Adds New Game+, Legendary Weapons

Techland has been steadily improving and adding to Dying Light 2 since its release in February and the 1.3.0 update continues that trend. The patch notes run down a whole list of changes that are headlined by the addition of New Game+ and legendary weapons.

Players have been asking for New Game+, as the title’s RPG elements lends itself to multiple runs. It would also help users grab missable collectibles that are essential for trophies and achievements. New Game+ also adds 30 more inhibitors, which are also related to trophies and achievements since there aren’t enough inhibitors in the campaign to fully upgrade health and stamina to get both of the related trophies or achievements.

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Techland is also changing how the game works in New Game+ to keep players on their toes. Some of the harder infected like Volatiles and Banshees will spawn at night and all enemies will scale to the player’s level. The optional parkour objectives also have harder platinum times to race for. There are even gold encounters, but Techland did not detail what those were. While those changes ramp up the difficulty, the game throws players a bone by adding new a legendary weapon tier.

The update also comes with a ton of bug fixes, which is fitting for a game that launched in a fairly glitchy state. But there is at least one settings change that isn’t related to its technical performance, as PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will now be able to adjust the game’s field of view. There’s also a new side mission called “Something Big Has Been Here” and it will have new enemy variants.

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Here are the full Dying Light 2 1.3.0 update patch notes:

NewGame+

  • After finishing it once, the game can be replayed again, only this time with modified game parameters in place to encourage a second playthrough by the implementation of a unique system and experience. The player can now go through the story with revitalized mechanisms. These include new enemy behaviors, more difficult encounters, new objects within the world, namely the newly added inhibitors, and many more changes that will significantly alter the gameplay style and allow the player to develop their character further. All of this is only available in New Game+!

    • 30 new inhibitors

    • New platinum objectives for parkour challenges

    • Updated distribution of the enemies (fe Volatiles and Banshee spawn during the night, a wider variety of enemy pools in encounters)

    • A new legendary weapon tier added

    • Gold encounters added

    • Enemy difficulty scales with the player level

Coop Updates

content update

Gameplay Updates

  • Enemies with bows are less annoying — decreased damage output

  • Completed achievements are correctly awarded upon completion. This works for the achievements that were obtained before the update as well

  • Fixed a bug that was causing Howlers and Screamers to become invulnerable to damage

  • Fixed a possibility to fast travel between map regions after completing various quests

  • Fixed a random AI bug of Human encounters

  • Fixed infected invulnerability to arrows

  • Fixed missing rewards after Bandit encounters

  • Fixed the Virals patrol movement in GRE facilities

quest updates

  • Fixed a bug related to wall-clipping during the Let’s Waltz quest

  • Fixed a bug of the player getting stuck after using an inhibitor, or opening inventory after obtaining inhibitor in the Markers of Plague quest

  • Fixed the map display bug in The Only Way Out quest

  • Fixed the disappearance of Hakon in the Into The Darkness quest after playing in co-op

  • Fixed Sophie’s inaccessible position in The Raid quest

UI/UX Updates

  • Added FOV slider on PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X

  • Improved UI textures optimization

  • Fixed issues related to switching between keyboard and controller

  • Fixed inhibitor pop-up message in Markers of Plague quest

  • Fixed quest display in journal

  • Fixed tutorial window display

  • Fixed weapon durability display, quest tracking, and inventory management on ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo second display

  • Aiden should no longer T-pose in the main menu

  • Fixed crashes related to launching the game in 5760×1080 resolution

  • Fixed display of incorrect numbers on Immunity Bar

  • Minor changes to PC key bindings

Technical Updates

  • Improved game stability

  • Several crash sources fixed

  • Improved the stability of frame rate in various places on the map

  • Fixed multiple bugs that allowed players to see and fall outside map texture

  • Fixed occasional texture glitches in various places on the map

  • Fixed various audio glitches

  • …and numerous additional bug fixes and quality improvements.

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