Last month, we announced the start of Summer of Horrors, which promised updates, additions, events and crossovers! It all kicked off with the Good Night, Good Luck update at the end of June, which brought with it a new scarier, darker night experience with Volatiles, the series’ apex predators, roaming the streets come nightfall, a more realistic form of parkour and even more. But as we said then, this was just the start…
Today, we’re pleased to announce our crossover collaboration with The Walking Dead comics. Celebrating its 20th anniversary later this year, the comic book series has spawned an award-winning TV series (and spin-offs), as well as the critically acclaimed video game series developed by Telltale Games and Skybound Games. The comic’s 193-issue run redefined the post-apocalyptic genre and the franchise has since has become a pop-culture phenomenon!
From quotes to memes, The Walking Dead has truly become part of our culture. That’s exactly why we wanted to have a crossover event with this legendary franchise. Post-apocalyptic worlds left devastated by a horrifying outbreak are our settings, the undead are threats to our characters’ survival (even if the humans we find along the way could be considered more dangerous) and The Walking Dead is a franchise instantly recognizable to our players.
So, what can players expect as part of this crossover? There are two key parts: the event and the bundle. During the event, you will be able to get your hands on some of the most iconic weapons from The Walking Dead universe, starting with the ultimate event reward – Negan’s own barbwired bat, Lucille. To get it, you’ll have to have a thirst for blood that would rival the former leader of the Saviors’. For the community’s efforts, you will be rewarded with Rick’s sheriff hat. All you have to do is collectively kill a hell of a lot of infected!
Additionally, we are introducing daily goals for this event – something not seen before in the game. Each day you will have a set challenge to achieve. The daily rewards will be collectible in-game versions of select covers of The Walking Dead comic book series, but with a small Dying Light 2 Stay Human twist! For collecting all seven covers, you’ll be rewarded with a unique TWD charm. By the way, you can see a few of the comic book covers that were designed for the crossover throughout this post.
But that’s not all. You’ll be able to get your hands on even more items from The Walking Dead universe with our special crossover bundle. Featuring Michonne’s trusty katana, Rick’s sheriff’s deputy outfit and Negan’s knife (together with the blueprint for it), The Walking Dead bundle also contains Lucille, for those who weren’t able to earn her during the event.
Pilgrims will be able to take on The Walking Dead event from July 26 until August 2. Attack your foes with Lucille and crack some infected heads, maybe even a few human ones, too. You’ll just have to channel your inner Negan to do so. Dying Light 2 Stay Human’s Summer of Horrors is starting to heat up. And there’s plenty more crossovers coming. You probably want to know more, but we can’t say anything just yet.
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Dying Light 2 Stay Human
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It’s been 20 years since the events of the original game. The virus won, and humanity is slowly dying. You play as Aiden Caldwell, a wandering Pilgrim who delivers goods, brings news, and connects the few remaining survivor settlements in barren lands devastated by the zombie virus. However, your true goal is to find your little sister Mia, who you left behind as a kid to escape Dr. Waltz’s torturous experiments. Haunted by the past, you eventually make the decision to confront it when you learn that Mia may still be alive in Villedor — the last city standing on Earth.
You quickly find yourself in a settlement torn by conflict. You’ll need to engage in creative and gory combat, so hone your skills to defeat hordes of zombies and make allies. Roam the city, free run across Villedor’s buildings and rooftops in search of loot in remote areas, and be wary of the night. With every sunset, monsters take control of the streets.
A WORLD AFTER THE APOCALYPSE
Fifteen years ago, humanity was devastated by the Fall — a catastrophic event that would change the world forever. With the Harran virus spreading around the globe, people quickly found out that all hope for tomorrow is lost. By 2036, only a few settlements remain, and humanity is slowly dying, making way for the new species out there — a horde of relentless zombies.
DAY’S FOR THE LIVING, NIGHT’S FOR THE DEAD
Welcome to Villedor, one of the last bastions of humanity. During the day, survivors still try to have a life here and find a false sense of normalcy. Relationships are formed, dreams are dreamed, and life carries on. On the surface, everything seems… fine. Until sunset, that is. With the last ray of light dying out, other, more dreadful, dwellers of The City crawl out of their gloomy interiors, taking over the streets. If you are not vigilant and stay out too long in the dark, you may never return.
YOU HAVE TO MOVE TO SURVIVE
Not all fights can be won. Sometimes it’s best to run and, thankfully, you have the skills for it. Parkour lets you escape when odds are not in your favor. Jump from rooftop to rooftop, swing across the cityscape, ride ziplines, and much more. Whatever you do, experience a unique sense of freedom as you free run across Villedor’s buildings and rooftops in search of loot or while running away from the dangers of the night.
GET BRUTAL AND BE CREATIVE ABOUT IT
In a world as dangerous as this one, only the strongest survive. Whether you prefer to smash, slice or dismember those who stand in your way, you have to be creative about it to make it through. And who says you need weapons? Utilize the entirety of your parkour moveset to get the jump on your enemies. Learn the ways of combat and parkour to feel the crunch of skulls and slices of flesh as you swing weapons or use your moves to fend off any forms of danger. And let’s not forget that Villedor has weapons that put the most advanced post-apocalyptic armories to shame.
FOUR PILGRIMS ARE BETTER THAN ONE
Surviving in Villedor is easier with friends. Team up with up to 3 other players and increase your chances out there. Unravel the story together, take on Pilgrim Outpost challenges, or simply wreak havoc on the city streets.