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Dying light’s getting free difficulty DLC

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If you’re still waiting for the local release of the physical version of Techland’s flawed but fun open-world zombie apocalypse simulator, it’ll be out here in two weeks. It’s some of the most fun I’ve had with a game in a while, because like the criminally underrated Wii U exclusive ZombiU, it makes the undead terrifying again. And soon, it’ll be even scarier.

The game’s getting a new hard mode as DLC – and best of all, it’ll be free. Yes, things like difficulty levels should always be free, but when games like The Last of Us and Metro: Last Light get away with charging for increased difficulty, you could easily imagine others doing the same.

Echoing the mod that makes the game tougher, Techland will be giving the game an official extra layer of difficulty. Coming free as part of an upcoming content update, Dying Light’s increased difficulty level will make the night even scarier, reduce the availability of resources and make enemies tougher.

“We’re going to give our community a new challenge that will put everything they learnt in the game to the test. Hard Mode is exactly that,” producer Tymon Smektala says.

“We’re aiming to have it out around the start of March, if not sooner. Depends on how brutal we wanna make this on people.”

All I have to say to that is : NOPE.

Techland recently revealed the game’s season pass content – which is almost entirely pointless for those of us who’ve been waiting for the physical release; two thirds of that content is being given away free as apologetic pre-order incentives.

Last Updated: February 12, 2015

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