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The Last of Us Grounded DLC Bundle detailed

Posted on April 16, 2014 AT 08:48am

The final piece of The Last of Us‘ season pass content has officially been revealed by Naughty Dog, and its going out with a bang.

The Grounded Bundle includes a new game mode, four new maps, new multiplayer weapons, and a new set of Survival Skills. First up is Grounded Mode, this ”will be the hardest challenge you’ll ever face as you try to complete the single-player campaign of The Last of Us. The AI is relentless, smart, and brutal, and survival will be near impossible,” according to Eric Monacelli, community strategist at Naughty Dog. Grounded Mode will cost $4.99 for non-season pass holders.

Next up is the Reclaimed Territories Map Pack, which adds four new maps to multiplayer: Wharf, Capitol, Coal Mine, and Water Tower. “Intelligent use of climbing, stealth, flanking, and all your clan survival techniques will be essential to master these maps,” Monacelli wrote. It will cost non-season pass holders $9.99. You can check out a description of each map below:

  • Wharf: 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.
  • Capitol: Set in Boston, the Capitol Map features indoor and outdoor gameplay. It encourages the intelligent use of flanking.
  • Coal Mine: 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.
  • Water Tower: 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.

The Grounded Bundle also includes four new weapons and two sets of Survival Skills. The Survivalist Weapon Bundle will set you back $5.99 (free with season pass) and includes the Specter, Double Barrel, Enforcer, and Launcher. All of these weapons will be available as part of pre-set loadouts so players can try before they buy.

Last, but not least, there’s the Situational Survival Skills Bundle and Professional Survival Skills Bundle, which are also free for season pass holders. Standalone they will cost $3.99 each. A full rundown of the new skills can be found here.

Finally, every single The Last of Us player—including non-season pass holders—will get a new gun, the Full-Auto Rifle, for free. “This is a fully automatic, modified burst rifle that is very easy to use. It’s the perfect weapon for people who are new to Factions and experts alike,” according to Monacelli.

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