Dishonored 2 now has a mission select and permadeath option

Iron helps us play

After going through a beta release on Steam, the second major update for Dishonored 2 is now live on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One with custom difficulty settings and a mission select option.

With the first option, you can tinker with 20-plus sliders for things like “how quickly Sleep Darts take effect” and “how many active enemies are likely to attack you at once.” For the mission select feature, you can take another crack at any mission you’ve unlocked “after the update is installed, retaining the status of your playthrough at the start of that mission” (e.g., money and runes).

Seemingly as a dare, the update has also added Iron Mode, a permadeath difficulty option that disables manual saves and loads. I’m gonna file this one under “The only winning move is not to play.”

Here’s the full breakdown of the update:


  • Added new mode
    • Custom Difficulties
  • Added Mission restart / Mission Select
    • Mission restart available from pause menu and result screen



  • Fixed a bug where Switching off the V-Sync for the second time set the FPS Limiter to 30 instead of 60 by default
  • Fixed a bug where changing the settings from TXAA to FXAA and not applying the change made the TXAA Sharpness turn to 1 instead of its previous value
  • Fixed a bug where turning off TXAA Anti-aliasing does not visually disable TXAA Sharpness slider
  • Fixed a bug where the changes made to V-Sync were reverted to the previous setting when turning on then cancelling
  • Fixed bug where the volumetric lightning is not turned on by default at launch if it was set to off on a previous version and it can’t be turned on manually anymore
  • Fixed a bug where the “Fog Quality” setting is set back to low after restarting the game
  • Fixed a bug where Keyboard/mouse shortcut UI could show up during possession & keyhole peeking
  • Fixed a bug where Emily’s feet can be seen floating during the throne room cutscene with high FOV settings
  • Fixed a bug where the Low Chaos Sokolov epilogue slide will have black windows if Volumetric Lighting is off
  • Fixed a bug where the screen post processing persists in Ansel mode

PlayStation 4

  • Fixed a graphical distortion on top / bottom of screen when forced from past to present at front door
  • Fixed a bug where attempting to start a New Game Plus off of a corrupt epilogue save twice would start a regular new game and delete the corrupt save without confirmation.
  • Fixed a bug where a save data could become corrupted while regularly reloading auto-saves and deleted without notifying the user
  • Fixed a bug where pressing the Power Wheel button during active gameplay on a PS Vita caused an indefinite non-interactive screen

General fixes

  • Fixed various crashes
  • Fixed various save issues
  • Fixed various localization issues
  • Fixed various rendering issues
  • Fixed various audio issues
  • Fixed various collision issues
  • Fixed various UI issues and added new UI for Game Update 2
  • Fixed a bug where the player will instantly die if he possess a Gravehound
  • Fixed a bug where a “8” could appear on the screen
  • Fixed the LOD of the watchtower
  • Fixed a bug where walking down stairs while a wolfhound runs up would cause the hound to bounce backwards
  • Fixed a bug where pickpocketing Jindosh’s pistol may cause him to throw nothing during combat
  • Fixed an audio issue while loading save games
  • Fixed a bug where NPCs can suddenly be seen standing during the recover from ragdoll animation
  • Fixed a bug where Far Reach pulling a guard that is mantling will have no effect on the guard
  • Fixed a bug where NPCs can be involuntarily dropped from a choke, causing their AI to break
  • Fixed a bug where making a quick save behind a NPC while using controller configuration C would cause the player to choke the NPC instead of creating a save
  • Crushing an unconscious enemy in the safe door will no longer count as both lethal and nonlethal in the stats page
  • Fixed a bug where using Domino and Shadow Walk in combination will kill Hypatia without her ever transforming into Grim Alex
  • Fixed a bug where the awareness feedback is triggered again when loading a save made after NPCs gained attention
  • Fixed a bug where performing slide tackles or ground kicks on NPCs in moving elevators causes them to float or fall through
  • Fixed a bug where the witches will idle if the player exits and re-enters a hideout during upgraded Bend Time
  • Fixed a bug where guards that see a door opened by a possessed NPC ask who opened it
  • Fixed a bug where the facial animation was not launched during key target assassinations
  • Fixed a bug where a Sleeping Overseer may face the chair upon waking up despite knowing where the player is
  • When sprint and lean mode are set to “hold”, the change is now reflected in the tutorials
  • No awareness is now used for corpses spotted
  • Fixed a bug where Clockwork Soldiers were triggering a Snap Reaction when player is undetected
  • Fixed a bug where causing an explosion during Stop Time can stretch out and break NPC models
  • Fixed a bug where the gameplay thread was not updated every frame and can miss input
  • Fixed a bug where physic objects go active when using the Spyglass although they’re far from the player
  • Fixed a bug where NPC heads do not appear on screen when picked up and cannot be thrown
  • Fixed a bug where Guard NPC heads with helmets have unnatural physics when beheaded and thrown
  • Deactivated Redirective Blink when swimming up/down
  • Fixed a bug where the player can choke an NPC from very far away if they pull them with Far Reach while Bend Time is active
  • Fixed a bug where the player is able to duplicate items by Far Reach pulling and picking up at the same time
  • Fixed a bug where the Guard by Ramsey disappears shortly then returns ignoring the player when attacked from above
  • Fixed a bug where the player could fall OOW when exiting a rat tunnel
  • Fixed a bug where Past Stilton does not alert to the player properly after he panics once
  • Fixed a bug where the game will black screen if the player dies during the transition to Long Day in Dunwall: Streets
  • Fixed a bug where the player may become control locked and see OOW if they use the Timepiece and a key hole at the same time
  • Fixed a bug where the player will fall OOW if they use the Timepiece during a kill move
  • Prevented the player from grappling the crossbow in Edge of the World to avoid a weird retargeting if the player is far from the door or blocked by a collision
  • Fixed a bug where the Gravehound skull can sometimes go through walls/ground when killed
  • Fixed a bug where the amount of available traits is incorrect when replacing a trait during a craft by the same trait
  • Fixed a bug where the Watchtower red light projector flare was drawn behind environment elements
  • Fixed a render issue on Corvo during character selection
  • Fixed a bug where a bright light during transition in time remains if the Timepiece is used to interrupt picking up a corpse
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