Rise of the Tomb Raider cover art
Lara Croft appears in the official cover art for "Rise of the Tomb Raider." http://news.xbox.com/

Those that felt “Rise of the Tomb Raider” needed to be more challenging are about to have their dreams come true, as the game gets Endurance Mode as downloadable content (DLC). This is a mode that will push players to the limit, as they attempt to survive harsh environments as long as they can, with online boards available for bragging rights.

According to the official Xbox website, players are going to have to scrounge, craft and scavenge to survive Endurance mode. Fire will need fuel, while being too cold might even kill Lara Croft. She will also have to hunt food for health, so she will have to trap and collect a number of animals to survive, because apparently she’s not a vegetarian.

If that wasn’t hard enough, Lara also has to deal with enemies of the human variety, in addition to the animals she has to kill for food. If anything else, this will definitely add to the challenge of survival and should make for a fun experience to hardcore gamers.

GameSpot has confirmed that downloading the Endurance Mode DLC will grant players a new outfit and costume for Lara. Those that want to see Lara in different outfits will likely be pleased with this, and can be considered an extra incentive to download the Edurance Mode DLC.

Endurance Mode is part of the game’s $30 season pass, with two more expansions on the way. The other expansions are "The Temple of the Witch" and "Cold Darkness Awakened," both of which will be released sometime in 2016. Players can get all of these separately or simply purchase the season pass to get all of the DLC.

Anyone who wants to get the Endurance Mode by itself can pay $9.99 to get it. The DLC pack takes up 829 MB of the Xbox One.

“Rise of the Tomb Raider” has received plenty of positive reviews from critics and has been received warmly by fans. The game has improved over plenty of aspects from its predecessor, with more tombs to explore and an emphasis on survival. It was developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix.

Checking Out Rise of the Tomb Raider's New Endurance Mode - Tutorial (Credit: YouTube/Kotaku)