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Game News Pillars of Eternity II Fig Update #53: Beast of Winter Released

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Zed, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. Zed Codex Staff Patron

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    Tags: Obsidian Entertainment; Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire; Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Beast of Winter

    Today is August 2nd, and that marks the release of the first major DLC for Pillars of Eternity II – Pillars of Eternity II: Beast of Winter.
    The DLC should be available in 6 hours from when I have posted this news.
    Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/821940/Pillars_of_Eternity_II_Deadfire__Beast_of_Winter/
    GOG.com: https://www.gog.com/game/pillars_of_eternity_ii_deadfire_the_beast_of_winter



    Far in the southernmost reaches of the Deadfire Archipelago, frost and death have encroached upon the land of the living. You, Watcher, have received a missive from the isle's residents: worshipers of Rymrgand, the god of entropy and disaster. They call you Duskspeaker, a harbinger of the end, and pray you fulfill your destiny.

    In this new DLC for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire:
    • Embark upon an adventure that will take you to Hel itself.
    • Join forces with Vatnir, an Endings Godlike and Priest of Rymrgand, to bring battle to the monstrosities that roam the Beyond.
    • Confront an ancient dragon, whom even the gods fear, before she brings Eora to an icy end.
    There's also a new backer update video about Beast of Winter.

     
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    It's nice because I pre-ordered the game but now I realize that I will have to buy it again before I play it.
     
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    Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire

    so excited!
     
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    Keeps twitching and making pointless hand gestures accompanied with the usual Californian uptalk
     
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    So, how do I know the DLC installed properly? How do I access the DLC in-game?
     
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    I hope that she wouldn't be too upset with me for mistaking her for Chinese Vietnamese. All these Asians look so similar. :M

    Additional defense: not present in Deadfire OC's credits.
     
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    Where are the blacks and mexicans in this team?

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    Aight, so:

    Installation, It's either me having a bad day or Steam is getting worse and worse with every year when it comes to additional content:
    I had to move the steam installation of PoE II to another drive and then "verify integrity of game files" for The Deck Of Many Things to install properly along with The Beast of Winter.

    Beast of Winter DLC
    The Beast of Winter took me 4 hours of relaxing gameplay to finish... this is comparable to maybe sth like Siege of Ostragar or Warden's Keep from Dragon Age: Origins in length.
    Pros:
    I have to admit that this sunbeam time-travel mechanic was quite sweet to play around with :)
    Cons:
    I expected a little better writing, for example I was thorough with one area and collected a trinket required to proceed with the main quest but the dialogue first stated:
    NPC) To enter and progress further in this quest thou shalt seek the amazing relic of XYZ and come back when You have it since it is lost somewhere around here.
    Me) But I have this thingie with me, mkay ?
    NPC) Woops... ok You can go teehee.
    That made me die a little bit inside >.<

    Honestly if the other 2 dlc's in the season pass prove to be of the same length and quality, then PoE II will be a way shorter game, which makes me kinda sad because the world that was crafted this time has lots of potential.
     
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