New DLC For “The Last of Us” Announced

By on April 16, 2014

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Naughty Dog has just announced new DLC (and very likely the final DLC) for “The Last of Us.” The upcoming downloadable content will be titled the Grounded Bundle while its purpose is for those who are still playing the blockbuster game’s multiplayer mode.

Grounded Mode is an all-new difficulty setting that significantly ups the ante.

“The AI is relentless, smart, and brutal, and survival will be near impossible. ‘Completed Grounded Mode’ might be one of the most difficult Trophies you’ll ever earn,” writes Naughty Dog’s Eric Monacelli.

Grounded Mode costs $4.99.

There are also four new maps available for the multiplayer mode. The map bundle is called Reclaimed Territories.

The four maps are called Wharf, Capitol, Coal Mine, and Water Tower. The Wharf is “where Joel encountered Robert” in the campaign. Capitol is “set in Boston,” while the Coal Mine is “set in Colorado.” And finally, the Water Tower is located in Lincoln, Pennsylvania, and is “perfect for close quarters melee.”

Purchased alone, these maps will cost $9.99.

In case you want some new and unique guns while playing “The Last of Us,” the bundle has you covered. The Specter is a silenced assault rifle “that’s great if your style is stealth stalker.” The Double Barrel is a “classic, deadly, double-barrel shotgun.” The Enforcer is a “highly accurate pistol,” while the Launcher is “a weapon that fires small explosives.”

Buy them bundled together in the Survivalist Weapon Bundle for $5.99.

The best part of the bundle is that there are TWO new survival skills. Situational Survival Skills, can be purchased for $3.99. It includes Agility (“climb, vault, and move while crouching faster than you could before”), Awareness (“see enemy nametags before they see yours”), Fortitude (“you’ll take longer to bleed out, crawl faster, and have more health when downed”), and Scavenger (“automatically pick up ammo and supplies”).

The second survival skill is called Professional. It includes Gunslinger (“spawn with more pistol ammo”), Bomb Expert (“your bombs will explode more quickly”), Executioner (“earn more parts for shiv kills and special executions”), and Damage Marker (“automatically mark any enemies you hit”).

In addition, every player of “The Last of Us” – season pass holders or otherwise – will receive a brand-new weapon free of charge, called the Full-Auto Rifle. Naughty Dog has yet to reveal the release date of this gun — or any of the aforementioned DLC — but we hope to have that for you soon.

Also of note, this DLC – and the other DLC that was released earlier this year – will be included in the PlayStation 4 release, “The Last of Us: Remastered.”

If you have the season pass, the bundle is meant for you, however if you want to buy the pieces of the bundle a la carte, you can do that, too.

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