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Dying Light has a Left 4 Dead crossover event happening right now

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From now and running through until October 28 at 6PM UTC, Techland have given Dying Light a bit of Left 4 Dead flavour.

Two worlds are colliding, giving you a chance to run out into the wastes and smash up some Zombies in style. Techland are doing this crossover as a homage to Valve's shooter. To do so, they've adjusted the gameplay a little during this event. There's a lot more Virals (the fast angry Zombies) to give you a feel for the vast hordes seen in Left 4 Dead, along with a much more generous amount of guns and ammo to find.

Additionally, Techland put up a free DLC for Dying Light to add in some Left 4 Dead themed weapons including the Electric Guitar, Frying Pan, and Golf Club. Everyone can get them but you can also earn special variants of these weapons by completing some new challenges for the event too.

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If you're up for the hunt, see the Quartermaster in-game to get some free guns and Safe Zones will dish out ammo like it's Halloween candy directly into your inventory when you enter them. However, if you don't want to join the event you can turn it off in the Options (Options -> Online -> Community Event Participation).

Techland certainly aren't messing around when they said there's a lot more Virals, I spent a few minutes running around with an assault rifle in it earlier and I was constantly facing mini-hordes of them. They're practically everywhere, so if you do love a challenge it's going to be good fun. Just don't expect to actually get any quests done…

To celebrate, it's also on sale. With 66% off on Humble Store and Steam.

Oh, they also put some Dying Light weapons into Left 4 Dead 2 as a Steam Workshop mod. They're just fancy skins though but the idea is certainly nice.

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edmondo 24 October 2019 at 7:39 pm UTC
It was for a very long time in my wishlist. I've bought it now.
razing32 24 October 2019 at 8:50 pm UTC
Heh . Have to give this a go over the weekend if i have a chance.
lejimster 24 October 2019 at 8:55 pm UTC
Dying Light is a decent game, need to get back to it. But I would prefer a proper Left 4 Dead sequel, so much fun on multiplayer.
Avehicle7887 24 October 2019 at 9:24 pm UTC
Techland is starting to disappoint me. The Linux version didn't come on GOG and I've been fine with that since it works well with Wine/DXVK but the lack of some DLC's starting to sting and I don't like content disparity even though you give them the right money.


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dpanter 24 October 2019 at 9:57 pm UTC
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These viral swarms are great fun!
Finished the community quests, nice to see a bunch of them this time.

Pro tip: The virals will head towards your general location even if you are camouflaged, so lure a pack of them to enemy soldiers (near airdrop/crates) and grab some popcorn.
seamoose 24 October 2019 at 11:04 pm UTC
I'm so close to buying Dying Light but I'm afraid my old rig won't run it. I'm still on an i5-3570K CPU and a GTX660 (not even TI...) GPU. Can I run this game even on medium settings?
razing32 25 October 2019 at 12:29 am UTC
seamooseI'm so close to buying Dying Light but I'm afraid my old rig won't run it. I'm still on an i5-3570K CPU and a GTX660 (not even TI...) GPU. Can I run this game even on medium settings?

According to steam page , i think so
Maybe get it , see if it works andrefund it quickly if it does not



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Grifter 25 October 2019 at 1:43 am UTC
seamooseI'm so close to buying Dying Light but I'm afraid my old rig won't run it. I'm still on an i5-3570K CPU and a GTX660 (not even TI...) GPU. Can I run this game even on medium settings?

You should be fine on the cpu, the gpu is not amazing though; I use an i5-750 and a 980, and with this setup I run it passably in native with all settings turned down/off, and a whole lot better using steamplay at max settings.

You won't know until you try; you could always try it for 2 hours and refund if you change your mind, however based on your gpu you're probably thinking about getting a new rig at some point soon, or at least a new gpu, so if it's cheap enough for you just pick it up.

It really is a great game and tremendously fun when playing with friends and partners. It's also really scary at times, though that's highly subjective of course =) Personally I can't stand scary games -- unless I play with friends, and they have to put up with me yelling and screaming over voice chat =)


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g000h 25 October 2019 at 1:56 am UTC
From reading this, I decided to check out the Dying Light offer just for interest, and that lead me on to notice something that annoyed me. I originally bought "Dying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition" about 2 years ago. After buying it I picked up a few of the DLC packages when they appeared on discount, e.g. Bozak Horde.

Now, when looking at this deal, it seems like my "Enhanced Edition" has now been downgraded to plain "Dying Light". The reason for this seems to be that the Enhanced Edition now seems to be the equivalent of a Definitive Edition or GOTY edition, which includes all DLC and Season Pass (although to my mind the Season Pass is pretty much all the current DLC, as I expect not much more of value will come out for this game in the future).

I hope it is just a name-change and this doesn't mean my actual owned game has lost graphical fidelity or its "enhancedness".
Grifter 25 October 2019 at 2:58 am UTC
g000hI hope it is just a name-change

I think so, when I clicked the steam link to the enhanced edition, it just takes me to a place where it lists everything in the bundle, of which I already have core game + the following (which in my opinion is all you need).
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