The latest update for Techland’s Dying Light 2 Stay Human went live last week and delivered several new features, like an option to skip the Prologue and a crossover event with Payday 2. It also added Dying Light Points, which allow buying bundles directly in-game. Though players received 500 DL Points for free, several bundles cost 550 Points.
In terms of real money, you would have to spend $5 for 500 Points, which is too little and necessitates spending and $10 for 1,100 Points. Besides this commonly disliked tactic, players dislike the addition of microtransactions overall, resulting in the game being review-bombed on Steam.
Techland has responded to the backlash on Twitter, stating, “As always, we are gathering your feedback and hear your concerns. As far as we understand, a big part of the frustration stems from the pricing of the bundles and the resulting leftover DL Points.
“To figure out this issue, we’ve already started working on a couple of solutions proposed by the community. For example, we’re reviewing the mechanics of adding an option to purchase individual items from the existing bundles. This way, if you have any spare DL Points, you could spend them on different bundles. Why not use Michonne’s Katana while cosplaying a chicken? Still, that will not happen overnight, as it’ll take the devs some time to rework the system.”
It also reminded players there are “several bundles” which cost less than 500 Points. In the meantime, it would gather feedback through the weekend and have an AMA with designer Tymon Smektała based on the number of questions.
Dying Light 2 Stay Human is available for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5 and PC. Stay tuned for more updates on the Dying Light Points saga.
As always, we are gathering your feedback and hear your concerns. As far as we understand, a big part of the frustration stems from the pricing of the bundles and the resulting leftover DL Points.
To figure out this issue, we’ve already started working on a couple of…
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