Dishonored 2 Update Goes Live, Mission Select & Custom Difficulty Available

by Matthew Hayes

(Photo: Bethesda)

Bethesda announced today that it's highly anticipated second update for Dishonored 2 is going live today! This is a huge one for Dishonored 2 fans because it's going to add an incredible amount of depth and replayability thanks to custom difficulty options and a handy mission select. Oh, and by the way, the update is totally free.

The custom difficulty settings are much deeper than you might assume. This isn't a simple "Easy, Normal, Hard, Very Hard" decision. That type of difficulty setting will see archaic after players get used to what Dishonored 2 is about to offer.

"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."

Now, if you want to replay certain key moments or revisit certain favorite locales and approach things a different wait, you don't have to slog through the entire campaign leading up to that point.

"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."

Many of you, if you're like me, are presently foaming at the mouth and waiting to get home as soon as possible to tackle a few of your favorite missions with some extreme custom settings. This is player freedom at its finest, and our hats are off to Bethesda for laboring to make Dishonored 2 the most perfect game it can.

By Matthew Hayes

Matthew loves artistic games, RPG loot, all things Nintendo, and esoteric philosophy - if you want to buy him something for his birthday, that's all you need to know. In person, a meek dog-lover. Online, an overly competitive villain. Favorite games include Persona 4 Golden, Rainbow Six Siege, Dark Souls, Rhythm Heaven Megamix, and Jet Set Radio.