The first of two planned DLC expansions for Metro Exodus called The Two Colonels has been released today.

The Two Colonels is set in the tunnels beneath the dead city of Novosibirsk, where Colonel Khlebnikov has traveled to visit his son, Kirill. But the survivors are in trouble: Radiation is growing worse, and mutant attacks are on the rise. Gameplay is like Metro 2033 with lots of mutant threats.

The flamethrower is a new weapon that has to be carefully use when indoors for obvious reasons.

The DLC is listed on Steam but the core game is still not being offered there. The DLC is up for $7.99 and there is a $25 expansion pass which includes the DLC released today.

Having played Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light the gameplay is similar mostly due to the recurring apocalyptic aspect to the Two Colonels as compare to the more open gameplay of the start of Exodus.

The second expansion, Sam’s Story, will follow the adventures of a US Marine who was serving at the Moscow embassy when the bombs fell, as he finally begins his long journey home. It’s expected to be out in early 2020 which is just about when the game is expected to be generally available on Steam.

Metro Exodus is also supporting nVidia RTX when played on suitable video cards.

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