Preorder Dying Light From Steam, Get Exclusive Multiplayer Mode "Be the Zombie"

Pre-purchasing the game will also give you a Steam-exclusive weapon that would put Gordon Freeman's crowbar to shame.

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Pre-purchasing Dying Light from Steam will get you a free, additional multiplayer DLC mode called Be the Zombie, developer Techland has announced.

"Be the Zombie is a competitive asymmetric multiplayer mode that lets you invade other players’ games as the Night Hunter – an ultimate zombie with a unique set of deadly skills," Techland said. "By playing as the Night Hunter, you turn into a fast, agile and dangerous predator, whose objective is to hunt down human survivors."

Pre-purchases also come with a free, Steam-exclusive blueprint that will allow players to build a weapon called Punk Queen. The Punk Queen is a crowbar upgraded with every possible upgrade: batteries and wires for electrical damage, lighters for burning damage, acid containers, spikes, and razors. Gordon Freeman would probably have been glad to have one of these when he was making his way through Ravenholm.

Dying Light's release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC was recently moved up to January 27 in North America, January 28 in Australia, and January 30 in Europe and Asia.

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bloody-hell

Nice, special exclusive preorder nonsense, thanks for helping me make a decision as to when to buy this game.

I'll be making sure now to get the complete pack in a year in a sale with exactly the same but a little bit less exclusive / special content then.

No problem, I can wait, I'd rather buy the "complete" game when it's available.

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vadagar1

<< LINK REMOVED >> if players do this maybe the developers can stop cutting content ... maybe

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eternaldragoonx

Well I was going to buy this game on console but seeing as they are axing a game mode in favor fo being complete assholez... they will receive no such sale.

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vadagar1

HELLO GOD I WILL BE PRE ORDERING 10 BILLION FISH IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN CAUSE IM AWESOME THAT WAY


HERP DERP


NOW IM A FISHING LORD MUAHHAHHAHAH

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vadagar1

how about NO one pre order UNTIL the mod is included in the game?!!!!


just saying

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vadagar1

PLZPLZ PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ


stop pre ordering games before you know what ur getting PLZ if the game is good then buy it if its not DONT


stop buying fish in the sea u f4665ing morons

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jack00

So if I buy the game after release I'm only buying 95% of it ? And when they release the extra mode/content for those who didn't pre-order, they will have to pay again over the original price tag ? **** devs/publishers who does this shit.


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QTMew

moa loked kontent plese

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immortaltech6

It'll be another boring game like Dead Island once the novelty of the improved graphics and 1st person mechanics wear off anyway. Keep your pre-order and whatever else DLCs Techland. Come to think of it, Techland is a boring and generic name too so it must run in the company.

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mastertien123

Such a shame , i'd have so much fun with this mode if it's on X360 ( Yes , X360 is still my primary console ) . I'd so beat the crap out of the guy who think putting this mode as a punish for those who don't pre-order the game or buy it on consoles .

I understand the idea of pre-order things and exclusive content for each platform is for profits but damn it , i HATE these ideas so much .

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BDRTFM

Wow. Are publishers and developers trying to outdo each other when it comes to how low they can sink? So, basically, its either pre-order the game or don't buy it at all. I'm sure it's timed dlc and will come out for everyone eventually but still, the implications for future games is frightening. One good thing about devs and publishers pulling crap like this - saves me a lot of money as this is just another game I will steer clear of.

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vadagar1

<< LINK REMOVED >> its a shameless marketing TRAP and people just suck it up like good bitchs

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sonic4893

Techland has already shot themselves in the foot by not living up to the original CGI of the first game. This mode preorder is their suicide note I guess. I actually am excited to play this game, but they gotta be kidding with this. The game seems predictable. We all know a month down the line it'll be for sale 14.99 in a dlc.

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blairstheman

Pre-order and receive a multiplayer mode that should be included with vanilla game. -_-

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Aegis_Kleais

<< LINK REMOVED >> Yeah. Developers/Publishers are more concerned with how they can segregate content/community more than just providing us with a decent product to start with. But the fault here lies with the consumer. They may boast a big talk about how this is something they are not fond of, but when day 1 comes, they've already bought the game and sent the devs a strong message that it's OK to do this.


Interested in the game, not expecting it to look ANYWHERE near as good as it's been shown, and won't be paying day 1 prices for this.

