Dying Light
Dying Light is free to play for the first time this weekend

Techland is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a series of events over the course of a month

Techland’s zombie survival game, Dying Light has been around for five years, yet somehow all that time has never been ready for a free weekend on Steam. Strange, isn’t it? Or maybe not, many games aren’t offered for free weekends, after all. Either way, we think it’s a little unusual for a game to have its first free weekend five years after release, but that’s what’s happening now.

From 8PM until 8PM on February 23, Dying Light is free to play on Steam: Just head over to the Steam page, click on the “play now” button “And have fun. If you like, you can also get it for 60% off, or 67% off the Enhanced Edition 5th Anniversary Bundle, which comes with a lot of DLC.

The free weekend is part of a series of events meant to celebrate Dying Light’s fifth anniversary, which will include various events taking place between now and March 19th, and community awards including a new weapon ‘blueprint’, a “Surprise outfit” and a sticky explosive that can be gained from hunting Volatiles, a wild, dangerous zombie type that only comes out at night.

Speaking of Volatiles, yesterday Techland released a new Story Mode option for Dying Light that, among other things, reduces the risk they pose by making longer days and shorter nights. They’ll still kill you, but … they’ll just have less time to do it.

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