Obsidian is preparing the second DLC expansion for The Outer Worlds, Murder on Eridanos, and it’s closer than you might expect. As part of Take-Two’s earnings report, the company noted that it expects the DLC to launch in this fiscal year, which ends March 31.
The company didn’t give further details on when to expect the DLC, or any more gameplay details. But with less than two months remaining before release, we should expect to hear more about it sometime soon. The same financial statement also notes that we’ll see the Switch version of the DLC coming sometime this calendar year.
Murder on Eridanos is the second half of the two-part expansion pass that also includes the already-released Peril on Gorgon. Given the name, it sounds as if you’ll be a gumshoe investigating a murder, which would be fitting for Outer Worlds’ classic pulp style.
Peril on Gorgon raised the level cap to 33 and added new perks, flaws, science weapons, and armor sets. It also added a new environment, the Gorgon asteroid. You needed to have finished Radio Free Monarch to even begin the new quest, but Obsidian recommended you start with your character around level 25. Murder on Eridanos may raise the level cap even further.
Peril on Gorgon cost $15 as a standalone purchase or $25 with the expansion pass, so we can probably expect the same price for Murder on Eridanos. The Outer Worlds is included with an Xbox Game Pass subscription, but the DLC is sold separately. Game Pass subscribers get a small discount on DLC, bringing standalone DLC down to $13.50 and the expansion pass to $22.50.
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