Techland are keeping their baby alive a while longer (especially after delaying Dying Light 2), and it appears they didn't forget it turned 5 last month with a huge update and celebration.
Since Dying Light has been out five years they're kicking off a big celebration. It's having a Free Weekend on Steam for the first time! A really good opportunity to see what the fuss is all about and I sure do fuss about it a lot. It really is a great game! One of my absolute favourites.
Additionally, a massive patch just went up bringing in a big change to the game. There's now a new 'Story Mode' option, for people who wish to experience it but struggle with the survival aspects of it. Some of the game can be a real challenge so it will be interesting to see if this helps anyone who previously bounced off of it. This new option makes Zombies less powerful, makes you stronger, reduces fall damage, day is longer and night is shorter and so on—it's basically a really easy mode compared with the rest.
On top of that the patch adds in new weapons, more blueprints to find, new types of 'live event', new outfits and the usual bug fixes.
Techland are making a bigger splash than that though, they're going all out for an entire month of events in Dying Light. Each week until March 19, a new global event from the past well come online. The first of these in-game events is live now with Jeff and Super-Crane you can see a little trailer for below:
Techland gave Linux a huge game, as imperfect as it is, when plenty of others chose to ignore us entirely and it holds a special place in my heart for it. It definitely helps that smashing Zombies in Dying Light is just so supremely satisfying.
If you decide you like it the good news is it's also discounted. Check out Dying Light on Steam, the free weekend runs until February 23 at 6PM UTC.