Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Season Pass Sends Players on a Cult Hunt

Written by Jon Sutton on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 5:24 PM
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We’re barreling towards Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire’s release date at quite a rate, but let’s just take a moment to hit the space-bar and pause as Obsidian has announced its post-launch roadmap for the nautical sequel.

A grand total of three expansion packs will be coming to PoEII: Deadfire, each including new quests, storylines, areas to explore, and secrets to uncover. While there’s no mention of it, it’s also probably fair to expect some new companions alongs for the ride too.

The first DLC is dubbed Beast of Winter, and it’ll be inbound in July. This takes the player and their intrepid party to an island inhabited by a strange doomsday cult who are hiding an ancient secret. This includes a chance to head to ‘The Beyond’, a strange new dimension with some of Pillars’ trickiest combat challenges yet.

A couple of months later in September, players will then receive Seeker, Slayer, Survivor. This is a combat-focused expansion with narrative taking a back seat. Once more, players will head to a new island and attempt to discover lost relics and battle a deadly savage. This one has the whiff of a smaller scale DLC.

And then lastly we get ‘The Forgotten Sanctum’. This’ll be in Obsidian’s oven until November and it’s all about the great wizards of Eora. They promise this DLC will be a great test of your party’s morality with branching decisions that will have an impact upon the entire Deadfire archipelago.

The three DLC packs are going to be available at $9.99 individually, $24.99 for all three, or included with the complete edition for $74.99 if you’re feeling especially brave.

I’ve just finished up the first Pillars of Eternity this weekend just gone, and good god is that a long game. I also did one of the two expansion packs but eventually ran out of steam and just plowed through the story. It’s a fantastic game overall, but there’s certainly an argument that you can have too much of a good thing so I’ll probably be taking it easy on the Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire season pass until I’m sure I want it.

Pillars of Eternity 2 is out on May 8th for PC, with a console launch due later in the year. 

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