First Outlast II Update Offers Some Helpful Changes

Outlast 2 released late last month and though the game was generally well received by reviewers and fans of the franchise alike (read our review here), some players have complained that evading antagonists in key areas of the game is simply too hard.

Red Barrels has swiftly responded to the feedback from the Outlast community, releasing an update for the game that “introduces some minor adjustments to the game’s difficulty in key areas and moments. On Normal difficulty, this will offer players a more appropriately balanced experience while still maintaining higher levels of challenge on Hard and Nightmare difficulties.”, according to the studio via Steam. Another minor adjustment that may excite players who are currently making their way through the nightmarish Temple Gate is that using the microphone on Blake’s camera will no longer use additional batteries.

You can read the patch notes here for a full list of fixes and adjustments from the Red Barrels team. Outlast II is available for digital download or as a physical retail copy in the Outlast Trinity, which includes Outlast, Outlast: Whistleblower and Outlast II. You can check out our review of Outlast here, as well as the game’s prequel Whistleblower here.