Seven years after the release of its predecessor, Dying Light 2 will finally launch for PC this week, on February 4, 2022. Until very recently it had a December 7 launch pencilled in, until Techland delayed it (opens in new tab) for further polishing and optimization.
That was the most recent in a series of delays for what has reportedly been a rocky development period, but that didn't result in a bad game: Chris' review is full of praise (opens in new tab). "A underwhelming story but a massive, exciting sandbox of parkour and kinetic combat," he wrote.
Yes, you can buy the game on Steam and the Epic Games Store, but you're going to need to fork out for the full RRP of $89.95. If you're more of a bargain hunter the answer to where the game is cheapest is a familiar one: Amazon.
It looks like Dying Light 2 won't be available on third-party storefronts like Fanatical and Green Man Gaming. You can buy the game directly from Techland (opens in new tab), though it makes no difference if you do: you'll get to choose between a Steam or Epic Games Store code, and the price is the same.
Cheapest Dying Light 2 copies in Australia
In order of cheapest price, here's where you can pre-order the standard edition of Dying Light 2 in Australia. Digital pre-orders (ie, Steam and Epic Games Store) get you a three bonus cosmetics: the "Reload" themed outfit, weapon skin and paraglider skin. These won't be available tomorrow, February 4, since that's the release date.
Dying Light 2 @ Amazon
AU$89.95 AU$68 (opens in new tab) [sold out]
As per usual the behemoth undercuts everyone else, but as always, this is a boxed copy: the box contains a digital code redeemable on Steam, though you may not get that code before its launch time (probably the next day, in a best case scenario where Covid-19 isn't wreaking havoc on the mail system). Update: it's currently sold out, but may well come back in stock soon.
There's also a deluxe edition on Amazon for AU$119 (opens in new tab) (it was only AU$99 last week) that gets you access to forthcoming story DLC as well as a bunch of exclusive cosmetics, all in a sturdy, kinda pointless steelbook.
Dying Light 2 @ Steam AU$89.95 (opens in new tab)
No surprises here: Steam is selling Dying Light 2 at the recommended retail price and won't budge until after launch. The deluxe and ultimate editions are AU$120 / AU$150 respectively.
Dying Light 2 @ Epic Games Store AU$89.95 (opens in new tab)
The same goes for Epic's storefront: the deluxe and ultimate editions are AU$120 / AU$150 respectively. Until Dying Light 2 starts to hit the likes of Fanatical and Green Man Gaming, the game is an RRP-only affair if you don't want Amazon to ship it to you.
That's where prices are sitting at the moment, but you don't have to fire off a pre-order just yet if you don't want: there's plenty of time before February rolls around.