Santa Monica Studios has released title update 1.09 for God of War: Ascension, cramming the game with new maps and the long-awaited “Bout of Honour” game mode.
Champions will finally be able to settle grudges in Ascension’s in Bout of Honour, an all-new one-on-one duel to the death. Two opponents will go head-to-head in a best-of-seven match, set on one of the four new maps brought in to support the new mode. Based on sections of the singleplayer campaign these include the Canyons of Kirra, Chamber of the Flame, Landing at Delos, and Streets of Sparta.
The developer has even thrown in an additional map based on of the game’s latter portions. The Whirlpool of Alecto will feature a Leviathan which will continually disrupt combat with its attacks. This latest map will support Ascension’s four-player online modes.
Unfortunately, for those who prefer bigger team games, there are no new 4 v 4 maps. However, with all this free content, it’s hard to complain.
1.09 also ushers in a number of tweaks and balances with a few weapon modifications here and there. Speaking of weapons, it looks as though we’ll be getting an all-new category to add to our armouries. A brief clip taken from the trailer above shows a Champion donning the Cestus, two giant fists that Kratos has donned in previous God of War games.
The full patch notes can be read here.