Here is all you need to know about the Dead Island 2 Steam Release Date. 

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Dead Island 2 Steam Release Date: Free Dead Island Riptide

Nutan Lele
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Dead Island 2 is finally coming to Steam after it's exclusivity deal with Epic Games ends.
Steam is also offering a free copy of Dead Island: Riptide.
Here is all you need to know about the Dead Island 2 Steam Release Date. 

Dead Island 2 made waves when it was first released in April 2023 as an Epic Games exclusive. Now as the exclusivity deal comes to an end, the game is heading to the popular Valve platform Steam. As part of the release, Valve is also giving away an earlier game in the franchise for free. Here is all you need to know about the Dead Island 2 Steam release date and how to pick up Dead Island Riptide. 

Dead Island 2 Steam Release Date

Dead Island 2 will be coming to Steam on 22nd April 2024. Steam is also giving discounts on earlier games in the franchise like Dead Island Definitive Edition and Dead Island Retro Revenge. You can also pick up the Definitive Edition of Dead Island: Riptide till 15th February 2024.

How to redeem Dead Island: Riptide on Steam

You can redeem Dead Island: Riptide on Steam by simply heading to the Steam page for Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition. Scroll down and click ‘Add to Account’ to redeem the game for free.

You can pick up Dead Island Riptide for free on Steam till 15th February, 2024.

Once you successfully redeem the game, it will now show up on your Steam Library and you can download it from here. 

Dead Island: Back From The Dead

Dead Island 2 was the widely anticipated (and delayed) sequel to the 2011 video game Dead Island. Dead Island first came into the limelight when the cinematic announcement trailer for the first game dropped in February 2011. The trailer was controversial for the depiction of a zombie child but also well-received for its emotional impact, animation and storytelling. While the actual game received a generally lukewarm review, the trailer was seen as a benchmark for future announcement trailers. 

A sequel to Dead Island was first announced in 2014 with another iconic trailer dropping at E3 2014.

The sequel was originally scheduled for a Q2 2015 release but Deep Silver dropped it to develop Dying Light with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. After years of delays, the game was finally picked up again for development by Dambuster Studios, an internal studio of Deep Silver.  

Dead Island 2 comes out a decade after Riptide and takes place 15 years after the events of the first game. The game features a new cast of survivors in quarantined Los Angeles under a newer and stronger zombie outbreak. The game received better reviews than its predecessors and picked up a “Best Action Game" nomination at The Game Awards 2023.


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Nutan is experienced with content across various FPS, MOBA, and BR titles for both PC and mobile gaming. Basically, she's a Jill of all trades. As the former captain of an all-woman esports team, her roots lie firmly in PC gaming but she does enjoy that one map in Call of Duty: Mobile.

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