Guide by James Billcliffe Guides Editor
In Dying Light 2, the factions vying for control of Villedor have struck an uneasy peace that hangs in the balance. The Survivors and Peacekeepers both have their merits as a society, but all that’s stopping either one taking over is the choices of a Pilgrim, Aiden, as he captures more resources around the city.
There are two problems facing Aiden on his quest to find his sister: Should he side with the Survivors or Peacekeepers to further his own agenda? Or should he do what’s best for the city as a whole?
The disorganised and disparate Survivors were getting along fine despite their internal conflicts, while the Peacekeepers offered greater security, but at the cost of encroaching authoritarianism.
As you progress the story in Dying Light 2, without going into spoiler territory, it’s important to remember that choosing both the Survivors or Peacekeepers are valid routes, and that the major story beats are not that different regardless of what you pick.
Really, you’re choosing the connective tissue between the same main story missions.
However, when you’re choosing whether to give water towers, electrical stations and other resources over to the Survivors or the Peacekeepers, you should probably pick the Survivors. Their city upgrades are much more useful, and those decisions don’t seem to be linked to story progress.
Should you side with Sophie or Aitor in Dying Light 2?
Siding with Sophie or Aitor are both valid routes, and you can feel safe going with whichever character or faction you like more. Both choices eventually lead to the same conclusion, as with pretty much every early-game choice in Dying Light 2, so don’t sweat too much and go with your instinct.
In my main playthrough, I chose to keep working with the Survivors and Sophie throughout, and was happy with the decision.
To help you make your choice, here are some things to consider:
- Choosing either Sophie or Aitor will not stop you from working with either the Survivors or Peacekeepers in future, you can switch allegiances later
- Whichever path you choose leads to the same story mission and method of entry into the Central Loop
- There isn’t a “good” and “bad” choice, there’s more than meets the eye on both sides and you won’t be punished for picking the “wrong” side
Should you give the Water Tower to the Survivors or Peacekeepers?
The Survivors city upgrades are a lot more useful, since you will constantly be moving around the city and very rarely fighting in the street.
You can feel pretty safe in doing this as well, since it seems like outside of a few throwaway lines in cutscenes, each faction doesn’t stay angry with you for very long and your decisions won’t affect story progress.
Outside of the obvious faction upgrades, your choice also changes the background music of the zone. So if you're not too bothered about jump pads and car bombs, but think one of their theme tunes is a banger, let that sway your decision.
For more advice on the tough calls throughout the storyline, here's our full Dying Light 2 guide.
While joining either faction has no bearing on the storyline, Peacekeepers are slightly better than Survivors in Dying Light 2. This is because when you join the Peacekeepers, you receive much better rewards such as car traps, electrical traps and the PK Razor Canon.Should I save Aitor if I sided with the survivors? ›
So saving him is the best all-around move and even rewards you later on in Dying Light 2. If you head to the Fish Eye Canteen, you can find Aitor with his son in the corner of the bar and he will give you the Lazarus Brass Knuckles. This is a devastating melee weapon that belonged to Commander Lucas.Is it better to save Aitor in Dying Light 2? ›
If Aitor lives, he can be found later at the Fish Eye and will give Aiden a reward for saving him. Choosing what happens to Aitor may depend on what faction players want to side with in Dying Light 2, but, overall, saving him gives the best rewards.How do you get the best ending in Dying Light 2? ›
- Spare Hakon In Old Villedor.
- Give The Radio Tower To Frank.
- Save Frank In Breakthrough.
- Spare Hakon And Stop Lawan From Killing Him In No Mercy.
- Let Lawan Detonate The Bombs In X13.
Give it to the survivors anyway. Why should the first water tower be given to survivors? You lose the bazaar as a trading zone if you give the first tower to the PK, and then you lose the main terminal station when you go through the story to the central loop anyway.Should you trust Aitor or Sophie? ›
Siding with Sophie or Aitor are both valid routes, and you can feel safe going with whichever character or faction you like more. Both choices eventually lead to the same conclusion, as with pretty much every early-game choice in Dying Light 2, so don't sweat too much and go with your instinct.Is it better to choose Sophie or Aitor? ›
Helping Aitor or Sophie ultimately leads to a few ripple effects in the overall Dying Light 2 story. Choosing Aitor leads to Barney's arrest for the death of Lucas. Choosing Sophie keeps Barney out of the Peacekeepers' clutches.Should I help the Peacekeepers or survivors? ›
While joining either faction has no bearing on the storyline, Peacekeepers are slightly better than Survivors in Dying Light 2. This is because when you join the Peacekeepers, you receive much better rewards such as car traps, electrical traps and the PK Razor Canon.What happens if you lie about Aitor in Dying Light 2? ›
Say What Happened To Aitor — Aiden will tell the truth, and you will unlock the side quest Aitor during the Welcome on Board story mission. Lie and say you don't know what happened to Aitor — You will not unlock the Aitor side quest if you choose this option.Did Lawan kiss Aiden? ›
Although this is never explicitly shown, she will kiss Aiden on the cheek if she is officially made a Nightrunner (assuming she did not kill Hakon in the Nightrunners quest).
Without question, the PK Crossbow is the best weapon in Dying Light 2. In fact, it's the most overpowered weapon in the game! If you're looking for Dying Light 2 guns then the Peacekeeper Crossbow is the closest thing you'll find to blast away your zombie friends.What is the most powerful infected in Dying Light 2? ›
Volatile. When a Viral avoids the sun for enough time, they transform into the most dangerous type of Infected, a Volatile. Volatiles are only found at night or Dark Zones. They possess enough strength to rip a human being in two, with insane durability, speed, and agility to boot.How do you save Aitor after siding with survivors? ›
The player can give Aitor the small petals, the large petals, nothing, or call Lawan for advice. Give Aitor the small petals. This will end the sidequest, saving both Aitor and Margaret. Jack will radio the player shortly thereafter to explain that Aitor's back on his feet.What happens if you side with the survivors in Dying Light 2? ›
Survivor Faction Benefits & Upgrades:
Best suited to players who want to avoid combat and explore the rooftops of the city, joining the Survivors will reward the following: Ziplines – Creates additional routes through zones. Two-Way Ziplines: Allows you to travel upwards.
Helping Aitor or Sophie ultimately leads to a few ripple effects in the overall Dying Light 2 story. Choosing Aitor leads to Barney's arrest for the death of Lucas. Choosing Sophie keeps Barney out of the Peacekeepers' clutches.Should I tell the truth about Aitor? ›
Say What Happened To Aitor — Aiden will tell the truth, and you will unlock the side quest Aitor during the Welcome on Board story mission. Lie and say you don't know what happened to Aitor — You will not unlock the Aitor side quest if you choose this option.