Gold Mode is an optional mode which allows you to play the original “launch” version of the game. It does not include any balance changes, Guardians, or other DLC that may be added to the game after it is released. If you have not downloaded the latest free Compatibility Updates when they are released, or if you are playing the trial version of the game at that time, you will be placed in Gold Mode where you can team up with and play against other players who are also in Gold Mode. You can also manually enable Gold Mode if you would like to play the original version of the game, or if you would like to play with friends that are using Gold Mode.
To access Gold Mode:
- From the main menu, press the (Left Bumper/L1) Button to navigate to the Settings Tab
- Select the Settings option
- Select the bottom option ‘Restart in Gold Mode’
- The game will restart
You can use the same steps to revert back to normal mode.