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Dying Light 2 Stay Human

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Dying Light 2 Stay Human
Dying Light 2 Stay Human cover
Release dates
Windows February 4, 2022
Metacritic 79
OpenCritic 76
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Microtransactions Time-limited
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]

The game has received several patches improving performance, improving ragdoll physics, quality of life changes, and providing more options for upscaling such XeSS, FSR 2.0 and DLSS 3.[5]

General information

Official Discord
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Standard, Deluxe, and Collector's editions.[6][7]
Official website
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Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Humble Store
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Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
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Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM was removed on January 31, 2023.[5]

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.


DLC and expansion packs

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

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Launch game with -nologos Command line argument[8]
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) <SteamLibrary-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) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/534380/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Steam Cloud


Video settings
Video settings
Advanced video settings
Advanced video settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Gameplay is Hor+. The HUD is centered to 16:9 while menus and cutscenes are pillarboxed to 16:9.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Vertical FoV, 57° by default. Safezones reduce FOV by 10°. See Field of view (FOV) to fix.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Exclusive fullscreen also available.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA in two presets of Stable and Sharp. See Anti-aliasing (AA) for a workaround.
High-fidelity upscaling
DLSS 2.4, FSR 1.0, FSR 2.0, XeSS 1.0
DLSS Frame Generation was added through Community Patch #2 (1.9.0) on 31 January 2023.[5]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
D3D11 fullscreen only supports a 60hz refresh rate
Select D3D12 if aiming for high framerates
High dynamic range display (HDR)
No native HDR-Lighting, though moderate use of Auto-Exposure is force-enabled.
Ray tracing (RT)
Includes shadows, ambient occlusion, reflections, global illumination and flashlight-specific RT.[11][12]

Field of view (FOV)

Use DL2FOVOverhaul
Use Ctrl++ or Ctrl+- to increase or decrease the FOV beyond the game's limits.
Prevents the game from reducing the FOV by 10° when entering a safezone.
Change the FOV 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.


Changes made in-game may revert config files to their defaults

Fov values above 65 warp considerably and may cause nausea for some users.

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.


General keyboard and mouse settings
General keyboard and mouse settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Hardcoded UI keys which interfere with the rebinding process.
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 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
PlayStation controllers
DualSense, DualShock 4
Wired only
PlayStation button prompts
Light bar support
Adaptive trigger support
Wired only
DualSense haptic feedback support
Wired only
Connection modes Wired, Wireless (DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adapter)
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


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 surround, Microsoft Windows Sonic, Atmos, etc. [13]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Retail version in Germany is cut. Digital PC versions (Steam, Epic) are uncut, as are German retail versions in other countries (Austria, Switzerland).[14]
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish


Online settings
Online settings

Multiplayer types

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

VR support

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

Other information


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


Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD default API is currently FMOD, though XAudio2 and OpenAL can be forced by adjusting audio.scr
Input SDL
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer Epic Online Services


System requirements

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.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


  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. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Dying Light 2 Community Update #2 (1.9.0) - last accessed on 2023-01-31
  6. Dying Light 2 Stay Human Collector's Edition - last accessed on 2021-06-01
  7. Dying Light 2 PC - last accessed on 2021-06-01
  8. Verified by User:Waschbär on 2018-07-20
  9. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2022-02-09
    Tested with a custom resolution of 3840x2160.
  10. 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.
  11. Nvidia - Dying Light 2: Winner of 49 E3 Awards Will Be Ray-Traced. See The First Screenshots - last accessed on 2021-02-06
  12. Dying Light 2 PC Tech Review: Graphics Analysis, Optimized Settings, Performance Testing! (Digital Foundry) - last accessed on 2021-02-06
  13. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up - last accessed on 2024-02-23