Final The Last of Us Season Pass Drop to Include Single Player Grounded Mode, Multiplayer Content

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Naughty Dog today revealed the full slate of downloadable content coming to The Last of Us as part of the Grounded Bundle, the last add-on to be included with the season pass.

The Grounded Bundle will provide content for both single and multiplayer, new trophies included. For solo survivors, Grounded Mode will add an even tougher challenge to playing through the single player campaign. The description isn’t entirely clear, but Grounded Mode sounds like it will be just another advanced difficulty setting. Naughty Dog says that the “AI is relentless, smart, and brutal, and survival will be near impossible.”

Four new multiplayer locales will be added in the Reclaimed Territories Map Pack, including Capitol, Coal Mine, Water Tower, and Wharf. New guns, including the Specter, Double Barrel, Enforcer, and Launcher, as well as the Full-Auto Rifle–which will be free even for non-season pass owners–will expand the weapon arsenal for custom loadouts. And finally there will be two different survival skill bundles. The Situational Survival Skills pack will contain new survival skills Agility, Awareness, Fortitude, and Scavenger. The Professional Survival Skills pack will provide Gunslinger, Bomb Expert, Executioner, and Damage Marker.

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All content in the Grounded Bundle comes included in the $19.99 season pass, which also features previously released DLC Abandoned Territories Map Pack, the Left Behind single player campaign, and multiplayer head items. If you don’t own the season pass, which will no longer be sold on the PlayStation Store after May 13th, expect to be nickeled and dimed to death by the standalone DLC prices. On its own, the Grounded Mode will cost $4.99. The Reclaimed Territories Map Pack will sell for $9.99, the Survivalist Weapon Bundle will cost $5.99, and the two survival skill packs will cost $3.99 each.

Or you can always just wait for The Last of Us Remastered as the PlayStation 4 re-release will contain Left Behind, the two map packs, and the Grounded Mode.

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The Last of Us: Grounded Bundle Detailed [PlayStation.Blog]

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