While we’ve yet to hear any further details on the previously announced Uncharted 4 single-player DLC, Naughty Dog has given us an early Christmas gift while we wait: a Survival mode that can be played solo or co-op with three other players, is coming for free in mid-December. For more, check out the gameplay trailer for the new mode above.
Each match of Survival has 50 waves to fight through, but it won’t always be about killing everything that comes your way. Sometimes players need to complete other objectives like collecting treasures spread across the map, taking down a special, marked enemy, or defending a specific area. There will also be special modifiers (such as making enemies immune to all but one type of damage) turned on and off to make things especially hectic and intense. Every 10 waves you’ll face a boss, much like Gears of War 4’s Horde Mode.
But enemies won’t be the only ones getting help. Survival mode will also have its own progression system, letting you earn upgrades and items as you rank up. The more players advance and the longer they survive, the stronger they’ll become. If players can band together and make it through all 50 waves they will earn bragging rights, plus vanity items for use across all of Uncharted 4’s multiplayer modes. For those looking for an extra challenge, finishing Survival on Hard mode will unlock Crushing difficulty, the hardest of the hard modes.
What do you think of this new mode? Will you jump back into Uncharted 4 to give it a whirl? Let us know in the comments.