The first challenge, “Surrounded” pits you against an endless horde.
Days Gone’s latest free content update adds a standalone Challenge Mode, which will see 12 weeks of challenges added to the Sony Bend PS4 exclusive game. Players can take part in the first challenge, “Surrounded,” starting today.
As detailed in the latest Days Gone patch notes on Reddit, the first free DLC challenge “Surrounded” pits players against a never-ending horde of Freakers. Players will have to use weapons, the environment, and whatever traps are at their disposal to take down Freakers, and doing so will increase your timer to keep battling the horde.
Days Gone’s Weekly Challenge Modes
Every Friday for the next 12 weeks (this week included), a new challenge will unlock in the new mode (exact times are to be determined), but players can compete in the challenges whenever they are available to earn Bronze, Silver, and Gold rankings. Doing so will earn players credits, allowing them to buy new characters, custom accents, and rings. And, once players complete a challenge, they’ll earn a Patch specific to that challenge, which Deacon will wear in both this mode as well as in the story mode.
Additionally this week, Bend has added a new custom accent to Story mode, and new PS4 Trophies are now available to be earned via the challenge mode.
Bend Studio previously released free DLC for Days Gone earlier this month, which introduced the Survival Mode difficulty level, while also detailing Surrounded and the challenges that will continue to arrive for 11 more weeks.
Days Gone Sales and Review
Days Gone first debuted in April of this year, and IGN’s Days Gone review said “There’s a good game in here somewhere, but it’s buried in a meandering storyline, repetitive missions, and just too much obligatory stuff to do without an eye on the smaller details that could have given it much more character.”
Jonathon Dornbush is IGN’s Senior News Editor and host of Beyond!, our weekly PlayStation show. Talk to him on Twitter @Jmdornbush.