All Zombies and Monster Types in Dying Light 2

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Dying Light 2 is trying to mix up the formula of zombies by introducing various elements. The kinds of zombies and monsters here are new and unique and we will introduce each so that you may be aware of some new ones. In case you missed it, we have also covered the best starter skills and explained them.

Dying Light 2 has a unique take on zombies and they evolve according to the lore. Different types of zombies will emerge in different scenarios and there is a whole life cycle behind them. Let’s take a look at what are these zombies and how they progress in their life cycle.

Dying Light 2: How Different are the Zombies and Monsters?

Every single human in Dying Light 2 is infected and darkness further increases the infection rate turning the human into a zombie. Zombies in Dying Light 2 have an evolutionary mechanic behind them and have to progress through each respective stage to mutate into different kinds of zombies.

Even the player themselves can begin to get infected if they remain in darkness for long, this infection rate can be reversed through UV exposure or UV mushrooms. This whole infection mechanic is dubbed the “Infected Life Cycle”. Once you finish reading this guide, we recommend going through our beginners guide for helpful tips.

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Viral

The Viral is the initial state when the human starts to get infected. They are the freshly bitten humans and show signs of humanity left within them. They haven’t lost their mind totally and are very fast and dangerous. They best try to avoid the sun other wise they began to decay from the UV.

Monster Viral
Viral

Biters

Virals slowly devolve into Biters, which are your basic zombie archetype. They try to catch the humans to either infect them or eat them. This is the point they lose their humanity. Sunlight is very dangerous to them and they are not as swift as their lesser cousin Virals.

Monster Biter
Biters

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Degenerate

Viral’s last stage of evolution is the Degenerate. They are your weakest form of zombies which are decaying. The more sunlight the Biter is exposed to the weaker the Degenerate form will be. If a Biter somehow stayed away from the sun the Degenerate won’t be so nimble. They don’t pose much threat to the player but with enough of them they can be a nuisance especially combined with stronger zombies.

Degenarate
Degenerate

Volatile

Volatiles are the evolution of the infected. They are intensely dangerous and light-footed. Stealth is advised when dealing with them as they can alert other zombies to your location and would rip the player to shreds if they get the hold of them. Open areas are best avoided when Volatiles are present as they can out run the player, use tight spaces like building interiors or side roads to dodge them. High level weaponry is required to effectively deal with them otherwise run like wind brother!

Monster Volatile
Volatile

Demolisher

The largest of the infected, the Demolisher is a towering presence. They are muscle heavy infected due to intense mutation from the virus. Their right arm is bigger than the left and jaws looks like that of a Volatile. They can break down walls when pursuing the player and use large items in the environment to hurl towards the player. Be extra careful as they rush towards the player as soon as they spot them but are slow generally and can be easily out maneuvered.

Monster Demolisher
Demolisher

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Drowner

These are new and the most mysterious of the zombie types. They are told to be water zombies with not much other information. As the name suggests they can be swimming zombies that ambush the player when near their pools. The unique thing about these is they are dependent on the decision the players take. Taking a different decision might result the player not encountering the drowner at all.

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Drowner

Bolter

These are non hostile zombies. They run away as soon as they spot the player and don’t even alert others. They are a piñata of sorts as if you catch and kill them they might drop some valuable goodies.

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Bolters

Goon

These scary monstrosities pose quite a threat. Their tanky characters have a ground pound technique that has an area of effect to it getting close to them makes them easier to deal with but staying close is a risk in itself.

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Goon

Bomber

These are the suicide bomber archetype that should be dealt with from a distance as they pose a huge threat in close proximity.

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Bombers

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Spitter

Ranged type Zombie, can be super annoying when at a distance but are easily disposed of when near. Try to get rid of them as soon as possible.

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Spitter

Howler

These are the walking alarms of the zombie world. They wont attack the player outright but would alert every other enemy in the vicinity and trigger the chase. They are difficult to approach as their screams will stun the player. They easier to deal with through stealth. They are identified with their distinct yellow glow.

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Howler

Banshee

These are extremely acrobatic zombies and can lunge on to the player from afar. They use other zombies as jumping boards to cover the distance to the player and can even retreat once they are threatened and wait for their next opening to attack. They are very smart for a bunch of brain dead zombie.

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Banshee

Revenant

That’s an evil looking zombie right there. Though he looks weak don’t undermine it as he can be the most difficult to deal with. They have a plethora of moves from range to close quarter. Not only that they can raise zombies out of the ground and buff them using a poison mist which hurts the player as well. Even writing about him makes me scared.

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Revenant

Dying Light 2 is shaping up to be a challenge for even the hardcore of players. It’s very much expected of the player to use their wits and abilities to fend off this zombie apocalypse either head-on or just run away and leave the fight for another day there is nothing wrong with that. Arm yourself with proper abilities cause it will be a rough ride.

In the coming few days, there are going to be tons of more content covered about this game, so do stay tuned to our Dying Light 2 section.

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