It may well be bordering on 12 months since Kingdom Come: Deliverance arrived on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, but it seems like the adventure will just not let up, with an all new downloadable content pack arriving to drag us into the world of Henry once more. Are you ready for the Band of Bastards?
Available to purchase and download right now on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, Kingdom Come: Deliverance – Band of Bastards is the latest addition to the huge Deliverance tale that has gone before it.
This time round the main focus of events is found in the combat gameplay, with skirmishes and duels making up the majority of what this third DLC pack is able to bring. The Band of Bastards tells how Henry is going out of his way to help Lord Kogyla. However a feud between Radzig and another noble family has revived, threatening Radzig’s position. It is he who hires Sir Kuno Baron von Rychwald and his band of merry men, requesting them to protect his realm. This is where Henry comes in – as a guide trying to assist them in not getting too disorderly.
The whole Band of Bastards content will play out across some 5 hours of gameplay, with new quest related skirmishes, a new stealth side-quest and a full-on combat centric main quest picking up on the usual choices you make. With a new locale, more icons and animations, new items and a rather unique set of armour to enjoy, those who have previously been wowed by what Kingdom Come: Deliverance has been able to deliver, will no doubt more than feel at home.
Key DLC features include:
- New combat oriented questline with player’s choice-sensitive twists/endings.
- One new stealth/speech side quest/a ivity with Kuno’s gang – “The Ring of Bacchus”
- New quest-related skirmishes
- Around 5 hours of new gameplay
- New icons and animations
- One new location – “Kuno’s Camp”
- Over five minutes of fully rendered new cutscenes.
- New items and a unique set of armour.
You’ll obviously need to have the base game of Kingdom Come: Deliverance in hand prior to even considering a £6.79 purchase of the Band of Bastards from your favoured digital store – ours being that of the Xbox Store – but should you have that in place, you’re pretty much good to go. You’ll also have to have finished the “Baptism of Fire” quest that comes in around about one third of the way through the KC:D main quest line.
If you haven’t yet played the game, then our full review should see you set straight.
The roads around Rattay are far from safe, so Sir Radzig Kobyla has enlisted the help of an old acquaintance, the impoverished but wily Baron Kuno of Rychwald, and his infamous mercenary band. Radzig sends Henry to guide the band around the territory… and to keep their unbridled appetite for trouble in check. They set out to patrol the province and soon discover that Radzig’s sworn enemies from long ago have come to settle old accounts. The rival bands engage in a tit-for-tat war that finally culminates in an inevitable showdown.