Techland has announced that it has released a new patch for Dying Light 2 Stay Human. This new update, patch 1.2, has added new features to the game, including several highly requested additions. This patch is currently available for the PC but will be made available for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox, later this week.
This patch implements a wide variety of player-requested features, such as more immersive details in melee combat, more intense chase sequences during the night, significant improvements to combat and gameplay balance, and a new high-performance preset on PC that renders the game playable on older computers and laptops. This is good news as I’ve had a few people complain about poor performance on PCs that didn’t have access to the latest and greatest hardware.
Another big fix is the “deathloops”, or parts of the game where the game glitched out, leaving you in a never-ending death that persists even after a restart of the game. That happened to me a few times.
Here’s what patch 1.2.patch includes fixes and upgrades for:
Night gameplay balance
Final boss fight
Overall gameplay balance
Melee combat, including many new, immersive details
Here are some of the priority fixes from patch 1.2:
All known cases with “deathloops” eliminated.
Fixed blocks in multiple quests – Into The Dark, Assassination, Sophie in The Raid Quest, Hubert in The Only Way Out, Veronika, Nightrunners, The Lost Light, Double Time.
Stability issues fixed: crashes or black screens in certain situations (co-op)
Level 4 of the chase is now more difficult
Howler’s senses range increased
Survivor Sense now works correctly and can be triggered without any cooldowns after getting hit or performing specific parkour actions
Improvements to the Options Menu Information Architecture including a dedicated Accessibility Tab
Fixed an issue where the opponent does not react correctly to other players and does not change behavior that might lead to several glitches during co-op play
Banshees and Chargers are now more easily spotted in the Infected hordes during the night
Introduced high-performance preset that optimizes the displayed graphics which allows you to play Dying Light 2 on older computers and laptops
PC DirectX 12 cache-related improvements. The game now runs more smoothly upon the first launch
AVX technology is no longer used in the game, improving issues related to the game crashing on the launch
Dying Light 2 Stay Human is currently available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Check out our review of Dying Light 2Stay human.