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'Dying Light 2' Director Explains Why There Are "No Firearms" In The Game

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'Dying Light 2' Director Explains Why There Are "No Firearms" In The Game

Dying Light 2 will not feature conventional weapons, Techland has confirmed. The upcoming open-world zombie game will force players to fight to survive using whatever junk they can cobble together, including makeshift bows, swords, pipes, and cricket bats. Traditional guns, it seems, are off the menu. Kind of, anyway.

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It makes sense, as far as the world of Dying Light 2 goes. The latest entry in the series takes place decades after the initial zombie outbreak, and society has essentially slipped into a new Dark Age. Things like pistols and automatic rifles have long since been destroyed or rusted away. As such, players will have a job coming across contemporary firearms while exploring the city.

This is all according to the game's lead designer Tymon Smektała, who explained during a recent AMA that "there are no firearms in the world of Dying Light 2." There'll be plenty of ranged and melee weapons, but nothing like what you might find in a typical game of Call Of Duty: Warzone. The idea is that you're scavenging junk and throwing together what you can just to survive. Check out the AMA below.

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Confusingly, while Smektała made it clear that there are no traditional firearms, you can still throw together ranged weapons that resemble guns as we know them. Okay then.

The catch is that the "guns" you're able to build in Dying Light 2 will be incredibly rudimentary, and not particularly durable. One example the developer gave was a shotgun built from junk that can cause big damage, but isn't hugely reliable. The focus, then, will be on melee weapons and working out when to bring out your handmade guns for maximum effect. Sounds pretty interesting, to be fair.

Dying Light 2 is expected to arrive on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series consoles, and PC this year.

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Featured Image Credit: Techland

Topics: News, Dying Light 2, Techland

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