Techland continues to be trucking together with Dying Gentle 2‘s Summer season of Horrors. The most recent replace for the zombie-focused recreation welcomes within the subsequent chapter of this ongoing season, which features a new Payday-focused occasion, in addition to a brand new type of microtransactions.
The brand new Dying Gentle 2 replace provides Payday 2 gear
As noted by Techland, the Payday occasion headlines this replace. Nonetheless, it’s unusually and particularly centered round Payday 2 as a substitute of Payday 3 although Payday 3 is 2 weeks from its launch. Regardless, gamers should take down contaminated robbers and chase contaminated bolters, each of that are adorned with Dallas’ iconic clown masks with the American flag. Success relies on whether or not or not gamers can steal pink diamonds from these contaminated beings.
There are additionally just a few rewards tied to the occasion. Simply collaborating and grabbing one pink diamond unlocks particular UV lights. Gathering 40 pink diamonds unlocks Dallas’ masks as a wearable merchandise. Snatching 150 pink diamonds unlocks a weapon blueprint that’s a bundle of cash. And if everybody collectively grabs 11 million pink diamonds, every individual will get 25 Pilgrim Tokens, which can be utilized to purchase tools. The occasion will run till 7 a.m. PT on September 21.
This additionally performs proper into one of many replace’s different large options, which is the introduction of a brand new system for getting skins. Known as DL Factors, gamers can now purchase these factors and use them to buy pores and skin bundles. Dying Gentle 2 already had beauty bundles, however this, in accordance with Techland, lets gamers purchase these packs with out leaving the sport. There are at the moment 5 bundles, and so they vary from $4.99 to $49.99. Primarily, whereas it looks like Techland is folding and including microtransactions, it seems as if the studio is simply making an attempt to unify its present bundle launch plan beneath one foreign money system.
Everybody who logs in earlier than October 7 will get 500 DL Factors without spending a dime. Nonetheless, that is slightly below the price of the brand new Payday bundle, which is 550 DL Factors and features a Payday gang outfit, a legendary hammer that appears to be made of cash, an artifact blueprint that can also be a bit of stack of money, a paraglider with Dallas’ masks on it, and, lastly, a bundle of cash that gamers can use as a blunt weapon.
Whereas the response from followers has been extremely damaging, Techland launched an FAQ particularly about DL Factors in an effort to get forward of those predictable issues. It famous that, along with letting gamers keep within the recreation to purchase their pores and skin bundles, it additionally saves Techland the work of getting so as to add these bundles to each storefront. Most bundles additionally provide bonus DL Factors, which is a reduction that wasn’t beforehand doable and can avoid wasting gamers cash in the long term.
The present pores and skin bundles on PlayStation have been eliminated and rolled into the in-game storefront, however different techniques will comply with that lead down the road. The studio can also be wanting into alternate methods for gamers to earn DL Factors sooner or later and mentioned it’s open to participant suggestions. Techland even went out of it approach to clarify that its latest take care of Tencent had nothing to do with this transfer.
This Dying Gentle 2 replace additionally provides new knife animations, a gore toggle that lets gamers change how bloody the sport is, the power to skip the prologue, community-made maps for console gamers, and a brand new modifier referred to as Alterations. These are supposed to “reintroduce short-time actions for gamers to infuse the world of Dying Gentle with vibrancy and enjoyable,” however they are often turned off, too.
The Summer season of Horrors has been eventful for Dying Gentle 2. It welcomed in one of the well-received updates that modified how nighttime and parkour labored and included an occasion all about The Strolling Useless.