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Update: Returnal: Ascension, the game’s new free update, adds a total of seven new Trophies to the game. These all appear to be related to the new Tower of Sisyphus mode, and we’ll stop short of sharing any spoilers here. You can, however, browse the full list of added trinkets through here.

Original Story: Housemarque’s cult PlayStation 5 shooter Returnal will rise up today, as its free Ascension update is available now. Weighing in at around 17GB, the patch adds a fresh gameplay mode named the Tower of Sisyphus, which sees you working your way through an increasingly challenging gauntlet, culminating in a brand new boss, Algos.

You’ll also be able to play the entire campaign in co-op now, which should potentially make the release’s sharp difficulty more manageable – at least that’s what this weary reporter is hoping. You can learn more about all the new content through here, or alternatively check out the teaser trailer embedded above.

As mentioned, this is free content, so you may as well give it a go if you’ve got the game installed on your console. Will you be returning to Atropos at all? Crash land in the comments section below.