Developer Obsidian Entertainment has revealed both the premise and release date for the first of three expansions for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. The ‘Beast of Winter’ DLC expansion is set to release on August 2nd, taking the Watcher and crew to the southernmost reaches of the Deadfire Archipeligo where worshipers of the god of cold and decay ask for fulfillment of destiny.
Alongside the release of the Beast of Winter DLC, Obsidian plans to release patch 2.0, which fixes bugs and improves balance. The patch also brings new challenge modes to Deadfire, which will likely amp up the difficulty on certain encounters or push the player to be creative in solving puzzles.
If that wasn’t enough, Obsidian said, “Oh hey guys let’s release some more free content, that’d be cool right?” and announced the free ‘Deck of Many Things’ DLC to be released with Beasts of Winter and patch 2.0. This DLC will include a “mysterious” merchant ship that sells magical items, which is something I will be personally looking forward to as my characters need some new magic digs (Aloth has been sporting the same robe for about 30 hours now).
All these DLC will be available on August 2nd. That will likely be a busy day for all of us still enjoying Deadfire, and if you haven’t picked this up yet, I highly recommended it in my review back in May. No individual pricing has been mentioned as of yet, but the Season Pass is available for $24.99 on Steam, which will include all three major DLC expansions.
For more information on Beast of Winter and other DLC, check out Obsidian’s page: eternity.obsidian.net.