Naturally, people might be confused by the length of Dying Light 2, Techland’s post-apocalyptic parkour game. Before launch, the developer posted a somewhat cryptic tweet saying the game was 500 hours long, but then followed up, clarifying that Dying Light 2’s expected runtime was much, much shorter.
As with any open world game, it depends on what you want to do. Are you a finalist or a trophy collector who won’t be happy until you reach all the achievements? Or do you just finish the main story and dive into a few more side quests? Even minor detours can easily derail the intended number of hours: just look at Elden Ring.
However, if you are looking for rough estimates of how long Dying Light 2 is before you run and shoot through Villedor, we have answers, along with a list of all the extra activities you can take part in if you have more time to kill.
How long does it take to complete Dying Light 2?
Dying Light 2 lasts about 20 hours, according to its developer, Techland. That’s if you choose to just focus on the main story and forego its side quests, collectibles, and open-world activities. This is quite unlikely and doesn’t seem to factor in key things like Inhibitors that you’ll need to gather to get stronger. Your number of finishing hours will likely be around 50 hours, judging by the finishing times reviewers have recorded: in
However, if you are a side quest finalist, you will probably arrive between 70 and 80 hours. And if you go adventuring with collectibles, challenges, and all the extra things you can do, your hours should be 100 hours. Although I guess if you’re doing everything in-game, or just wandering around Villedor, you’re probably not too bothered by the number of hours provided.
What else can you do in Dying Light 2?
Before you can participate in Dying Light 2open-world activities, you’ll need to complete the prologue at the start of the game. It lasts a few hours and introduces you to many of the game’s mechanics before dropping you off in Villedor. After that, you can decide for yourself whether to continue with the main story or jump headfirst into the secondary content.
Anyway, here’s an idea of what you can do by finishing the main game or cleaning up after finishing it:
- Side quests
- Complete GRE Abnormalities for Inhibitors
- Loot abandoned stores and Dark Hollows
- Climb windmills and complete parkour challenges
- Find all plans
- Complete evacuation convoys, military convoys and airdrops
- Open every safe
- Clear Bandit Camps
- Unlock all subway stations
- Clear and assign all faction facilities
You’ll have to do some of them as part of the main story, and there are some crossovers between them, but even after finishing the game you should still have plenty left over if you want more content.