Those who have been enjoying Frictional Games’ Amnesia: The Bunker can expect a new Shell Shocked mode in the near future, according to Frictional Games’ Fredrik Olsson. Initially spotted by Rock Paper Shotgun, Olsson has been dropping hints on X/Twitter over the last little while for the new mode, which is expected just in time for Halloween.
In a series of posts on X, Olsson has revealed Shell Shocked mode to be part of the Halloween update for Amnesia: The Bunker. Shell Shocked mode will effectively remove all of the safeguards, including making the Admin Office safe rooms made of wood, and no longer pausing the game while you’re perusing your inventory. This of course leaves you vulnerable to the monster that’s in hot pursuit.
That’s not all. Shell Shocked will also crank up the randomizations with lockers, corpses, dog tags and bunker rats. This also includes some mission-critical lockers no longer being in Mission Storage, which will instead be randomly distributed in the bunker itself. Oh, and that also includes your pistol, which will now be moved to a randomly spawned location.
Olsson also dropped hints of the Custom mode, which will be added around the same time as Shell Shocked. This mode will allow players to fine-tune their experience, including enabling and disabling aspects of Shell Shocked. When asked when we could expect the Halloween update, Olsson stated the aim is to have the update out in “late October” before Halloween.
Amnesia: The Bunker is current available for the Xbox Series, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store. And while you wait, check out Harrison’s recent article regarding the importance of snagging those collectible documents in the game if you’re a sucker for story.