Dying Light 2 is absolutely loaded with secrets and interesting gear and this particular item is both. The Left Finger of gloVa is a blueprint found in a secret developer room in Central Loop that quite literally gives you a gun in your finger.
With a complete lack of guns in Dying Light 2 this is an extra special item, and one that players will no doubt want to get hold of.
Fortunately, it isn't too difficult, it just requires a little patience and having reached a certain point of the game. Here's what you need to do.
How to unlock the secret developer room
The Left Finger of gloVa can be found in a secret room dedicated to Dying Light 2 developer Techland and its team in the Central Loop area of the map. The first stage of getting it is to actually unlock the developer room and it can be a tad tricky.
The first thing you must do is complete the "Broadcast" mission. This is because you need access to the roof of the VNC Tower. You could veer off and open the room before completing the final steps of the mission, but you'd then have to scale the entire VNC Tower again. And you don't want to do that.
Once you complete the "Broadcast" mission you unlock easy access to the roof of the VNC Tower. To get there now you simply go into the lobby on the ground floor, get in the elevator and ride to the roof. No parkour is necessary.
When you get to the roof head to the shelter where you have a bed and your stash and climb on top of it. Looking towards the south and southwest you'll see two towers, similar in height and both much smaller than the VNC Tower. Your destination is the closest of the two towers, so take that leap of faith, pop open the paraglider and drift on over.
If this is your first time on this rooftop you'll also find a military airdrop which you should open first. Inside you'll find some military tech and other loot and you'll get some XP for opening it the first time, too.
Your focus is on the electrical box in the middle. You need to head to it and grab the cable, then do a complete 180 and head to the edge of the rooftop. Specifically, you need to head to the point marked with a yellow plank of wood on the ground. Basically, you need to jump off here and head down two floors, but if you get it wrong you'll wind up respawning somewhere without the cable.
The easiest way to do this is to jump off backward and immediately open your paraglider. Don't hold the button for the paraglider (X on Xbox) because you'll drop the cable, you only need to press it quickly to open the glider. But now you'll drift down gently and since you're facing the building when you get to your floor you'll just float inside.
The floor you want isn't the first one you'll come across, so you may need to repeat the process and jump down another floor.
When you're on the right floor, attach the cable you're carrying to the red electrical box and turn it on. Next, turn around, head to the back of the room, and grab the next cable from the green box on this floor.
Head to the edge once again marked by a yellow plank and do the same process again. Turn around, jump off backward, pop the paraglider and float down a couple of floors. Attach the cable to the red box, turn around, and go collect the next cable from the green box at the back of the room.
This jump is a little different from the previous two. Head out onto the small piece of roof and again locate the yellow plank on the floor. Take the same approach, go off backward, pop the glider, and float all the way down to the next piece of the rooftop. When you land, turn immediately to your right, locate the next yellow plank and do the exact same.
The next piece of open roof you land on is the last (thank goodness) so don't go jumping off anymore. Instead, go into the room, hook up the cable and activate the switch directly to the right of it
Now all you have to do is open the doors, but don't go running in. Hang back a little and wait because otherwise, an exploding zombie will be on you. So dispense with it first, then go forth into the secret developer room.
How to get the Left Finger of gloVa
Inside the secret developer room, you'll find two individual rooms and there are two rewards to be gained here. The other is the Korek Charm, but to get the Left Finger of GloVa you need to head to the bedroom. Don't forget to empty all the alcohol from the fridge, either.
When you get into the bedroom, sit on the bed with the not-at-all-creepy teddy bear. After a few seconds, more bears will begin to spawn in. Simply keep sitting on the bed until they've all spawned in.
Once all the bears are staring at you giving you the heebie-jeebies, an item will spawn on the Techland poster in front of you. Get up, go pick it, and congratulations you have the blueprint for your very own finger gun!
How to craft and use the Left Finger of gloVa
The Left Finger of gloVa comes as a blueprint, which means you can craft as many as you like and you can upgrade it at Craftmaster locations. It equips to your accessory slot like other items such as the Boomstick do, and it comes with a limited number of charges before it breaks.
Perhaps the only downer is that the Left Finger of gloVa, like the Boomstick and the Cyber Hands 2177, costs about 1/3 of your scrap if you have the maximum amount in your inventory. But at least you can always craft another and in many regards, it's probably superior to the Boomstick.
The damage figure would say otherwise but even at the basic level, you get more charges from the gloVa before it breaks, with the Boomstick even when you upgrade it you're seriously limited to how many times you can use it.
The gloVa also does random status damage to enemies on top of its raw damage. Sometimes it'll be bleed, sometimes fire, sometimes toxic. To coin a phrase, you never know what you're gonna get. It also deals fling, sending enemies flying backward.
Is it worth getting? Absolutely. Especially since you find it in the same location as the Korek Charm, which you must get. It's a lot of fun to use and can actually be a pretty strong crowd control tool with that combination of fling and status damage.
And who doesn't like massive novelties like this?
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