Developer Techland offers players of Dying Light: The Following a dune buggy with a gold paint job as a reward for completing an upcoming challenge in the game.
Techland has officially unveiled the first of many Community Bounties for the recently released expansion to its survival-horror title, Dying Light: The Following, which gives its fans the opportunity to work together and nab a gold dune buggy for use in the game. As it happens, the challenge begins this weekend, from March 19 – 20.
In order to unlock the golden vehicle as a reward in what’s being called “Buggy Frenzy,” Dying Light fans will need to collectively run over at least 5 million zombies in total with their buggies once the Community Bounty begins this Saturday. Interestingly enough, though, whether or not the goal goes on to be met once the weekend’s over, Techland has at least promised to give all who take part in the event a special weapon docket.
As an extra incentive to roam the Countryside and obliterate the walking dead with high-speed dune buggies, Techland is also ratcheting up the strength levels of each of the vehicles. Fans can get a better idea of the mayhem to come in the Community Bounty with the video below, but regarding the matter of enhanced buggies, Dying Light producer Tymon Smektała explains:
“We’ve also added a little something extra to add to the carnage. We’re giving the buggy some extra hitting power during the event, so smashing zombies will be even more fun. Make sure to give it a try!”
Of course, completing of the feat of slaying that many zombies in such a specific manner seems like a daunting task, but considering the fact that there are a glut of Dying Light fans, it should be relatively simple if everyone with access to the title logs on this weekend and pulls their weight. After all, once the base game was released in January 2015, Dying Light went on to sell 5 million copies in just six months, setting a sales record for Techland to make it the developer’s most successful title. With that in mind, even though the studio hasn’t released figures involving how many units The Following has moved, it’s highly likely there are enough players out there to knock out the Community Bounty in a little over a day, especially if they utilize this tracker during the event.
Nevertheless, should the challenge not be met, Techland has given fans other options for vehicle variants. For instance, Dying Light developers recently teamed up with Psyonix to add Rocket League DLC that includes a skin for the action-RPG’s dune buggies that give them a feel reminiscent of the sports game’s cars. And if that doesn’t float fans’ boats, with Techland promising to provide Dying Light with updates through the rest of 2016, the studio will surely go on to craft an alternative version for the buggies in the future that will suit certain players’ styles.
What do you think about Techland’s first Community Bounty for Dying Light: The Following? Is the reward enough of an incentive to get you to take part this weekend? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Dying Light: The Following is out now and is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.