If you’ve played the original Dying Light, then you know how amazing and frightening the game was three years ago.Heck it’s still scary today. It took the already exhausted zombie gimmick and made it feel fresh again, so when I heard (2 months later) that there’s a new mode, a multiplayer mode to be precise, coming for Dying Light called “Bad Blood”, I knew I had to look into it.
Dying Light: Bad Blood is a multiplayer title set in the Dying Light universe. Bad Blood offers intense and dynamically changing online matches that creatively blend the distinction between PvP and PvE style of gameplay, while retaining the core of what made Dying Light and international success.
You and five other players are dropped into a hostile, zombie-infested area. Each of you has the same goal: to evacuate before the night falls. Use your parkour skills to swiftly traverse the city, scavenging for weapons that will give you an edge over your opponents. But remember, the clock is ticking.
ALLIES & TRAITORS
To pay for a seat on the extraction chopper, you need to harvest blood samples from the infected. Form dynamic alliances with other players to get tactical against formidable zombie bosses – and then turn on your allies to steal their samples. In a cruel set-up where everyone fights for the survival of the few, betrayal is not a question of “if”, but “when”.
The more samples the players harvest collectively, the more seats are unlocked. 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.
Sure, many of you out there might say that, its just Techland trying to cash in on the battle royale hype that’s going on with Fortnite and PubG, but if they nail this game, I can already see it being extremely fun. Think of it like a mixture of DayZ and Fortnite’s concepts.
If want to sign up for it (like I did), head over to the Dying Light: Bad Blood Global Test page now. Let me know what you think about Bad Blood.