‘Dying Light’ Alters Game Physics For April Fool’s Day [Video]
For fans of Dying Light still parkouring throughout Harran, be prepared for some changes.
Coming tomorrow, April 1, Techland will be altering the physics in Dying Light, allowing players to perform super-human feats the likes of which they’ve never seen. Being presented as a batch of contaminated Antizin, the in-game medicine that curtails the zombie infection, the video released shows the player punching and kicking zombies literally across the city.
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According to the press release (from the GRE, or Global Relief Effort, an in-game organization), the effects of this contaminant will be seen for one day only.
“In an emergency broadcast, the Global Relief Effort has urged the survivors of Harran to use extreme caution when handling Antizin injections. The latest batch of Antizin has been exposed to a foreign contaminant. The chemical in question is non-toxic, but anyone affected might experience odd side-effects for up to 24 hours.”
Players who have moved on from Dying Light may be enticed to come back to Harran and fully check out the altered physics for this one day. Those who are still trying to survive the night can find solace that, for one day at least, they can rely on their fists and not a degradable weapon found in the game.
Dying Light hasn’t been without its issues, but hopefully this April Fools Day, change can help some players who were put off by the game come back to it. Some players were angered by Techland’s perceived lack of support of the modding community, as the Inquisitr reported on previously. This was reversed and modding was allowed to happen, but some had already moved on to other games as a result.
Dying Light also recently released it’s first batch of DLC, Cuisine & Cargo, as well as a free hard mode for fans looking for more of a challenge. This simple tweak to how the game is experienced shows the developers’ willingness, however, to support the game and its players long after it’s released, something not seen in too many games other than MMOs.
The changes made to Dying Light will only last from midnight Pacific time till 11:59 p.m. PST, so fans looking to punch their way to the nearest safehouse should make sure their games are up-to-date before hand.
Going to enjoy the April Fools Day event in Dying Light? Sound off on your super-human escapades in the comments below.