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Dying Light 2 Classes Breakdown: Gear Explained

Dying Light 2 Stay Human, Techland's latest action role-playing survival horror game, was released on Feb. 4, 2022.
Dying Light 2 Stay Human, Techland's latest action role-playing survival horror game, was released on Feb. 4, 2022. / Image courtesy of Techland

In Dying Light 2 Stay Human, there are essentially four classes or roles for players to build and strategize around, and they all have to do with the type of gear they're wearing.

For those looking to fully optimize their characters and build them to their liking, here's a breakdown of the Classes and Gear in Dying Light 2 Stay Human.

Dying Light 2 Classes Breakdown: Gear Explained

To start things off, there are over 500 pieces of Gear for players to discover in Dying Light 2, and they sort out into five tiers of rarity:

  • Artifact (Yellow)
  • Unique (Purple)
  • Rare (Blue)
  • Uncommon (Green)
  • Common (Gray)

There are six categories of Gear that players can outfit their characters with — Headwear, Chestpiece, Gloves, Sneakers, Bracers, and Joggers.

Finally, the main objective when putting together pieces of Gear is using those of the same Class:

  • Tank: generally reduces incoming damage at the expense of stamina, focuses on two-handed (2H) weapons
  • Brawler: generally reduces melee weapon stamina costs and offers a mix of speed and damage output, focuses on one-handed (1H) weapons
  • Ranger: generally emphasizes the use of ranged weapons and stealth
  • Medic: generally emphasizes the use of parkour skills and improves healing efficiency

Dying Light 2 Stay Human is available now for PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows PC (via Steam, Epic Games Store and the Techland Store).

For more on Dying Light 2, feel free to check out our guides on whether or not all weapons break, as well as its collectables.