Dying Light 2, just like its predecessor, often has you relying on melee combat. And, similar to its predecessor, you’ll notice your weapons breaking down often. Here’s our Dying Light 2 guide to help you with weapon durability repair and mods.
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Dying Light 2 guide – Repairing weapon durability and using mods
Durability is decreased whenever you keep using a particular weapon, to a point where it’s destroyed completely. Another facet to remember is that the better the rarity, the higher the durability. For example, unique/purple weapons have 174 durability, but artifact/gold weapons have 210 durability. There is, however, a way to repair weapon durability in Dying Light 2 and that’s by socketing mods.
Here’s the gist:
- Weapon mods are purchased from Craftmaster NPCs. They can also be upgraded by spending cash and infected tokens.
- Regardless of the upgrade level, each weapon mod you socket repairs +50 durability.
- To socket a mod, open your inventory, select a weapon, and press “C” to modify it.
- Weapons in Dying Light 2 can have up to three mod sockets. If you’re unlucky, you could pick up stuff that doesn’t even have a single one.
- You can only place a mod for each socket once. You can’t replace mods to repair an item over and over.
- Remember a weapon’s current and max durability threshold. If a weapon has, say, 200/210 durability, adding a mod will only repair it up to 210 (it won’t go above that limit).
Mods have different effects, though each category/element tends to have a single-target variant, and one that hits multiple enemies in front of your character. Here are some examples of weapon mods in Dying Light 2:
- Tip and Shaft slot mods:
- Spark/Voltage/Lightning – Applies shock, which can spread and electrocute others.
- Venom/Acid/Bane – Poisons and makes enemies double over so you can perform Vault Kicks.
- Frost/Ice/Avalanche – Immobilizes enemies.
- Flame/Blaze/Inferno – Burns enemies and can cause the fire to spread.
- Puff/Fling/Catapult – Blasts enemies and pushes them away.
- Slit/Slaughter – Causes enemies to bleed and lose health over time.
- Grip mods:
- Empowerment – Increases your weapon’s base damage.
- Reinforcement – Lowers the durability cost per hit.
About the Reinforcement mod in Dying Light 2
Originally, I thought that the Reinforcement mod in Dying Light 2 was a godsend. It is, in a way, and I genuinely thought that it was working properly. Recently, however, I decided to fully upgrade it (goodbye infected tokens).
At its maximum upgrade tier, the Reinforcement mod reduces durability cost by 100%. This should automatically mean that my weapon won’t lose durability anymore, right? Well, no, that’s not correct. Upon testing (even with the hotfix), I was still losing a bit of durability while fighting mobs. I don’t know if the tooltip is incorrect or if this mod is bugged.
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