First, the paid content. The initial leg of a three-part mini-campaign titled Deathstorm arrives on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Deathstorm picks up directly following the events of the main campaign.
Deathstorm Part 1: Inception will be playable both solo and cooperatively is set in frigid Northern Italy after a Nazi naval base has been subject to a bombing mission. As is the case in a lot of the Sniper Elite games, you play as Karl Fairburne, tasked to take out a German destroyer and the surrounding Kriegsmarine soldiers.
The focus of the three-part series lies on the Manhattan Project — the United States helmed initiative in World War II centered on developing nuclear weapons — and a package labeled Deathstorm that somehow ties into the real-world invention of weapons of mass destruction.
Deathstorm Part 2 is due out in late-April, and the conclusion comes in May or June. As of publication, it’s unclear if the mini-campaign will be available as a standalone purchase or if it can only be obtained by owners of the $35 season pass.
Season pass owners will also receive the first expansion pack: Night Fighter. “It includes three new weapons, night-time camo rifle skins for eight weapons and new male and female characters skins,” the post read.
A few days before launch, Rebellion Developments outlined the game’s season pass, but claimed that all multiplayer maps and modes released post-launch would be free to all players. Base owners of the game will gain access to one of each March 21.
The new multiplayer mode, Elimination, takes a unique spin on the traditional elimination format in multiplayer shooters. In the 6 vs. 6 mode, if you die you become a spectator, but if a teammate kills a member of the other team, they can tag a fallen teammate back into the match. The first team to fully knock out the opposing squad wins.
The night theme extends to the aptly-named free multiplayer map, Night Woods, shown above. Night Woods will give season pass owners a good environment to try out the new camo skins, but will be playable for all users.