Bonus content for Dead Island 2 isn't expected to release until the summer

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Dead Island 2 developer Dambuster Studios has revealed that two helpings of character-focused bonus content won't be available to download until sometime this summer, so if you're wondering how to change outfit in Dead Island 2 then you'll need to wait a little longer.

As shared to the Dead Island Twitter account, the character packs for Amy and Jacob that were said to be "available for download soon after release" won't actually be released until summer 2023. The additional content is available to those who have bought the Gold, Deluxe, or HELL-A editions of the zombie game and includes things like new skins and weapons for the select characters in the game. 

Since summer is generally thought of as starting around late June time, and running all the way until early September, fans aren't exactly happy that they've potentially got to wait several months for some cosmetics for a game that released in April. "I'm literally gonna be done playing by then," one fan replied.

In more positive news, Dead Island 2 was officially released on April 21, 2023, after being in development for nine years. So far, reactions have been mainly positive to the sequel - we gave it 3 ½ out of 5 stars in our Dead Island 2 review and described it as "zombie hacking at its purest" -  with fans mainly praising the game's gore and over-the-top action. This makes sense considering Dead Island 2 was inspired by the the comedy of 80s horror movies.

Thinking about trying this one out for yourself? Take a look at our Dead Island 2 characters guide before you get started. 

Hope Bellingham
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