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Dishonored 2's Mission Select And Custom Difficulty Update Now Has A Release Date

by Javy Gwaltney on Jan 12, 2017 at 05:37 AM

The update that Arkane and Bethesda teased last year that would bring a Mission Select as well as custom difficulty options now has a release date, or rather, two of them. PC Players will be able to access a Steam beta version of the update on January 18. The full version will be out on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on January 23.

Bethesda went into detail about the slider option on its official blog:

With the Custom Difficulty settings, you can further tailor your experience. Let’s say you’re a stealth player who likes to carefully explore every option… now you can move a slider that adjusts how effective you are leaning from behind a barrier when skulking around. With more than 20 different sliders, these Custom Difficulty settings let you fiddle with everything from how quickly Sleep Darts take effect to how many active enemies are likely to attack you at once.

Also included in the Custom Difficulty settings is a special slider for those seeking the ultimate challenge. Toggle on Iron Mode when starting a new game, and you’ll not only deal with permadeath but also won’t be able to manually save or load. “Iron Mode adds even more teeth to Dishonored 2,” says Lead Designer Dinga Bakaba. “You will have to live with the consequences of your actions, or die permanently because of them.”

You can read our review of Dishonored 2 here as well as an opinion piece (by yours truly) about the game's selectable protagonists.


Our Take
It's nice that a game that's made to be replayed over and over again is getting even more replayability options. I'm really excited to jump back and load up any mission i want instead of having to replay the whole thing.