Dying Light current-gen upgrade available on Xbox Series X, Series S, and One X

Dying Light
Dying Light (Image credit: Techland S.A.)

What you need to know

  • Dying Light, released in 2015, built the foundations for Techland's latest adventure, Dying Light 2 Stay Human.
  • Early this month, Techland released a current-gen upgrade for the original Dying Light on certain PlayStation consoles.
  • On Monday, the studio released the same upgrade for Dying Light on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One X.
  • The upgrade patch introduces three new graphical modes on Xbox Series X, and two new graphical modes on Xbox Series S and One X.

Thousands of players may be joining the vibrant and terrifying world of Dying Light 2 Stay Human, but the original Dying Light is still a title well worth revisiting, even in 2022. Techland made this assertion even more true with the release of current-gen upgrades for the first Dying Light game, starting with certain PlayStation consoles early this month. On Monday, the studio also dropped the current-gen upgrade for Dying Light on Xbox.

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PS5 and PS4 Pro players can already enjoy the Dying Light current-gen upgrade, but now the additional enhancements and graphical settings extend to Microsoft's fastest and most powerful consoles. Techland is introducing three new graphical modes on the flagship Xbox Series X, while the smaller Xbox Series S and the last-gen Xbox One X both enjoy two new graphical modes. Dying Light's current-gen upgrades on Xbox consoles include:

  • Xbox Series X:
    • Performance Mode achieving 1080p at 60FPS
    • Balanced Mode targeting 1440p at 60FPS
    • Quality Mode achieving 4K at 30FPS
  • Xbox Series S:
    • Performance Mode achieving 1080p at 30FPS
    • Quality Mode targeting 1440p at 30FPS
    • Improved networking utilizing EOS solution
  • Xbox One X:
    • Performance Mode achieving 1080p at 30FPS
    • Quality Mode targeting 1440p at 30FPS
    • Improved networking utilizing EOS solution

The Dying Light current-gen upgrade certainly isn't the most extensive, and isn't going to make the original title comparable to its modern successor, but it aims to make the game more enjoyable and visually appealing on newer and more powerful systems. Dying Light 2 Stay Human improves on the original in practically every way with a massive open-world and high stakes gameplay, and achieves a place on our list of best Xbox games for players looking to survive the zombie apocalypse — with parkour!

Zachary Boddy
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  • Sounds like a really demanding game. I wonder what was the resolution before, 540p?
  • That is what I tell every person on this planet because they constantly complain why the game is not running at 4k It's because the game engine they are using is extremely GPU demanding Before dying light received the enhancement update recently it was previously running at 720p on Xbox One and 900p on PS4 but now the game finally received the long awaited One X/PS4 Pro enhancement update Now you can choose 1080p 30fps or 1440p 30fps so I went with the quality mode and it really looks amazing on my One X The graphical upgrade is the biggest improvement.
  • Thanks for the information. PS: I was not complaining.
  • The only thing they need to be perfect, it is crosplay between consoles and pc, at least xbox, Switch and pc.