We have already shown you our Top 5 games to be released in 2018, but what if none of those tickled your fancy and instead you are more interested in prolonging the games that you have already? Well here is an alternative Top 5 for you, just this time the games have already released but have some big plans for DLC in 2018!
As sure as eggs is eggs, Call of Duty: WWII will have map packs releasing in 2018.
The first pack has already been announced, called The Resistance, and is due to arrive on Xbox in February. It includes three new maps, a new War Mode mission and the next chapter in this CoD’s Zombies mode.
The new maps are called Anthropoid, Occupation – itself a remake of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’s Resistance map – and Valkyrie.
The new War Mode mission takes place in France and has you rescuing Resistance fighters before ultimately stopping a train. And the next Zombies chapter is on a separate island just off the northern coast of Germany called the Darkest Shore.
As with standard CoD games, extra map packs are expected later on in the year with similar offerings, but no information has currently been released on this. They are all available as part of the Season Pass, priced at £39.99.
“But wait a minute, didn’t this come out in 2016?” I hear you cry. And yes, that is correct, but the team at Square Enix have spent over 10 years on multiple incarnations of this game so obviously have a few more stories to tell just yet.
Not much is known about what this DLC involves except that there will be further episodes similar to what have been released already, focusing on specific characters. Only protagonist Ardyn has been named so far, but the community are eager to see more of Aranea as well, and Hajime Tabata has been quite accommodating of community feedback – so fingers crossed!
Also expected are further updates to the Multiplayer Comrades DLC which launched back in November to lukewarm reception; the foundations of it were good, but it needed tweaking and ironing out. Hopefully we see more added to this as well.
Like those behind Wolfenstein II, the South Park team made their DLC plans known from the very beginning, for better or for worse. Included in their Season Pass are three extra pieces of content, one of which released just before 2017 ended.
Danger Deck – the first add-on – was a much more combat-based affair giving players a tougher challenge than the main game offered as they tried to navigate Doctor Timothy’s Danger Deck.
The next offering is From Dusk till Casa Bonita and if my knowledge of South Park/Robert Rodriguez films serves me right this will feature the superheroes having some sort of goth trouble at Casa Bonita. The image above also helps confirm this.
The Casa Bonita episode is one of the highest rated episodes of South Park so it is good to see it returning in some form.
The final DLC is called Bring the Crunch and is the return of Mint-Berry Crunch, an omission from the main game after returning to his home planet in the TV show.
Currently there are no confirmed dates for these DLC packs, but if they are like the Danger Deck DLC then not much time is given between the announcement and the release. Keep your eyes peeled for South Park DLC news.
The Fractured But Whole Season Pass is available now priced at £24.99.
2. Destiny 2
It could be argued that not even the team at Bungie fully know what is happening with future plans for Destiny 2, so most of the next section will be speculation. Shots fired.
Destiny 2 has a Season Pass available already priced at £29.99 and contains two expansion packs. The first of which, Curse of Osiris, released back in early December with Expansion II – based on previous expansions – expected around May time.
Expansion II is going to feature more information on the Warmind Rasputin which was found on Earth in the first Destiny.
The expansion will likely include a similar amount of content to the previous one – a few more story missions, new Exotics and an increase to Light level. The previous Expansion contained new Raid elements so it is unlikely this one will also, but if they are keeping the Raid in the Leviathan then maybe Bungie will expand it more.
This has already been confirmed, but fans are expecting more. In previous years there have been seasonal events such as Valentine’s-themed Crimson Days but also bigger expansions on a yearly basis such as The Taken King or Rise of Iron.
The Destiny community is in a difficult position at the moment, rightly or wrongly. Some are upset that they feel Destiny 2 is a step backwards from how Destiny 1 was in its final form, but then there are others complaining about the lack of content despite playing the game every night for four months solid.
One of our top games of 2017 laid out its DLC plans from the very beginning with The Freedom Chronicles Season Pass. These additional episodes for Wolfenstein II focus on other resistance fighters across America to bring down the Nazi regime. Episode Zero – an introduction to the three characters – and The Adventures of Gunslinger Joe have already been released, but with the remaining two planned for early 2018, fans of the game have a lot more to look forward to.
The Diaries of Agent Silent Death launches next on 30th January and has you playing as assassin Jessica Valliant in California to discover the secrets of Operation San Andreas. Not the Grand Theft Auto game, more I suspect the Nazi’s have been trying to tinker with the San Andreas fault line.
The final episode is expected in March 2018 and goes by the name of The Amazing Deeds of Captain Wilkins who travels to Alaska to shut-down Operation Black Sun.
The Season Pass is available now for £17.99 and guarantees you the already released episodes and upcoming ones as well.
And that’s the list! 2017 will be regarded as one of the best years for game releases so who wouldn’t want to keep them going a little bit longer with more content. I feel that I must bring the juggernaut that is Overwatch in here too, just because it continues to go from strength to strength. And while nothing new has been confirmed yet for 2018, fans of the game are fully expecting the same seasonal events to occur – with a few updates such as another new arena for Lucioball – and new heroes to master. The best thing about all these updates is that they all come at no extra cost to the players!
Are there any others we have missed that you are looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below!