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. This is just the latest game to follow the battle royale craze after PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' enormous success and Fortnite's own battle royale mode. In doing so, Bad Blood promises "violent and dynamic" online bouts that mix PvP with PvE mechanics. Not only will players have to fight against each other but also A.I controlled zombies and in some instances powerful boss monsters that could turn the tide of battle. The goal of the game is to evacuate before night falls, but in order to get a seat on the extraction chopper, players must harvest blood from the zombies. Sign up now to participate in the free Global Playtest on Steam. Gamers can register for the playtest now on the website. It was not revealed if this expansion would make its way to consoles.
Tymon Smektala, producer at Techland, says, "Our aim is both to satisfy player's demands for competitive PvP gameplay and to explore new directions for Dying Light's multiplayer experience".
Dying Light: Bad Blood will launch as a standalone expansion in 2018. The studio stated that this mode was created to address numerous requests they received from fans regarding a new way to enjoy Dying Light's PvP elements. They can play the expansion early and share their thoughts, knowing their feedback will have a major influence on Bad Blood's development. The catch is that there are a limited amount of seats available on the chopper and while the available seats are based on how many samples are harvested collectively, everyone has to pay for their seat individually. But remember, the clock is ticking.