Developer Techland has urged fans to download the day-one patch for Dying Light, as the survivor title is “a different game” without the update’s various enhancements.
In a post via the game’s official Facebook page, the studio detailed exactly why you should download and install the patch, as players won’t be able to access the in-game co-operative mode nor the free-to-play Be The Zombie mode either.
“We’ve seen some players could be missing out on the full experience by playing the unpatched version despite a patch being available on launch,” TechLand wrote on its Facebook Page.
“The patch introduces various enhancements, changes and updates of various influence, affecting the gameplay, performance, and many other aspects of our game. In essence, when you are playing an unpatched version of Dying Light, you are playing a different game.”
In related news, it’s understood that Dying Light‘s most recent PC update — patch 1.2.1., to be specific — restricts the ability to mod the game itself, as the patch was designed to “block cheating by changing the game’s data files.” It’s unclear whether Techland or publisher Warner Bros. will make a move to add the option back into the parkour-infused title, but we’ll sure to let you know one way or another.
Not sure if you’ve already downloaded Dying Light‘s day-one patch? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Check out the screenshot below and notice the different in the skills bar on the heads-up display. If you’ve got the multi-coloured metric, then you need to download the aforementioned fix.
Stay tuned to We Got This Covered over the coming days when we’ll have our own verdict on Techland’s survival title for you to enjoy.