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The Last of Us Part 2 getting permadeath, Grounded difficulty in new update

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The PS4 game’s trophy screen reveals some upcoming features

Ellie seated in the audience of a theater, playing the guitar in The Last of Us Part 2 Image: Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

On Monday, Naughty Dog updated the PlayStation Trophies for The Last of Us Part 2, revealing some new modes coming to the game: permadeath options and the return of the original game’s Grounded mode.

In The Last of Us, Naughty Dog added the hyper-difficult Grounded mode after launch. This mode triples enemy damage, removes Listen Mode (the tool that helps players track nearby enemies), removes the HUD, and offers next to no supplies strewn about the world. There are also fewer checkpoints.

The Last of Us Part 2 Grounded Mode DLC Trophies
The new Grounded Mode offers two Trophies for daring players
Image: Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

It’s currently unclear how similar Grounded will be in The Last of Us Part 2. If players manage to beat the sequel on this setting, they’ll earn the Dig Two Graves trophy.

According to the DLC update, players can also turn on a permadeath mode in The Last of Us Part 2. In other games, permadeath suggests failure at even a single death — meaning players would need to start over at the beginning if they die. The You Can’t Stop This Trophy goes to players that complete the story on “any permadeath setting,” which suggests players can apply permadeath to multiple difficulty types.

Grounded Mode as a separate Trophy entry in The Last of Us Part 2 Trophy UI
The Grounded Mode looks like DLC in The Last of Us Part 2 Trophy menu
Image: Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

Players can currently access these trophies in the DLC menu for The Last of Us Part 2 in the PlayStation 4 UI. It’s currently unclear when Naughty Dog will launch these two modes.