The Dying Light 2 Stay Human day one patch will allow players to experience the game "the way it’s meant to be played," Techland said Tuesday.
With plenty of mixed reviews seeing the light of day hours before the official launch of Dying Light 2, Techland has shed some light on the game's major day one patch — over 1,000 fixes and improvements will be included with the update on all platforms.
Dying Light 2 Day One Patch Reportedly Includes 1,000+ Fixes and Improvements
"Fellow survivors, we see that some of you got an access to the retail copies of Dying Light 2 before the release date," Techland said on Twitter on Tuesday. "That being said, we kindly ask you to wait until Feb 4th as by that time you’ll also get access to all improvements and fixes we’ve implemented within last weeks and will introduce with the day 1 patch. That’s the way to experience Dying Light 2 the way it’s meant to be played."
A day later, Techland expanded on the details of the day one patch in a statement, according to IGN.
"Within the last two weeks we added over a thousand fixes and improvements on all the platforms," Techland reportedly told IGN. "You can expect the day one patch with another thousand tweaks to go live on consoles within the next few days, and of course, we are continuing our efforts to improve the PC version in real-time."
As such, although Dying Light 2 has yet to be officially released, there seems to be an abundance of bugs found in the game since it's gone gold, from regular crashing to missing sound and voice-over audio.
Techland has seemingly maintained a consistent stance on the effectiveness of their day one patch as well as their confidence in support for the game post-launch.
"Day One patch fixes a lot of issues but thanks to reviews and feedback from our community we will be able to polish Dying Light 2 as much as possible!" Techland said on Twitter on Wednesday. "Reviewers need time to prepare the reviews on day one, we need time to finish the game — if we gave review copies after the launch with day 1 patch, there would be no reviews and no way to make a decision. We can take the hit, and the game is going to be only better from now on."
Although an official set of patch notes for the day one update has yet to be released at the time of writing, Techland has released some changes to expect, according to NME:
- Fixed the broadcast infinite respawn story block
- Fix for dialogues that block story progression
- Re-signing to the coop session doesn’t fail in case the user is logged in
- Fixed a crash when handling electrical parts to Carlos in Bazaar
- Fixed problems with temporarily lowering the difficulty level — improved adaptive difficulty for AIs
- Fixed a crash caused by background renderer during the transition between menu and loading screens
- Increased Wwise overall memory limit — fix for missing sounds and voice-over
- Resolved problems with objects and AI sinking into the ground on a flat surface
- DLSS enabled. Improved default DLSS sharpness
- Fix for AI sometimes freezing/becoming immortal when the owner changes during death
- Fixed the gamepad isn’t detected by the game before any movement or action will be conducted using a keyboard or mouse
- Added protection against potential crashes
- Updates for ES, CH; DE intro
- Added missing game actions fixing the game’s unresponsiveness
- Fixed a streamer mode option that was not working properly
- Fixed a crash on opening the secondary screen
- Fixed disconnecting co-op sessions after a certain amount of time
Dying Light 2 Stay Human is set to release for PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows PC (via Steam, Epic Games Store and Techland Store) on Feb. 4.