Final Rise Of The Tomb Raider DLC Cold Darkness Awakened Pegged For Next Week


Developer Crystal Dynamics has confirmed plans to roll out Cold Darkness Awakened, the final piece of DLC for Rise of the Tomb Raider, across Xbox One and PC.

Included as part of the sequel’s Season Pass, there’s no word yet how much the add-on will cost as a standalone download. What we do know is that it’ll be available to purchase via the Xbox Marketplace, Steam or, alternatively, Microsoft Windows 10 storefront.

It looks set to be Lara’s darkest adventure yet, too. Arriving on the heels of January’s Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch expansion, Cold Darkness Awakened thrusts our battle-worn heroine into a brutal fight with infected enemies. There’s also mention of a wave-based mode, and you can catch a brief glimpse of Miss. Croft in action via the clip above.

Per Crystal Dynamics:

“Decommissioned during the Cold War, a dormant weapons research base has been breached, unleashing a mysterious affliction into the Siberian wilderness that transforms men into blood-thirsty, mindless killers. Lara must overcome increasingly dangerous waves of these infected adversaries while scavenging their equipment and crafting additional gear on the fly, in kill or be killed survival-combat.

“Fight for your life against new enemies and complete new challenges, while discovering a way to stop or perhaps even reverse this impending catastrophe. Includes the Ushanka outfit, which reduces Lara’s damage from melee attacks, the devastating Voidhammer shotgun, and the Cold Darkness Awakened Card Pack which includes over 15 new Expedition Cards.”

Rise of the Tomb Raider will release another twist to Lara’s tale when Cold Darkness Awakens touches down on Xbox One and PC next week, March 29.