Rise of the Tomb Raider’s Endurance Mode Released Today

Sure, Rise of the Tomb Raider already had crafting elements, but it just wouldn’t be a modern-day video game unless it had survival elements somewhere as well. Thankfully, today’s release of the game’s Endurance Mode remedies this issue. As mentioned on the Xbox store’s page, the new mode requires Lara to scavenge for items such as food and fuel, and to prepare for such elements as extreme cold and wild animals (well, more so than usual).

Given that Rise of the Tomb Raider was one of the past year’s most acclaimed Xbox One titles, any addition to it that helps keep its popularity going is welcome, but will this be worth the $9.99 price tag (or $29.99 as part of the Season Pass)? We’ll just have to find out starting today.