Techland has a huge announcement for fans of Dying Light. A new standalone multiplayer expansion called Bad Blood is coming sometime in 2018. Up to six players can compete against one another collecting zombie blood samples to evacuate the zone. In case you’re wondering: No, you won’t have to own Dying Light in order to play Bad Blood during the testing phase, though afterwards remains to be seen.
You can visit the Dying Light site to grab the details as well as sign up for global playtesting, but here’s what we know so far:
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.
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”.
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.
You can learn more about Dying Light’s base game on its Steam page.