Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
Research | By Raquel Erickson

Dying Light: Bad Blood is standalone multiplayer expansion about alliances and betrayal

Dying Light: Bad Blood is standalone multiplayer expansion about alliances and betrayal

Dying Light Bad Blood will have a global playtest on PC, which will be absolutely free but with limited places, and Techland is inviting interested parties to sign up now via its website.

The game has been built with Chrome Engine 6, which is a proprietary 3D game engine developed by Techland that was first used over 10 years ago in Speedway Grand Prix and Chrome (a science fiction first person shooter).

Due to numerous requests for a player-vs-player mode in Dying Light, Techland has announced a standalone expansion to the game called Bad Blood. In doing so, Bad Blood promises "violent and dynamic" online bouts that mix PvP with PvE mechanics. Bad Blood will follow suit with the popularity of Battle Royal games PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite, but with that parkour twist.

However, Bad Blood seeks to set itself apart from both Be The Zombie and other Battle Royale-style games by reducing the amount of players to six and have them all be humans.

Players will not only have to survive each other, but even work together to take down zombie bosses to get those blood samples. But remember, the clock is ticking. Each player has to evacuate before the night falls. Be careful though, those same allies might turn on you to get more blood samples of their own, ensuring they have a way out. In a cruel set-up where everyone fights for the survival of the few, betrayal is not a question of "if", but "when". But everyone pays for their seat individually, which means the alliances are short-lived and can easily end with a stab in the back. Make sure you have enough evacuation points once the chopper arrives, and don't get killed as you race to the extraction zone.

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