Dishonored 2 Getting Mission Select, Custom Difficulty Update This Month

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<i>Dishonored 2</i> Getting Mission Select, Custom Difficulty Update This Month

Dishonored 2 is getting an update that grants players the ability to customize their difficulty settings and select to replay individual missions. The patch will go live for Steam Beta users on Jan. 18, then have its full release across PC and consoles on Jan. 23.

Bethesda detailed the patch (part two of a previously announced pair of post-release updates) today via their blog, explaining:

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.

Once the update is downloaded, one will be able to replay any mission unlocked after its installation. Bethesda points out that this should make “Ghost” or “Clean Hands” runs a bit easier for players.

The update also includes smaller tweaks and “improved features based on player feedback.” The publisher encourages fans to circle back to their site soon for more detailed patch notes.