If you’re having trouble progressing through Dying Light 2’s campaign, help is on the way. The latest patch for the zombie-filled open-world game adds a death screen option so you can respawn in the mission area, preventing some cases of campaign progress locking.
At certain points in the Dying Light 2 story, you will wake up in a safe room if you die during an active mission. Normally this isn’t a problem, but sometimes it causes issues with the triggers that advance the mission. If you die and end up outside the mission area, you may find yourself unable to return to the area where your objective was located, which could result in campaign progress being permanently halted.
With the Last update, Techland has added an option to the death screen that allows you to respawn inside the mission area, rather than a nearby shelter. This should help in cases where it is crucial to stay in the active area until the mission is complete.
This patch does not fix all “death loop” bugs reported by players, where a “leave mission area” message will display on screen a few seconds before the player automatically dies and then reappears with the same message. We’ve reached out to Techland for comment on this issue and will update this story with any new information.
However, it adds some new graphics options. You can now turn distance blur on and off, and there are new quality settings for motion blur. Techland says it also fixed “many crashes” and “improved game stability.”