InFamous: Second Son day-one update adds 19 new missions, graphics and performance tweaks

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 20 March 2014 15:06 GMT

A day-one patch for inFamous: Second Son will add 19 new missions with five hours of additional gameplay, according to Sucker Punch.


According to a post on VideoGamer, content is part of the Paper Trail storyline, which is a side-story which includes both an online and in-game story arc where players will set out to discover the full story behind the D.U.P.’s occupation of Seattle. Web-based investigations will play a part in this.

Access to new content will be released each week for six weeks and will be accessed in-game. The content was developed by both Sucker Punch and ARG company 42 Entertainment.

The 300MB update also includes the Cole’s Legacy Content Pack available for free to those who pre-ordered the game. Additional tweaks and improvements made to difficulty, increased NPC density, and graphics will be applied as well.

Full content updates and patch notes

Cole’s Legacy Content Pack

  • FREE with pre-order
  • Explore the events immediately following inFAMOUS 2
  • Work with an investigative reporter to understand the source of conduit powers
  • 4 story missions, approximately 1 hour of gameplay

inFAMOUS Paper Trail Storyline

  • FREE bonus missions and exclusive web content
  • Innovative online and in-game story arc co-developed by Sucker Punch and 42 Entertainment
  • Manga and murder, follow the trail of origami doves to discover the full story behind the D.U.P.’s occupation of Seattle.
  • 19 story missions and corresponding web-based investigations, approximately 5 hours of unique gameplay.

Difficulty Balance

  • Normal difficulty has been slightly increased to challenge the player’s mastery of their powers
  • Expert difficulty has been fine-tuned to ensure it is the best experience for skilled gamers
  • Karma progression extended to support longer playtime

Boss Fights

  • The boss fights have been re-tuned for difficulty and fun
  • More dynamic boss behaviors and attacks

Pedestrians and DUPs

  • Engine performance tweaks to allow for more life and activity in the city
  • Increased pedestrian and traffic density and variety
  • Increased pedestrian-related karmic opportunities
  • Post-story enemy activity and D.U.P. raids

Technical Improvements

  • Graphics and performance improvements
  • Fixes for a small number of infrequent blocking bugs
  • PSN integration to support Paper Trail DLC

inFamous: Second Son releases on PlayStation 4 March 21 and review scores can be found through here.

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