The Escapists 2 Santa's Shakedown Free Update Details and Trailer

By Ashley Woodcock,
The strategy title The Escapists 2 has received free new content in the form of a festive-filled update that will see prisoners trying to escape from prison in the snow. New details have been released, as well as a trailer for the new "Santa's Shakedown" update.

The Escapists 2

Like your typical prison, this one still comes with high tech security measures and state of the art equipment to prevent prisoners from escaping. However, there's also a funky warden who's worried more about his pantomime that he's put together in the prison's sports hall. If you can take your eyes off the not-so-pretty Christmas decorations then you may see a chance to escape.

Here's a short list of what's included in the new update:

  • A new festive themed prison to escape
  • 2 new ways to break out
  • New craftables such as the mince pie and Xmace
  • Festively themed jobs including toy making, tree decorating and sorting letters to Santa
  • A new leaderboard to make your mark on
Take a look at what you'll be getting yourself into, or potentially out of, in the following video:


The Santa's Shakedown update in The Escapists 2 is available to try out right now.

We've got the full list of The Escapists 2 achievements - check the list for guides to unlocking them.

Check out our Best Xbox One Simulation Games Available in 2019 article for a compilation of other great games in this genre.
Ashley Woodcock
Written by Ashley Woodcock
Assistant News Manager for TrueAchievements and member of the Newshounds team since 2010. Lover of completions, tough achievements, shooters, action, adventure and racing titles, hip-hop, Wu-Tang, and the NBA. I can be found working on the never-ending backlog which you can see my progress on via my TA blog.