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One of the main questions that surrounds any single-player, open-world game in 2022 is how long it’ll take players to finish it. Dying Light 2 Stay Human, the long-awaited sequel to the original Dying Light from developer Techland, has faced this exact question in the weeks leading up to its launch.
While some players experience may differ, Techland, who will release the sequel on Feb. 4, provided a straightforward answer in response to fans asking how long it will take to beat Dying Light 2 Stay Human.
Beating Dying Light 2 Stay Human
Earlier this year, the Dying Light Twitter account tweeted out exactly how long it will take to fully beat the new title.
“To fully complete Dying Light 2 Stay Human, you’ll need at least 500 hours—almost as long as it would take to walk from Warsaw to Madrid!”
— Dying Light (@DyingLightGame) January 8, 2022
To clarify, 500 hours is what could be required in order to fully complete the entirety of Dying Light 2. This includes completing every quest, exploring the entire map, finding all collectables and seeing all of the possible endings. To compare, the original Dying Light took anywhere from 80-100 hours to see and unlock everything in the game.
Later, the developers clarified their statement to say that players who are just hoping to play through the story once will need much less time. If players finish the story, do some of the side content and explore the map thoroughly, they can expect to spend roughly 100 hours in Dying Light 2. According to a developer who spoke to Polygon, though, players can complete the main story in 20 hours if they rush through it.
The map of Dying Light 2, which takes place in the fictional town called The City, is four times larger than the original map of Harran. If players want to explore everything the game has to offer, they should expect to devote a month or two of playtime.
Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.