Dying Light has new life once again! Techland has rewarded the consistent community with updates and will continue to do so with an all-new game mode inspired by other popular PvP titles. It's called Bad Blood and will be undergoing a global playtest in the near future.
“Our aim is both to satisfy players’ demands for competitive PvP gameplay and to explore new directions for Dying Light’s multiplayer experience,” said Tymon Smektala, Producer at Techland, in the press release. “Since Bad Blood was inspired by fan requests, we want player feedback to be an integral part of our development. That's why we’re inviting Dying Light fans to take part in our Global Playtest. They can play the expansion early and share their thoughts, knowing their feedback will have a major influence on Bad Blood's development.”
Bad Blood is a mode that functions in two parts: Looting and evacuation. Six players must harvest blood from the zombies riddling their area of play and they must do so quickly and efficiently. Along the way, players can align with each other to gather more and increase the chances of survival, but these alliances could be harmful as they work toward the second stage. After a while, an evacuation vehicle will arrive on the scene, but it has limited seating. Thus, you may have to take out your own allies to ensure you have enough harvested blood and a seat on the evac vehicle.
This will likely draw comparisons to PUBG, but it reminds me more of the upcoming competitive horror title Hunt: Showdown. It's even reminiscent of Dead by Daylight and Friday The 13th with the additional twist of having to turn on your allies.
Dying Light: Bad Blood is a standalone expansion (will not require base game) and it will arrive n 2018. If you wish to be a part of the free global test on Steam, you can sign up here.