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Darkhol0w

I play these games for the single player not for the multiplayer mode so no thanks.


Also preorder bonus exclusives is a trend that needs to die in a fire.

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Rapanbub

I don't understand why people are so against pre-ordering. I can get it if it means that you want a review of a game before you purchase it if the previous one was sh!t. (We all know about Aliens: Colonial Marines)


I tend to never pre-order games myself but can anyone with a bright mind want to explain why pre-ordering is so bad? Lol

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001011000101101

<< LINK REMOVED >> Because these days, and especially for bigger titles like this, there are plenty of copies for everyone on release date, hence why there's no need for pre-ordering. The only reason the publishers WANT you to pre-order is so they can get an overview of how much money they've "secured" before the release of the game. And to trick you into this, they provide you with pre-order bonuses which are gradually becoming bigger and more significant. For you, the "consumer" (ugh I hate that word), there're no real reasons for pre-ordering other than the ones the publishers try to push onto you.

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normanislost

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> yeah...but if I preorder the game will delivered to my house on release day meaning I don't have to go anywhere to buy it and I get extra content for my laziness

(well I'm normally at work for release days so it's sitting at home waiting for me to play it after a hard day)

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Rapanbub

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> But don't you think it's good that we get these extra contents and exclusives that tend to cost a lot more later on? We do saves some cash on it though. Unless there's more behind it?

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Anigmar

The game won't release untillast week of January 2015 and they expect pre-orders now? A bit optimistic.

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demondogx

I have never seen this as a you get a free gift for pre ordering
But more of a, you get punished if you dont pre order for not having blind faith in this company by having content that should be in the game for everyone be taken away

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Aegis_Kleais

<< LINK REMOVED >> Think about what a pre-order actually MEANS. You've nailed it on the head. It has nothing to do with respecting the player, it's all about profits for the developer. And their method of enticement is now to segregate content to its consumer base or to feign unique items. Thing is, they offer you these items which are useless not but an hour into the game, or you're left having bought something that isn't anything you expected, left with nothing buy buyer's remorse. Preorders really offer little to nothing to the player.

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skipper847

i stopped pre ordering games all together

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ecurl143

Yeah man, this cr@p has to stop. Someone just ban this business practice altogether & devs.............just no guys.

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BldgIrsh

<< LINK REMOVED >> Tell that to activision. Maybe if a giant stops it'll start tumbling down.

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Stebsis

Wow, this is pretty cool. I know where I'll be getting this game now: piratebay

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whakyZ86

complete bullsh*t. maps, fine. multiplayer modes, i can stomach it. but to make an entire facet of gameplay a bonus, and soon to be on demand DLC, is NOT ethical by any stretch of the imagination. it's just petty

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AOL_Victim

I don't think this is a "competitive" mode, more like "have fun trolling the gamers playing the campaign" kind of mode. It kinda reminds me of that one mode in Resident Evil 6, can't remember the name. But, yes, this shouldn't be exclusive to preorders. They could've use alternate outfits and/or something else purely cosmetic as incentive for people to preorder the game. This mode should already be part of the game, it's really unfair to people. Then again, this mode will most likely be available to everyone a month or two after release- Probably not free.

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Radnen

That sounds like it should not be an exclusive...

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STrugglingFool

This got to stop that pre-order bonus crap.

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Blutfahne

So console don't get this mode?

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Mantan911

<< LINK REMOVED >> PC MASTER RACE!!!! No, actually, I think this is quite stupid. It should be availible on all platforms no matter when you buy it. Preordering is stuping and it should stop by now.

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BldgIrsh

<< LINK REMOVED >> Sounds like it. On the Steam page it says exclusive mode.

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Barighm

So they make the one unique and cool sounding thing about the game a pre-order bonus? Yeah, methinks the game might sell better with that feature included in all copies of the game.

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Pixipel

That's.. actually kinda cool. Although I think that should just be implemented into the game, period.

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Swedish_Chef

So by pre-ordering the game I can be an a-hole to other people in their otherwise single player game? That's a strange bonus...

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GoCorinthiansGo

Steam dayONE 4k FTW!

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RC-Sev

Trust?

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gamingfriendly

And every bit of interest i had is now gone, i don't pre-order games ever since BF3.

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zerooo0

Really this ridiculous.