Obsidian Entertainment and Versus Evil have announced that Beast of Winter, the first major expansion for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, will arrive on August 2nd, 2018.
“Upon receiving a missive from an isle of worshipers to the god of entropy and disaster, Beast of Winter takes the Watcher and his crew to the southernmost reaches of the Deadfire Archipelago,” the DLC’s description reads. “The Watcher is thought to be the harbinger of the end of all things and worshipers of the god of cold and decay, Rymrgand, have called upon the Watcher to fulfill their destiny.”
Update 2.0 will arrive alongside the DLC as a free download for all players. The update includes a host of bug fixes and balance improvements, and introduces new challenge modes to the game that “will test player’s mettle in unique and interesting ways to play through the game.”
Finally, the “Deck of Many Things Pack” will also arrive on August 2nd. This is “the largest free DLC to be released yet” and sees the mysterious merchant ship, The Deck of Many Things, arriving in the Deadfire with numerous magical items to sell to players.
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is available now on PC.