Ryse: Son of Rome
, a collaboration by Microsoft Studios
for the Xbox One, has released details of a free update to further enliven Gladiator Mode:
Two New Level Events. As you slay barbarians in the arena, two new level events will occur randomly across a variety of maps. In the first, a new enemy turret will appear and bombard your Gladiator with deadly arrows until destroyed. In the second, Reward Statues of Roman deities will emerge from the sands and can be activated as a one-time bonus to boost your Gladiator’s Health or Focus.
In addition to the free content, a new add-on pack for Gladiator Mode is available for $3.99 or as part of the season pass:
Two new arenas: Henge and Ascension. Henge tasks Gladiators with seizing an ancient forest shrine from hordes of barbarians and securing it for Rome. In Ascension, combatants must fight their way through the burning embers of Hades' lair up to the lavish surface world.
The add-on pack will also include two new skins:
Two new Gladiator skins: Commodus and Centurion. Don the opulent golden breastplate of Commodus, the twisted son of Emperor Nero, or the battle-tested armor of a Roman Centurion.
The new update and add-on pack for Ryse: Son of Rome
are available now.