God of War: Ascension update to feature new multiplayer map and mode

New patch to include Whirlpool of Alecto four player stage and one-versus-one Bout of Honor mode

Sony Computer Entertainment and developer Sony Santa Monica has announced a new update for its action title God of War: Ascension.

The new patch features mano-a-mano fights. And giant fish.

The 1.09 patch will debut a new one-versus-one mode called Bout of Honor. In this mode, two players fight against one another, best of seven rounds, without any chests, fountains and world weapons for assistance. The mode allows a player's magic to regenerate over time, though relics are disabled. This mode comes with four new maps: the Canyons of Kirra, the Chamber of the Flame, the Landing at Delos, and the Streets of Sparta.

In addition, a new four player map will also be available in the patch, a water-based stage called the Whirlpool of Alecto which features a giant leviathan. The developer has also made balancing tweaks and removed infinite combos.

SCE is asking all fans on PlayStation Network to post their feedback on the game's new multiplayer modes on the this thread from today until July 12. Players who participate will be rewarded with a free digital copy of the game's Mark of the Gods pack.

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19 comments
El_Galant
El_Galant

I still play the MP every other day, but the new map is too chaotic to have any real strategy approach and the 1v1 barely gives any XP & is more time consuming & less rewarding than doing the Match of Champions versus 3 other players. I sell both big time.

nima_metal90
nima_metal90

GoW didnt need MP at first place, please dont put your back in to it Santa Monica

BrolyPm
BrolyPm

liked the new maps and especially the new 1v1 mode, did a good job.

DarthLod
DarthLod

Because MP is why people play GOW? o_O

hella_epic
hella_epic

This is the first GoW game I didn't even bother completing. It's not even a bad game, it's pretty good but more of a watered down GoW. I fried up MP last week, couldn't even join a single game because I could only find 3 players lol 

Pilgrim117
Pilgrim117

Just let it die already, no one is gonna go back to it.

EL_Bomberdor
EL_Bomberdor

The multiplayer was brilliant I played around 20 hours on it.

SmallSatsuma
SmallSatsuma

Did they ever fix the out of sync audio?  Did they ever fix the missing sound effects?  No?  Then they need to get back to fucking work.

green_scorpion
green_scorpion

I'm glad they decided to feature the part of the game no one wanted.

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

There is a lot of people playing the multiplayer?

Not trolling, just curious.

G1ingy
G1ingy

People still care about this game?

roman4545
roman4545

@Pilgrim117  

just because you dont like it doesnt mean other people dont...

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