Disco Elysium Makes Detective Life Harder With New Hardcore Mode

Failure makes you stronger, right?

01.26.20 - 11:03 PM

Being a detective is about to get more challenging. Developer and publisher ZA/UM released a new update for Disco Elysium to provide widescreen support and an all new Hardcore Mode.

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What does Hardcore Mode entail? Along with lower chances of success, the new mode provides the following changes:

  • You will fail more - The difficulty of every Check goes up, bringing down your chances of success. Solving this case without being a Total Disaster Cop is even harder than normal.
  • You're going to be poorer - You'll have even less money, meaning there's less for you to pick up. Better get used to picking up every scrap you can find...
  • Prices have gone up — Pharmaceutical prices have gone up, which means failing costs you even more and they don't heal you as much.
  • You'll need to turn to the hard stuff — Booze and cigarettes are going to help you a lot, sweet ciggys clearing your head and extra drink to build courage will become more of a necessity on this playthrough.
  • Most treasured possessions — The few possessions you do have become more important, make sure to treasure what you have!
  • You'll have to think more carefully — The Thought Cabinet debuffs are more painful when you're already liable to fail. One the flip side, the bonuses thoughts offer might push you down paths you wouldn't otherwise take.
  • You'll level up faster — Failing builds character. You'll gain extra token amounts of XP every time you finish a task and you'll level faster and higher, if only marginally.

    Furthermore, Disco Elysium is currently on sale as part of Steam's Lunar New Year Sale for 20% off. The game's DLC, which includes the soundtrack and artbook, are also 20% off.

    Disco Elysium is now available on PC. You can check out our glowing review, and the several categories it took home awards in our 2019 Games of the Year.

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