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When we finished playing the second part of The Last Of Us, it was very difficult to accept the tough reality that the story is over and there are no more challenges on the way. We’ll miss Ellie’s journey but we understand that the story is over and we should let it go.

But, there is good news from Matthew Gallant, Lead Systems Designer at Naughty Dog, posted on PlayStation.Blog that the game has got a huge update. It’ll include new features, gameplay modes, trophies and a new difficulty mode — grounded difficulty.

Grounded difficulty mode is a tough challenge for fans of the game who are in need of more challenges. The mode represents the ultimate test of skill and the game leaves you with your virtual bare hands to take over it. In this mode, there’s no overarching skill; your ammo and health points are changed to the lowest point and, of course, all the enemies are even more deadlier. It was difficult to finish the game on high difficulty; I have no idea how to cope with this.

Also, the game will get some visual and audio expansions. You’ll have the opportunity to finish Grounded mode with an 8-bit graphics enabled.

Image credit: blog.playstation.com
Image credit: blog.playstation.com
Image credit: blog.playstation.com

“We’re also debuting new unlockable gameplay modifiers, like One Shot or Touch of Death that enable one-hit kills or Infinite Ammo, Infinite Crafting, or Infinite Listen Mode Range to add a new twist to gameplay”. You’ll also get:

  • Mirror World
  • Mirror on Death
  • Slow Motion
  • Bullet Speed mode
  • Infinite Ammo
  • Infinite Crafting
  • Infinite Melee Durability
  • Infinite Listen mode Range
  • One Shot
  • Touch of Death
  • 8-bit Audio
  • 4-bit Audio
  • Helium Audio
  • Xenon Audio

All these new settings will be available in the Extras menu after you complete the game.

Plus, the options menu will expand. The company will add some new improvements you can adjust in the settings menu. 

Here’s a quick overview of the new features that will be added with the Grounded update:

  • Saves now display playtime up to the second
  • Film Grain Adjustment option
  • Disable Listen Mode option
  • Motion Sensor Function Aiming option
  • Arc Throw HUD Display option
  • Aiming Acceleration Scale option
  • Aiming Ramp Power Scale option
  • Accessibility improvements to Ground Zero encounter, collectible tracking, Enhanced Listen Mode for collectibles, and rope gameplay

The Last Of Us Part II conveys the impression of the most contradictory title for the PS4 console. Mainly because it’s kickoff has been accompanied by a pile of critics with a 4.5 score on Metacritic portal. Right now, the situation is smoothe and going well but the score is still just 5.6. Thanks to the attentive Metacritic users, they’ve measured that a bunch of people gave the negative score without even finishing the game; the gaming process of The Last Of Us Part II is between 25-30 hours. 

The Last Of Us Part two has crushed PS4 titles’ sales records. In the first three days after the official release, the company had sold over 4 million copies worldwide, making it the fastest selling PS4 exclusive, beating Marvel’s Spider-Man‘s 3.3 million and God of War‘s 3.1 million in the same period.

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