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Does Dying Light 2 have guns?

Techland's latest zombie survival horror game will boast a menu of more than 200 weapons, but are there guns in Dying Light 2?
Does Dying Light 2 have guns?

Dying Light 2: Stay Human releases globally on 4th February 2022 and is the highly anticipated sequel to Techland's original popular ARPG zombie survival horror game launched roughly seven years ago.

The game will feature more than 500 hours of gameplay, during which time players must arm themselves against the ever-pressing threat of the undead. So naturally, players might be wondering if guns are available in Dying Light 2 or whether the game will be solely melee-focussed.

Are there guns in Dying Light 2?

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Unfortunately, there are no contemporary weapons available in Dying Light 2. (Picture: Techland)

Unlike the original, there will not be any guns in Dying Light 2. Well, that's technically not true. There is a handmade "Broomstick" shotgun; however, it's not very effective and can only be unlocked by crafting. In addition to this, it's challenging to find ammunition, so it might not be worth using anyway.

Why are there no guns in Dying Light 2?

According to lead designer Tymon Smektała, the lack of guns in Dying Light 2 is because the viral outbreak destroyed civilization. This resulted in no skilled people being left alive to craft advanced weaponry.

While some players might bemoan this decision, it is a sensible move to remain true and accurate to the game's storyline. Of course, this would also explain the existence of the handmade shotgun among the slew of available weaponry.

Indeed, this might be a bummer to many players; however, we must admit that it adds a sense of novelty to the typical "zombie horror" genre. But, this doesn't mean there aren't any ranged weapons, as players can still use bows and crossbows in the game.

Best weapons to use in Dying Light 2

best weapons to use in dying light 2
Players can use ranged weapons, like bows and crossbows in Dying Light 2. (Picture: Techland)

In fact, players can use more than 200 weapons in Dying Light 2. So if you're wondering what you should use instead, here is a brief list of the best weapons to use in Dying Light 2.


  • Loose Screw
  • Chopper
  • Gunhammer
  • Shoelace Machete
  • Heavy Duty


  • Nails
  • PK Crossbow

And that's it! Be sure to check out the dedicated Dying Light 2 section for more exclusive news, guides, tutorials, updates, and more.


Featured image courtesy of Techland.