Developer Obsidian Entertainment has announced that the first paid-for downloadable content for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, entitled Beast of Winter, will be released on 2 August 2018.
Obsidian Entertainment describes Beast of Winter’s storyline thus: “Upon receiving a missive from an isle of worshippers 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 worshippers of the god of cold and decay, Rymrgand, have called upon the Watcher to fulfil their destiny.”
Alongside Beast of Winter, August 2 will also see the arrival of Pillars of Eternity II’s next major update, patch 2.0, about which Obsidian says: “Along with a host of bug fixes and balance improvements, update 2.0 brings new challenge modes to Deadfire. These challenges will test players’ mettle in unique and interesting ways to play through the game.”
And that’s not all: the same day will also see the arrival of a free DLC pack for Pillars of Eternity II called The Deck of Many Things, which Obsidian describes as: “The largest free DLC to be released yet, [which] 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.”
Beast of Winter will be the first of three paid-for DLC drops which Obsidian Entertainment has planned for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. To keep abreast of all developments, make sure you watch the game’s website.