The Dying Light 2 release date has arrived! With a hefty Dying Light 2 day-one patch being rolled out to address a number of bugs in the game's code, players are now able to install the full game onto their system.


Dying Light 2 came out today (4th February) on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S, with only the Nintendo Switch version still being held back - we're told that the Switch port should be with us within six months, if you were wondering.

For now, though, unless you're only willing to play it on Switch, the Dying Light 2 fun has begun. Get yourself ready for more rooftop-jumping, zombie-slashing action in another massive open-world adventure.

To learn more about the Dying Light 2 release date, and all the other information that's fit to print, read on!

When is the Dying Light 2 release date?

The Dying Light 2 release date took place on 4th February 2022 for players on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. However, Nintendo Switch players will have to wait a while longer – we've got more info on that Switch delay further down this page.

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When is the UK release time for Dying Light 2?

For fans in the UK, the Dying Light 2 release time occurred at midnight going into 4th February for all of the day-one platforms.

If you're playing Dying Light 2 on a console, the game should have unlocked at midnight local time wherever you are in the world.

For computer-based players, some of the Dying Light 2 PC release times are being staggered, so check out the map attached to the tweet below to see when it's launching on PC in your region. Depending on your region, you might have gotten a few hours of Dying Light 2 early access, giving you a head start on the rest of the world.

In these final moments before you start playing Dying Light 2, you might have some big questions, and we're going to try and answer them now. You might be wondering, does the game have character creation? Well, no, it doesn't – you'll be playing as a pre-defined male hero called Aiden, but you will be able to kit him out in plenty of different outfits.

Or you may be asking yourself, just how big is the Dying Light 2 map size? It's more than six square kilometres, according to the developers, which should allow for plenty of side quests and discoverable locations in the classic open-world gaming mould. Or if you're asking, wait, is Rosario Dawson in this game? The answer to that one is yes! But you won't meet her character until you're a few hours into the game.

The Dying Light 2 Metacritic score is currently sitting at 77 for PS5, 79 for PC and 78 for Xbox Series X, if you were wondering about that, but those scores could change as more reviews pile in for the game.

Keep on reading as we attempt to answer even more of your questions as the Dying Light 2 release date nears.

Can you pre-order Dying Light 2?

Dying Light pre-orders are still going, with Amazon offering the following Dying Light 2 price points at present:

Amazon looks to have sold out of the PC version, but you can could buy a Dying Light PC code from CD Keys for the very tempting price of £39.99. Or if you want the Deluxe Edition, that would set you back £64.99 from CD Keys.

Is the Dying Light 2 Deluxe Edition worth it? Well, that's a matter of opinion, but we can tell you that it comes with a Legendary outfit, weapon skin and paraglider as well as some exclusive weapon charms.

As for the eye-wateringly expensive Dying Light 2 Collector's Edition, that one includes a steelbook, a map of the city, a special statuette and a UV lamp as well as the aforementioned Legendary items and some other digital content. That being said, we reckon that only the most hardcore fans will opt for that level of investment.

When could you pre-load Dying Light 2?

Dying Light 2 is available to install right now on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Steam and the Epic Games Store - you could have preloaded the game ahead of time, if you wanted to, but the game is out there in the world ready for you to play it. The time to preload it is long gone at this point!

Is Dying Light 2 coming to Xbox Game Pass?

This one we have a definitive answer to: no, Dying Light 2 will not be coming to Xbox Game Pass, at least not for the time being. The game was not listed among the Xbox Game Pass games for February 2022, so it probably won't be on that service any time particularly soon. We can't rule it out at some point in the future, though.

How big is the Dying Light 2 day-one patch file size?

Although its hard to tell exactly where the base game ends and its post-launch updates begin, the Dying Light 2 day-one patch file size is believed to have brought the overall Dying Light 2 file size up to 32.3 GB.

That's how much space you'll need for the base game and its various updates thus far, judging by the latest information we've seen on a community-run patch monitoring website. We'll bring you more precise info if it pops up later.

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What's Dying Light 2 about?

Set many years after the original, here is the official synopsis for Dying Light 2:

"Over 20 years ago in Harran, we fought the virus—and lost. Now, we’re losing again. The City, one of the last large human settlements, is torn by conflict. Civilization has fallen back into the Dark Ages. And yet, we still have hope.

"You are a wanderer with the power to change the fate of The City. But your exceptional abilities come at a price. Haunted by memories you cannot decipher, you set out to learn the truth… and find yourself in a combat zone. Hone your skills, as to defeat your enemies and make allies, you’ll need both fists and wits. Unravel the dark secrets behind the wielders of power, choose sides and decide your destiny. But wherever your actions take you, there's one thing you can never forget—stay human."

Who voices Aiden in Dying Light 2?

Dying Light 2 Aiden actor Jonah Scott.
Dying Light 2 Aiden actor Jonah Scott.

Jonah Scott is the voice actor that plays Aiden in Dying Light 2.

You might recognise Jonah Scott's voice from the TV series Attack on Titan (where he voices Willy and additional characters) or the Pokémon anime (where he voiced Bluto in a recent episode).

In terms of previous video-game roles, Jonah Scott played Randy Gett in Wasteland 3 and Ryuki in Pokémon Masters.

What does the Dying Light 2 roadmap look like?

As for whether this will join the ranks of games that keep on giving with some post-launch DLC, the answer to that is a resounding 'yes'. There are plans afoot to keep content coming for the next five years. Just in time for Dying Light 3 then?

As for that roadmap, here is a handy tweet that shows exactly what the current plans are.

What consoles and platforms will Dying Light 2 be released on?

The survival horror will be available on the new consoles, with Dying Light 2 being the first game in the franchise to launch on PS5 and the Xbox Series X. Don't worry if you're still on a previous-gen system, though – Dying Light 2 will also be coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC. It will also come to Nintendo Switch at some point after its initial launch.

When is the Dying Light 2 Switch release date?

The Dying Light 2 Nintendo Switch release date will take place "within six months from the original date". Or at least, that's what the developers from Techland have said they're aiming for.

If the devs manage to hit that target, this means that Dying Light 2 will launch on Switch no later than 4th August 2022. However, things change and estimates aren't always right in the end, so we'll be sure to let you know when a firm Switch release date for Dying Light 2 is confirmed.

Explaining the reasons behind this pushback on the Switch date, the developers have said this delay is happening in order to "provide fans with the gaming experience at the level they deserve and that Techland wants to provide".

Is there a trailer for Dying Light 2?

Fans of the franchise would have seen the announcement trailer countless times by now, so let's look at another Dying Light 2 trailer – and this is a long one that should tell you all need to know about the gameplay for it.

Another trailer unveiled at The Game Awards 2021 has given fans another look at the city as a survivor is shown doing what he can to stay alive and repel the Infected. Check it out below!

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