Dying Light 2 is the sequel to Techland's popular open world title, released for PlayStation 5, PS4, and other platforms. It launched in February 2022 and was awarded a 7/10 in our Dying Light 2 PS5 review, in which we described it as "a solid follow-up to the 2015 fan favourite".
In this Dying Light 2 guide, we're going to share our beginner's tips and tricks to help you survive both the day and night of the City. We're also going to reveal the locations of all map icons, including Windmills, Metro Stations, Bandit Camps, Airdrops, GRE Anomalies, Facilities, and Nightrunner Trials.
This page will then also include some upgrade guides, revealing the best skills to unlock first and how to fully upgrade the Paraglider, Grappling Hook, and UV Flashlight. There are minimal Dying Light 2 spoilers in this guide. We don't get onto the story at any point, and instead, focus on helping you clear the map and upgrading your skills.
Dying Light 2 Guide: Best Gear
Dying Light 2 has randomised loot, so it's not possible for us to share the locations of the best weapons and gear in the game. Instead, we are going to reveal the best loot sources and the optional activities you should look out for with good rewards. Some quests reveal what weapons you'll be given upon completion on the menu screen, but then others don't.
Below you will find a guide to the best weapons and loot sources to look out for.
Dying Light 2 Guide: Checklists, Upgrades, Trophies, and FAQs
In the next part of our Dying Light 2 guide, we'll be covering further information like map icon checklists, Trophies, and answering some FAQs.
- Dying Light 2: All Windmill Locations
- Dying Light 2: All Metro Station Locations
- Dying Light 2: All Bandit Camp Locations
- Dying Light 2: All Airdrop Locations
- Dying Light 2: All GRE Anomaly Locations
- Dying Light 2: All Facility Locations
- Dying Light 2: All Nightrunner Trial Locations
- Dying Light 2 Best Skills: The Abilities You Must Unlock First
- Dying Light 2: How to Fully Upgrade the Paraglider, Grappling Hook, and UV Flashlight
- Dying Light 2: Can You Repair Weapons?
- Dying Light 2: Should You Assign Facilities to the Survivors or the Peacekeepers?
- Dying Light 2: How Long Does It Take to Beat?
- Dying Light 2 The First Biomarker: Safe Code Solution
- Dying Light 2: Unlimited Money Glitch Explained
Dying Light 2 Guide: Tips and Tricks for Beginners
Dying Light 2 has the usual difficulty options for you to choose from, and you can switch between them on the fly. They also don't affect any Trophies, so you can tune the experience to exactly how you like it. Despite that, we still have some universal tips and tricks to share with beginners. Read through them all to ensure you're prepared for the journey ahead.
Use Those Binoculars
These sorts of items are forgotten about a lot of the time during games, but in Dying Light 2, the binoculars are pretty helpful. Accessed by holding left on the D-Pad and then pressing the R3 button, they're used to mark optional activities on your map. Whenever you reach a high point in the map, whip them out and scan the area. Once they're pinpointed, they'll be permanently labelled. This makes finding things like GRE Anomalies, Airdrops, and Metro Stations easier.
Upgrade the Paraglider
You'll finally get your hands on the Paraglider roughly halfway through the main story, and it dramatically changes the way you approach traversal. It can be even better, however. We recommend hunting down Airdrops in order to get your hands on some Military Tech so you can upgrade the device. After a few enhancements, you can fly faster and even gain height rather than lose it whilst in the air.
Track Down Inhibitors
If you want to stand a proper fighting chance in the City, you'll need to upgrade your health and stamina beyond their base stats. You do so by collecting Inhibitors: cash in three of them and you'll get an upgrade point. Inhibitors can be found inside GRE Quarantine Buildings as well as out in the open world. Later in the game, you'll be able to interact with Radio Towers. Once activated, these mark all Inhibitors within a certain radius on your map.
Hunt at Night, But Be Careful
If you're not familiar with the day/night cycle of the Dying Light games, let us clue you in. When the sun's out, the undead is generally easy to kill and don't gather in large hordes. During the night, however, the special infected come out and the zombie fodder becomes a lot more aggressive. To entice you into venturing out under the moonlight, you'll earn increased Combat XP and Parkour XP for everything you do. Despite the risk, you should be taking advantage of this. Stay on your toes and always make sure a UV light is nearby so you have somewhere safe to retreat to. Doing so will see you racking up XP and unlocking skill points in no time at all.
That brings our Dying Light 2 guide to a conclusion. Hopefully, you found some of this information useful. If you have any further tips and tricks to share, feel free to post them in the comments below.