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Basics in Freerunning - Dying Light

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This is only for beginners, as experienced players will have a greater advantage.


Vault is one of the parkour moves you can perform when jumping over a thin obstacle. They are probably the fastest way to overcome an obstacle. You can use this technique to perform a number of combinations, such as drop attacks. When being chased, making a bunker is probably the best thing to do when you are greeted by an obstacle.

Dying Light - Basics in Freerunning

Overcoming an obstacle while staying on a building can be quite dangerous, as you could possibly die from falling from a building. Be aware of your surroundings and don't do anything stupid. Search for trash bags or cars to land to reduce your fall damage and stand a chance of surviving a fall.

To slide

Dying Light - Basics in Freerunning

When running around in the slums / Old Town, you can be greeted by these small wooden spaces where you can slide through. Slide under one of these rather self-explanatory obstacles, just press C while running to an obstacle to slide under it. Of course, sometimes it can happen when you slip too late and you might get stuck. To avoid that, just try and slide through the center, and not be next to obstacles.

Fun fact: Once you've reached a few levels with your Agility, you can kick a zombie into your leg while sliding. This is useful to get zombies out of the way.

Fall damage reduction

Dying Light - Basics in Freerunning

This is probably the most useful way to avoid death. When jumping from a high distance, you have to land in a pile of trash to survive. If you do not do that, you will fall to your death. This means you must be aware of your surroundings. Look before you jump. Of course, you can land on them in style, such as overcoming obstacles and then landing in a garbage bag, or falling from a zipline and into a pile of trash. This is quite dangerous to do, so you have to land in time.

Grapple hook

Dying Light - Basics in Freerunning

Now this is the point where you can grapple hook from building to building easily. However, sometimes when you grapple from place to place, you may have a bit of a problem grabbing the ledge, as sometimes it doesn't work. Try and grapple on the edge of a building rather than on a giant building, that will fail.

Fun fact: You can actually deal damage to zombies by throwing a grappling hook at zombies, which is quite funny.

Roll safe

Dying Light - Basics in Freerunning

Safety roll is also a way to avoid fall damage, but this time you can't use it from any high distance. Only a certain distance can work for safety roll. When you unconsciously crash into obstacles on a high-rise building, you can fall from a high distance and possibly break your leg. But do not panic! By pressing CTRL at the right time, you can perform safety rolls to reduce fall damage.


Dying Light - Basics in Freerunning

Ziplines are also a quick way to get from place to place. Basically, you press the Spacebar when looking at the zipline to the other side.

Spoiler warning!

During the last mission in Dying Light, you are taken to an underground sewer chased by volatiles. At one point, there's a zipline that you can grab, and once you do, you can knock zombies out of your way, and reduce your speed. Doing that is actually quite cool, and once you are at the end of the game, you should try it.

Muscular art

Dying Light - Basics in Freerunning

Artistic muscle is basically grabbing a ledge, moving to the end of the ledge and grabbing another one. This can be done very well, but it is also bad to jump from ledge to ledge with a wall. If you make a mistake, you can Tic-Tac up the wall and then just do something you don't want to do. This can be avoided by just holding Spacebar, instead of Spacebar + W.

Strength and agility: How they work so well together

Dying Light - Basics in Freerunning

On this picture, you can see his character performing a drop attack on zombies. Drop attacks can be used in a number of ways, and I'll let you know those ways.

1. Vault + Drop attack

This is one of my favorite combinations to make, when staking from a small distance and dropping down attacking a zombie can look quite scary.

2. Hook grapple + Drop attack

This is also one of my favorite combinations to make, but this time it is also quite useful when fighting the Night Hunter in Be The Zombie. Struggling and then dropping down to attack a Night Hunter can catch them by surprise, and there is (at least I think) no way of Night Hunter to avoid that. Unless Night Hunter is aware of what you are doing.

3. Vault + Grapple hook + Drop attack

This is not as complicated as you think, because you have to break in, wrestle into a building and drop a zombie. At first it can be quite complicated, but once you understand it, it becomes quite easy and it will be a good way to eliminate zombies.

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