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Dying Light 2: Free Next-Gen Upgrade to PS5 & Xbox Series X/S Confirmed

After the makers of the upcoming horror game Dying Light 2: Stay Human recently revealed the release date of the title, a free next-gen upgrade to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S has now been confirmed for the game.

Two days ago the people in charge at Techland presented not only 8 minutes of gameplay, but also finally the release date of their upcoming horror game Dying Light 2. In addition, a free next-gen upgrade for the title has now also been confirmed.


This emerges from a Twitter message from Taylor Lyles that he posted yesterday. This means that all players who buy Dying Light 2 for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One can upgrade to the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S version of the game free of charge.


At the beginning of April, the makers at Techland stated in an interview which technical improvements PS5 and Xbox Series X/S owners can look forward to be compared to players of the title on the old-gen consoles. Different modes will be available for selection.

The makers are currently working on a quality mode (including ray tracing) as well as performance (60+ FPS) and 4K modes. Depending on your personal preferences, you can either prioritize the graphics or the performance of the open-world horror game.

According to the developers, owners of the old consoles shouldn’t have to worry, because these have been the priority of the studio for a long time. Accordingly, everyone involved wants to ensure that the quality of Dying Light 2 is also “at the highest level” on PS4 and Xbox One.


The story of the game starts 20 years after the events of the predecessor and takes players in the role of the new protagonist Aiden to another part of the world. There they have to decide which of the different factions in the game world they want to join, while at the same time they have to uncover a secret from Aiden’s past. However, it is always important for Aiden to remain human.

This also explains the new title of the game: Dying Light 2: Stay Human. The game is currently still in development for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC and should be available in stores on December 7, 2021.