One of the most anticipated zombie games of the year, Dying Light 2, just kicked off and it is full of bugs and glitches. We have a compiled a list of all the known issues with the game, along with a workaround to get around that problem for now, until Techland will release a patch or two. We already have a Day One launch update rolling out right now at a hefty 2.5 GB size, but the game still suffers from a number of bugs that we have listed below.
Every game launch these days is somewhat similar, where the title is riddled with bugs and issues, and then a week or two later the game is stabilized with several urgent updates. Dying Light 2 is now out for the following platforms: PlayStation, Xbox and PC, with a Switch version coming out later. You can take a look at all the known bugs and issues for Dying Light 2: Stay Human down below in the next section.
Dying Light 2 Bugs, Known Issues and Workarounds
Here is an official (and also an unofficial) list of all the Dying Light 2 known issues and bugs, revealed by Techland and the player community, as of updated on February 4, 2022:
42GB Unpacking on Steam
In case you pre-loaded the game content two days early, the Steam version of Dying Light 2 needs to decrypt itself and unpack all the files for you on your PC. Currently, the game size right now is about 42 GB, so this may take a while until it is fully unpacked and you can jump in to play the epic new game.
Once the game has fully unpacked, please restart your Steam client for the new changes to take effect.
This all depends on your Internet speed, and the Steam servers which are known to be extremely slow at times. So there is nothing you can do about this other than giving your wireless router a quick power cycle and see if rebooting improves the speed.
DX12 Black Screen
Make sure you have the latest Nvidia or AMD graphics drivers installed. If everything is up-to-date, well, then you will need to wait for Techland to roll out further updates.
No DualSense Support
Were you planning to play Dying Light 2 with a PlayStation 5 DualSense controller on the PC? Sadly, there is no DS support and is extremely frustrating for a number of players. Let’s wait it out and see what do the developers have to say about it.
Low FPS and Performance Issues
It has been reported that the game is struggling with low FPS and stuttering issues right now. As per the following forum post, this doesn’t look good for the game:
Im running 2070 , 9700k 16gbs ram. Stuttering very badly at 1080p with average fps of 80 with dips to 35 in the intro.
We will revert back with a fix in a few hours, so keep checking back.
Here are all the fixes for low FPS and crashing in Dying Light 2 we’ve found so far!
Cannot Rebind Mouse Keys
Users are reporting that they are unable to rebind their mouse keys in the game, we’ll be releasing a fix shortly. In the meanwhile, let’s hope for a response from the developers!
We’ve got an unofficial workaround for you right here!
Game Only Shows Controller Inputs, Not Mouse and Keyboard Bindings
If you are only seeing controllers inputs even though you have a keyboard, here’s what you need to do:
- Go to the game’s properties
- Disable Steam Input in the Controller Tab
If you are pressing ‘Play’ right after the game has unpacked, please restart the Steam client and verify the integrity of your game files for the Dying Light 2.
As always, we’ll be providing you with complete information about the patch notes for Dying Light 2 as soon as they are released with the above fixes. You can also join the official Steam forums to report problems. Are you facing an issue other than the ones mentioned above? Let us know in the comments down below!
Dying Light 2 is now out for the PC via Steam and Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One platforms. If you want to learn more about game news and patch notes, make sure to check out our Patch Notes section.