The Last of Us Part II is all set to get its 1st major update today, the developer of the game Naughty Dog is going to add some new audio and visual effect modifiers, two brand new difficulty settings and optional cheat codes. This update will be available for free to all the owners of the game.
The main emphasis on the update is on the audio and visual effects alongside cheat codes which will improve the gameplay and the game will be less stressful. For example, you can provide the game an 8-bit retro aesthetic or hand drawn one reminiscent of The Walking Dead series from Telltale Games. you are allowed to add almost 20 filters which includes basic ones like cool and warm or some very intense ones like fire orange or blood red. It has also got a render mode which will change the whole visual aesthetic like “void” for turning the world into Matrix style simulation and “pop poster” for impressive bright fluorescent colour schemes. You can also check out the review of Fae Tactics.
As for as cheat codes are concerned all of the standard options are present. You are allowed to turn ON infinite ammo, infinite crafting as well as a one-shot cheat that allows you kill your enemy with a single shot. While aiming the target you can also slow down the time to 25% speed. It has also got mirror world which will flip the world rendering horizontally. The cheat menu has also been equipped with audio effect options like “helium audio” and “8-bit audio”. The difficulty settings have one mode with special setting nestled within. This mode is known as “grounded” and it is more exhausting twist on the survival horror mechanics of the game. In this mode the players loss the access to various HUD elements. If you opt to enable permadeath (a setting option in grounded mode) then you will have to experience even more restriction of extreme level. The developers say that two new trophies have been added to The Last of Us Part II. One of them is for finishing the game on grounded mode and the other one for finishing with a version of permadeath enabled.