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Dying Light gets a launch date and offers Be the Zombie mode free

by: Rob -
More On: Dying Light

After last week's announcement from Techland that the physical release of Dying Light, the survival horror game, would be delayed across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia, this week brings news that a date has been set, as well as some info on the Be the Zombie mode.  

Firstly, while nothing has changed on the digital release front (the game will available for PC worldwide on January 27th, PS4 and Xbox One the same day in North America and the day after elsewhere), and the physical release reminds the same in North America (January 27th), Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia will have to wait until February 27th for the physical version.

But that's not all, as the press release states:

  • "Additionally all of the physical preordered versions will include two DLC packs, Cuisine & Cargo and Ultimate Survivor Bundle, free of charge."
  • "Subsequently, the "Be the Zombie" multiplayer mode, where players take control of the Night Hunter and can invade others' games, will be now be available for free on all platforms everywhere."

It's a great contrition for the delay to non-North American markets, and even better news for those already planning on just buying it digitally. You can find the letter from the Dying Light team at Techland below, and enjoy this gameplay video of the devs playing Be the Zombie


Dear gamers,

As you already know, today we detailed our launch timing for Dying Light. Although the changes affect only the release of boxed copies in certain territories, we want to show all of you our appreciation for your continued support. Thus, we're really happy to announce that "Be the Zombie" will be available for free to everyone, on all platforms, in all territories.

We'll also be giving away extra weapon dockets to everyone who pre-ordered Dying Light and signed up at Dockets.DyingLightGame.com.

We want to thank you for your patience and support in this matter and can't wait for you to enjoy playing Dying Light and invading other players' game in the "Be the Zombie" mode.

Dying Light Team