Metro: Last Light DLC set to roll out in June

By James Dohnert , Updated May 22, 2013 04:18 PM EDT
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The first DLC pack for Metro: Last Light will be released in June. Metro's Faction Pack will offer gamers additional single-player gameplay involving a completely new character.

Faction will be followed by the Chronicles Pack. Chronicles will follow an as yet unknown protagonist that will traverse the post-apocalyptic world of the Metro. Andrew Prokhorov, creative director at 4A Games, says the DLCs will expand beyond the story of Metro's protagonist Artyom and better illuminate the games overall setting.  

"Artyom's story may have been concluded in Metro: Last Light, but there are other characters with stories to tell, some familiar locations that fans of the Metro series wanted to revisit, and some new challenges that 4A wanted to explore," says Prokhorov.

"Since completing the game we have been working on these new stories and hope to release them throughout the summer."

Along with the two single player campaign DLCs, Last Light will get a single player challenge DLC and a developer pack later this year. The Tower Pack will give players a unique solo challenge that developer Deep Silver says is made for Metro veterans. Developer Pack buyers will receive tools to change the Metro's setting to offer new opportunities in the underground.

DLC is available to purchase now. Gamers can get the add-ons for free with a season pass available on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and Steam. A season pass costs $14.99 and includes access to all upcoming DLCs. Season pass buyers will also receive an additional weapon known as the Abzats. The semi-automatic shotgun features a secondary fire capability that shoots six rounds at one time.

Metro: Last Light previously got into trouble with the release of a DLC pack at launch. The Ranger Pack gave gamers a hardcore play through difficulty. Ranger Pack players were able to run through the game without a HUD, less bullets, and smarter AI to battle. Players were outraged that the DLC cost an additional $5 if they did not pre-order Last Light. The original Metro game offered the Ranger Pack for free to PC gmaers who wanted to a more challenging play through.

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