Dying Light 2 Difficulty Levels Explained

Dying Light 2 is a great game and if you want to start playing it, you need to pick the right one. Here are all Dying Light 2 difficulty levels explained.

Like many survival horror games releasing today, Dying Light 2 includes multiple difficulty levels for players to pick from and each one changes up the gameplay experience considerably.

This includes modifying enemy health and damage as well as forcing you to think outside the box while navigating the game’s dangerous, zombie-infested world.

In this guide, we’ll break down all Dying Light 2 difficulty levels and differences as well as walk you through the steps for changing the difficulty and picking the right one for yourself.

By the end, you’ll have a much better understanding of Dying Light 2’s difficulty settings and what to expect at each level.

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All Dying Light 2 Difficulty Levels And Differences

three difficulty levels in Dying Light 2

There are a total of three difficulty levels to pick from in Dying Light 2: Easy, Normal, and Hard.

While it’s pretty standard for most contemporary games to scale enemy health and damage, Dying Light 2 also uses difficulty to determine the number of resources you’ll find while scavenging.

Considering you’ll rarely ever find yourself pressed for crafting materials even on Hard mode, this is something to keep in mind before playing.

Moving on, below you’ll find a description for each difficulty level along with a general breakdown of how they affect the game.


First up is Easy mode, which assigns enemies low health and reduced damage that allows you to make quick work of the undead.

This has the added advantage of weapons not breaking as often compared to higher difficulties, which can remove some panic when facing larger hordes.

Lastly, Easy mode generates a lot more resources throughout the open world, giving you ample materials for crafting necessary tools and equipment.


With Normal difficulty, the stakes are raised a bit in order to provide you with a more balanced and challenging gameplay experience.

At this level, enemies will have more health and deal more damage, forcing you to think carefully before jumping into a fight lest you end up overwhelmed with no way out.

Additionally, fewer resources are available to find, so you’ll want to spend some more time combing through each area to scavenge as many materials as you can before moving on.


Finally, Hard mode is exactly what it sounds like—the most challenging way to experience Dying Light 2.

On this difficulty, enemies not only have more health and deal more damage but will also adapt to your tactics during a fight.

To maintain an advantage, you’ll have to get creative and explore alternative paths as well as stealth-based approaches when facing large groups of enemies.

Naturally, resources are scarcer than ever, so you’ll want to be thorough in searching each area and use crafting materials only when necessary.

How To Change Difficulty Levels In Dying Light 2

changing difficulty level in Dying Light 2

Thankfully, Dying Light 2 gives players the option to change their difficulty level at any time.

This can be done by navigating to Menu<Options<Game and scrolling through the different difficulty levels (your current difficulty will be displayed by default).

So if you feel like you’re having too hard of a time or inversely, the game is too easy, it might be time to mess around with the settings until you find the right balance.

Which Dying Light 2 Difficulty Setting Should You Choose?

difficulty setting to choose in Dying Light 2

By this point, you probably have a good idea of which difficulty setting seems best for you.

However, if you need a bit more guidance, we recommend starting with the old reliable Normal difficulty since it’s the intended way the game was meant to be played.

If it’s your first time playing an action RPG like Dying Light or you’re worried about fighting hordes of zombies, you may be more comfortable playing the game on Easy mode.

Lastly, if you sunk plenty of hours into the original Dying Light or you’re about to start your second playthrough in Dying Light 2, consider going for the ultimate challenge with Hard mode.

After all, Dying Light 2 is full of choices with branching paths that warrant multiple playthroughs to experience everything the game has to offer.

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