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Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire’s ‘Beast of Winter’ DLC Is Just Around The Corner

Beast of Winter chills adventurers to the bone August 2nd, Obsidian prepping for next DLC with ambitious 2.0 patch

Beast of Winter, Pillars of Eternity II

 

Indie developer Obsidian, in partnership with Versus Evil today announced in a press release that Pillars of Eternity II’s first major DLC expansion, titled “Beast of Winter”, will be available on August 2nd, 2018.

Here’s a rundown of what the expansion is all about courtesy of Obsidian:

Upon receiving a missive from an isle of worshipers to the god of entropy and disaster, Beast of Winter takes the Watcher and his crew to the southernmost reaches of the Deadfire Archipelago. The Watcher is thought to be the harbinger of the end of all things and worshipers of the god of cold and decay, Rymrgand, have called upon the Watcher to fulfill their destiny.”

In addition to the Beast of Winter DLC, Obsidian also announced plans to release the Pillars of Eternity II update 2.0 alongside their next free piece of DLC, the “Deck of Many Things” pack.  This update will include a number of bug fixes and with balance improvements, along with the addition of new challenge modes for Deadfire.

The upcoming “Deck of Many Things” pack is being billed as the game’s biggest free DLC update yet. It features the mysterious merchant ship, The Deck of Many Things, arriving in the Deadfire to peddle the enchanted items its crew gathered on its journeys to the East.

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is now available on PC, Mac, and Linux. Obsidian plans to bring the game to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and, perhaps surprisingly, the Nintendo Switch. In a statement provided to IGN in February, Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart shared his excitement for bringing the game to Nintendo’s new console saying, “Bringing the Pillars brand to new and exciting platforms like the Switch is something that hits the Obsidian team’s inner child, since most of us have been playing on Nintendo hardware as far back as the 8-bit days. We simply can’t wait to see what our console fans think of Deadfire when it comes out.”

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