4A Games have dropped a first, major patch for their post-apocalyptic shooter Metro Exodus. The patch adds New Game Plus, new game modes, additional achievements and various bug fixes along with improvements to RTX and DLSS features on PC.
Metro Exodus has received the first, major patch since its release back in February 2019. 4A Games have shared detailed patch notes for both PC and consoles as the update adds some platform specific improvements and bug fixes among the bigger additions.
Speaking about the big additions, New Game Plus is certainly the highlight of the latest patch. It will give you the option to replay the game with all your weapons and attachments unlocked through prior playthroughs.
New Game Plus will also allow you to modify Metro Exodus to create your own, unique experience. You can tweak up to four different modes to achieve this - Inventory, AI, Environment and Game modes.
In inventory mode, you can tweak what weapons you get at the start of New Game Plus, limit crafting and weapon modification to Workbench and reduce the number of weapon slots to one among other things.
You can tweak AI to use grenades more frequently, add thicker hide to creatures and upgrade human NPCs by one level of Armor. Environment mode will allow you to change day and night cycle from 2 to 24 real hours, add more blizzards, sandstorms, fog and radiation zones.
As for the Game modes, you can choose the Iron Mode that disables the save system and only saves the game between levels. On top of that, 4A Games added Developer Commentary to some locations so you can learn more about some design choices that went into making Metro Exodus in that area.
The patch also adds keyboard and mouse support for Xbox One, improves RTX and DLSS features further and introduces some general improvements to the game's performance across all platforms.
On consoles, players will now have the option to change motion blur intensity and disable the HUD entirely in Ranger Hardcore.