Over the past few months, players have become mesmerized with 505 Games and One More Level’s hit indie game Ghostrunner. The game has been lauded by players and critics alike, with many considering it as one of the must-play games of the year. Although Ghostrunner is already a difficult title to begin with, players are in for a whole new level of torture thanks to a free update containing a Hardcore mode.
Players on the PC can now download the Ghostrunner update without any cost to access the new mode. This new take on the game will call back those who have already finished the story of Dharma Tower to face an even more difficult challenge by placing enemies in various locations on every level. If this wasn’t hard enough, Hardcore mode will also make fans face all kinds of enemies from the very beginning of the game.
One of the game’s most interesting assets is the cyberpunk design presented all over the environment. However, with the new update, players will have the chance to customize the main character himself through a cosmetic expansion called “Winter Pack.” For just $2, players will gain access to the Cold Blood Glove and Cold Snap Katana, putting fans into the holiday spirit.
This DLC and update may not provide players an entirely new content to discover, but it sure looks like it will assist with replayability. On average, players will take almost 8 to 11 hours to beat Ghostrunner so this addition appears as though it is aimed at prolonging that experience.
While the Winter Pack won’t provide fans any kind of advantage when battling against Hel or any other enemies in the game, that doesn’t appear to be what it’s about. Critics have mentioned that Ghostrunner appears to have an express interest in making fans feel like the coolest person that has ever existed. Now, thanks to these icy new items, players will be even “cooler.”
Sadly, players on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will have to wait a bit longer for this new content to come. According to the developers, the console versions of the new update will be coming on December 17.
Nintendo Switch owners have it much worse, as both the Winter Pack expansion and Hardcore mode won’t be arriving to the hybrid console until the first quarter of next year. It appears like those playing on the Nintendo Switch will just have to hang tight and channel more patience as Dharma Tower isn’t going anywhere.