When this mode is selected the game balances Rare, Normal, and Custom Characters. The Zombies in this mode will be approximately 30% more aggressive and numerous than easier modes. This will require the player to think on their feet more and come up with smarter strategies for scavenging. Bandits will be more common and demand more, which can make holding onto both supplies and health difficult.
This mode is recommended for people who have beaten the standard game and want to experience a greater challenge.