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Hell Mode is a harder difficulty option that may be selected when creating a new save file. This option cannot be changed later and disables God Mode from use. Selecting Hell Mode has Zagreus start the game with the Pact of Punishment immediately in use. The Pact of Punishment has five mandatory conditions with one Hell Mode exclusive condition, Personal Liability, which removes the impervious shield that Zagreus briefly gains upon taking burst damage.
Hell Mode offers bounties up to 25 heat instead of 20 heat in normal difficulty, due to the mandatory 5 heat from the start.
The Pact of Punishment in Hell Mode has one rank in each of five mandatory conditions.
Further ranks of these conditions can be added and removed freely.