Techland Updating Dying Light with New Patch on April Fools’ Day, Granting Players with Superpowers for One Day Only

on March 31, 2015 11:34 AM

Earlier this year, developer Techland released their highly-successful new foray into the zombie survival genre with Dying Light – while the title is well-known for its particularly brutal brand of survival and more realistic elements, tomorrow Techland will be injecting a little dose of fun (literally) into the game for April Fools’ Day.

Released in a new video through the official Dying Light YouTube channel, a new patch for the Techland-developed title will be coming tomorrow, April 1st – in the spirit of all things April Fools’ Day, the new patch will be granting players with superhuman abilities, and in particular being able to punch and dropkick zombies with astronomical force.

In a humorous in-game context, Techland released a statement that the in-game effects are occurring due to the effects that “the latest batch of Antizin has been exposed to a foreign contaminant. The chemical in question is non-toxic, but anyone affected might experience odd side-effects for up to 24 hours.”

While the effects in the game will be caused by a batch of altered Antizin drugs, the description for the patch also states that the effects will only last for the duration of 24 hours, as Techland assures that “untainted drops will resume as of April 2nd – we urge all the survivors to use extreme care when exhibiting symptoms of the contaminated Antizin injections.”

So, in other words – enjoy the ability to punch zombies across the map and wield hilariously-overpowered force while you can tomorrow in Dying Light – it won’t last long, but at least will make for one heck of an entertaining April Fools’ joke. As an added twist, Techland also advises players to document their cases of the bad antizin by uploading gameplay clips to YouTube, using the hashtag “#BadBatch” as official documentation of the bizarre incident.

Dying Light is currently available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC – the “infected antizin” will be in the game tomorrow, April 1st, from Techland in the spirit of April Fools’ Day – in the meantime, you can check out a “PSA” video warning players of the infected antizin’s effects below:

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.