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Dying Light - Hellraid launches July 23, pre-purchase and Beta up now

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While Techland have put Hellraid on hold for now, they have given it a new life with Dying Light - Hellraid which is releasing on July 23 and you can get Beta access.

This amusing DLC makes you run through dungeons fighting off skeletons and all sorts of underworld horrors. Using what looks like an old arcade machine, it transports you between worlds and "you'll emerge in a grim fortress overrun by Hell’s minions". They've put it up for pre-purchase now, and if you do grab it you can play a Beta of the Hellraid DLC until June 29.

Check out their new announcement trailer:

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Feature Highlight:

  • HACK THROUGH THE HORDES OF HELL - Step into a portal to leave the familiar streets of Harran behind and emerge in an otherworldly stronghold overrun by servants of Hell. Slay brand-new demonic enemies with medieval swords, axes, and hammers as you venture through stone corridors and dimly lit chambers.
  • MASTER A NEW GAME MODE - Prove your skills in intense, rewarding runs through the demon-infested dungeon. Pick up bounties for additional prizes as you revisit the fortress. Improve your Hellraid rank to access new weapons you can also wield outside of the infernal realm.
  • RAID ALONE OR IN CO-OP - Take your chances alone or gather a party of up to 4 people and be certain Hell’s minions will always be ready for you. Prepare to face unholy forces matching your numbers and strength for a formidable challenge.

Want to see it properly in action? I forgot half the controls as it's been a while, and got a bit overly panicked and excited but here's around 10 minutes of Hellraid in the Linux version of Dying Light:

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I'm actually quite impressed with it. The Dying Light mechanics actually feel pretty damn solid in this confined setting. With how responsive the input is and the special moves you can pull off, it's pretty hilarious actually how good it is. With the lush graphics from Techland, this is a fun addition to the game that they've now supported for over 5 years now. Do note that the Beta for Hellraid does not contain the whole content.

If you cannot get the Linux version to launch, you can use the Steam Linux Runtime container which fixes it. Right click on Dying Light -> Properties -> At the bottom select "Force the use of a specific Steam Play compatibility tool" and select "Steam Linux Runtime". There's some sort of library incompatibility somewhere on Manjaro / Arch with launching it.

You can buy Dying Light from Humble Store and Steam, with the Hellraid DLC on Steam which costs £7.99 / $9.99 / €9.99. They also have a special Steam franchise sale page setup.

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Skully Jun 26, 2020
It does look good. I just wonder how much content it will actually be. Can't seem to find any mention on store page etc.
So I can't be sure it's worth the $15. Since it's only based on their unreleased FPS, it could be extremely short/repetitive.
Swanny Jun 26, 2020
ALSA has been a bit flaky on recent releases hanging Dying Light when starting.

On the console with Dying Light; ALSA 1.2.2 causes a malloc_consolidate(): invalid chunk size error due to (bug 27 (affecting many games) whilst ALSA 1.2.3 causes a double free or corruption (fasttop) error (which may be fixed with ALSA

Currently finishing the Following and looking forward to this and Dying Light 2.
g000h Jun 27, 2020
Very interested in this DLC, but have similar concerns to Skully about lack of variation and the overall play length. At the same time, I'd like to take advantage of Steam's £30 for £25 Sale Deal, i.e. Need to use the deal before the deal ends.
OG SWAT RV@Linux Jun 27, 2020
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I am interested in the DLC : Hellraid DLC

Pity the game is not available in Germany...

But the main game I have.
Termy Jun 27, 2020
Quoting: OG SWAT RV@LinuxI am interested in the DLC : Hellraid DLC

Pity the game is not available in Germany...

But the main game I have.

if it's the same as the main game/following it is only "soft locked", so you can buy it with an VPN and can play it without, so no hard region lock.
I'm pretty annoyed by this bullshit, too though ^^

Hellraid looks pretty neat, but i also share the doubts if it really is enough content
fabertawe Jun 27, 2020
I love DL, so this is going to be a purchase. One question - I didn't watch all the video as I want to play it completely fresh - can you still use the grappling hook?
Liam Dawe Jun 27, 2020
Quoting: kaymioMaybe a stupid question, but how do I exactly start the DLC? I just bought it and it doesn't show in the DLC folder in the menu and there is no beta option in the preferences of this game.
The video briefly shows how. Go to the main tower in the first part of the game. There's no opt-in Beta, they just added it to the main game so if you own the DLC it appears as a Quest you can pick which helps you get to it too with a bit on your map.

Last edited by Liam Dawe on 27 June 2020 at 12:18 pm UTC
razing32 Jun 28, 2020
Quoting: OG SWAT RV@LinuxI am interested in the DLC : Hellraid DLC

Pity the game is not available in Germany...

But the main game I have.

What on Earth is the logic there ?
Fleash eating zombies .... a-ok
A skeleton..........think of the kinder ?
scaine Jun 28, 2020
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Was about to comment that you have some screen tear there, which I didn't expect with such a beefy graphics card... then I remembered that I have a brand new PC, and I'd forgotten to turn on layers.acceleration.force-enabled in firefox's about:config page. And... now it's fixed, and sure enough, your gameplay is silky smooth.

I wish FF would turn that on by default.
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