'Dying Light: Bad Blood' Is Techland's Take On Battle Royale

'Dying Light: Bad Blood' Is Techland's Take On Battle Royale

'Dying Light: Bad Blood' Is Techland's Take On Battle Royale

Techland has announced that Dying Light will receive a standalone battle royale-inspired expansion sometime next year (via Eurogamer).

Techland created the standalone expansion due to requests from the Dying Light player base, and "the recent popularity of the battle royale genre", among horror fans.

A new game mode is coming to Dying Light. The playtest will only be available for PC users on Steam.

However, Bad Blood seeks to set itself apart from both Be The Zombie and other Battle Royale-style games by reducing the amount of players to six and have them all be humans. 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".

"You and five other players are dropped into a hostile, zombie-infested area". In order to get a seat on the evacuation helicopter, you'll need to harvest blood samples from the infected, and this is where players may need to form alliances to take out powerful bosses. Be careful though, those same allies might turn on you to get more blood samples of their own, ensuring they have a way out.

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. Make sure you have enough evacuation points once the chopper arrives, and don't get killed as you race to the extraction zone.

Techland is still working on the expansion, but you can join in on the action now as part of the studio's Global Playtest event.

It's called Bad Blood and will be undergoing a global playtest in the near future. There's no specific release date for the expansion outside of a "2018" date, but expect more info in the oncoming months.