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The Last of Us Part II Player Dies on Permadeath Run in Hilariously Sad Way

The Last of Us Part II is set to receive its new permadeath update tomorrow, but a new video from one player shows exactly why I won't be giving it a shot.

August 12, 2020

In case you didn’t hear, The Last of Us Part II is soon set to receive a new update that will bring both Grounded difficulty and a permadeath mode to the game among a litany of other additions. While the update isn’t rolling out to the general public until tomorrow, one player who has early access to the patch has been giving the permadeath mode a try and some great (and heartbreaking) content has come about as a result.

YouTuber Tajae, who is notably a major fan of The Last of Us Part II, has had access to the game’s new update for a couple of days now and has been streaming some trial runs over on his YouTube channel recently. In one of Tajae’s runs, as seen in the video he posted to Twitter down below, he reached the synagogue section of the game, which players typically can get to about three or four hours into the experience. However, rather than dying from one of the many enemies that Ellie comes across in The Last of Us Part II, his own run came to a halt purely by accident.

While dangling from a rope in the synagogue, Tajae entered the game’s options menu to change something in the settings. Unfortunately, he then backed out a bit too fast and must have spammed the circle button a few times too many. Upon entering back into the game itself, Ellie found herself letting go of the rope and splatting on the ground, ending Tajae’s run. Simply because of one mere accident, the entire game was then over.

Even though this was surely crushing for Tajae, it’s hard not to have a laugh at the video itself. Simultaneously, Tajae’s own experience here is a perfect example of why I will not be giving permadeath a shot in The Last of Us Part II for myself. That said, I’m very much looking forward to seeing who the first person will be who completes the game in this manner without dying. I also have a feeling that someone will have accomplished this feat before the week is over, too.

The Last of Us Part II is available right now on PS4. Naughty Dog hasn’t said when the permadeath update will begin rolling out tomorrow, but it will be entirely free for those who might be looking to give it a run.

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