Spoiler Alert – Dying Light: The Following Endings

February 15, 2016 Written by Chandler Wood

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Hello everyone, and welcome to “Spoiler Alert,” a PSLS original feature that gives the PlayStation LifeStyle community a safe place to come and discuss spoilers about various games, while providing spoiler-filled videos of the endings and other major plot points. If you want to see the latest games’ endings and talk about it, you’ve come to the right place!

Dying Light released more than a year ago, but it’s latest expansion just released last week. The Following sees Kyle Crane driving a buggy around the farmland filled countryside of Harran. Putting the vehicular slaughter of thousands of zombies aside, The Following is a story of Kyle following up on a lead for a potential cure for the virus, and we’re looking at how that story plays out. 

Be warned, from here forward there are major spoilers for Dying Light: The Following. If you don’t want to be spoiled, turn away now. If you haven’t read our SPOILER FREE review, you should click here to go check it out. 

Here’s a picture of a grotesque zombie warding you off from the ending details. After the jump, the spoilers begin. Final warning.

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At the end of Dying Light: The Following, Kyle confronts The Mother and finds her to be a sentient Volatile who can control herself while in the light, but becomes feral in the dark. Appropriate given the theme of the game, right? That cure he was after would ultimately turn mankind into monsters and The Mother insists that the only way to end it is sacrifice. So what’s a man to do? Well, you’re given two choices. 

Hitting R1 causes Kyle to defy The Mother. She forces him to drink a vial of the “cure,” giving him Volatile abilities for the final confrontation. Our own Mack Ashworth captured the final battle and ending sequence here.

Pressing L1 gives you the sacrifice ending, which avoids the boss fight altogether. You can watch that ending play out in the video below.

And of course if you want to skip even dealing with The Mother and her cult of followers, you can effectively trigger a secret ending by collecting a few items scattered around the countryside. We detail that process in our Quick Tips video right here. 

It seems that no matter which ending you go with, Kyle Crane’s story in Harran has come to a close. Hopefully this means Techland is hard at work on a follow up, maybe in a different location and featuring different characters.  Feel free to discuss game spoilers in the comments below, and check out more Dying Light: The Following Easter eggs like the Harry Potter ghost in our quick tips video series. 


“Spoiler Alert” is a feature from PlayStation LifeStyle that showcases the latest games’ ending(s), and gives the community a safe place to come and discuss spoilers with other people. If you want to see the latest game endings and talk about it, you’ve come to the right place.