The first of three major paid DLC packs for PIllars of Eternity II: Deadfire goes live today with “Beast of Winter”. Available for 9.99, but free for those who purchased the DLC Season Pass, the Beast of Winter takes the Watcher and his crew to the southernmost reaches of the Deadfire Archipelago. The Watcher is thought to be the harbinger of all the end of all things and worshippers of the god of cold and decay, Rymgand has called upon the Watcher to fulfill their destiny. Alongside the Beast of Winter DLC, Obsidian is releasing the next major update to Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire with their 2.0 patch that will be free to everyone alongside their next free DLC, the “Deck of Many Things” Pack.
Joined with a host of bug fixes and balance improvements, update 2.0 brings new challenge modes to Deadfire. These challenges will test player’s mettle in unique and interesting ways to play through the game. The “Deck of Many Things” pack is the largest free DLC to be released yet and has the mysterious merchant ship, The Deck of Many Things, arriving in the Deadfire looking to sell magical items its crew found on its journeys to the East.