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New alliances have been forged but hope has also been shattered; the world of Surviving the Aftermath is a tough one, with plenty of decisions to make. From that though come green shoots, especially now with the release of the third expansion for Surviving the Aftermath with the Rebirth addition. 

Surviving the Aftermath: Rebirth is available right now for players on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC to purchase, download and add into their base game, bringing forth all new powers of modification and revitalisation. 

Priced at £12.49 from the Xbox Store – a price that should be fairly similar across formats – Surviving the Aftermath: Rebirth is the third expansion for Paradox Interactive and Iceflake Studios’ survival colony builder. With the new additions, you’ll get the chance to utilise your survival expertise in new ways, working various abilities and tech items to protect your world. 

There’s a new infectious threat found in Surviving the Aftermath: Rebirth – that of Blight. This is a fungal infestation brought about by radioactive contamination, threatening the colonists’ world. You’ll need to use advanced facilities and modify your surroundings with terraforming to collect samples and find a cure.

If you’re familiar with Surviving the Aftermath – or even Surviving Mars before it – you should know what to expect here, with the newly released Rebirth expansion offering up…

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  • Blight: from threat to resource – After decades of exposure to radioactive pollution, a new infestation called Blight has emerged. Mutated fungi have started to infect the animals, causing them to become aggressive and dangerous. This infection has spread through the wasteland and is threatening to take over. You will need to find a cure for the Blight to defend against it. Gather Blight samples, study them in a new research building and make discoveries to unlock new buildings, resources, and upgrades.
  • From a wasteland to green pastures – Let’s turn this barren land into fertile soil! With the Terraformer, you will be able to welcome new life: the more you terraform, the more your map will turn green and lush with vegetation and animals. Be aware of the blighted areas that you will terraform, here, blight monsters will spawn and attack your survivors.
  • New buildings and upgrades – “Rebirth” adds three new buildings, three building upgrades, plus an all-new multi-stage Blight lab with its Research tree. A Purification post will allow you to remove small pollution deposits and it can be upgraded to an Extermination post to clear blighted nests, hives, and lairs. The Basic Terraformer turns the land into terraformed soil, and it can be upgraded to Advanced Terraformer. The Environmental Station becomes the Hazmat station: with it, survivors can clear the blight cores and stop the creatures’ attacks. While not a new building, the Guard Posts have received significant improvements and will now be more critical than ever when defending your colony.

The base game of Surviving the Aftermath is available on the Xbox Store, playable for Xbox Onee and Xbox Series X|S, whilst the Rebirth expansion sits neatly alongside that. For us, it’s probably the Surviving the Aftermath: Ultimate Colony Edition that is the most appealing, if only as it brings together the base game, this Rebirth expansion, the previous New Alliances and Shattered Hope DLC packs, plus more. 

Let us know if you will go in search of those green shoots with this Rebirth addition. The comments are below. 

DLC Description:

For the longest time, you strived to survive the aftermath on planet Earth. Now, thanks to your knowledge, skills, and leadership, you can finally look forward to a new chapter for humankind. “Rebirth” is your mantra, your goal, the dream that will make you overcome old and new challenges, for your survivors and all humanity.

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