After 2014 ended with a plethora of game release fumbles, including Assassin's Creed Unity and Halo: Master Chief Collection, many gamers were hoping for a fresh start to 2015. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be the case. The year's first big release, zombie survival game Dying Light, was enveloped by complications and issues leading up to the launch, including late review codes and physical release delays.
But let's be honest, in today's video game environment what new game wouldn't be complete without a handful of flubs and issues at release? It's all but expected now. And sadly, it's happening even to games that were pushed back from their original release date in an effort to avoid these problems.
In the case of Dying Light, we're not even sure if the launch issues are done, considering developer Techland waited until just 12 hours before the official launch to send out review codes for the media to test and review the game - not enough time to have scores up ready for potential consumers.
In the midst of these problems, there is good news: while we wait on the influx of official reviews from the media, including our own at Game Rant, players are happily running, vaulting and sliding around the zombie-infested world discovering unique features and experiences within the game and sharing them online. One such discovery came from Dying Light players, who discovered a cheeky Destiny loot cave Easter Egg in the zombie apocalypse game.
As can be seen in the above video from YouTuber Gaming Spite (skip to 1:35 to get right to the discovery), players who find a particular cave are met with the message "Your destiny is to build your legend (and get loot)." According to Redditor ZachyWillz, after this message appears, a horde of zombies pour out of the caves, attempting to kill the player. Once the player dispatches of the undead foes, one more message appears: "Enough! Patch 1.0.2 has been released. Do more quests!" The reference is a not-so-subtle jab at Bungie for quickly shutting down the famous in-game cave where Destiny players collected "Engrams" which can be decoded into weapons, armor and other loot.
So, despite the fact that Techland and publisher Warner Bros. failed to get physical copies of Dying Light to gamers in Europe at launch – they're expected to be available next month – they found the time to insert a dig at fellow open-world game Destiny.
For those players who already picked up their copy of Dying Light – especially you lucky folks who got it for the fantastic deal of $20 thanks to a GameStop mix-up - you can find the "loot cave" toward the top right corner of the map. And for those who are waiting on our upcoming fantastic review before ordering the zombie thriller, be sure to visit the cave when you jump in!
Dying Light is available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.