Open-world zombie game Days Gone will be getting a spate of Days Gone DLC for free post-launch. In a blog post on the official PlayStation website, Sony Bend detailed what players can expect when the free content updates begin in June.
First up, there’s an entirely new difficulty mode coming. Survival mode will test players by increasing difficulty settings and removing convenient features from the game. Players won’t be able to use fast travel or Survival Vision in the mode, while the HUD will remove maps and indicators from the gameplay screen. Developer SIE Bend Studio isn’t clear on exactly how the difficulty will rise in addition to these handicaps. Expect more difficult enemies and less plentiful resources. Sony says the Survival difficulty mode is intended to “ratchet up the tension to make this the definitive survival experience”.
In addition, beginning in June, weekly challenges will present new play opportunities in the game around key gameplay features. These challenges take the form of either Bike, Horde, or Combat challenges. Each challenge twists the gameplay of Days Gone in unique ways. Players who tackle these challenges will be able to earn extra items and rewards including trophies and unique bike skins for the various bikes. We don’t yet know specifics about these challenges; Sony says it’ll share more details “down the road” (no pun apparently intended). The company is inviting players to show off the skins they obtain to “prove they’re bonafide Days Gone survivors”. This extra content will be available to Days Gone players for free provided they have an active internet connection.
Days Gone is an open-world survival horror game set in a post-apocalyptic Oregon. Players control bounty hunter Deacon St. John as he battles “Freakers”, mindless creatures which strongly resemble zombies (although SIE Bend Studio is adamant they’re not zombies). The game, which was originally announced back in 2016, launches tomorrow exclusively for PlayStation 4.
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