Dying Light 2 How to Get Broomstick: Baba Yaga Challenge

Techland has a history of putting easter eggs and pop-culture references in its video games. The first Dying Light featured some of the crazy easter eggs from famous franchises, including Batman: The Dark Knight, Alien vs Predator, and more. In Dying Light 2, Techland has also included tons of similar references, and particularly there is one where you get to fly the broomstick and relive Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry fantasy. Yes, even though Aiden becomes an overpowered protagonist in late-game by unlocking the best skills, you can take this element up a notch by riding the Dying Light 2 broomstick.

From riding a bicycle to hoverboarding the water around Central Loop, Aiden can pretty much do anything in Dying Light 2’s dynamic open-world game. Chop zombies using the best Dying Light 2 weapons or slingshot infected and hostile human eyes using the finest bows; you can do whatever you want in Dying Light 2. However, all of these fun elements become accessible if you go out of the way, scale the surface, and of course, parkour to places no one would expect.

That is why getting Broomstick in Dying Light 2 is no easy feat, not at least if you don’t know how to get it. That is not a problem anymore as we have simplified the process of getting a Broom accessory in the game so that you fly and enjoy the verticality of Central Loop.

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Baba Yaga Parkour Challenge

Dying Light 2 Broomstick
A step-by-Step guide to acquiring Broomstick Dying Light 2

“When you don’t know how to do something, start. Beware of the paralysis of analysis. Be a person of action.” – A long quote but worth the read. Anyways, the point here is to look for the Baba Yaga parkour challenge because it is your only best bet of getting a broomstick in Dying Light 2. You don’t look for it, and you have zero chances of becoming Harry Potter.

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Triggering the Baba Yaga parkour challenge in Dying Light 2 requires you to reach a specific crane that is at a great height. Also, it can be accessed if you climb one of the tallest tower in Central Loop, VNC Tower. That being said, there are two ways you can scale the said tower; parkour your way up or complete a story quest which unlocks the easiest way to reach the top.

Broadcast Story Quest

Completing the Broadcast story mission is the first step to making the entire process of acquiring broomstick easier in Dying Light 2. Suppose you are at a point in the game where you have completed it already, then kudos to you. Reach at the elevator lobby as shown in the image here and use it to reach the roof. On a side note, read our Dying Light 2 inhibitors location guide and acquire the code and location to an inhibitor container while playing the Broadcast quest.

Elevator to go top of VNC tower
VNC Tower Elevator

VNC Tower Elevator

If you haven’t cleared this story quest so far, then either complete the Broadcast story mission to unlock the elevator inside the VNC Tower’s lobby or get the broom the hard way; climb the skyscraper. Whatever you do, the next part of reaching and triggering Baba Yaga continues once you are at the top of the building.

Follow the map’s images mentioned here just in case you are wondering where exactly the VNC Tower in Central Loop is.

VNC Tower Map Location
Map Location VNC Tower

Mushroom At Crane

Assuming you have reached VNC Tower’s roof, the next step to getting Broomstick in Dying Light 2 is to look for a crane located on the East side of the rooftop. VNC Tower being the highest, if not the highest, in the game, you will need to look down to spot a crane. Here is an image for reference.

Crane Mushroom Location Broomstick
Crane Location

The mushroom that triggers the Baba Yaga challenge in Dying Light 2 is located on the said crane. Of course, paragliding down is the only way to land safely on the crane. So, let Aiden be Tom Cruise one more time, and after that, he can be Harry Potter in Dying Light 2.

After landing at the crane, as shown in the image, you need to look for a blue mushroom. It multiplies quickly each time you interact with it, and you will need to repeat the process a couple of times until you get a popup message regarding a parkour challenge called Baba Yaga.

Mushrooms on Crane The Broom
Crane Mushroom Dying Light 2

Here is what the challenge popup looks like, just in case you are wondering how long will interacting with the mushroom process take.

Baba Yaga Challenge Broomstick Dying Light 2
Baba Yaga Challenge Popup

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Getting Broom Item

Moving on, before you actually start the challenge and start playing it, you must ensure that you have enough inventory space in accessory items. It is because the process of acquiring the broomstick we have mentioned below involves using a certain glitch-like pattern, after which you will get the broom in your inventory.

However, if you don’t have enough space to accommodate this accessory, you can repeat the process again. Still, it is better to be safe than sorry. Also, your friends can also help you get the broomstick in Dying Light 2. But more on that part later in this guide.

Assuming you have enough space in the inventory, the next step involves launching or playing the Baba Yaga challenge. This challenge takes place during the nighttime, so you will also get a shift to nighttime prompt if you visit the crane during the day.

Trigger the challenge and once you see the time roll-out, pause the game and quit to the main screen. Continue back again, and you will find Aiden falling down from the sky. Use your paraglider and navigate Aiden to a safe place. Open your inventory, and you will see an item called Broom. Here is an image for reference.

The Broom Item
The Broom item used for flying

This is the broomstick you need to fly in Dying Light 2’s vertically expansive world. Without it, Aiden can roam the streets on foot or secret bicycle we mentioned at the start of this guide.

Sharing Broomstick With Friends

Yes, there is a way to share the broomstick with your friends in Dying Light 2. The Broom item comes under the accessory category, which makes it droppable in the game. However, if you’d drop it anywhere in the open world, the Broom will disappear.

So, one of the safest ways to not make broomstick disappear is to drop the item on a suspended wooden bridge. Doing so will make the item suspend in the air and stuck between the planks of the wooden bridge. Your friends can then grab this item and use it.

Sharing Broomstick with friend Dying Light 2
Sharing Broomstick with friends

That is pretty much everything you need to know about how to get Broom in Dying Light 2. What other cool usable easter eggs have you spotted so far in the game? Let us know more of your thoughts in the comment section below.

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