It’s been four months since the release of God of War. That’s ample time for players to complete the game’s lengthy campaign. Still, if you haven’t beaten the game yet, this might be just the motivation you need. Santa Monica Studios is adding a New Game+ mode on 20th August 2018, featuring new gear, more powerful enemies, and cutscene skipping.
Whether you complete God of War on the easiest or hardest difficulty, this mode will be available to you at the end of your journey. Enchantments, talismans, resources, and abilities all get carried over. This means that you’ll drop into the game at your best.
The enemies you encounter will be more powerful than ever, but they won’t just be damage sponges. The developers say that these enemies will have a few new tricks up their sleeves. Whether these manifest as buffs or new attacks is unknown, so we’ll have to find out in two weeks.
Just because you get to carry your equipment over from your first playthrough doesn’t mean that you won’t be getting any stronger in New Game+. With this update, the developers are introducing a brand new equipment rarity level and resource. Collect Skap Slag throughout the game to craft and upgrade these new equipments at the blacksmith.
Of course with the new rarity level, new armour sets and enchantments are also a given. These will host brand new abilities and effects for you to play around with.
Finally, the ability to skip through cinematics is a brand new feature that’s a boon for those replaying the game. This feature is available to anyone who has finished the game once and works on both normal New Game and New Game+.
Santa Monica Studios states that this is its biggest God of War update yet. The team is eager to see who finishes New Game+ on the Give Me God of War (hardest) difficulty setting first.
The New Game+ mode in God of War is a free patch update and arrives on 20th August 2018.
(Source: PlayStation Blog)