Pillars of Eternity 2 released just a handful of weeks ago, 8th May 2018, and they have 3 planned DLC releases for players over the coming 4 months. The first of those paid DLCs is called Beast of Winter and is due on 2nd August, in just a few weeks.
You can buy a Season Pass for all three of Pillars 2 expansion for £18.74/$20 on the Steam store. And they are valuing their collective 3 expansions to be worth $30 in total.
Obsidian Entertainment have said slight delays may be possible, and Beast of Winter was due out in July rather than August 2nd. So perhaps their release schedule is already slightly put back for the 2nd and 3rd Pillars 2 expansions.
Anyway, here is a list of the three Pillars of Eternity 2 Darkfire expansion packs and their release dates or release periods as they stand, plus a little bit of background on what to expect from the respective Pillars 2 DLC.
Beast of Winter releases 2nd August 2018
Obsidian Entertainment sends the player to the southern isles, where they explore islands of ice and snow. Which is a complete change from the usual beautiful sandy shores that we have been use to. While your player character is still being heralded by the inhabitants of these desolate places as a their saviour, their motives are much darker than one would normally expect. They worship Rymrgand, god of chaos and disaster, and they believe you to be a harbinger of the end, and pray that you fulfill your destiny. You receive a letter to begin this adventure and it leads you to some dark places as the worshipers are hoping you hurry up and deliver them the cataclysm they have been promised. This style of narrative and dark comedy stretches through out Beast of Winter.
Seeker Slayer Survivor releases September 2018
Far from the bustling trade lanes of the Deadfire Archipelego, the most ambitious warriors of Eora gather to compete for divine favor. Seeker, Slayer, Survivor is a combat-focused expansion that unlocks a new island full of challenges to overcome and quests to seek lost artifacts across the Deadfire. Your party must explore an untamed landscape, rediscover ancient relics, and relive historical battles of Eora in your quest to out-live and out-kill all who stand against you.
The Forgotten Sanctum releases November 2018
The great wizards of Eora have gathered together for a common cause and reach out to you, the Watcher, for assistance. Whether you choose to give that assistance or subvert their plans will have vast consequences for the future of the Deadfire Archipelago as a whole. This endgame opportunity puts you in a position to befriend, betray, or befuddle the greatest magical minds of Eora as you uncover secrets lost for generations.