Dishonored 2’s New Update Brings Custom Difficulty and Mission Select

Posted on 23 Jan 2017 by

After the games bumpy start and multiple beta patches, we finally get the second non-beta patch for Dishonored 2.
You’re now able to customize the difficulty to your liking, disable quick save, change how many goons attack you at once, the damage you take or even how loud your footsteps are.

In addition to this, they finally added a mission select option to the main menu, something that should’ve been there from the start in all honesty. Of course these two features aren’t the only thing that are new with the free update patch, it also comes with countless necessary bugfixes and tweaks, of which you can read all about on Bethesda’s official news page.

Below you’ll find a quick summary of the PC-only fixes being applied with the latest patch to Dishonored 2:

  • Fixed a bug where Switching off the V-Sync for the second time set the FPS Limiter to 30 instead of 60 by default.
  • Fixed a bug where changing from TXAA to FXAA made the TXAA Sharpness turn to 1 instead of previous value.
  • Fixed a bug where turning off TXAA Anti-aliasing does not visually disable TXAA Sharpness slider.
  • Fixed a bug where changes made to V-Sync were reverted to previous settings when turning on then cancelling.
  • Fixed bug where volumetric lightning is not turned on by default at launch if set to off on a previous version.
  • Fixed a bug where the “Fog Quality” setting is set back to low after restarting the game.
  • Fixed a bug where Keyboard/mouse shortcut UI could show up during possession & keyhole peeking.
  • Fixed a bug where Emily’s feet can be seen floating during the throne room cutscene with high FOV settings.
  • Fixed a bug where the Low Chaos Sokolov epilogue slide will have black windows if Volumetric Lighting is off.
  • Fixed a bug where the screen post processing persists in Ansel mode.

Official Press Release

We’re pleased to announce that Dishonored 2’s second free game update with additional Custom Difficulty Settings and Mission Select will be available worldwide today for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Dishonored 2 now offers even more freedom of choice and options to play your own way with the additional Custom Difficulty settings. Further customize your experience with more than 20 different sliders to tailor everything from how quickly Sleep Darts take effect to how many active enemies are likely to attack you at once. A special slider is also included in the Custom Difficulty settings for those seeking the ultimate challenge with Iron Mode. Toggle on Iron Mode when starting a new game and, without manual saves or loads, live with the consequences of your actions or face permadeath because of them.

Additionally, with Mission Select, you’ll be able to select and replay any mission you unlock after the update is installed, retaining the status of your playthrough at the start of that mission – giving you a better shot at nailing that Ghost or Clean Hands run.

Reprise your role as a supernatural assassin in Dishonored 2, the follow up to Arkane Studio’s first-person action blockbuster that earned more than 100 ‘Game of the Year’ honours. 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. Recently named ‘Game of the Year’ by PC Gamer, ‘PlayStation 4 Game of the Year’ by IGN and winner of ‘Best Action-Adventure Game’ at The Game Awards 2016, Dishonored 2 has garnered over 100 ‘Best of 2016 Awards’.

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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