Dying Light 2 has a hidden fully rideable bicycle

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What Dying Light 2 lacks in storytelling it more than makes up for with crunchy first-person action. The open-world survival horror game lets you traverse its city with parkour, a grappling hook, and even a paraglider, but it looks like there might have been another means of locomotion cut late in development: the humble bicycle.

User Taki 7o7 shared their discovery to Reddit (opens in new tab) and YouTube (opens in new tab), and seems to have uncovered the vehicle with the help of a developer menu (opens in new tab) available for download off NexusMods. The Dying Lightcycle looks fully implemented in-game, but as far as we know there's no way to acquire it in the course of regular play. It's unclear why Techland cut the bike, but my guess would be that it clashed too much with the game's inherent verticality. And you're not exactly starved for movement options as it is in Dying Light 2.

Still, the mind boggles at the possibilities. Footage of the bike in action reminds me of all those downhill biking GoPro videos (opens in new tab) you see on YouTube. I could totally see an industrious modder putting up ramps and skyways all over Villedor and turning it into a first-person Trials game (opens in new tab).

If you're looking to explore Villedor, either by foot or by wheel, be sure to check out our guide to the optimal settings for running Dying Light 2 (opens in new tab), and don't say we didn't warn you about its flagrant disregard for cutscene law (opens in new tab)

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Ted has been thinking about PC games and bothering anyone who would listen with his thoughts on them ever since he booted up his sister's copy of Neverwinter Nights on the family computer. He is obsessed with all things CRPG and CRPG-adjacent, but has also covered esports, modding, and rare game collecting. When he's not playing or writing about games, you can find Ted lifting weights on his back porch.