Driveable Vehicles, Hard Mode, And More Coming To Dying Light

by Tim Turi on Mar 10, 2015 at 07:50 AM

We had a ton of fun with Techland's spiritual successor to Dead Island, Dying Light, when it launched early last month (read our review here). Since then, the developers have been paying close attention to player feedback and are planning free content packs for future updates. A new Hard Mode difficulty is available today, and according to a video update, goodies like new costumes, weapons, vehicles, and more are on the way.

The video below, uploaded by YouTube user Ethan Sharpio, includes a brief statement from Techland's PR manager, Paul Milewski.

“We’ve listened to your feedback and we’re constantly working on ways to make your experience even better," Milewski says in the video below. "We’ve already improved many aspects of the game, like the gameplay balance and the matchmaking in the Be The Zombie mode. We’re also bringing free content packs, with a higher difficulty level, new character outfits, and much, much more. We’ve got lots of stuff in the works that will let you experience our game in a completely new way."

Milewski begins talking at 00:18 in the video below.

As Milewski mentions, the video offers a glimpse at new costumes like the zombie and Halloween-themed outfits below, as well as new weapons like the bow and arrow. The video also briefly highlights some new features Milewski doesn't talk about, like what appear to be parkour time trials, an arena of sorts, and buggies that can be driven through a new flat expanse of open world.

Hard Mode is available now for all U.S. players. Learn more about the amped-up challenge in the video below.

[Thanks to Ethan Sharpio for the news tip]

Our Take
I've been having a blast freerunning through the city of Dying Light and bashing zombies in visceral first-person combat. That said, part of me misses the vehicular mayhem of Techland's Dead Island series. I'm happy the team is teasing the inclusion of driveable buggies as part of the upcoming content. The fact that it's all free makes it even better.