Days Gone Gets Free Content Update, Including Harder Difficulty

Now that Days Gone has been out for a little while, the patches that were released shortly after release have slowed down a bit. In fact, it has been over two weeks since the last notable update from Bend Studio arrived. That said, a new content has popped up, which is now available to players for free, and it includes a plethora of goodies for all to enjoy. Among the new and shiny things for players to enjoy is a harder difficulty mode, the beginning of a series of challenges, and even a few bug fixes to hopefully resolve some issues that players have been experiencing.

As can be seen in the video above, the new Days Gone patch adds the Survival Difficulty, which will make enemies deadlier, brings an immersive HUD with it, disables Fast Travel, and much more. In addition to the harder difficulty, some progression issues have been fixed as well as some bugs. You can check out the full patch notes from Bend Studio below.

Survival Difficulty Mode

  • Survival difficulty mode has been included in this latest patch

  • This mode includes an immersive HUD

  • Enemies will deal more damage

  • Fast Travel has been blocked in this mode

  • Survival Vision has been modified in this mode

  • Complete Survival difficulty mode for a new bike decal

  • Two new trophies have been added exclusive to this new difficulty mode

Progression Issues

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  • Fixed the issue where players didn’t have access to the rock item during certain missions

  • Items that drop from Bounty jobs should now be acquirable after the target is taken out

  • Players should not be blocked from completing certain Bounty jobs

  • The mission cinematic for “There's Nothing You Can Do” will properly trigger

  • Resolved the issue with the knife in the mission “Sherman's Camp Is Crawling”

General Fixes

  • Added a tutorial pop-up screen for recovering your bike

  • Audio improvements have been made for all the guns

  • Adjusted the reticle to be more visible when shooting

  • Fixed a player respawn issue in Old Farewell

  • Various bug fixes and stability improvements

Days Gone is currently available exclusively on PlayStation 4. In addition to what has been added with the latest patch, there will be weekly challenges that begin to arrive on June 20th. For more information on the game, check out some of our previous coverage.

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