The Last Of Us Part 2 Remastered: No Return Mode Gameplay Details Explained
The Last of Us Part 2 is returning with a remastered edition that comes packaged with a brand-new roguelike mode called No Return. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
The Last of Us Part 2 is getting the same upgraded treatment as the original game. A Remastered edition has been announced that includes brand-new behind-the-scenes content, technical enhancements for the PS5’s hardware, and entirely new modes. One such mode is No Return, a mysterious roguelike mode that fans are curious about. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered. Below, we’ve outlined everything there is to know about this brand-new mode.
The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered: Everything You Need To Know
What Is The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered: No Return Mode?
The No Return mode in the Last of Us Part 2 Remastered is a survival roguelike experience.This mode allows players to be thrown into many familiar places and go up against memorable enemies seen throughout The Last of Us Part 2’s campaign. There are 4 objective types you’ll experience in this mode. These are:
This puts you up against waves of enemies
Requires you to break into a guarded safe
You and an AI-controlled friend will defend each other against swarming Infected
You’ll need to survive ongoing enemy reinforcements until the timer reaches zero
Death is permanent in the No Return mode. If you fail to reach your run’s end, you’ll lose everything you’ve accumulated, such as weapons, items, and upgrades. Between each encounter, you will return to the Hideout. There, you replenish, prepare, and select your next fight on the path layout available on the corkboard inside the Hideout.
During your time playing, you’ll also have access to resources, upgradeable weapons for Ellie and Abby’s arsenal, and skill trees. However, upgrades and skill trees are reset after each run, and weapon drops vary. This aspect of No Return requires difficult choices to be made. If you find yourself at the end of a run, you’ll go against one of six available boss encounters. These enemies will be bosses you’ve fought in The Last of Us Part 2. However, they’ll be seen in different ways than when you first encountered them in the campaign. You can see gameplay of the No Return mode in the trailer below:
Does The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered: No Return Have Metagame?
Yes, the Last of Us Part 2 Remastered No Return mode has an available Metagame, regardless of whether you survive a run or not. No Return offers many metagame objectives and unlockables, such as new characters, skins, and more. These long-term objectives include unlocking a wider range of characters to play as, such as Ellie’s companions Dina, Joel, Tommy, and Jesse, and Abby’s companions Lev, Yara, Mel, and Many.
Each character you unlock will also have a set of unique traits to accommodate everyone’s playstyle. They’ll also be available challenge tracks, which are also linked to each playable character. Once you complete these objectives, you’ll unlock things from new characters to skins to gameplay twists like Gambits, buddies, and more. This continues to help No Return’s replayability as you play each run.
However, if players want a competitive experience in No Return, there is a Daily Run mode with a world leaderboard. Each player participating in the Daily Run will only have one shot at the same generated run with the same character. Although each run is randomized, you’ll also have access to custom runs, which allow players to turn several factors on or off in No Return.
When Will The Last Of Us Part 2 Remastered: No Return Be Available To Play?
TheNo Return mode is launching alongside The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered game. It will be available to play from the moment you boot up The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered. For new players experiencing The Last of Us Part 2, it is suggested that they play through the campaign beforehand to understand the gameplay. Although tutorial information is available, having a solid understanding of The Last of Us Part 2 combat system is ideal. This is due to the No Return mode being designed to challenge your skills after your experience with the original game.
The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered: No Return Mode Release Date, Preorder Details and Pricing
The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered: No Return Mode is set to be released on PlayStation 5 on January 19, 2024. It should be noted that No Return Mode is not a separate game from The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered. Instead, it’s an available mode for players to experience the game continuously after finishing the campaign.
Pre-orders are currently available for the standard edition and The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered W.L.F. Edition. Players from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Benelux, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Austria have the option to purchase this edition of The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered from PlayStation directly. Unfortunately, countries outside these regions will not have the opportunity to purchase the W.L.F. Edition.
The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered W.L.F. Edition includes:
SteelBook display case
4 enamel pins
A Washington Liberation Front Patch
47 Society of Champions trading cards, including eight holographic cards.
The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered standard edition costs US$49.99/AUD$75.95/UK£44.99, and the W.L.F Edition costs US$99.99/UK£99.99.However, if you currently own The Last of Us Part 2 for PS4, you can upgrade to the remastered version for US$10/AUD$20/UK£10.