The path to earning XP in Dying Light 2 Stay Human is filled with Infected, much like in the first game. You’ll get Combat XP or Parkour XP depending on whether you’re fighting them up close or parkouring past them. The more XP you earn for each, the faster you can progress via the Combat and Parkour trees.
However, you may feel vulnerable at first, especially if you lack adequate weaponry, health, or stamina to battle effectively. There are a few short methods to follow in order to acquire XP quickly. The first step is to identify and operate any Windmills in Villedor (also known as The City). If the icon is white, you’ll have enough Stamina to scale it with your binoculars (red means you need more). You’ll be able to access a variety of side missions and challenges once you’ve unlocked it.
Completing as many side quests and Challenges as possible now is the finest – and safest – strategy. You’ll get a lot of Combat and Parkour XP as well as other incentives, so it’s worth it to put up with some of the absolutely horrible language that some NPCs have. Challenges are another wonderful method to gain XP; they’re either Combat or Parkour-focused, and they’re usually quite quick to do.
Keep a lookout for any unexpected encounters as you explore The City. They usually entail killing foes and can be finished in a short amount of time. You can level up quickly if you rotate between side tasks, encounters, Challenges, and the main missions.
Of course, any true Dying Light enthusiast will tell you that the best XP increases come at night. This is because when parkouring or fighting at this time, you get double XP. The Infected, on the other hand, are more aggressive and faster, and will not hesitate to swarm you. So, how are you going to make the most of this bonus?
To begin, make sure you have convenient hiding or base (the Bazaar, in the beginning, should work). This will be the location where you can seek refuge under the protection of UV lights. Find a Howler by going out into the night. Attack it to make other Infected in the area aware of your presence.
Whether you battle them or parkour away, you’ll get double the regular XP for your efforts. A chase will start if you aggro a Howler. As you fight or retreat from the Infected, the chase meter will progressively fill up in the lower half of your screen. When you reach level 3, you’ll start earning four times the standard amount of XP, and when you reach level 4, you’ll get five times the normal amount. However, the Volatiles appear after level 3, so be cautious.
Retire to the protection of your base’s UV lights once you’ve earned enough XP. It’s also feasible to stay near the lights and attack or start another chase by going in and out. As a general rule, this strategy makes earning Parkour XP a little easier. All you have to do now is make sure there’s a clear path to dodge the Infected and that you have enough stamina to get away. Combat XP places a greater emphasis on having good equipment and weaponry. Even the normal Infected can quickly beat you down if you don’t have good weaponry.
Going in with some customized Artifact weapons and taking down as many Infected as possible is advised for farming Combat XP. If you’re feeling particularly brave, try taking down a Volatile or two as they appear. When you’ve had your fill, escape to the protection of the UV rays once more.
Just keep in mind that you must avoid death at all costs. If you die during the night, all of your XP is lost, so if you need to make a rapid getaway – especially because the Volatiles can one-shot you even if you’re well-equipped – don’t be hesitant to do so.
Check out Idicus’ video instructions below for more suggestions on cultivating Combat and Parkour XP. Stay Human is now available for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.