In Dying Light, you are never defenseless. Your agility is your weapon. That is why movement is so crucial to your survival.
If you want to succeed, it is important to get a good grasp of all the moves at your disposal.
As a skilled runner, you can take care of yourself even without knives or guns. You are fast, so you can outrun most zombies,
jumping between rooftops and losing any enemies that would try to follow. You are agile, so you can climb buildings, leap
over obstacles, bounce off enemies, swim, and dive. The game gives you a true freedom of movement where all artificial
boundaries and limitations are gone.
Finally, you are versatile, so you can turn your agility into a tool of combat. Use slides to knock enemies off their feet and
finish them quickly. Take a running start and devastate your foes with a powerful tackle or a spectacular drop kick. Or you
can drop down on them from above with a ground pound and make short work of their bones. Last but not least, make
use of the environment and miss no opportunity to impale them on spikes or shove them into a fire.
HINT: FALLING FROM HEIGHTS
Some objects lessen the impact of your fall – trash piles, awnings, cars, etc. Look for them when you want to get
to the ground fast and safely.
DAY & NIGHT CYCLE
To survive in the zone, you need to understand how the world of Dying Light works. And one of the most important rules
is to get in rhythm with the day & night cycle.
In daylight you can explore the city and search for supplies with relative ease. After nightfall, though, the zombies become
much more agile and dangerous, so you have to use all the tools at your disposal to survive till sunrise. And given the
number of the Infected, fighting is usually out of the question.
What’s worse, the Volatiles, a special kind of night zombie, emerge from the shadows and begin to hunt. Simply waiting
out the night is not always an option, as only after dark you can complete certain objectives, find rare loot, and get major
bonuses to your experience levels.
HINT: SURVIVOR SENSE
Every time you feel lost you can rely on your Survivor Sense. Just press the button to highlight your current
objective, lootable objects around you, and the more dangerous enemies, which is especially useful at night
when Volatiles are on the hunt.