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Dying Light free on Steam this weekend, gets new content and Zombie Hunt event

In celebration of its sixth anniversary, survival horror title Dying Light is currently free to play for PC users via Steam. The day's festivities also include a special in-game event called Zombie Hunt and new content for the game which can be purchased separately for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC platforms.

The newly-announced added content is called the Harran Tactical Unit Bundle. It includes brand new weapons, shields and buggy skins and is priced at $2.99 across all platforms. Meanwhile, the Zombie Hunt event focuses on finding and killing a boss called Hothead Joe.

Here is a short summary of the Zombie Hunt event:

"First, find and pacify Hothead Joe, an undead HTU officer. You’ll recognize him by his size and the HTU helmet. Defeat him, and you’ll be free to loot his “HyperArgument” hammer as well as other higher-level items. Being a special goon, he'll also grant you a significant XP boost each time you kill him! When on your way, make sure to also help the survivors scattered around Harran. Assist them, and if the community reaches the goal, you'll be rewarded with a gold weapon! You’ve got one week to deal with Joe and save the survivors, as another freak of nature is already approaching, and he'll be here soon."

Participants of the in-game event, which will last two weeks, stand a chance to win rewards such as a “HyperArgument” hammer and a gold weapon if they succeed.

The Harran Tactical Unit Bundle, the Zombie Hunt event and the free weekend on Steam will all kick-off starting today, February 25, at 7:00 PM CET. Steam users will be able to claim a free copy of the Dying Light Standard Edition until March 3, at 7:00 PM CET. For further information, you may visit the game listing on the Valve-owned platform here.

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