.
Schedule: Week #1 runs from Feb 25 through Mar 3
Week #1 Objectives
- Help save 100,000 survivors from Demolishers
- A Gold Weapon
- Take out Hothead Joe (a Super Goon)
- New Hyperargument Hammer
Week #2 Objectives
Schedule: Week 2 of the Zombie Hunt event starts on Mar 3 and runs through March 10.
- Retrieve 1,000,000 airdrops
- King Mod
- Kill Excavator Mike
- GREcipe blueprint (this is a blueprint for a booster that when taken gives you infinite stamina and boost some other stats for a short time)
How to find Freaks of Nature enemies:
They will be random around the maps, so hunt them down and take them out!
There’s also a new weapon bundle out now called the Harran Tactical Bundle! This is also available now on all platforms for $2.99!
Join the Harran Tactical Unit with this new bundle and help your team members pacify the zombie situation!
Here, only the best will make it. Become a part of an elite police unit and investigate the dangers lurking in Harran. Form a team with your friends to make sure you’re covered!
The zombies refuse to give up; in fact, their numbers are rising as we speak. With the situation in Harran getting worse by the hour, we’re left with no other choice but to send a Harran Tactical Unit into the city. Become one of these elite officers and give the infected a taste of what happens when professionals enter the scene]. Which you’ll do at roaring speed in your new buggy, the Four-Wheeler. By the time zombies see your lights flashing, it will be too late for them to retreat. Clear your way with a special HTU hammer that’ll send your enemies flying with its [b]permanent hypermode effect. Then, open fire before they rally and pick them off with your new rifle or shotgun. Do whatever’s necessary, but remember: the operation must not fail.
The bundle contains:
Protector – a Harran Tactical Unit armor skin
Dispatcher – a Harran Tactical Unit shotgun
Guardian – a Harran Tactical Unit rifle with burst fire
HyperArgument – a Harran Tactical Unit Hammer with permanent hypermode effect
Four-Wheeler – a Harran Tactical Unit buggy skin with police lights effect
Not bad for a six-year old game, right? Hopefully, the rumors surrounding Dying Light 2’s development aren’t as dire as it seems, and that we’ll get news on the sequel soon.