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You'll Never Earn The Last of Us' Latest Single Player Trophy

Posted by Sammy Barker

Harder than opening a can of beans

The Last of Us wasn’t exactly a walk in the park on its default difficulty setting, but the game’s about to get a whole lot harder as part of a brand new single player expansion due out later this year. Dubbed the Grounded Mode, this add-on promises to offer the “hardest challenge that you’ll ever face” in Naughty Dog’s post-apocalyptic world, adding impossibly intelligent enemies to the title’s already brutal interpretation of the future. “The ‘Completed Grounded Mode’ Trophy might just be one of the most difficult that you’ll ever earn,” teased community strategist Eric Monacelli on the PlayStation Blog.

You’ll be able to download the extra for free if you own the title’s Season Pass, while the all-new challenge will set you back $4.99 if you want to purchase it on its own. Subscribers will also net the Reclaimed Territories Map Pack for free, which includes four new multiplayer arenas: Wharf, Capitol, Coal Mine, and Water Tower. “Each map has a mix of Trophies attached and is set in locations that will be familiar yet unfamiliar to players of the single player campaign,” Monacelli continued. “Intelligent use of climbing, stealth, flanking, and all of your clan survival techniques will be essential to master these maps.” Again, the new environments will cost you $9.99 without a Season Pass.

Elsewhere, the developer’s also adding a bunch of fresh weapons to the online fray. The Survivalist Weapon Bundle will cost you $5.99 a la carte, and will come with four new firearms: Specter, Double Barrel, Enforcer, and Launcher. “These guns have very unique attributes that have been carefully balanced so as to offer new play styles that fit into the existing Factions gameplay,” added Monacelli. Two survival skill bundles will be available as well, allowing you to kit out your character with some unique traits. These will cost $3.99 each individually, but everything will be available with the Season Pass for free. Of course, all of these goodies will be included with PlayStation 4 port The Last of Us Remastered, too.

Finally, it seems that the Californian company’s realised that the Season Pass perhaps offers a little too much value, and it’s decided to discontinue it. “The Season Pass will be available for $19.99 for four more weeks,” Monacelli concluded. “After the week of 13th May, when the PlayStation Store updates in your region, the Season Pass will no longer be available. Get the most out of The Last of Us while you still can.” You can turn your attention to the PlayStation Blog for individual information on each of the maps, weapons, and skills being added to the game. Phew, is that enough new content to tide you over until the title’s next-gen re-release?


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User Comments (10)



Gemuarto said:

I really hate when developers add trophies after launch of the game. Also, hardest difficulty in TLoU felt easier than hard. Don't know why O__O... maybe because I knew all ins and outs. So, I don't think that this will be really hard =).

And I don't know why anybody need to worry about stupid trophies in ND's games. I still don't know why I beat platinum out of TLoU.... Those MP trophies were pain in the ass. And also I hate post launch DLC trophies. With them, you never can be sure if you beat 100% out of the game =( Trophies have really long way before them, to become complete. Now trophies are total mess and full of stupidity.



Lopezdm said:

I guess this is cool, there has to be a good reason for people to buy the PS4 version this summer. I wish they would have just started working on an MMO for this universe instead of wasting efforts on a upgraded version.



kupo said:

The season pass is being discontinued? Thanks for the tip. I'm down for a new difficulty setting.

It still COMPLETELY blows my mind that people had trouble with this game. I don't think it's difficult at all. My roommate even played the hardest difficulty mostly running out in the open and punching everyone to death...



charlesnarles said:

Well I can't imagine how it could get harder, so I (you?) must (not?) be playing it right, @kupo ! Listen mode always felt like cheating, but Survivor is impossible to me cause of the instant death factor. It's like Silver Surfer: "Go too fast, ya die. Go too slow, ya die. Touch the ceiling, ya die. Touch the floor, ya die. Ya die, ya die, ya die, ya die, ya die." I also find myself quoting Trainspotting, yelling out "One hit! One ****ing hit!" when a clicker eats my face off



rjejr said:

I interpret the end of Season Pass meaning the GH all in one bundle is due (to correspond w/ the release on PS4) so they don't want to PO people who buy the Season Pass just before the all-in-one package launches and people are clamoring for a refund.

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