Developer 4A Games recently revealed a content-rich expansion pass for Metro Exodus, including two main campaigns.
The developer announced via their official blog the expansion pass content. It adds two main DLC campaigns on top of Metro Exodus’ extensive storyline. However, its content isn’t just limited to new campaigns, as it adds a new playable character, a whole new sandbox survival mode in the second expansion, changes to the game’s core gameplay mechanics over time, and several other changes. Here is a brief description on what each will bring to Metro Exodus.
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.
Metro Exodus is available now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The expansion pass is priced at $25. The Two Colonels is expected to release later this summer, while Sam’s Story will come out some time in 2020.