Metro: Last Light’s Summer of DLC Begins Next Week

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The Metro: Last Light downloadable content schedule may be off by a month (it was supposed to begin in June), but don’t worry, the DLC’s still a-comin’. In fact, you’ll be able to return to the Metro as soon as next week. If you dare.

Last Light‘s first DLC, the Faction Pack, is slated for Steam, PSN and Xbox Live release on July 16th in North America (July 17th globally), featuring three new single player missions for $4.99 / 400 MSP.

The ‘Faction Pack’ includes three original single player missions, each casting the player as a different specialist from the warring Factions. Returning to some classic locations from Metro 2033, these missions feature new weapons, the return of a truly terrifying mutant foe, and offer three distinct gameplay challenges…

• As a Special Detachment Sniper of the Redline, players must infiltrate a heavily guarded Reich Outpost at night, under the cover of a deadly radioactive storm…

• …before defending the Frontline as a Reich ‘Heavy’, armed with some of the most devastating weaponry found in the Metro.

• Lastly, players take the role of a Polis Ranger in training, tasked with exploring the vast Library complex for artifacts and relics. Salvage can be exchanged for ammunition, filters and hazard suits allowing ever deeper exploration into the Library. Rangers are advised to ignite torches and leave a trail of lights, so they can find their way back to the base before their precious oxygen runs out…

Or if you buy the $14.99 / 1200 MSP Season Pass, you’ll be all set for the Faction Pack as well as three future add-ons at a discounted rate over what it will ultimately cost to buy all four individually. Season Pass buyers will also receive an exclusive shotgun capable of firing six shells in one shot.

The three other upcoming DLC packs include:

•The ‘Tower Pack’ presents a unique experience for seasoned Metro gunslingers – a challenge based game mode, with online Leaderboard support, as players fight their way up the combat simulator known as The Tower

•The ‘Developer Pack’ boasts a fully stocked Shooting Gallery, the AI Arena and Metro Museum… And a bonus solo mission – The Spiders’ Nest – offers some new tools for dealing with an infestation of the skittering Spider mutants

•Lastly the ‘Chronicles Pack’ will feature original single player missions that cast the player as three of the game’s standout characters – Pavel, Khan and Anna – and explore their side-stories away from Artyom’s adventure.

Here are new screenshots and logo art for the Faction Pack.

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