Dying Light 2 is a massive game that has a ton of areas to explore. From random quarantine buildings to giant skyscrapers, there is honestly soo much to do in the game. As you progress in the story, you finally get to go to the second area. If you choose to go, then you will be locked out from going back to the first area for a little while.
You can go back to Villador once you clear out a Metro Station in the Central Loop which is the second area. It is very similar to the first Dying Light by having these 2 areas, but as you clear out a bunch of Metro Stations, you will be able to fast travel to any of them at any time.
You aren’t really locked out of anything, but it is a little confusing if you don’t know what you are doing. Each area is very unique and insanely fun to traverse, especially when you get the insane tools later on. Make sure to scout and find all the Metro Stations first because you can use them to get around the city faster.
Which area is easier?
If you are talking about the difficulty of the enemies, then the Central Loop is a harder place. Old Villedor is technically the starter area so everything is a little bit easier like the enemies and the parkour. When you get towards the end of the game and go back to Old Villedor, you will realize just how easy everything is there.
The Central Loop is actually crazy with how much is in it, and it can be a little overwhelming at times. You are going to need a lot of parkour skills to fully traverse everything the area has to offer. It offers the hardest challenges as well as side quests and it seems like the game will never end, which can be a good thing and a bad thing.
Compared to the first game, everything is scaled up and it makes for an insanely fun experience that you won’t really get from any other game. If you play it solo, it just gets harder as well so it is just up to the areas you go to and the time of day you go to them that makes the game hard.
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Can you get back to Old Villador without using Fast Travel?
As far as anybody knows, you can’t get back to Old Villador without fast traveling. There are people trying to figure out a way to do it but it seems like it is impossible. The two areas are separated by a toxic chemical that when you get near it, you die very quickly. We have even tried paragliding over it to see if we can reach the other side, but there is an invisible wall that separates the two areas.
Going back through the tunnels is also impossible because the tunnels close off when you are finally in the Central Loop. There isn’t any way other than fast traveling to go back to Old Villador. Unless someone finds a way in the future, just stick with the Metro Stations because it is just the easiest option anyway.
Unlocking all the Metro Stations is the best thing you can do because it just makes exploring the maps just that much easier. Just try not to get OP in the beginning so you have some sort of challenge, or the game will feel easy and boring to you.
What are the areas like?
Villedor is said to be the last inhabited city on Earth, with only minor settlements existing outside it. Infrastructure in the outside world is in a poor state, making travel across long distances difficult. There is a massive wall surrounding the city created by the GRE and you make your way into the area through the sewer tunnels.
Old Villedor is the first area you start at. It is the older area of the two and each of the areas is cut into smaller sub-areas. This area has 4 sub-areas and is the smaller easier section of the game. When you first get there, everything is difficult and you don’t have any skill points. As you level up, the parkour and enemies get a little bit easier.
Central Loop is a large map that is cut into 7 sub-areas. This whole section of the map is the hardest part of the game and you are going to need a lot of stamina to get around. Prioritize getting inhibitors because it will help you in the future.
Are the Metro Stations hard?
There are 2 types of Metro Stations and each one is challenging in its own way. There are night-time stations that have a ton of zombies in them and you need to cut through hordes of them to reach the fuse box. There are also daytime stations that are filled with a ton of bandits. Each station you clear out you will need good weapons with a lot of durability.
At the end of most of the stations, there are generators you will need to turn on to get the power running. At first, they are difficult because they are in a room filled with a dangerous chemical, but they get much easier later on the more skills you unlock.
Every Metro STation will give you something like a weapon or inhibitor for completing it, and it will also have a bed and stash for you after you get it cleared out. The Fast Travel option is the icing on the cake because it just makes exploring a million times easier.
You can also fast travel to main areas like the canteen and the boat base, so you don’t need to spend a ton of time just trying to get from place to place. Remember that if you don’t know what to do, there is always optional quests and windmills to do.