There is both good news and bad news for Dying Light fans today. Techland has announced that pre-order DLC has become free for all players, but the game’s retail release has also been delayed in territories outside of North and South America.
The Be the Zombie mode, a PvP mode that was originally going to only be available for those who pre-ordered Dying Light, will now be available to all players.
However, alongside this announcement, Techland also confirmed that physical copies of Dying Light have been pushed back to February 27th in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. The game will still be launching digitally almost a month earlier on January 28th.
A statement from the studio reads as follows:
As you already know, today we detailed our launch timing for Dying Light. Although the changes affect only the release of boxed copies in certain territories, we want to show all of you our appreciation for your continued support. Thus, we’re really happy to announce that ‘Be the Zombie’ will be available for free to everyone, on all platforms, in all territories.
We’ll also be giving away extra weapon dockets to everyone who pre-ordered Dying Light and signed up at Dockets.DyingLightGame.com.
We want to thank you for your patience and support in this matter and can’t wait for you to enjoy playing Dying Light and invading other players’ game in the ‘Be the Zombie’ mode.
– Dying Light Team”
Dying Light will launch in North and South America next Tuesday on January 27th.