The Outer Worlds first DLC revealed: “Peril on Gorgon” releases in September

By Heidi Nicholas,
The first piece of DLC for The Outer Worlds has now been revealed. Today's Xbox 20/20 event gave us the first look at what's to come for Obsidian's fantastic sci-fi RPG: "Peril on Gorgon". This is the first of two planned story packs, planned for release on September 9th.

The official description reads: "A severed arm and a mysterious message lead the crew of the Unreliable to the Gorgon Asteroid, formerly the site of one of Halcyon’s most ambitious and disastrous scientific undertakings - now a lawless den of monsters and marauders. Wealthy recluse Minnie Ambrose tasks the crew with finding answers about Dr. Olivia Ambrose, her mother and the doomed project’s disgraced director, but they are soon ensnared in an intrigue that will change the colony forever."

As per the game's site, key features of this expansion include "an abandoned Spacer’s Choice facility and... a cast of new characters," new locations including the Gorgon Asteroid, new "enemies that have been warped by science," three new science weapons — including the P.E.T. (Pest Extermination Tool), a melee weapon — "expanded" customisation and lore, an increased level cap, more perks and flaws, new armor sets, and new gear variants. "Plus, dig into the story of the Gorgon Asteroid with new Portable Phonograph audio logs that reveal the salacious secrets of a scientific experiment gone wrong."

The Outer Worlds was hugely popular and well-received — we gave it a 4.5/5 in our The Outer Worlds review — and fans have been eagerly waiting for news of a DLC since launch. Just last week the Outer Worlds devs teased an upcoming DLC reveal — and the Xbox 20/20 event confirmed that Peril on Gorgon will release on September 9th.

Peril on Gorgon is the first of two planned expansions. It will be available to purchase as an individual DLC for £11.99 (with a 10% discount for Xbox Game Pass members), or as part of an Expansion Pass for £19.99, which will also include the second DLC. As per a press release, you'll need to have made it past Monarch to access the DLC content.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've been a staff writer for TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies since 2019. I love open-worlders, RPGs, and fantasy games, am obsessed with tea, and forever loyal to The Witcher 3 and Red Dead 2.