Recently, the game enjoyed an updated with support for DirectX 12 and now, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have revealed a March 29th release date for their upcoming Rise of the Tomb Raider DLC titled Cold Darkness Awakened.
Here’s what the DLC is all about:
“Decommissioned during the Cold War, a dormant weapons research base has been breached, unleashing a mysterious affliction into the Siberian wilderness that transforms men into blood-thirsty, mindless killers. Lara must overcome increasingly dangerous waves of these infected adversaries while scavenging their equipment and crafting additional gear on the fly, in kill or be killed survival-combat.
Fight for your life against new enemies and complete new challenges while discovering a way to stop or perhaps even reverse this impending catastrophe. Includes the Ushanka outfit, which reduces Lara’s damage from melee attacks, the devastating Voidhammer shotgun, and the Cold Darkness Awakened Card Pack which includes over 15 new Expedition Cards.”
A new video showing the complete Rise of the Tomb Raider experience was released as well, giving us a first look at Cold Darkness Awakened. This new DLC has Lara exploring the most treacherous and remote regions of Siberia to find the secret of immortality before a ruthless organization known as Trinity does first. Over the course of the new campaign, you’ll experience high-octane action, conquer beautifully deadly environments, engage in brutal guerilla combat, and explore awe-inspiring tombs.
Cold Darkness Awakened is also part of the game’s season pass, so if you have one, you’ll get it for free. The Rise of the Tomb Raider Season Pass also contains Endurance Mode and the recently released Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch DLC. If you don’t have the game yet, you should know that it’s currently being featured in the Xbox Store’s Spring Sale from March 22 – 28.