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The Last of Us 2 Grounded Difficulty to Unlock Joel Easter Egg

Players found newly added secret Easter egg for Grounded difficulty during The Last of Us Part II end credits.

Even after abundance of criticism, PlayStation 4-exclusive action-adventure game The Last of Us Part II from developer Naughty Dog and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment continues to break sales records and keeping players busy.

Naughty Dog has introduced new Grounded difficulty mode for The Last of Us 2 in a recent free update and players have already discovered an Easter egg during end credits upon completing entire game in newly added difficulty settings.

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The Last of Us 2 Grounded Difficulty to Unlock Joel Easter Egg

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Grounded mode radically amplifies overall difficulty for TLoU2 by making enemies smarter than ever, removes in-game HUD, limiting collectibles. Latest patch also adds a permadeath mode, where all of your progress is gone once you die.

Despite all odds, players were able to complete The Last of Us sequel on Grounded difficulty and was rewarded with a cool Easter egg of Joel Miller performing on 2013 hard rock song "Future Days" by Pearl Jam throughout end credits.

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Twitter user BeingHuman1993 has shared this Easter egg on social media after finishing a run on Grounded.


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This especially is notable as an emotional callback from an early scene where Joel gifts Ellie a guitar and then sings only part of the song. Also, beating TLoU2 on permadeath will have him singing "Through The Valley" by Shawn James.

Grounded difficulty mode makes beating The Last of Us Part II more challenging for players than it usually is. Naughty Dog has added a special reward for dedicated group of fans lately just to appreciate all of their efforts in doing so.

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