Techland will be releasing a stand-alone PvP expansion for Dying Light next year called Dying Light: Bad Blood.
With the continual rise in popularity of the battle royale genre, Techland wants a slice of the action with their own take on the genre. The game will “offer violent and dynamic online matches that blend PvP and PvE.” How that will work has not been particularly well explained but the site gives a rough idea of what’s involved.
- RAPID LOOTING You and five other players are dropped into a hostile, zombie-infested area. Each of you has the same goal: to evacuate before the night falls. Use your parkour skills to swiftly traverse the city, scavenging for weapons that will give you an edge over your opponents. But remember, the clock is ticking.
- ALLIES & TRAITORS To pay for a seat on the extraction chopper, you need to harvest blood samples from the infected. Form dynamic alliances with other players to get tactical against formidable zombie bosses – and then turn on your allies to steal their samples. In a cruel set-up where everyone fights for the survival of the few, betrayal is not a question of “if”, but “when”.
- EVACUATION The more samples the players harvest collectively, the more seats are unlocked. But everyone pays for their seat individually, which means the alliances are short-lived and can easily end with a stab in the back. Make sure you have enough evacuation points once the chopper arrives, and don’t get killed as you race to the extraction zone.
Producer Tymon Smektala had this to say about the news:
“Our aim is both to satisfy players’ demands for competitive PvP gameplay and to explore new directions for Dying Light’s multiplayer experience. Since Bad Blood was inspired by fan requests, we want player feedback to be an integral part of our development. That’s why we’re inviting Dying Light fans to take part in our Global Playtest. They can play the expansion early and share their thoughts, knowing their feedback will have a major influence on Bad Blood’s development.”
The Dying Light: Bad Blood Global Playtest is effectively a beta test and sign-ups with a survey are being taken now.