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Beast of Winter DLC announced for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

Pillars II Beast of Winter DLC announced

Obsidian dropped a bunch of detail on its first paid DLC pack for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire this week, let’s check it out.

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire’s first DLC is on the way, and soon. Beast of Winter is set to launch is in less than a month, taking you to the southern reaches of the Deadfire Archipelago in a disastrous fight against a powerful enemy, an enemy so powerful that it can warp reality and affect climate. But at least you’ll have some new friends to play with, eh?

According to Alex Scokel, game director for Beast of Winter, “White March reflected a desire to be the 1990s expansion experience – that was what they were trying to capture and I think that has a lot to do with why it was packaged the way it was. Deadfire isn’t as rooted in that as the original game was, so that leaves us a little more room with which to play.”

As you venture both within and without the Deadfire, you’ll notice a lot of changes in this DLC. First and foremost, the weather is changing for the worse. The once idyllic island setting is now a snow-covered hellscape that chills you right to the bone.

But not everything is bad in this new DLC, the dark and witty humor that permeates the writing in the series still alive and well. And the expansion brings a new friend, a worshiper of Rymrgand, the beast of the DLC’s title, who is the god of collapse: famine, plague, and disaster. You’ve even got a new title, Duskspeaker, although that’s due to the fact that you’re a harbinger of death and destruction, which might be bad, possibly.

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Beast of Winter is the first paid expansion for Pillars 2, but Obsidian isn’t done with free updates. Alongside the expansion on August 2, all players will get access to the ‘Deck of Many Things’ pack, as well as new merchant ship with lots of “neat stuff” to buy. Players can also expect the 2.0 patch to bring in bug fixes alongside quest and balance updates.

Beast of Winter is coming to PC on August 2nd. Check out the teaser for this new DLC down below.

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