What you need to know
- The so-called "death-loop" is the biggest issue in Dying Light 2 right now, causing players who encounter it to be unable to play any further.
- A first patch to help resolve the problem has already been released
- The latest patch should have a more significant impact and hit PC first with consoles to follow.
Update, February 23: The patch is now live on both Xbox and PlayStation.
Dying Light 2 has seen a massive number of players since its launch and while mostly successful, there are, alas, plenty of bugs to iron out with one, in particular, causing serious pain. The death-loop bug is as it sounds, putting affected players into an endless loop of dying and respawning, unable to continue their adventures in Villador.
A first patch has already been released designed to mitigate the impact of the death-loop bug, but work is ongoing, and the next patch is now available on PC. Via the official Dying Light 2 Discord:
Another Patch for PC is now live.
- Fix for the death-loop bug. It prevents players from new cases and fixes the existing ones.
- Added Backup Save system that allows players to rollback the game progress and their inventory to the last game's secure storyline save point.
- Added support for the BLOCK, ACTIVE LANDING, and JUMP ATTACK rebindings on the keyboard.
Backup Save system is an in-game feature that allows you to load a save based on the previous main storyline progress. Doing a rollback will revert you to a state of the game from that Backup Save. You unlock new Backup Saves as you progress through the main storyline.
Patch for consoles is currently under submission, we'll keep you updated
The backup save system is a nice touch and a handy fallback if problems do continue. It might mean rolling back through your playthrough a little bit, but compared to the alternative, it's a trade-off worth taking.
PC players should mash that update button right now, while those of us on Xbox and PlayStation will have to wait for the relevant stores to do their thing. Hopefully, it won't take too long.
Update February 23 — Patch now available on Xbox and PlayStation
Console players have had to wait about a week longer than their PC friends but the all-important patch is now available on console, with Xbox joining today alongside the PlayStation update from February 22.
Survivors! The XBOX patch is live. Please see the list of changes below: pic.twitter.com/ssdwsLOUiySurvivors! The XBOX patch is live. Please see the list of changes below: pic.twitter.com/ssdwsLOUiy— Dying Light (@DyingLightGame) February 23, 2022February 23, 2022
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