Dying Light 2 Now or Never Choice: Believe the Colonel or Jack Matt?

Should you believe the Renegades or stick with the Peacekeepers?

by Diego Perez
Dying Light 2 I Believe the Colonel or Matt

In the final mission of Dying Light 2, you’ll be forced to choose to either believe the Colonel of the Renegades or Jack Matt, leader of the Peacekeepers. After an ambush at the Fish Eye, Aiden has made his way to the Renegades’ stronghold in search of Waltz. The leader of the Renegades, the Colonel, tells you that he’s not working with Waltz at all. He then explains that he wasn’t responsible for the attack at the Fish Eye, which is the opposite of what Jack Matt told you. That attack resulted in Frank’s injury (or death depending on your previous choices), so should you believe the Colonel or Jack Matt in Dying Light 2?

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Believe the Colonel or Matt in Dying Light 2?

This seems like a sticky situation with both sides telling you they’re innocent, but there’s a key piece of information that you can obtain that will make your choice a lot easier. When the Renegades supposedly attacked the Fish Eye, Frank was hit with an arrow. If you chose to stay with Frank instead of immediately chasing after the truck, you’ll learn the truth of the situation.

The arrow was poisoned with a substance that is different from the one that the Renegades normally use, and Lawan discovers that the so-called “Renegades” were actually Peacekeepers in disguise. That means Jack Matt orchestrated the attack himself and tried to frame the Renegades for it.


The Colonel is telling the truth. Jack Matt is lying. It is best to believe the Colonel since Jack Matt orchestrated the attack on the Fish Eye, injuring or killing Frank in the process. Matt attempted to frame the Colonel and the Renegades in order to trick you.

“I Believe the Colonel”

If you choose to believe the Colonel, he will lead you to Waltz’s quarters without a fight. Because of your betrayal, Jack Matt will swear to kill you the next time he sees you. Once you leave the stronghold, you’ll be ambushed by Jack Matt and a squad of Peacekeepers. This leads to a fight, but if you help Frank and he survives the attack from earlier, he’ll show up with a squad of Nightrunners (and potentially Hakon depending on your choices throughout the game), letting you avoid the fight entirely.

“I Believe Matt”

If you choose to believe Jack Matt instead, then you’ll be forced to fight through an army of Renegades in order to reach Waltz’s quarters. You’ll eventually catch up with the Colonel after the fight, and he’ll tell you everything you need to know. This path eventually leads to the Colonel’s death.

This decision is one of the last major choices you’ll make in Dying Light 2, and it significantly affects your standing with the Peacekeepers. Jack Matt is a major player in the story, so making an enemy of him and his army of Peacekeepers will dramatically alter the city’s fate. Still, he deliberately tried to trick you when he attacked the Fish Eye, so maybe fighting him isn’t the worst idea after all.

- This article was updated on June 27th, 2023

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Currently serving as an Associate Editor at Attack of the Fanboy, Diego Perez has been writing about video games since 2018, specializing in live service games like Destiny and Final Fantasy XIV. His work is featured at publications like Game Rant and The Outerhaven, but Attack of the Fanboy is home to his best work. When he's not editing or writing guides, he's yelling about Ape Escape or grinding Lost Sectors in Destiny. Plus, he has a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication Media Studies for Texas A&M University.