Titled ‘Bloody Ties’, the DLC will see players “enter the dangerous arena of the Carnage Hall”.
Techland teased: “What dangers wait for you? How can you beat them? What will you get in return? One thing is certain… it will be brutal!”
While Techland said more details about the DLC will be officially confirmed during Gamescom Opening Night Live on August 23, a recent Dying Light 2 datamine suggested the title’s first major expansion could be gladiator themed.
Among the datamined files, YouTube user ‘Bub’ discovered a new location, unfinished dialogue and even animated storyboards depicting the DLC’s cinematics.
The files included several new NPCs with a gladiatorial theme, and key pieces of dialogue and storyboards suggesting that gladiatorial combat is going to be a large focus of the expansion.
Part of the DLC appears to take place in a large opera house. An untextured version of this location was uncovered, including several floors and a basement prison.
Earlier in the year, Techland delayed Dying Light 2’s first story DLC from June until between September and November.
Prior to Dying Light 2’s release, the studio said it intended to support the open-world zombie sequel with at least five years of post-launch content.