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How Long Does It Take To Beat Dying Light 2?

"Dying Light 2" is set to finally release on February 4, roughly seven years after the original game launched. The game has reportedly had a troubled development, especially after reports of serious trouble in the form of a toxic workplace environment at Techland, the studio that developed it. Add that to a number of delays and other reports, and it's easy to see why we're worried about "Dying Light 2." Ahead of the launch of "Dying Light 2" Techland has announced how long it should take players to beat the game, as well as how long it should take them to 100% it.


While the announced numbers might not line up perfectly with the actual playtime when the game does release, it will likely be close. For reference, the original "Dying Light" took 17.5 hours for the main story and 55 hours for a completionist playthrough, according to HowLongToBeat. So, how does "Dying Light 2" compare to the original in terms of hours?

70 to 80 hours for a normal Dying Light 2 playthrough, 500 hours for 100%

Techland took to its "Dying Light 2" Twitter account to reveal that for people looking to 100% complete the game, it will take roughly 500 hours. In a follow-up tweet, Techland clarified that people doing a normal run through the story (with some time for sidequests) will hit between 70 to 80 hours. Considering how much shorter the original "Dying Light" was, fans seemed surprised that the latest game includes so much content. Others were upset because they don't believe that the game could possibly contain 500 hours of quality content.


In comparison to other massive RPGs, "Dying Light 2" is still a lengthy beast. "The Witcher 3" takes 173 hours, "Red Dead Redemption 2" takes 172 hours, and "The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim" takes 232 hours for full completion. If "Dying Light 2" has 500 hours of content, fans will surely be enjoying it for years to come.