Dead Island 2 Patch Notes #1 - Changes and Fixes

Welcome to the first Dead Island 2 quality-of-life patch, Slayers. We've worked hard to create a more enjoyable and immersive gaming experience for all of you. In this blog, we'll take you through our patch notes, highlighting the exciting changes and fixes that await you in this update. Ready? Let's get started.

  • Added 'Cosplay' Feature

    Players can access the new Cosplay feature in the game's main menu. This feature will allow you to change Slayer character skins. All skins will be displayed, even if they are not all immediately available. For more details about the different skin collections and their availability, check out our other blogs:

    - Introducing the HELL-A Catwalk Collection - Premium Character Packs in Dead Island 2

    Unveiling the ‘Til Dawn’ Collection: A set of free skins for Dead Island 2

    - Slay in Style with Dead Island 2 ‘From Dusk’ Collection Skins and Weapons – available through Amazon Prime Gaming

  • Fixed issue with joining co-op games

    Fixed the problem where players faced the [0x1411] error, which didn't allow them to join co-op sessions.

  • Fixed walking through walls

    Fixed an issue where players could walk through walls in the Halperin Hotel under certain circumstances.

  • Fixed missing NPCs

    Some players faced issues where some NPCs could have been missing across the whole game - that is now fixed.

  • Fixed the title screen issue

    Fixed the issue where players couldn't close the title screen via "Quit" when the language was set to Japanese and they were in full-screen mode.

  • Fixed stuck-in geometry issues

    Players were facing some issues upon dying and respawning in Bel Air, getting stuck and unable to open the door in the Lifeguard Hut when handing in the quest to Burt, and picking up circuit breakers and wrenches in Bel Air. These geometry issues are now fixed.

  • Fixed the "Fools Gold" reward issue

    Fixed the issue where some players didn't receive the Blood Rage weapon after finishing the Fool's Gold quest.

  • Fixed the "Diaries of the Dead" issue

    Fixed the issue where the "Diaries of the Dead" mission-specific Mutator and Butcher sometimes failed to leave their correlating containers, resulting in a progression blocker.

  • Client's co-op improvements

    By Client, we refer to the player who joins the Host in the co-op session - which means each session can contain up to two Clients. This update fixes multiple Client issues, including:

    - The ability to jump unreasonably high against flat surfaces

    - Desync when zombies are stunned by Perfect Block or Dodge, which results in teleporting, sliding, and discrepancies in location between Clients

    - Clients becoming stuck in vents

    - Enemies A-Posing after dying to a Clients Paired Heavy Attack

    - Enemies not taking any damage when hit with a jerrycan or with a circuit breaker by a Client

    - Specific hazard warnings fail to show for Clients.

  • Performance and Stability Improvements

    This fixes different in-game crashes, including traveling, loading screen, and respawning during missions.

  • Other fixes

    - Various Improvements for Ultrawide Displays

    - Various Improvements to HDR

    - Multiple improvements to player animations

    - Adjustments made for improving dynamic range and clarity of zombies and dialogue in combat

    - Other minor fixes.