We now have some new details for the Expansion Pass for Metro Exodus after having a good portion of time to play and experience the core game. Things have been on the limited side of things before now as 4A Games was obviously focused on giving us all a good core gameplay experience and not what would come after. I appreciate that but am also excited to see the reasons why I will be hopping back into Metro Exodus to experience just a bit more. Not just in new weapons and gear but in the way of two big story sections. One coming this Summer and the next coming early next year for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Just as DLC should be.
Before you press on to the new details, I do need to throw a bit of a spoiler warning out there for the core story of Metro Exodus. These two new story expansions will be building off what some of you may not have been able to get to in the game. Keep that in mind before continuing forward. You have been warned.
If you are still here, then let us dive into the new things coming to Metro Exodus. The first being a new story expansion where we will play as Colonel Khlebnikov as he tries to get home to his son for New Year’s Eve. Things are not going well as the colonel heads out as the slime and radiation are causing more issues. I have a feeling this will be the bigger focus of the DLC as we head back into the tunnels of a metro.
The second DLC for Metro Exodus follows Sam, a US marine at the Moscow embassy before the bombs were dropped, that is trying to find his way back to the USA after learning that more than Moscow survived the bombs dropping. This looks to take us back into the vast landscape above as he tries to find a port to make the longer trip home. I wonder if this is going to build into a larger thing for the future of the Metro franchise now.
There will be two major pieces of story-driven DLC for the game, following brand new stories from the world of Metro. Instead of Artyom, players will have the chance to see through the eyes of a brand new character and of 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, 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. In order to secure the survival of any 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.
The second piece of DLC, Sam’s Story, coming to players in early 2020, is the brand new 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 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. The Expansion Pass content will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Are you ready to play these two new expansions for Metro Exodus or do you need more time to get through the game first? Were these the two extra bits you thought we would get here or did you think it would be more for Artyom? Could any of this build into a larger thing for the games or will they be forever in the area of DLC? Let us all know down in the comments and then feel free to discuss. For more on Metro Exodus as we get it, keep coming back here. I hope we can keep up with it all.