Dying Light 2 is an open-world, action role-playing game, featuring a zombie apocalyptic world that takes place 22 years after the events of the first game. It lets the player choose his own path. Meaning that each player can have a different story route compared to another player. That differentiates Dying Light 2 Stay Human from other Zombie games available.
*MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD*
The game has 2 factions we can align with, the PK (Peacekeepers) or the Survivors. Giving them either a Water Tower or Electrical station which you acquire in the story or in the open world will benefit you. Peacekeepers allow you to access some car traps that help you evade the zombies during the night.
Survivors will give you a zipline and launchpad that helps you to parkour around the city way easier. To know more about the gameplay of Dying Light 2 click here. In this article, we will focus more on the route if you always choose the Survivor side.
ONCE AGAIN THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS WILL DETAIL PARTS OF THE SURVIVOR PATH SO IF YOU WISH TO EXPERIENCE THE ENTIRE PLAYTHROUGH FIRSTHAND YOU MAY HAVE TO STOP HERE!
During the tutorial with Spike, he will give you a radio frequency that will help you find the information our main character Aiden has been looking for. He will give you a specific frequency that you need to remember in order to progress to the story. Not much of a decision making in this part of the game, If you chose the right frequency you will progress through the story but if you pick the wrong ones, well you can talk to a different person that could only make sense if you did some of the side stories throughout the game.
Meet the people in the bazaar
Now, this mission is a little bit tricky in which the quest dictates that you need to meet the people in the Bazaar, but what you really need to do is to do their side quest. The person you need to meet is Carlos the man near the entrance with ” The Spark of invention ” side quest and Julian the store vendor with yellow shelves, who is in trouble by accidentally selling poisoned water and will ask you to locate his supplier. In fact, both of these sidequests act as a tutorial that introduces you to the game mechanic such as crafting and lasting consequences of your choice.
Tell the truth or make a deal with marco
Upon meeting Julian’s supplier Marco, he will tell you what really happened and this is the first time you will make a decision that can alter the plot of the story. If you decided to make a deal with Marco he will reward you with money and some supplies. However, in return when you go back to the Bazaar Julian will get in trouble. And if you decided to tell the truth Marco will become hostile and attack you.
The only way out
After progressing through the mission, you will now attempt to go the Central Loop with Hakon in the metro tunnel, but as you try to escape, you will get captured and Interrogated by Aitor, and no matter what you choose, you will be forced to accept his deal to help him investigate about Lucas murder (PK Commander in Villedor)
As you progress through the mission, you will eventually need to choose who to help with between Aitor or Sophie at Tango Motel, and these choices can lead to different paths depending on who you choose. Of course, this article is all about what could happen if we always choose the survivor’s side:
After getting shot by a crossbow, you will learn the truth about Hakon, and what he’s hiding. You will have the option to help him or leave him. If you decided to help him you will proceed to the next quest Sniper’s Alley, where you try to get the person responsible for shooting Hakon, however, if you let decide to leave Hakon to his fate, it will put a dent in your friendship.
Survivors had enough of the Peacekeepers and wanted to take the old Villedor for themselves. Thus Sophie will instruct you to talk to Alberto about the plan to destroy the Windmill that the Peacekeepers occupy, in order for them to retreat.
Upon progressing further in the story, you will now try to fix the Radio Tower. In this mission, depending on who you aligned with on the previous task, you will choose whether to give it to Jack Matt or Julian. Frank will always be part of the option regardless of your choices. If you pick Frank to have the Radio Tower, he will establish New Hope Radio.
This mission can only be accessed if you gave control of the Radio Tower to Frank. Frank will ask you to activate some antenna to boost the radio signal. You will run around chasing some Renegades in order to find any clues about Waltz and the GRE Database.
Hakon’s Fate part ii
Hakon warns Frank that the Renegades know that they are eavesdropping on them. Hakon wanted to meet with Aiden at a Church in St. Paul Island. Here you will need to fight Hakon twice and some Renegades. After defeating Hakon twice, he will try to ambush you as you try to leave, in this part you will have a decision to make whether to fight Hakon to death or talk him out of fighting. The outcome will be heavily dependent on how you left him in the Old Villedor.
Going back to the Old Villedor to meet up with the GRE Doctor who is hiding in the Bazaar, in this mission you will learn a little bit about the experiments Waltz did to our protagonist Aiden and the fate of Old Villedor.
Depending on who you chose during the Broadcast Mission, they can minimize the casualty of the missiles at the end of Veronika’s mission, and possibly save some important character from having a mortal injury. Now to prevent any more missiles from hitting Villedor, Frank will set up a meeting between him, Jack Matt ( Leader of the Peacekeeper), and Colonel Williams ( Leader of the Renegades). Unfortunately, after you leave the Fish Eye, you will be ambushed by some Renegades and Frank will get wounded by a poisoned arrow. Frank’s fate will be in your hands by choosing between chasing the guy who ambushed you or staying with Frank.
Now or never
In this final mission, Aiden will fight Waltz to get the GRE key back and stop the missile from hitting Villedor. After the battle with Waltz, Aiden will learn that Waltz needs the GRE key to keep Mia alive. Now it will end up to this one last decision — Aiden needs to decide if he will save Mia and let Lawan sacrifice herself to save the city or save Lawan at the cost of the populace of Villedor.
The Survivors always sacrifice themselves for the sake of others. If you choose to do a mission and align yourself to the Survivors, you will see that they care and help each other. They will fight to protect their community against the tyrants such as the Renegades and even the Peacekeepers. Some sidequest will show you their hardship and how they try to cope and survive in this zombie-filled city. It was a satisfying experience to see their community grow whenever you accomplish missions given by the Survivors.