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New Game Plus refers to subsequent playthroughs of the game using the same character once the Final Boss is defeated. There's no choice to stay on "New Game" for players, so after you complete the story, you will automatically move on to NG+.

After first completing The Surge, you’ll open up an option called New Game+. This new mode lets you play through the full game again, with a twist.

In New Game+, you’ll face far tougher enemies than your first time playing, starting from the very first area! Although you start with full access to all equipment gained from previous runs, enemies will hit harder and be more heavily armored. Take a look at the video below for a good example of this:

New Game+ doesn’t only feature scaled up versions of the same enemy placements seen in the normal game - you’ll also have to watch out for new placements of tougher foes. Not only that, but we’ve hidden some extra secrets that only the keenest-eyed players will spot!

Risk and Reward

With the extra challenge offered by New Game+, you’re going to have a rough time surviving the CREO complex. Fortunately, you do have ways of tanking up and dishing out additional damage!

During your first playthrough of The Surge, you’re able to upgrade your equipment to higher tiers, such as Mk. II, Mk. III, etc. You do this by cutting off the relevant equipment directly from your enemies and using the resulting scrap to craft with.

New Game+ allows you to upgrade even higher tiers of equipment, raising the cap enforced in the standard game. And it doesn’t end there...

 

How Many Plusses?


The challenge isn’t over upon completion of your first New Game+ play through - each time you complete the game, you’ll unlock the next tier of New Game+.
The New Game+ tiers can theoretically go on forever, with enemies that scale indefinitely. However, new equipment tiers stop being unlocked at New Game+++ (up to Mk. XX), so it’ll be extremely tough (if not impossible) pass a certain point!

 

Changes with Game Plus

  • Enemies have more hit points, and deal increased damage.
  • Access to higher upgrade tiers
    • All gear gives the same tier as in NG but +5 Per NG+
      • Broken Lynx gear gives you Tier I parts in NG and Tier VI parts in NG+
  • A few enemies in every area are replaced with new ones that are much tougher than the normal enemies of the area.
    • They will have a pseudo-random amalgamation of gear.
      • IE: Lynx Arms, Chrysalis Legs, MG Gorgon Head, Rhino Body, MG Judge (Heavy Weapon)
    • Due to the random gear, these enemies are a good way to get early access to the higher tier materials.
      • IE: Chrysalis is always tier 4, so for NG+ it is tier IX and can be potentially be aquired as early as NG+ Abandoned Production.
      • Look at these enemies gear to determine what is the highest tier and relieve them of it.

What carries over to New Game Plus

  • Almost everything.
  • Unconverted crafting materials (Broken Parts) still in inventory gain +5 to their ranks (Mk), giving you an edge in NG+.

 

What DOESN'T carry over to New Game Plus

  • Key items/Quest items.
    • Power Cores (ATLAS/BOTECS)
    • Collectibles (IRONMAUS comics, Shining Coins), except for collected Audiologs.
  • All Mk I - V components.
    • They may appear in the inventory, but the Gear Assembly will only allow Crafting/Upgrades for Mk VI-IX and X, scaling with cycle).
  • Companion Drone
    • All acquired functions ARE kept and are immediately available upon reobtaining the drone again.
  • Security Rig functionality (as well as the alternate rig/suit colors for both upgrades).

 

To-do Checklist before New Game Plus

  • Make sure to USE UP all components for upgrade before facing Rogue Process (you'll be moved to New Game+ automatically, so you can't free roam)
    • NOTE: Everything can be upgraded to Mk VI in the first area of NG+, making them only slightly stronger than Nano Core reinforced Mk V gear, but depending on how low their upgrade level is the Tech Scrap cost can be quite hefty.
    • Unused components will be unusable and will clutter up your components screen (it is advised to sort by Mk from this point onward).
  • Complete crafting full gear sets with cheaper costs for completion's sake, if you so desire.
    • Craft one extra MG Gorgon head, chest, and leg piece each for Irina's quest if you wish to complete it while reducing cost/time in the next cycle). Be sure to be wearing the verions you wish to keep when offering the spares to her.
  • Go back to the high-level Overcharge boxes containing Nano Cores to upgrade your final fight gear to maximum level.
    • They become unusuable afterwards, however, so skip this if you don't have a use for them as the Mk beyond that is readily available in the next game cycle).
    • There are enough Nano Cores to fully upgrade one full gear set and one weapon, with 2 to spare (allowed to miss 1 box).
  • Make sure you didn't miss any Security Doors throughout the game after obtaining the Security Rig for valuable and unique endgame implants and collectibles.
  • NPC questline resolution (though most are either completed or failed by the time you reach the Nucleus, there may be some changes such as Dr. Gene Barett's "evolution").

 




    • Anonymous

      10 Jun 2017 01:52  

      I started new game and none of my materials were converted like it says. I still have my nano core from the first game and still have materials from Mk 1 to Mk 4

      • Anonymous

        22 May 2017 06:41  

        So when you start a new game. when you are wheeling yourself to recruitment there is nothing out of the ordinary but in new game plus they sneak in a blood trail leading to a vent across from recruitment.

        • Anonymous

          18 May 2017 02:32  

          Too bad there's not much incentive to actually upgrade to higher tier items... All bonus stats that actually give items personality, stay the same apart from some extra defence.

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