Dying Light 2 Stay Human Cheats and Tips
Practice your parkour
The biggest tip I can offer to new Dying Light 2 players is that you should spend time practicing your parkour skills. Leaping from rooftop to rooftop, swinging from dangling ropes, and hopping across street lights is not only the best way to stay safe while traversing the game’s open world, but it’s also the best way to get out of danger as well. Most zombies can’t climb or jump, after all.
Every parkour interaction in Dying Light 2 uses your jump input, and to successfully grab ledges or climb over obstacles, you’ll need to press that input when your character is as close to the top of them as possible. In situations where you need to jump to a new platform, it’s also crucial that you use your directional movement control to land in the intended spot. Making mistakes while parkouring around the map can result in a lot of lost health or stamina, so getting comfortable and familiar with these interactions is very important.
Avoid the street level
Players should also make an effort to avoid the streets of Dying Light 2’s open world as often as possible — especially at night, which is when zombies are faster, less susceptible to damage, and more powerful. This is where the majority of infected hordes can be found, and while the edges of the streets do often offer ways to quickly parkour to the rooftops if necessary, you can’t always safely reach those spots when you’ve got a large crowd of zombies to contend with. Encountering groups of bandits on the street is common during the day, too.
At night, street travel is near-suicidal, as in addition to the buffs normal zombies get, special infected also begin to roam the streets. Some notable special infected include Howlers, which will alert the horde to your presence if they spot you and force you to try to find the nearest UV lamp-illuminated outpost, as well as Volatiles, which are extremely dangerous zombies that are just as fast and strong as you are.
Ultimately, you should stick to the rooftops and stay off Dying Light 2’s streets whenever you can. If you have to traverse the streets for a quest or for looting, do it during the day, and wait until the coast is clear and no zombies are near your objective.
Explore and search everywhere
Dying Light 2’s gear and crafting systems demand that players collect plenty of materials from the open world, so I strongly recommend thoroughly searching each location on the map for valuable items and resources. These can often be used to create healing items, consumables that enhance your combat abilities, and more, and having the materials needed for these at the ready can be lifesaving. Zombie corpses and containers can be looted, too.
Two specific types of locations you’ll want to keep an eye out for are rooftop stashes and Global Relief Effort (GRE) facilities. Rooftop stashes usually have a large amount of crafting materials and a few weapons or armor pieces, while GRE facilities contain special inhibitors that you need to upgrade your health and stamina. The former can be identified by the bright and tall yellow trees that are always nearby, while the latter are structures marked with a teal or turquoise color.
Chain abilities in combat
Regardless of whether you’re fighting a horde of infected or a group of cutthroat bandits, chaining your abilities in combat is the best way to come out on top in Dying Light 2. When you time a Perfect Block (blocking right as an attack is about to hit you), you can stagger enemies. This allows you to use your parkour skills to leap off of their heads and deliver a devastating kick to another enemy nearby, which then staggers them. You can then chain this combo over and over until you run out of stamina, and in many cases, all of the enemies you’re fighting will be dead by that point.
As you progress through Dying Light 2 and earn character upgrades, you’ll discover new and more powerful ways to both stagger enemies and take advantage of staggered enemies. The mechanic of chaining these abilities together fundamentally stays the same throughout the game, though, and it’s always the best way to take down your opponents.