Does Dying Light 2 Have a Death Penalty?

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Dying Light 2 death penalty is not noticeable by players of all levels, or times in the day. Unlike the first Dying Light, where survival points were taken away and any progress that was made at a certain point is lost after dying, Dying Light 2 does not have the same punishment, in fact, players haven’t found any punishment at all for dying.

Does Dying Light 2 Have a Death Penalty?

In the initial Dying Light game, players would be punished if they died, having their survival points taken which would allow them to buy more skills and upgrade their character to survive longer in the game and lose progress since Dying Light had an auto-save option, compared to just manually saving one’s progress.

In Dying Light 2 Stay Human, this has certainly changed as players have noticed that there is no noticeable death penalty, but a respawn system, where players respawn at the nearest safe zone or checkpoint.

This new adjustment comes with mixed reviews, as some players do miss the exciting thrill of having a consequence following every action they take. The punishment can be viewed as a motivation for the entire game and brings the point of survival into center focus as the entire point of the game is survival.

Others find that Dying Light needed to be removed or at least provide a setting to disable the death penalty so that players don’t have to deal with the player death punishments when some of the time its not even the players fault. Dying Light does have its own set of glitches and problems, these small instances can make a player die in seconds, and when in the first game, have the player be punished for it.

But even during the day or night, the new Dying Light 2 does not have a death penalty, which to many players disappointment, is a fact that players will have to live with.