Purchasers of the season pass
for the highly acclaimed, atmospheric FPS title, Metro: Last Light
, will be pleased to hear that their patience has finally paid off. Today, after having been delayed from last month, the first piece of DLC, entitled the "Faction Pack", has been given a release date, and will be hitting the Xbox Marketplace next week.
The waiting also appears to have been worthwhile with the DLC promising to deliver three new single player missions. Each mission will cast the player as a different specialist from the three main factions from the game, and will return the player to some of the classic locations from Metro 2033
. Additionally, the missions will also feature some new weaponry, the return of a particular mutant foe who is a favourite amongst fans, and will have three distinct gameplay challenges.
Since this is the first time that player has been able to enter the world of Metro 2033
as another character, publisher Deep Silver provided the following snippets of information concerning the specialists in each of the missions in the DLC.
• As a Special Detachment Sniper of the Red Line, players must infiltrate a heavily guarded Reich Outpost at night,under the cover of a deadly radioactive storm…
• … before defending the Frontline as a Reich ‘Heavy’, armed with some of the most devastating weaponry found in the Metro.
• Lastly, players take the role of a Polis Ranger in training, tasked with exploring the vast Library complex for artifacts and relics. Salvage can be exchanged for ammunition, filters and hazard suits allowing ever deeper exploration into the Library. Rangers are advised to light torches and leave a trail of lights so they can find their way back to the base before their precious oxygen runs out…
The "Faction Pack" DLC will be hitting the Xbox Marketplace worldwide on July 16th, costing 400 MSP or free to those who have already purchased the season pass.