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Ahead of Dying Light 2, the original Dying Light gets a big event

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You have to appreciate the effort Techland has put into supporting Dying Light, giving it new updates and events 7 years after release and now a fresh big event is live.

Spike's Story: Last Call follows the events after the death of a major antagonist but there's plenty of bandits left to take care of. They're flooding Harran in a frenzy and they've hit a survivor shelter, which has resulted in many more Virals in your way. Spike has organised a safe zone but many need help getting there. It's time for you to step in and help as many as possible and for your efforts, you will get a special melee weapon — the Crankshaft. You're not alone this time either, as a bunch of friendly survivors in special protection suits will be around to fight with you. Sounds like a Zombie-smashing good time.

The event, which Techland say is only part one, runs until January 28 19:00 CET / 18:00 UTC. We can't show you the trailer, as YouTube decided it was age-restricted and only allows you to watch via YouTube directly - so it's over there if you want to see it.

You can buy Dying Light from Humble Store and Steam.

We'll be checking out Dying Light 2 with Steam Play Proton at release, so stay tuned. Dying Light 2 has pre-orders up on Humble Store and Steam for release on February 4.

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dpanter 26 Jan
Techland trailers are delicious!
Don't forget to check in at techlandgg.com and grab some goodies, tons of info about DL2 and extra quests for bonus stuff (for both games)!

On a silly note, the weapon isn't actually a crankshaft but rather a camshaft. There's a brand called Crane Cams and the protagonist is named Kyle Crane. The weapon also seems to tear chunks of rotting flesh out of the infected quite often. Enjoy!
Nanobang 26 Jan
I'm trying to put Dying Light 2 out of my head until I have a better idea of if, when, and how well it might work on Proton. Did Steam or Techland announce 100% Proton compatibility ahead of release already? That would make me happy.
scaine 26 Jan
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Huh, I'm getting "Confirm your age to watch this video". Almost as if Google don't know that I'm a 50 year old man who's been using their products, including Google Pay, for decades. Despite being signed in to multiple Google products when I visit Youtube, where I'm also signed in. Jesus christ.
whizse 26 Jan
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Yeah. I'm getting the same error...

dd
Liam Dawe 26 Jan
Quoting: scaineHuh, I'm getting "Confirm your age to watch this video". Almost as if Google don't know that I'm a 50 year old man who's been using their products, including Google Pay, for decades. Despite being signed in to multiple Google products when I visit Youtube, where I'm also signed in. Jesus christ.
Yeah, frustrating, it was normal when the article was published. YouTube just completely disallow people to watch an Embed Player if they decide it's age restricted and force you to go to YouTube directly. It's a completely dumb system. It's the same even on Steam now for their official announcement.


Last edited by Liam Dawe on 26 January 2022 at 5:33 pm UTC
Quoting: scaineHuh, I'm getting "Confirm your age to watch this video". Almost as if Google don't know that I'm a 50 year old man who's been using their products, including Google Pay, for decades. Despite being signed in to multiple Google products when I visit Youtube, where I'm also signed in. Jesus christ.
Priorities, priorities. They have to concentrate on important things, like knowing if you've recently bought a pair of slippers so they can try to get you to buy a bunch more, even though obviously you don't need them now since you already have a pair.
Swanny 26 Jan
Doesn't help with embedded players but I use Simple YouTube Age Restriction Bypass with ViolentMonkey to avoid signing in to Youtube - for about five videos in total but annoying enough.

Dying Light is one of my favourite games. Wonder if there is still a remote possibility of native version post release.
Phlebiac 26 Jan
Quoting: SwannyDoesn't help with embedded players but I use Simple YouTube Age Restriction Bypass with ViolentMonkey to avoid signing in to Youtube

Does it work with this particular video? As I recall, it just uses the embed version, which YouTube is now blocking apparently.

Edit: Ah, I see it has an option to proxy to a real/dummy user account.


Last edited by Phlebiac on 26 January 2022 at 7:06 pm UTC
Geamandura 26 Jan
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: scaineHuh, I'm getting "Confirm your age to watch this video". Almost as if Google don't know that I'm a 50 year old man who's been using their products, including Google Pay, for decades. Despite being signed in to multiple Google products when I visit Youtube, where I'm also signed in. Jesus christ.
Priorities, priorities. They have to concentrate on important things, like knowing if you've recently bought a pair of slippers so they can try to get you to buy a bunch more, even though obviously you don't need them now since you already have a pair.

You clearly don't understand how marketing works and this is why you will never be anything more than just a consumer of slippers, and not an actual big bux marketing specialist over at Google/YouTube.

/s


Last edited by Geamandura on 26 January 2022 at 9:27 pm UTC
dpanter 27 Jan
Quoting: NanobangDid Steam or Techland announce 100% Proton compatibility ahead of release already?
Nothing has been said about Proton or Steam Deck yet. Hopefully that simply means Techland hasn't tested DL2 on a Deck yet, or have chosen to remain silent for now.

Quoting: SwannyWonder if there is still a remote possibility of native version post release.
I'll have to say no, there's pretty much zero chance at this time. It's releasing for Windows PC and consoles. No Linux, no Mac. The Switch version will be some black magic voodoo cloud thing so it barely counts. :)

If anything, Techland would be interested in making sure DL2 runs as well as it can on the Steam Deck. The listed minimum specs for 1080p30 are 1050Ti/RX560 and the Deck should be fairly close to that, so there's at least a reasonable chance DL2 could do 30+ fps. :)
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