There are about 200 different weapons in Dying Light 2, which is nice because as you slash, stab, and bledgen infects, bandits, and other enemies, they’re going to break quite often.
Developer Techland talks about weapon crafting and durability in its latest Dying 2 No overview video. Producer Sizmann Strauss revealed that most of the weapons Dying Light 2: Stay Human is assembled from scrap as premium forged goods mostly fall into disrepair after 20-or-years of post-apocalyptic fighting. So while you may find a high-grade machete made from a single piece of steel that actually holds an edge, you may be less likely to find or assemble a blade made by bolting a half-pointed stop sign to a piece of pipe. are more likely.
The weapons crafted in Dying Light 2 are essentially instant recreations of iconic weapons from around the world, Techland says, and no matter which one you get, you’ll be cycling through your arsenal on a regular basis. Strauss clarified that low-range weapons can break down after just a few battles, and that even the strongest weapons won’t last forever. It provides a constant incentive to use your weapons carefully and make every hit count, not to mention Scrooge strutting around preparing the bait. It also means you’ll always want a backup weapon, lest you just end up shattering your trusty blade in your palms as you gain the upper hand.
Speaking of broken weapons, there’s a funny story behind one of the sound effects whenever a weapon says goodbye to you. Apparently, one of Techland’s audio designers, who had been hacking with real-life weapons to collect sound effects for the game, broke an actual machete and grabbed it on the mic. This broken weapon has become the basis for one of the sound effects we’ll definitely be hearing a thousand times by the time we clear up Dying Light 2 next year.
Dying Light 2 has been delayed again, this time by early 2022.