Metro Exodus launched earlier this year with a great deal of hype, but the game seemed to fall off the radar rather quickly. Well, developer 4A Games is looking to get players invested again with a new Expansion Pass, which consists of two story-driven DLC packs. Each lets you play as a new character and makes some tweaks to gameplay (the second DLC includes an all-new survival level).
Here’s a description of Metro Exodus’ upcoming DLC stories (Warning: The following descriptions contain some spoilers for the main Metro Exodus campaign).
The Two Colonels: The first story that players will follow is that of Colonel Khlebnikov, just below the surface, under the dead city of Novosibirsk, as he makes his way home to his son, Kirill, for New Year’s Eve. But all is not well with the people here: the slime is further consuming the tunnels, mutant attacks appear to be on the rise and the precious ‘green stuff’ that protects the people from radiation poisoning is running low. To secure the survival of the people, those in charge may need to take drastic measures.
Following the journey and experiences of Khlebnikov during the last days of life in Novosibirsk, which Colonel Miller retraces a year later, players can expect the classic story-driven gameplay of the Metro series in this new linear chapter, complete with a brand new weapon, the deadly flame-thrower, claustrophobic environments, and the all-too-familiar hair-raising tension.
Sam’s Story: A the brand new sandbox survival level based on Vladivostok comes to Metro Exodus. Sam, a US marine at the Moscow embassy before the bombs were dropped, has long dreamed of returning to his homeland, and maybe finding his family alive. The prospect seemed impossible in the darkened tunnels of the Metro, but when the Spartans discovered that Moscow was not the only city left alive after the war, holding out hope didn’t feel so foolish anymore.
Sam makes his way away from the Aurora in search of a way back to the USA, arriving at the remains of Vladivostok’s tsunami ravaged harbors, ruined industrial buildings, and crumbling residential districts. To complete his journey, Sam will discover that he needs every tactic he has learned so far to survive, as his surroundings prove to be far trickier than expected. Players will forge Sam's path through the sandbox survival landscape of Vladivostok, as they take a brand new journey across the wasteland of post-apocalyptic Russia.
The Metro Exodus Expansion Pass will set you back $25. Pre-Orders are open now.
Metro Exodus is available on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. The Two Colonels hits all platforms this summer. Sam’s Story arrives in early 2020.