New Alan Wake 2 Update 1.0.13 Brings New Game+, New Ending, And More

The highly anticipated NG+ is finally here.

Story Highlights

  • The new Alan Wake 2 update brings the New Game Plus mode, a new ending, new difficulty, and more.
  • Remedy Entertainment has also touched on the lingering performance issues and bug fixes in the title.
  • The game came out on October 27, 2023, for PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X.

After much patience and expectations from the fans, Remedy Entertainment has finally released the new Alan Wake 2 update 1.0.13. The latest update adds the New Game Plus mode dubbed Final Draft. It unlocks a new ending, the ability to retain weapons, new manuscripts, video content, a new nightmare difficulty level, and more. The devs have also touched on the game’s performance, visuals, and tutorials on all available platforms.

In NG+, you will be able to retain your weapons after finding the first shoebox. Items will also stay in your inventory after starting anew from the beginning, including upgrades, videos, and charms. The entry will also acknowledge the minuscule yet effective progress made in each iteration, and no round will feel worthless; you could collect all the collectibles that were skipped so far.

Alan Wake 2 performance improvements in the latest patch notes.
Alan Wake 2 performance improvements in the latest patch notes.

On the flip side, most visual improvements are area-specific; the trailer park cinematic lighting was improved, for instance. The shadow quality in the Valhalla nursing home has also been enhanced “to respect the elderly even more.” The audio will also sound much better across the PS5. Additionally, there has been a slew of bug and glitch fixes along the way.

Alan Wake 2 visual improvements in the new update.
Alan Wake 2 visual improvements in the new update.

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We suggest checking out the official patch notes to get the full picture of what the new update brings. Alan Wake 2 has enjoyed a lot of success in terms of player reception but struggled to sell as much as it hoped. It also won a multitude of awards for Best Art Direction, Best Narrative, and Best Game Direction in The Game Awards 2023 event.

Many in the gaming scene have yet to give Alan Wake 2 a shot. We suggest glancing through our best PC settings guide to achieve the top FPS without sacrificing visual fidelity and optimization. Also, take a look at our write-up for all the in-game weapons and their locations. 

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The survival horror experience came out on October 27, 2023, for PC and current-gen consoles, like PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X. It is now also available in the cloud via Nvidia GeForce Now. eXputer’s Huzaifah Durrani has reviewed Alan Wake 2 with a 5/5 score, dubbing it Remedy’s greatest game to date

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