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Metro Exodus’ PC release being exclusively tied to the Epic Games Store certainly raised a few eyebrows, with it now known that the “absolute majority” of sales were for consoles. If you’re wondering what is happening in regard to DLC, Deep Silver and 4A Games have revealed the details of the downloadable content for the Expansion Pass.

There will be two major pieces of story-driven DLC for the game, following new stories from the world of Metro. Instead of Artyom, players will have the chance to live vicariously through a certain new Colonel, as well as one of the Spartan Rangers, the Aurora’s only American, Sam. Both of these will be available as part of the expansion pass but will also be available for purchase separately.

A quick word of warning: if you have not yet completed the Metro Exodus campaign, the following contains spoilers.

Coming in Summer 2019, the first story that players will follow, The Two Colonels, is that of Colonel Khlebnikov. It takes place below the surface, under the dead city of Novosibirsk, as he makes his way home to his son, Kirill, for New Year’s Eve.

 All, however, 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. In order to secure the survival of any of the people, those in charge may need to take drastic measures, whatever that means.

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 fancy new weapon: the deadly flame-thrower.

The second piece of DLC, Sam’s Story, coming to players in early 2020, is a sandbox survival level based on Vladivostok. 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 harbours, 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.

The Expansion Pass content will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, and is available for pre-order. As to when to expect its arrival, there are no exact dates yet, except to say that The Two Colonels should be coming mid 2019 and Sam’s Story in 2020.

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