Dying Light Patch 1.5 Hard Mode Overview

Dying Light patch 1.5 was released on March 10th 2015 for all platforms. The biggest upgrades are the ability to play the game on Hard Mode, 50 new weapons and an additional weapon rarity level – extremely rare Gold. You can read about it more in the list below.

Dying Light National Outfits
National Outfits.

Patch 1.5 Notes

  • Hard Mode added
  • National outfits added
  • Four outfits added as a reward for finishing the story campaign
  • Over 50 new weapons added
  • New weapon rarity level – extremely rare Gold weapons added
  • Various balance tweaks for weapons, loot chests, shops and crafting
  • Various improvements to game quests
  • Improvements in natural movement flow
  • Resolved various stability issues (in co-op as well)
  • Improved overall game performance
  • Various improvements in world and character art
Be the Zombie:
  • New option to enable zombie invasions with co-op disabled added
Linux specific improvements:
  • Added AMD Radeon support (the NPC dialogue lip-sync will be enabled in a future patch)
  • Improved performance significantly
  • Fixed glitch when changing resolution
  • Improved mouse scroll speed in map menu
  • Disabled SSAO and AA options (TBD)
  • Fixed minor rendering issues
  • Fixed screenshots capturing
  • Fixed crashes related to audio driver

Hard Mode Information

Once you start the game from the “Play Campaign” option, you can choose your difficulty level on a previously saved games or on a new one. Some of the features of Hard Mode are described bellow:
  1. Nights are more challenging. They last twice as long.
  2. Volatiles do not show on the mini map.
  3. Enemies are stronger and harder to kill.
  4. Noise attracts more virals.
  5. Rais’ men get to airdrops sooner than before.
  6. Melee combat requires greater precision.
  7. Energy regenerates at a much slower rate.
  8. Medkits heal over time.
  9. There are no more hints.
  10. Going to the inventory doesn’t pause the game anymore.
  11. Use of survival senses is limited to drop weapons and volatiles.

New Outfits

Two of them, Punk and Bully, are given as a reward for completing the game on normal mode. Completing the game on hard mode gives you Trick-or-Treater and Zombie Wannabe outfits. There are also 15 new National Outfits with flag colors on the t-shirt.

New And Gold Rarity Weapons

More than 50 new weapons have been added. While many of them are sold by vendors, you can also find them in the open, inside chests and etc. Some of them, like Dark Machete, have unique (glowing) markings on them.

Source: Patch 1.5 – ‘Hard Mode’ – release notes, Dying Light YouTube channel

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    Prolaspe Party

    So I beat the new hard mode new game + and I didn’t get a outfit so wouldn’t get your hopes up.

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    I also noticed that if the flashlight is left on it will soon dim then turn off but you can instantly turn it back on. Next if you want the outfits; NOT ONE SECOND CAN BE NORMAL and you cant join a friends game when HE is on normal, you must first set your game to hard mode then back out and start new game+ OR start new game + back out then set to hard then restart to mission FIRST ASSIGNMENT. tip:(obvious) Speed run. You CAN set your game to normal AFTER mission COMPLETION ONLY.One question, any reward for finishing side quests, challenges, etc. on hard mode?

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