Dying Light 2 is filled with different ways to lose health where it doesn’t hurt to know how to heal. While this can seem like a basic question, there are several tips and tricks that you may not know about. And you definitely don’t want to lose progress after missing a ledge or a horde of zombies surrounding you.
Our guide covers a variety of methods for healing that can help you keep your health topped off. Everything ranging from easy to craft consumables to different structures you can interact with. Did you know you can even heal yourself with certain weapons?
How to Heal in Dying Light 2
Crafting Medicine For a Low-Level Heal
The first method you’ll learn for recovering health is crafting Medicine. This is typically an easy consumable to craft since you can find the ingredients in common areas. You’ll need to gather 1 Honey and 2 Chamomile which can be found at Roof Groves spread throughout Dying Light 2. The best way to spot a Roof Grove is by looking for tall yellow trees on a roof.
Aside from finding a small amount of Honey and Chamomile, you’ll also get other useful resources here too. Whether it’s UV Shrooms to increase your immunity at night or an extra weapon. While you can repair your weapons, they will eventually break. Another trick to maximize your healing is equipping medic clothing with “Healing Effectiveness” buffs.
Other Useful Consumables You Can Loot
The second method is using other consumables that you can find and/or craft as well. You likely won’t loot tons of Regeneration Boosters but these are also great for healing. Instead of giving you a chunk of health instantly as Medicine does, you’ll heal over time. In the long run, you’ll heal more from a Regeneration Booster than a low-level Medicine.
As long as you get the blueprint from a Craftmaster NPC, you can craft Regeneration Boosters too. This requires 1 Honey and 1 Poppy to craft. So you can still get the Honey relatively easily, but Poppies are rarer.
My favorite consumable for healing is the Military Medkit which can’t be crafted. This is an Artifact consumable that completely heals you regardless of how low your health is. And as an added bonus, the time to use it is significantly quicker than Medicine.
With that said, you should still take advantage of upgrading your blueprints at a Craftmaster to get more out of your consumables. It’s easy to forget that weapon mods aren’t the only upgradable blueprint. As long as you’re hunting tough zombies, you’ll get the trophies for stronger Medicine too.
Interactable Structures You Can Heal At
A useful way to recover health without using any items is taking advantage of Rain Collectors and Fountains. You won’t restore a ton of health but this can make a big difference in the meantime. Keep an eye out for large Rain Collectors near outposts that have a large blue tarp at the top. You can interact with them to heal a small amount.
As you get further in Dying Light 2, you’ll start unlocking water towers that can bring water to the region. Once you activate a water tower, fountains will start working in that area. These can be difficult to find so I wouldn’t rely on them. But, they’re another way to get some health similar to Rain Collectors. Fortunately, they will glow nearby when using your Survivor Sense.
The Benefits of Safehouses and Active Outposts
Aside from using Rain Collectors to heal at safehouses, there is one method easy to overlook. As you make your way through the city of Villedor, you’ll continue to unlock safehouses and small outposts to rest. While not every single one will have a player stash, they all have a place to sleep.
For whatever reason, the Dying Light 2 tips don’t seem to mention that you can heal by resting. It’s easy to think that resting is only a way to pass time to the morning or night. Even though it completely heals you as well as shifts the time of day.
That’s all there is to this Dying Light 2 guide on how to heal. Make sure to take advantage of increasing your health by collecting inhibitors as well. You’ll also get to unlock more combat skills by having a higher health maximum.
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