Developer 4A Games notes that the new 'Ranger Update' for the excellent Metro Exodus
is now available on all platforms - carrying a 6Gb download. As per the headline it introduces a New Game + mode for players to carry over upgraded and new weapons to a new play-through, in addition to modifiers, several balance changes and fixes. And keyboard and mouse support for the Xbox One version.
Which is very cool, making Metro Exodus the first AAA-style cinematic shooter to offer this style of control. In addition to this controller input has been improved across all platforms, and on PC several performance and quality upgrades have been made to the game's NVIDIA RTX-powered real-time ray tracing and DLSS rendering.
Here's a high level overview at the new 'Ranger Update'.
NEW GAME +
On completion of the campaign, you can now re-play in New Game+ mode, granting access to all weapons and attachments unlocked through prior play-throughs.
New Game + also allows to you to adjust a range of variables to create your own personal and uniquely challenging experience, and comes with new Achievements / Trophies. More details below…
Available through New Game +, enabling Developer Commentary allows you to find special tape players on which members of the 4A Games team discuss some of the design choices that went into making Metro Exodus in that area.
IMPROVED CONTROLLER RESPONSIVENESS
While the Hotfix changes were already well received, we’ve added a 4th Controller Sensitivity Preset with more tweaks to sensitivity, improved aim assist, and better ‘dead zone’ per platform.
PLATFORM SPECIFIC IMPROVEMENTS AND NEW FEATURES
We’ve added Mouse and Keyboard support for Xbox One, further improved RTX and DLSS support on PC, Dual Shock Controller Light support for PS4 and many more.
GENERAL PERFORMANCE, BALANCE AND GAMEPLAY OPTIMISATIONS
A raft of improvements across the board that improve the overall gameplay experience based on bugs reported, desired polish, and direct feedback/feature requests from the community, including things like a Volume Slider specifically for VO, and more.
CRASH / BUG FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS
We’ve fixed numerous crashes - some from your descriptions, and some from the crash dumps you have submitted to us. We’ve only listed a few below, but you should expect a big improvement to stability in this update. Thank you for continuing to help us out!
It's all great stuff, and you can check out the extensive patch notes here
. In terms of New Game + the modifiers will allow you to choose if you keep your weapons, start with the Crossbow (which is discovered quite late into the journey), limit backpack abilities for a harsher survival experience, increase human enemy and creature armour, and even increase the radiation threat throughout the world.