This year’s San Diego Comic-Con may be over, but the surprises keep coming for Skybound fans. In honor of our most famous franchise The Walking Dead‘s 20th Anniversary, the folks behind the megahit Dying Light game franchise are launching a week-long event that starts tomorrow! Here’s the official details and trailer direct from Techland HQ in Poland…
Techland is throwing a huge birthday party within Dying Light 2 Stay Human in honor of the iconic franchise! Skybound Entertainment’s The Walking Dead comic books are turning twenty this year and the players will be able to join the celebration.
The Walking Dead Event is a week-long series made up of a variety of challenges, yielding different rewards. It starts on July 26th at 4 pm CEST, with the end set for August 2nd at 4 pm CEST.
Each day, there is a new Personal Goal, such as killing enemies using ranged weapons or dismembering the infected, rewarded by a unique Comic Cover – think Dying Light 2 Stay Human meets The Walking Dead aesthetic – that can be gathered by the player in-game. Each collectible, featuring stylized art from famed Polish artists Marek Oleksicki and Łukasz Owdziej, is made available only on a specific day, as it is assigned to a corresponding Personal Goal. The players who manage to get all 7 Comic Covers can try to reach the Collection Goal. Those who complete it will claim The Walking Dead memento weapon charm as a prize.
A very special treat awaits particularly dedicated fans. We are talking about Lucille – Negan’s infamous barbed wire bat! This weapon can be won only by the most ruthless players. To get the item with blueprint, you need to complete the Weekly Goal by killing 850 enemies in total throughout the event. But that’s not all – there is one more prize to be claimed. If players of Dying Light 2 Stay Human prove themselves to be truly ferocious and slay 160 million enemies together, the Global Goal will be fulfilled and everyone will get Rick’s Hat as a reward!
For those seeking to complete the look, The Walking Dead Bundle is available for purchase for $7.99 – offering Rick Grimes’ Outfit as well as The Walking Dead Paraglider for added flavor. But if iconic weapons are what you’re after, this bundle will also meet your needs, and then some. Lucille is, of course, the queen of that bunch – but Michonne’s Katana is no less emblematic of the comic book series. Add to that Negan’s Knife, and you’ve got yourself an arsenal capable of repelling any enemy, alive or undead. All three weapons are available with their blueprints.
Neither walkers nor infected will get into the Pilgrim Outpost – but you can visit it for more information.
For more information about Dying Light 2 Stay Human and Techland, head to www.dyinglight2.com