Dying Light 2’s first story expansion will not add anything beyond the end of the game and will take place “alongside the main events”.
Developer Techland has so far resisted what its two upcoming story DLCs will be about, but Dying Light 2 lead game designer Tymon Smektała shared the first details with Game Informer.
“We don’t want to fall into this repetitive pattern where players kind of know what to expect from us,” he said. “The first story DLC that we promised, I’ve seen a lot of speculation online as to what it will be and I can confidently say they weren’t close to the mark.”
The first injection of story content will therefore exist “alongside the main events”, although Techland will appear to expand the ending with future updates. While only two story DLCs are planned for now, the success of Dying Light 2 will likely lead to more content drops.
Smektała added: “At some point we will actually start to add to the events at the end of the game. We have some ideas. It seems promising on paper as they are now being implemented, but this will definitely be a challenge.”
The decision to place the new missions before the end of Dying Light 2 is as practical as it is interesting for Techland due to the game’s branching storyline. Players can make various choices that affect the overall world and story, including some important ones at the end of the game, making it difficult to continue the narrative without contradicting some players’ choices.
It’s not clear if the new DLC will add new potential endings or change those already seen.
In our 7/10 review, IGN said “Dying Light 2 Stay Human is an ambitious zombie action-adventure packed with top-notch parkour, a fantastic open world, and every painful bug in the book,” though later patches included thousands of fixes contained .
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https://www.ign.com/articles/dying-light-2-story-dlc-wont-take-place-after-the-ending Dying Light 2’s first story DLC will not take place after the end of the game