Back in June, following a promotional effort by Red Bull and Activision involving Destiny, Dying Light developer Techland countered with a hilarious promotion of their own, encouraging fans to drink water instead of energy drinks. DrinkforDLC was formed, and Techland asked fans to tweet pictures of themselves drinking water, in order to earn themselves some free DLC.
“The hashtag ended up reaching more than 15m Twitter users with upwards of 15k photos and videos partaking in the hydration effort,” says Eurogamer, and with that, Techland have now detailed what that free DLC will be, along with a release date of February 9th next year.
- The Fountain of Youth – all-new exploration-based quest available in the Old Town area.
- Water 2.0 – blueprint for a new throwable weapon that intensifies the electrocution effect of all other weapons.
- Water Challenges – two brand-new parkour challenges designed around the theme of water.
On the same date of February 9th, the Dying Light Enhanced Edition will also release, which not only includes everything previously released (The Following, The Bozak Horde mode, the Be the Zombie mode, the Cuisine & Cargo challenge missions, the Ultimate Survivor Bundle), a la Game of the Year edition, but it also makes vast improvements to all aspects of the game, including enemy AI, visuals and more. Here’s a list of what to expect. Game of the Year editions done right?
- Nightmare difficulty setting
- Legend system
- Bounties system
- New Parkour moves
- New enemy attacks and behaviours
- Enhanced facial expressions
- New NPC models
- Improved human enemy AI
- Improved volatile AI
- Greater firearm variety
- HUD and video filter customisations
- Audio upgrades
- Gameplay quality improvements
- Console performance upgrades
- Overall game look and feel improvements
- DrinkForDLC Content
The enhanced edition’s updates listed above are also free to download for anyone who has already bought the game, so nobody is missing out. Funnily enough, Dying Light isn’t the only game to receive an update to its visuals and mechanics. The Crew by Ubisoft also received a free patch recently, and if you’re interested, you can read about that here.
[Source: Eurogamer, Techland]