Dying Light developer Techland has announced a release window for the series's new battle royal-style mode, Bad Blood. The mode will start as a standalone game on PC via Steam Early Access in September, with its Global Playtest beta kicking off later this week.
Players will be able to jump into the Early Access version of Bad Blood by purchasing $ 19.90 Founder's Package, which includes access to the game along with 1000 Blood Bucks (Bad Blood's in-game currency) and a handful of exclusive objects. Among them is a legendary mask and founder's passport, which will give players three legendary skins in three months.
Billed as a "brutally royal game," Dying Light: Bad Blood blends PvP and PvE elements with Dying Light's signature style of gameplay. 1
After Bad Blood's Early Access release says, Techland says it will continue to support the game with a stream of extra free content in the form of new maps, modes and items. The developer also says that the game will surrender to a free-to-play model when it leaves early access and officially launches for PCs and consoles.
Meanwhile, some players will have a chance to try Bad Blood in front of their early Access Solution through the upcoming Global Play Test. The first phase of beta starts at 09.00 PT / 12.00 ET 25 August and runs until 21:00 PT 26 August (12.00 ET 27 August). This session will only be open to selected players who registered for access on the game's website. The second phase will follow September 1st and be open to all players who have registered. Steam keys for the first phase of Global Playtest will be broadcast on 22 August.