When this mode is selected there is a balanced chance of encountering Normal, Rare, 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 are more common, have harsher demands, and deal more damage in fights, making it difficult to hold onto both supplies and health.
This mode is recommended for people who have beaten the standard game and want to experience a greater challenge.