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Dying Light 2 Stay Human

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Dying Light 2 Stay Human
Dying Light 2 Stay Human cover
Developers
Techland
Engines
C-Engine
Release dates
Windows February 4, 2022
Reception
Metacritic 79
OpenCritic 76
IGDB 76
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, RPG, Survival horror
Art styles Realistic
Themes Post-apocalyptic, Zombies
Series Dying Light
Dying Light 2 Stay Human on HowLongToBeat
Dying Light 2 Stay Human on IGDB
Dying Light 2 Stay Human on MobyGames
Dying Light 2 Stay Human on Wikipedia
Dying Light
Dying Light 2015
Dying Light 2 Stay Human 2022
Dying Light: Bad Blood EA

Dying Light 2 Stay Human is a survival horror game set in a post-apocalyptic world, developed and published by Techland.

It is a sequel to Dying Light, released in 2015 as part of the Dying Light series.

Announced in June 2018, Dying Light 2 Stay Human was planned to be released in early 2020[1] but was delayed to December 2021 to give more time for development.[2][3] In September 2021, the game was once more delayed until February 4, 2022.[4]

General information

Official Discord
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Standard, Deluxe, and Collector's editions.[5][6]
Windows
Official website
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Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
All versions require Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.

Version differences

The Deluxe Edition includes the "Legendary" outfit/weapon/paraglider skin, the first post launch DLC, an exclusive weapon charm, digital soundtrack and artbook.
The Ultimate Edition includes everything from the Deluxe Edition on top of the second post launch DLC, a two-hour night XP boost and some early crafting items.

Monetization

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Pre-order pack Pre-order only.
Windows
Deluxe Pack Grants the perks of the Deluxe Edition.
Windows
Ultimate pack Grants the perks of the Ultimate Edition.
Windows
Authority Pack — Part 1/3 Free.
Windows
Authority Pack — Part 2/3 Free.
Windows
Authority Pack — Part 3/3 Free.
Windows
Ronin Pack — Part 1/3 Free.
Windows
Ronin Pack — Part 2/3 Free.
Windows
Ronin Pack — Part 3/3 Free.
Windows
Bloody Ties Part of the Deluxe and Ultimate Edition.
Windows
Dying Laugh Bundle
Windows
Nutcracker Bundle
Windows

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Launch game with -nologos Command line argument[7]
May get reset after game update

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Dying Light 2\out\settings\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/534380/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\534380\remote\out\save
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/534380/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Steam Cloud

Video

Video settings
Video settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
General gameplay is Hor+. The HUD is centered to 16:9 while menus and cutscenes are pillarboxed to 16:9. Use Flawless Widescreen as a workaround for full Hor+ gameplay.
4K Ultra HD
[8]
Field of view (FOV)
As a slider from -10 to 20.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Exclusive fullscreen also available.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
[9]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA in two presets of Low and High. See Anti-aliasing (AA) for a workaround.
High-fidelity upscaling
DLSS 2.3, FSR
, FSR 2.0, XeSS
Vertical sync (Vsync)
As a toggle.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No selectable fps capping presets.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Ray tracing (RT)
Features ray traced shadows, ambient occlusion, reflections, global illumination and a ray traced flashlight.[10][11]

Anti-aliasing (AA)

Disable TAA by editing a config file
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Rename the video.scr file to video.ini.
  3. Open it in a notepad.
  4. Find the AntiAliasing and AntiAliasingQuality parameters, and change their values to 0.
  5. Save the changes and rename the video.ini file back to video.scr.
Editing the in-game graphics settings may revert this change.
Disabling TAA leaves behind a Sharpening filter that is used alongside it. Using the following Sharpening removal mod is recommended.

Field of view (FOV)

Change the field of view beyond the in-game range.
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open video.scr in a text editor (Notepad, etc).
  3. Find the ExtraGameFov and change it to the desired value (Default range: 0-20).
  4. Save the changes.
Editing the in-game graphics settings may revert this change.

Input

General keyboard and mouse settings
General keyboard and mouse settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
As a slider from 0 to 60.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
The option also inverts the x-axis.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Two button, three stick and four trigger presets only.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
The option also inverts the x-axis.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox One & Xbox 360 support. Wired & Wireless
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Also support DualSense
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes wired
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
DualSense Adaptive Trigger
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio

Game settings
Game settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX and Speech Volume sliders from 0 to 40.
Surround sound
5.1, 7.1, Atmos for Headphones.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Czech
French
German
Retail version in Germany is cut. Digital PC versions (Steam, Epic) are uncut, as are German retail versions in other countries (Austria, Switzerland).[12]
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Portuguese
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Turkish

Network

Online settings
Online settings

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
4 Co-op

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
Z3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list or latest Update post here

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio WWise
Input SDL
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer Epic Online Services

Mods

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-9100
AMD Ryzen 3 2300X
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 60 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
AMD Radeon RX 560
4 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/534380/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (534380) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Dying Light 2 announced and Chris Avellone is designing the story - last accessed on 2022-02-09
  2. Dying Light 2 Delayed With No New Release Date - last accessed on 2022-02-09
  3. New Dying Light 2: Stay Human Gameplay Shows Off More About The Dangers Of Consequences - last accessed on 2022-02-09
  4. Update regarding release date. - last accessed on 2022-02-09
  5. Dying Light 2 Stay Human Collector's Edition - last accessed on 2021-06-01
  6. Dying Light 2 PC - last accessed on 2021-06-01
  7. Verified by User:Waschbär on 2018-07-20
  8. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2022-02-09
    Tested with a custom resolution of 3840x2160.
  9. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2022-02-09
    Forced AF in the driver settings which caused the game to look very blurry. Turning it back on made textures in the distance sharper again suggesting an always on filtering. If i'd be to guess i'd say 4x or 8x filtering is being used at all times.
  10. Nvidia - Dying Light 2: Winner of 49 E3 Awards Will Be Ray-Traced. See The First Screenshots - last accessed on 2021-02-06
  11. Dying Light 2 PC Tech Review: Graphics Analysis, Optimized Settings, Performance Testing! (Digital Foundry) - last accessed on 2021-02-06
  12. https://www.gamestar.de/artikel/dying-light-2-uncut-unterschiede-aktivierung,3376397.html