Dying Light Reveals Standalone Multiplayer Expansion: Bad Blood

’Cause baby, now we've got bad blood!

News by Mike Williams, .

Techland announced today a brand-new standalone multiplayer expansion for Dying Light. The expansion, subtitled Bad Blood, takes the familiar Dying Light first-person parkour playstyle and incorporates it into competitive matches that "blend PvP and PvE". The core of Bad Blood seems to be a six-player mode, where competitors need to collect zombie blood samples in order to evacuate the area.

"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," says the official website. "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."

One weird twist is the more infection samples collected in total, the more seats on the extraction chopper are opened up, though players still have to pay for their seat individually. So you can't just PVP, because everyone needs to kill zombies in order to open up seats on the chopper in the first place. Techland is hoping this promotes dynamic alliances, where players put aside their bloodlust temporarily to killing zombies together.

Techland will be running a Global Playtest beta ahead of the game's planned launch sometime in 2018. Players can sign up for the beta on the Bad Blood site, which requires a Techland account. The beta will be on Steam, with Steam keys released to those chosen to participate in the beta.

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