Pillars of Eternity 2's first big expansion Beast of Winter gets an August release date

Pillars of Eternity 2's first big expansion Beast of Winter gets an August release date

Obisdian has announced that Beast Of Winter, the first of three major DLC expansions for swashbuckling RPG Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire, will launch on August 2nd.

As previously revealed, each DLC expands on Pillars of Eternity 2's seafaring core by introducing strange new islands to explore. Beast of Winter, for instance, sees players visiting the southernmost reaches of the tropical Deadfire Archipelago, and an island where a doomsday cult resides. "The Watcher is thought to be the harbinger of the end of all things," explains Obsidian, "and worshipers of the god of cold and decay, Rymrgand, have called upon the Watcher to fulfill their destiny."

In fact, August 2nd looks to be a bit of a busy day for Pillars of Eternity 2. The game's paid Beast of Winter expansion arrives alongside a significant 2.0 update and the new Deck of Many Things story DLC - both of which will be available free to all players.

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