Today, Naughty Dog officially announced their newest and last DLC for the critically acclaimed The Last of Us.
Titled the “Grounded Bundle,” the DLC will bring new trophies along with a mix of single player and multiplayer content.
The Grounded Mode for single player promises to be very difficult as the AI will be the hardest challenge you’ve ever faced. The AI is said to be relentless, smart, and brutal, and survival will be near impossible.
The DLC for the single player will cost $4.99 as a standalone but of course, will be free if you’re a season pass holder.
The bundle adds four new multiplayer maps titled the “Reclaimed Territories Map Pack” which includes ” Wharf, Capitol, Coal Mine, and Water Tower.
The map pack will be $9.99 standalone or free for season pass holders. For a quick reference of each map, read below:
Set in the rusted-out docks where Joel encountered Robert, the Wharf map features close quarters gameplay, two snipers nests, and a giant boat. It’s full of good opportunities for climbing, flanking, and stealth.
Set in Boston, the Capitol Map features indoor and outdoor gameplay. It encourages the intelligent use of flanking.
Set in Colorado, Coal Mine is a winter map that’s spotted with abandoned buildings. It’s a spacious map that has long lines of sight and a bridge that’s a perfect perch for snipers. The dynamic snowstorm obscures the view so be on your toes.
Set in Lincoln, PA, the Water Tower map features two primary chokepoints for some deadly face-to-face confrontations. It’s mainly an outdoor map with a few indoor areas and some very unique lighting. It might seem open, but it’s really a tight map that’s perfect for close quarters melee.
In addition, new guns and new survival skills will be included with the bundle. Feel on the edge about the guns or skills? Try before you buy with the new pre-set load outs!
The “Survivalist Weapon Bundle” will cost $5.99 as a standalone or free as a season pass holder.
Here’s a list of the weapons and their features:
Survivalist Weapon Bundle
Need more firepower? This is your bundle. The Survivalist Weapon bundle includes the Specter, Double Barrel, Enforcer, and Launcher. PSN purchase unlocks this gun for use in your Custom Loadout. Equip in the Purchasable loadout slot, then use in-game parts to buy it during the match.
A silenced assault rifle that’s great if your style is stealth stalker. PSN purchase unlocks this gun for use in your Custom Loadout. Equip in the Purchasable loadout slot, then use in-game parts to buy it during the match.
Classic, deadly, double-barrel shotgun. Only 1 loadout point. PSN purchase unlocks this gun for use in your Custom Loadout. Equip in the Purchasable loadout slot, then use in-game parts to buy it during the match.
Highly accurate pistol but will cost you an extra loadout point.
A weapon that fires small explosives, in the vein of a home-made potato gun. PSN purchase unlocks this gun for use in your Custom Loadout. Equip in the Purchasable loadout slot, then use in-game parts to buy it during the match.
The “Situational Skills Bundle” and the “Professional Skills Bundle” are included if you own the season pass, but if you buy them separately, they’re $3.99 each.
Here’s a breakdown of how useful they just might be to survival:
Situational Survival Skills Bundle
Unlock four survival skills that will help you get the best of any situation. This bundle includes Agility, Awareness, Fortitude, and Scavenger.
Climb, vault, and move while crouching faster than you could before. At level 3 you are nearly impossible to hear while moving.
See enemy nametags before they see yours and enemy nametags remain on screen for several seconds when taking fire.
Downed? Level up this skill and it will help you survive longer as you’ll take longer to bleed out, crawl faster, and have more health when downed. At higher levels you’ll start with an extra health pack, and earn extra parts each time you heal.
Automatically pick up ammo and supplies and see increases in drops from enemies with this valuable skill. At level 3 enemies sometimes drop a random crafting ingredient.
Professional Survival Skills Bundle
Unlock four survival skills that will make you even more deadly. This bundle includes Gunslinger, Bomb Expert, Executioner, and Damage Marker.
Equip this skill to start each spawn with more pistol ammo as you level up the skill.
Your bombs will explode more quickly and you’ll be immune to the stun of your own smoke bomb as you level up this skill.
If your play style is the higher the risk, the greater the reward, then this is the skill you want. Earn more parts for shiv kills and special executions, and get extra shiv uses every time you craft a shiv.
Good at hitting your targets? This is the skill for you as you’ll automatically mark any enemies you hit and earn double the parts for making.