Add-on content for Rise of the Tomb Raider detailed

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 5 December 2015 14:38 GMT

Complete details on the DLC included in the Rise of the Tomb Raider Season Pass have been announced by Microsoft and Square Enix.

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Announced back in October, the Season Pass contains various extensions to the single-player experience such as the DLC Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch, which will also be made available as standalone DLC along with everything else below.

Here’s the entire release schedule for the extra content and descriptions of each:

  • Endurance Mode – Releasing December 29: Lara will be tasked with surviving extreme conditions by scrounging, scavenging and crafting during the day. You start with nothing, and must find everything Lara needs to remain alive. She will also face threats from both man and beast by night. It’s basically woman-versus-wild and players will need to survive as long as they can. The DLC comes with a new outfit and weapon and a spot on the leaderboard.
  • Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch – Releasing in Early 2016: You saw the trailer from The Game Awards 2015 pre-show, which featured Lara exploring a “forbidden forest” in Siberia. It’s the area where a Soviet expedition vanished without a trace. Lara is looking for a missing man in an area called the Wicked Vale, but instead “finds a nightmare that she cannot explain.” Baba Yaga is rumored to be haunting the forbidden forest, but there may be more to the legend. The DLC features hours of gameplay which expands the story of the main campaign with an all new tomb filled with puzzles. It also comes with a new duds and a bow.
  • Cold Darkness Awakened – Releasing in 2016: A Cold War research base with dormant weapons has been breached, and it causes a “serious affliction” to spread through the wilds of Siberian. It has caused both man and beast to become “blood-thirsty, mindless killers.” Lara will need to survive waves of the infected while gathering their equipment and crafting additional gear on the fly. It features new enemies and challenges along with Lara needing to find a a way to stop or reverse the catastrophe. Includes a new outfit and weapon.

Expedition Card Packs

  • Silver Expedition Card Pack – A set of 5 Expedition Cards, guaranteed to contain at least one Uncommon Card.
  • Gold Expedition Card Pack – A set of 5 Expedition Cards, guaranteed to contain at least one Rare Card.
  • Advantage Expedition Card Pack – A set of 5 Expedition Cards, each of which will give Lara a distinct advantage while playing.
  • Challenge Expedition Card Pack – A set of 5 Expedition Cards, each of which inflicts a restriction on Lara or another modifier that makes gameplay more difficult. Overcome challenges to earn bonus credits.
  • Wild Expedition Card Pack – A set of 5 Expedition Cards, each of which will have a highly unique impact on gameplay. Cou;d contain “creative, crazy, or even Rare Cards .”

New outfits and weapon skins

  • The Siberian Ranger Pack (available now) – Includes the “Siberian Ranger” outfit which increases Lara’s carrying capacity of all special ammunition, the “Accipiter Nox” Semi-Automatic Pistol skin, and a card pack with two guaranteed rare cards and three other cards that have an increased chance at being rare.
  • The Prophet’s Legacy Pack (available in 2016) – Includes the “Immortal Guardian” outfit that reduces Lara’s damage from Greek Fire, the “Piercing Truth” dagger and a card pack with two guaranteed rare cards and three other cards that have an increased chance at being rare.
  • The Ancient Vanguard Pack (available in 2016) – Includes the “Ancient Vanguard” outfit that reduces the delay before Lara regenerates her health, the “Guiding Light” Bow skin and a card pack with two guaranteed rare cards and three other cards that have an increased chance at being rare.
  • The Wilderness Survivor Pack (available in 2016) – Includes the “Nightshade” outfit that gives Lara the chance of looting an exotic animal resource from a common animal, the “Deathsong” Bloody Hatchet and a card pack with two guaranteed rare cards and three other cards that have an increased chance at being rare.

The Rise of the Tomb Raider Season Pass will run you $29.99.

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