Dishonored 2 Sees New Game Plus With Free Update

Posted on 15 Dec 2016 by
Stephen Haselden

The update titled, Game Update 1, will be launched Monday the 19th of December. This New Game Plus update aims to add more longevity to Dishonored 2 by unlocking more abilities once you’ve completed the game, and giving you more choice in how you “tool up” your character. With more updates being planned for January and onward, one of which Arkane will introduce further difficulty options and a “Mission Select” feature to the game.

Dishonored 2 hasn’t had nearly as warm a reception as its predecessor. Two of the biggest complaints made about it are; lack of replayability, and selecting specific missions without having to replay the entire game again. It’s great to see that Arkane are addressing these two issues, it should be noted that optimization has also been a big problem for some people. Arkane claims this is mainly a driver problem which should be fixed by updating to NVidia driver 375.95, or AMD driver 16.11.4.

For the entire run down of everything included with the newest update, and a massive list of all bug fixes, tweaks and optimizations, check out the official Dishonored 2 Steam news page.

Official Press Release

We’re pleased to announce that Dishonored 2’s first free game update with New Game Plus will be officially available worldwide on Monday, 19th December for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and will release today as a beta on PC.

Dishonored 2 offers the freedom of choice to play and improvise as you like. With this new mode, combine Empress Emily Kaldwin’s abilities with Royal Protector Corvo Attano’s signature powers to create any custom combo of multiple powers that you can imagine. Unlocked once you complete the game as either Emily or Corvo, New Game Plus lets you begin anew as either character with access to each hero’s full suite of abilities plus all the Bonecharm Traits and Runes collected from your previous playthrough that you can re-assign to choose the powers you want.

Even more options to customize your experience will arrive in January with the game’s second free update that will include two new features: Mission Select and additional Custom Difficulty Settings that further tailor to your playstyle and adjust the challenge based on a wide array of settings. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more details on the second free update.

Reprise your role as a supernatural assassin in Dishonored 2, the follow up to Arkane Studio’s first-person action blockbuster and winner of more than 100 ‘Game of the Year’ awards. Recently honored with ‘Best Action-Adventure Game’ at The Game Awards 2016, Dishonored 2 has been praised by IGN as “amazing” and “a superb sequel”, declared a “masterpiece”  by Eurogamer, and hailed “a must-play revenge tale among the best in its class” by Game Informer.

When the mad witch Delilah seizes the throne the fate of your Empire is left hanging in the balance, how far will you go to hunt down your enemies – and take back what’s yours? Will you choose to play as Empress Emily Kaldwin or the royal protector, Corvo Attano? How will you combine your powerful supernatural abilities, weapons and gadgets to eliminate your enemies?

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