First Major DLC for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire “Beast of Winter” Launches August 2

Obsidian Entertainment and publisher Versus Evil have confirmed the release date for the first major post-launch DLC for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.

The new downloadable content, titled “Beast of Winter,” is set to launch on August 2nd. Featured above, you can view a new trailer providing a first look at the new content.

Here’s a rundown on the new content, via Versus Evil:

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. Alongside the Beast of Winter DLC, Obsidian is also releasing the next major update to Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire with their 2.0 patch that will be free to everyone alongside their next free DLC, the “Deck of Many Things” Pack.

Along with a host of bug fixes and balance improvements, update 2.0 brings new challenge modes to Deadfire. These challenges will test player’s mettle in unique and interesting ways to play through the game. The “Deck of Many Things” pack is the largest free DLC to be released yet and has the mysterious merchant ship, The Deck of Many Things, arriving in the Deadfire looking to sell magical items its crew found on its journeys to the East.

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is now available for Windows PC, Mac, and Linux, with a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version planned in the future. In case you missed it, you can find our very thorough review for the game here (we highly recommend it!).

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