Earlier this week, Techland officially announced that the upcoming Be the Zombie multiplayer mode for the upcoming first-person, zombie survival horror game, Dying Light, will be available as free downloadable content (DLC) for the game. The DLC will be available across all platforms
The Be the Zombie multiplayer mode is an asymmetrical competitive multiplayer mode. In a four vs. one match, several human survivors are pitted against a Night Hunter. The Night Hunter is the highly formidable, ultimate mutated zombie in the game. The Night Hunters are much stronger than the typical zombies in the game. They even have tentacles that can be launched as grappling hooks to sail across buildings in Be the Zombie Mode. Originally, Be the Zombie was only available as a free pre-order DLC, instead it will be available to all players for all platforms everywhere. In Be the Zombie Mode, players will even be able to invade other players’ games.
The Dying Light team at Techland wrote in an official statement, that the Be the Zombie mode being available as free content was gift to players for their “patience and support” in the delays for the game. Techland recently confirmed that the disc release for the game had been delayed in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia to February 27 from its original January release. The game will still be available as a digital release in those territories on January 28 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
In addition, players who pre-ordered the game will receive two additional free DLC gifts. The Cuisine & Cargo and Ultimate Survivor Bundles will be available free of charge to players who are purchasing their pre-order copies at launch. According to Techland’s statements, players who pre-ordered Dying Light will also receive extra weapon dockets as well.
Dying Light finally hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC on January 27 in North and South America. In addition, to get a taste of the Be the Zombie mode and the Night Hunter gameplay, below is a new video showcasing the new gameplay mode.