Return 2 Harran - Rebuild Harran or recreate The Prison Heist Mission to win awesome prizes.


The original Dying Light and the city of Harran have become iconic to horror enthusiasts far and wide. To commemorate the classic, we are bringing assets from the first game to Dying Light 2 Stay Human Developer Tools. Use them to recreate the world and enter the contest in one of two categories for a large sum of money.

Maps are uploaded, shared, and accessed via

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  • Return to Harran

    Rebuild the map of the city that started it all. Mix assets from both games in the series to create your alternative take on the world, story, or overall vision of the original. 

  • Prison Heist

    Who could forget the classic DLC from the first Dying Light? 30-minute mission. New map. Small scope. Dense gameplay. Prove you can make a better rendition of the Prison Heist.  


The prize pool of $30 000 (USD) will be divided up among six chosen competitors. Submit your entry today for a chance to win!

3 places $5000

Return to Harran

Three creators to win $5 000 (USD)

3 places $5000

Prison Heist

Three creators to win $5 000 (USD)

3 places $5000

Return to Harran

Three creators to win $5 000 (USD)

Dying Light: Rebirth

by @varcadekenji

What Remains of Oldtown

by @Rabid.Squirrel

Return to the Slums

by @Hank_Hill.exe
3 places $5000

Prison Heist

Three creators to win $5 000 (USD)

Harran Prison

by @TheCrexer

Secrets of Lionheart Penitentiary

by @XAndUkarE

Lunar Heist

by @Bub-

How To Participate

Follow these three easy steps:

  • 1

    Download the free map editor and receive access to Techland's Developer Tools

  • 2

    Bring the world of Harran to Dying Light 2 Stay Human or recreate the Prison Heist mission
    Put your spin on the world and events of the original Dying Light, only this time in Dying Light 2 Stay Human

  • 3

    Submit your entry before


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Developer Tools for Beginners

Check out the official tutorial series that will teach you the basics of using the map editor.

  • Introduction

    Level: Beginner

    • Clients
    • Downloading
    • Installation
    • Maps
    • Launching
  • Interface

    Level: Beginner

    • Projects
    • Interface
    • Helpers
    • Preview Options
  • Basics

    Level: Beginner

    • Objects
    • Transform Tools
    • Prefabs
    • Coordinate System
  • Lighting

    Level: Beginner

    • Environmental Lighting
    • Dynamic Lighting
    • Envprobes
    • Heightmaps
  • Terrain

    Level: Beginner

    • Maps
    • Terrain
    • Textures
    • Water
    • Build

Frequently Asked Questions

Developer Tools

  • Why is Techland partnering with rather than using Steam Workshop? is a cross-platform UGC solution, supporting 11 game systems and stores. We are launching with PC support, which includes our Steam and Epic Games playerbases. Console versions with in-game integration will follow in 2023, and partnering with ensures we can provide official mod support for all Dying Light 2 Stay Human players, regardless of platform or store preference.

  • On which platforms can I access the Developer Tools (custom map mods)?

    Currently, PC platforms (Steam and Epic Games Store) have access to the Beta version of official mod support. All players can view submitted and approved custom maps from the main menu in game, via the Dying Light 2 - Developer Tool launcher, or directly by visiting

    Meanwhile, Community Maps have been implemented into the game as a new feature on PC and consoles. Players can explore new worlds created by our community right now by accessing them via the game’s main menu.

  • What sort of mods can we expect to be available?

    Developer Tools played a huge part in the community support and success of the original Dying Light. It’s for this reason, we engaged to bring this experience to all Dying Light 2 Stay Human players on both PC and consoles. From the release, our goal was to engage creators who want to revisit and make new custom maps. Whether narrative, co-op, or competitive, they all play a part in what our community loves about Dying Light. We are always open to exploring a wide range of mod categories, both cosmetic and gameplay-based, as requested by players.

  • Do I need a account in order to submit or play Custom Maps?

    In order to submit your custom map for Dying Light 2 Stay Human, creators will be required to sign in to using the Developer Tools. Account creation allows creators and subscribers to add custom maps to their mod collection. The process is simple and requires email authentication for the user. Once a user account has been created, players can browse, rate, comment on, and subscribe to Developer Tools at Custom maps submission is available exclusively via the Map Editor program.

  • Will the experience differ for console players versus PC players?

    Techland has partnered with to provide the same Community Maps experience for all the players. When it comes to Developer Tools, games are traditionally made using a PC, and in line with this approach, we have released a dedicated creation tool.

    The Dying Light 2 Stay Human Dev Tools provide players on PC with our own toolset to create maps, stories and dialogues. These creations can then also be tested in the software before being uploaded to our game via

  • What's new in Developer Tools?

    We've added assets from the first Dying Light so that you can recreate the world of Harran in Dying Light 2 Stay Human. This package consists mainly of slums, small buildings, a hangar set, a railway set, and catwalks. Additionally, we’ve implemented new meshes from the world of Hellraid to open up the potential for more fantasy worlds and LOD’s for custom maps. We will continue to support Community Maps and Developer Tools for years to come!

  • Why aren't all the maps available on consoles?

    Some maps are running into performance issues on certain platforms. Considering that Developer Tools are still in beta, certain optimization features may not be available at the moment. We are presently working to implement changes in 2024 that will allow players on platforms to experience some of the more elaborate creations of our community.

  • What is the difference between Developer Tools and Community Maps?

    Developer Tools is what is used by our community to utilize our toolset, create their own games and upload them to Dying Light 2 Stay Human through Community Maps is a new feature within the game that allows our playerbase to access and play those games.


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