Dead Island 2 Announces SoLA Expansion, Releasing April 17

    Available a few days before the game's release on Steam.

    Deep Silver and Dambuster Studios have announced a new expansion for Dead Island 2, titled SoLA. The expansion will release on April 17.

    Dead Island 2 released on April 21, 2023 after years of anticipation. Deep Silver originally released the first Dead Island in 2011. They ported the game to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One five years later. Further, in November, the developers released the game’s first story expansion, simply titled Haus. The game will also be coming to Steam on April 22.

    Dead Island 2 SoLA Expansion Revealed, Releasing in April

    Dead Island 2 SoLA Screenshot

    The next expansion for Dead Island 2, SoLA, will release on all platforms on April 17. It is currently unknown if the expansion will be available on Steam when the port releases on April 22. Additionally, the price for the expansion is also unknown.

    Here’s an overview of the new expansion, courtesy of Deep Silver:

    • New Story
      • A deadly virus sweeps through The Valley, turning its inhabitants into ravenous zombies as a chthonic rhythm calls from beyond: the beat of the Autophage. Lured to the festival by an enigmatic warning message, players must explore SoLA’s ruins and put a stop to this otherworldly menace.
    • New Location
      • A visceral, gore-drenched music festival in the heart of LA (or HELL-A, as we like to call it) echoing to the sound of The Beat which threatens to turn the living into zombies, and with the potential to be heard across the world. 
    • New Enemies
      • The Whipper, a new apex variant enemy, driven mad with self-loathing by the Autophage. Their compulsion to self-mutilate has turned them into a horrific nightmare of disembowelled intestines, allowing them to lash out at range.
      • Clotter, another new unsettling apex zombie, that can decompose into a revolting pile of gore, making it immune from damage in that form, and then reform elsewhere to continue the fight. Capable of firing a powerful jet of putrid blood from their heart. 
    • New Legendary Weapons
      • The Ripper: a deadly fusion of a baseball bat and circular saw into a percussive machine of dismemberment.
      • The Sawblade Launcher: a heavy weapon firing rotary sawblades. It is the perfect weapon for ranged decapitation and dismemberment. 

    Lastly, Dead Island 2 is available now for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Epic Games Store. 

    Saras Rajpal
    Saras Rajpal
    Saras is a passionate creative writer, with a love for immersive sims, superhero games, and Persona. He is currently writing a thesis about Persona 5 and is pursuing a career as a full-time writer.

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