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How long is Dying Light 2?

This quick and easy guide tells you everything you need to know about Dying Light 2’s length, including total hours and how long the main campaign is

A general flanked by guards in a great hall in Dying Light 2

How long is Dying Light 2? We get it, your time is precious. You want to make sure you’re not going to be stuck playing a game for longer than you feel comfortable. Given some of the recent discourse around Techland’s new parkour zombie game you may also be worried that Dying Light 2 is too long.

At the start of January, developer Techland claimed that Dying Light 2 would take 500 hours to complete. This is five times bigger than when the studio last spoke up on this issue when it claimed the game would take 100 hours to finish back in 2019.

The studio later clarified in a tweet that the 500 hours comment related to the “time needed to max out the game with all main and side quests, choices, and endings, checking every place on the map, every dialogue, and finding every collectible”. Assuming you’re not bothered about all that, the main story can actually be completed in around 20 hours.

Here’s the tweet in full explaining the situation:

Dying Light 2 length

Dying Light 2’s length is as follows:

  • 20 hours to complete the main story
  • 80 hours to complete the main story and all side quests
  • 500 hours to complete the main story, side quests, and also explore every nook and cranny and hit multiple story endings and choices

That’s everything we know about how long Dying Light 2 is. You can find out for yourself when the Dying Light 2 releases on February 4, 2022. You find out what we thought of it by reading our Dying Light 2 review.