See The Last of Us' new maps, skills, and guns in action

The new downloadable content arrives tomorrow, adding a new single-player difficulty and multiplayer content.

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As first announced last month, the Grounded Bundle consists of a significant expansion for multiplayer fans: It contains four multiplayer maps (Water Tower, Coal Mine, Wharf, and Capitol), eight new survival skills, and four new guns. Single-player fans are not left out altogether, as the bundle includes the new Grounded Mode difficulty, which Naughty Dog has described as the "hardest challenge you'll ever face."

All of this content is included with the Season Pass. Those who did not elect to purchase the $20 pass--which will only be available for one more week--can buy the Grounded Bundle's individual DLC packs separately: The maps (known as the Reclaimed Territories Map Pack) will cost $9.99, the weapons (the Survivalist Weapon Bundle) will cost $5.99, and the two skill bundles (the Situational and Professional Skills Bundles) will cost $3.99 each.

The Grounded Bundle is set to be released tomorrow, May 6. Ahead of the content's arrival on the PlayStation Store, a new patch--version 1.07--will be made available today.

The Last of Us is available exclusively on the PlayStation 3--for the time being. A remastered edition of the game featuring improved graphics and the PS3 version's DLC is currently in development for the PlayStation 4 and is expected out later this year.

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Discussion

29 comments
LeonK54
LeonK54

I love this game. I was wondering why it said "grounded" on the difficulty yesterday. 

Garm31
Garm31

The best game of last gen, which has a multiplayer mode that NOBODY plays. Not a hope in hell of me paying for a new difficulty mode. The extra multiplayer dlc is NOT an incentive. Is this what the gaming industry has come down to?

yosus
yosus

I think the grounded mode should be free having said that,  I love this MP in fact is my favorite MP ever. Looking forward to the new additions the new perks seem useful. The maps are always awesome (except for Downtown) so no worries there. This season pass was worth it. 

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

Can't wait to finally be able to play this gem :)

jZangetsu21
jZangetsu21

Oh great, a double barrel shotgun for all the people who can't aim.....

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

Not a fan of how broken up this final DLC is though... I didn't buy the Season Pass so to get all this would cost as much as the pass by itself...  Obviously would have bought it if they advertised it as SIX separate DLC instead of the THREE they claimed a while ago. (first map pack, Left Behind and this last one, which has now ballooned into 3 separate packs)

brunod_f
brunod_f

I didn't like much the MP in this game, maybe because i haven't played it much and i'm not much of a MP guy, but i'm definitely looking forward to this new difficult option for single player cause i actually thought the Survivor difficult wasn't all that

raydawg2000
raydawg2000

does anyone have any details on what "Grounded Mode" actually is?  My searches have not come up with anything useful.

MithCo
MithCo

I play MP everyday and it is good but it lacks game modes. I wish for some infected game modes...

vallee05
vallee05

I usually dont get into MP in these story driven games(as it usually doesn't fit) However, I spent more time in the MP then the story and I spent a lot of time with the story. However, I skipped on the season pass DLC because maps and guns on this type of game should be free and the story add-on content should be charged. MP modes are hard to support in a DLC method, as you end up splitting up your user base. I'm looking forward to playing the Mp all over again and the story on PS4, this game is worth a second purchase(with everything included)

robertcain
robertcain

Looks like they're really sending off the multiplayer with a bang with all these new features. My only concern is whether these weapons won't be in matches for those who haven't bought the DLC. Could get pretty unbalanced for those who don't feel like paying out.

team_gurren
team_gurren

Looks like they ran out of ideas.

Just let this boring game die already.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

I want to know when PS3 is getting a Game of The Year Edition, which includes all the DLC. 

Earthen80
Earthen80

This game's multiplayer kicks ass. Lot's of fun and very tactical as well.

ThePlantain
ThePlantain

i'll be purchasing the Remastered version...think i'll give the MP a try

anaplussetup
anaplussetup

@Garm31  Nobody plays? Matches are always full when I play, which is almost every night. Still the most fun multiplayer I've played in a long time.

brunod_f
brunod_f

@raydawg2000  its probably gonna feature a lot more enemies and almost no ammo or itens. From what i could tell in the Survivor difficult (hardest difficult in the original game) you had very, very few ammo for the guns and itens, but at least there was a lowered number of enemies

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

@raydawg2000  PRetty sure it's just ultra-high difficulty.  Probably like one hit deaths or something...?

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

@MithCo  Totally.  I love the MP in this game too, but a game mode including infected would be great (even if it were just to the extent of random NPC infected roaming around on some maps).  I'm probably going to buy the game again just for the renewed MP community!

RetryAgain
RetryAgain

@arrow2thekneeXD  You also get skills for money. It's unethical. Not "setting people on fire" unethical, but unethical nonetheless.

Garm31
Garm31

@anaplussetup

I'm not saying the servers are empty. I'm talking about people and friends generally. I played it for around two days at launch. I couldn't really get into it. I don't know what it is. It has all the makings of a great multiplayer experience. But?

soilworker651
soilworker651

Teleporting clickers and poison headcrabs (since we'll never see a new game in that franchise ever again)! =D