Nightmare Mode in Dying Light: The Following Ramps up the Difficulty

January 26, 2016 Written by Michael Briers

Dying-Light

Developer Techland has taken the challenging aspects of Dying Light: The Following and added a new twist to the tale with Nightmare Mode. 

From ramping up enemy difficulty to introducing an XP penalty for dying, Nightmare Mode is the toughest test levelled at Dying Light players to date, and it’ll make its bow with the release of next month’s Enhanced Edition. 

To ready budding zombie-slayers for the imminent update, Techland Producer Tymon Smektała outlined the formidable new challenge, all the while confirming that playing Nightmare Mode via co-op allows players to earn XP at a faster rate than normal. 

“We’ve designed the Nightmare Mode for those seeking a really challenging and immersive experience. Nightmare Mode takes everything that was brutal in our Hard Mode and twists it even more. We’re trying to bring the Dying Light experience closer and closer to the feeling of a real apocalypse survival experience where every move you make can really determine if you live or die. We’ve added one bit of salvation though. Playing Nightmare Mode in co-op will earn you XP faster and increase your chance of finding gold tier weapons.”

Dying Light: The Following Enhanced Edition launches on February 9, 2016.