'Dishonored 2' news, updates: Bethesda to release a free update that includes a New Game+ mode

(Facebook / Dishonored)Official in-game screenshot from Bethesda and Arkane Studios' "Dishonored 2"

Bethesda and Arkane Studios' recently launched open-world stealth game sequel "Dishonored 2" has been very well received by the fans, particularly the ones who have already played the first installment in the franchise.

Fortunately, it seems like the excitement for the game isn't going to stop anytime now as game publisher Bethesda has revealed some of its planned updates for the title in the future.

According to the company's recent blog post, fans should expect to see a free update for "Dishonored 2" sometime next month. Two of the features that will be included in the patch are the New Game+ Mode, and the New Custom Difficulty settings.

These new features for "Dishonored 2" will definitely prolong the life of the game even after the players have already have finished the main narrative.

As explained by Lazy Gamer, the New Game+ Mode will simply allow players to start the story all over again while retaining all of the character's arcane powers.

To make it more interesting, gamers can also tweak the difficulty of the next playthrough based on their own preference. However, Bethesda did not exactly go into details on how the fans can achieve this, along with the options they can choose from.

Luckily, the publisher announced that more details for the free "Dishonored 2" update are set to be released in the coming weeks prior to its official roll out sometime in December. So with that said, fans are advised to just wait for further news coming from the company regarding the matter.

Meanwhile, the performance fix for the PC issues of "Dishonored 2" is now being worked on, as seen on the latest Steam post made by Bethesda. Unfortunately, it is only available as part of the Beta patch, meaning that those who'd like to give this a try can now opt-in for the Steam beta, which can be found on the platform's application. Head over to the Steam post to find out more details about the matter.