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Dying Light 'Hard Mode' patch rolls out today

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It says something about our need for escalating challenge that even a zombie apocalypse can be considered tame. Dying Light's creators have gone so far as to create a new "Hard Mode" update—giving its player-base a chance to experience a sort of Dyinger Light.

Hard mode makes the night longer and more dangerous, and makes combat more gruelling and deadly. You can see a full run down via the video above.

In addition, the game has been given new outfits and weapons—including a new weapon rarity.

A video released as part of the patch teases new upcoming content for Dying Light, including dune buggies, bows and a time trial mode.

The patch should be out now in North and South America, and at some time today in the rest of the world.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.