Zombie mode goes free, but with a big delay for the UK release
Dying Light’s “Be the Zombie” mode stars The Night Hunter, but is no longer a pre-order bonus. The EU physical order has been pulled back to February. The developer, Techland, announced back in August 2014 that this was to be a pre-order bonus. Now it will be available to everyone for free onXbox One and PlayStation 4.
In this mode, players will be able to stalk others as the Night Hunter, a zombie mutation described as a “lethal predator” with skills like super speed, a grapple tool, and special attacks. Also, by completing rounds as this zombie/creature, players can advance through their Night Hunter’s special skill tree.
Techland have also confirmed that the digital and boxed versions of the game will remain on schedule for North and South America, and will be made available on 27th January. However, the release dates for the release dates for Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia have slipped back. Physical copies have been delayed in these regions by exactly one month (released on 27th February) but the digital launch of the game will be launching for them on 28th January.
Techland have provided a statement regarding the push-back for select market:
As you already know, today we detailed our launch timing for Dying Light. Although the changes affect only the release of boxed copies in certain territories, we want to show all of you our appreciation for your continued support. Thus, we’re really happy to announce that ‘Be the Zombie’ will be available for free to everyone, on all platforms, in all territories.
We’ll also be giving away extra weapon dockets to everyone who pre-ordered Dying Light and signed up at Dockets.DyingLightGame.com.
We want to thank you for your patience and support in this matter and can’t wait for you to enjoy playing Dying Light and invading other players’ game in the ‘Be the Zombie’ mode.
– Dying Light Team”