In the new gameplay for Tomb Raider, Microsoft is adding new chapters, an “Extreme Survivor” difficulty setting, a 20-year celebration outfit and weapon, the ability to play as classic Lara models in the expedition modes and much more.
“Blood Ties”, the new story chapter will let you explore Croft Manor to reclaim Lara’s legacy. Then, in “Lara’s Nightmare” you’ll have to defend the Manor against a zombie invasion.
Co-Op Play for Endurance Mode
In addition, Microsoft is also introducing a new Co-op play for Endurance mode. The feature will head into Endurance mode as a free upgrade on October 11. It will be available to everyone who has purchased Endurance as a standalone DLC, or received it as part of the Season pass.
In an Xbox Wire report, Will Kerslake, Senior Designer at Crystal Dynamics stated,
“Co-op Endurance offers all the challenges of the current mode, and lets you team up with a friend to raid tombs in an unforgiving environment. Lara and Nadia will have to hunt in order to stave off hunger, find wood to light camp fires so they can stay warm, and survive deadly traps in crypts to find the artifacts before Trinity. You can choose to stick together and share resources, or split up to cover ground more quickly. Just don’t get too far away or you won’t be able to help out your friend in time if they run into trouble, which they most certainly will.”
Microsoft released Endurance mode for Rise of the Tomb Raider in December 2015. Since then, players have hunted, foraged, and raided their way through over 600,000 game days of survival. They have embraced the open nature of Siberian Wilderness and the challenge of a constantly changing forest landscape.
Xbox Wire will be sharing more details on the Co-op Endurance mode, as well as all of the new content coming to Rise of the Tomb Raider on October 11.