After the official announcement of TLOU Part 2 Remastered, fans were happy to hear that the enhanced game will also feature new playable content and several standalone modes. This guide lists all the confirmed features and explains how they will affect the gameplay.
List of All New Features in TLOU 2 Remastered
The remaster of The Last of Us Part 2 contains six new features: No Return Mode, Speedrun Mode, Guitar Free Play Mode, Lost Levels, Directorial Commentary, and New Skins (for characters and weapons).
No Return Mode
Introduced in the remaster of The Last of Us Part 2, No Return is a roguelike survival mode. It puts new and old characters in limited-time missions, urging them to fight hordes of the infected. The mode also features roguelike elements such as randomized encounters and rewards, as well as customizable specs.
The Speedrun Mode is a leaderboard feature in TLOU Part 2 Remastered. With this option, players can track and share their speedrun records for a chance to rank among the top players and earn rewards.
Guitar Free Play Mode
A new gameplay feature lets the remaster players freely use instruments like guitars. The mode also boasts various settings inspired by the main story and will include different characters. Additionally, players will be able to use FX pedals to modulate their performances, composing complex tracks.
Three additional missions will be playable in the Last of Us Part 2 Remastered. These “Lost Levels” are previously cut content that didn’t make it to the original game. However, the missions will remain in their pre-development stages, serving more as BTS content than actual gameplay expansions.
Outfits & Skins
A series of new character costumes and weapon camouflages are included in the remaster of The Last of Us Part 2. These include outfits for Ellie and Abby as well as their respective guns.
A batch of fresh directorial commentary is incorporated into TLOU 2 Remastered featuring Neil Druckmann, narrative lead Halley Gross, and actors Troy Baker, Ashley Johnson, and Laura Bailey.
Graphics and Performance Enhancements
On top of all the new gameplay features, the remaster of TLOU Part 2 will also include native 4K, Unlocked Framerate option for TVs that support VRR, better texture resolution, increased Level-of-Detail distances, improved shadow quality, and animation sampling rate.
The Collector’s Edition of The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered won’t include extra playable expansions. However, it will indeed feature digital freebies and BTS content that the Standard Edition lacks.
The Last of Us Part II is the follow-up to the original game in the series. This time around, players control both Ellie and Abby. The game won many awards, including smashing the record for the most Game of the Year awards.
- The Last of Us
- June 19, 2020
- Naughty Dog
- M for Mature: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Nudity, Sexual Content, Strong Language, Use of Drugs