Days Gone’s 1.21 patch adds challenge mode beginning with ‘Surrounded’

A few weeks back Bend Studios announced it would be releasing a new challenge mode for Days Gone, with each a new challenge appearing for players to tackle. These challenges will unlock over the course of the next 11 weeks, and the first one is ‘Surrounded’. Bend Studios revealed details of ‘Surrounded’ a while ago and the gist of it is that there is an infinite horde of Freakers and players have to survive for as long as possible against them.

There are some additional fixes and changes as well including coming back from flashback missions with the correct ammo amount and melee weapon, as well as the Horde being able to vault through the windows properly to come and get you. You can read the full patch notes below. By the way update 1.21 clocks in at over 18GB so you may want to put aside some time for it.


Days Gone update 1.21

Weekly DLC Challenges

  • “Surrounded” is the first DLC challenge drop! It’s you VS. an endless Horde of Freakers! Survive the Horde as long as possible by utilizing your weapons, traps, and the environment. Increase the time on the timer by taking down Freakers and maximizing your score!

  • Each week on Friday, we will unlock a new challenge for you to master! (Will confirm day/time)

  • Earn a Bronze, Silver, or Gold rank to earn credits to buy new characters, custom accents, and rings

  • Once you complete a challenge, you will earn that challenge’s Patch which will be permanently shown on Deacon’s jacket in both challenge and story mode!

  • Free new custom accent has been added to our story mode, “Farewell Mongrels” (Due to an issue that popped up in this latest patch, the “Farewell Mongrels” custom accent has been delayed to our next patch. We apologize for the inconvenience.)

  • New trophies have been added exclusive to the new weekly challenges

Progression Issues

  • Lisa will not get stuck on the house terrain during the mission ”Lots Of Sick People”

  • After finishing the objective in “You Don’t Want to Know”, you should be able to properly loot your bounty

General Fixes

  • Picking up and swapping weapons on the ground has been changed to the “Triangle” button

  • A fix has added to fade away the Stat Upgrade and Trust Level banner from the player’s UI

  • Swarmers and the Horde should now vault through windows properly

  • The Breaker’s AI should function correctly when traps are utilized

  • Leaving flashback missions should now retain your melee weapon and proper ammo count

  • Rendering issue has been resolved with a certain set of NPCs

  • Localization fixes

  • Various bug fixes and miscellaneous crash fixes

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