We’d do anything for a spot-on WipeOut clone to arrive on the market, but when Redout 2 released in mid-2022, it managed to take a pretty good swing at the genre. It’s a game that the 34Big Things and Saber Interactive teams are right behind too, at least if you take the introduction of another paid DLC and a free update as proof.
Today sees Redout 2 – or Redout II, depending on how you see things – get smacked by a new paid downloadable content pack in the Winter Pack, whilst also being updated for free with a little update. Whichever route you choose – paid or free – there’s probably enough here to warrant giving Redout 2 another shot.
Having released on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC in June 2022, gathering up a 3.5/5 review score from us in the process, Redout 2 players now get access to the Winter Pack DLC. This sits as free to those who have purchased the Season Pass, or for a £8.39 individual drop.
However you get it, the Winter Pack for Redout 2 whisks players off to Mercury, as they get to race across the glacial plains and lava-stricken canyons that make up the planet. High speed action is the order of the day, with the new Terror Rupes environment allowing access to four original tracks – that’s in the form of three base courses and a boss track – of which reverse layouts are possible.
There’s much more though as the Winter Pack also adds in twenty-eight career events, some twenty-nine bonus items (liveries, colours and the like) as well as new music from Dance With the Dead.
What’s more, if you frequent the multiplayer lobbies, you’ll discover that only the host needs to own the Winter Pack DLC in order for the new tracks to be available to all.
That’s the paid stuff covered, but there’s also a free update which is available for all Redout 2 players. This introduces a Training Mode, allowing players to race an unlimited number of laps on any course at any time. That patch will be hitting Nintendo Switch in the future.
The newest acquisition of the Redout League, Mercury’s dramatic temperature shifts required top-notch engineering and widespread use of new, cutting-edge materials. Though the planet is clearly uninhabitable for the human species, prospector and surveying teams uncovered mysterious ruins and artifacts on Mercury’s southern pole, with no organic traces left in them to identify who built them and why; a perfect characteristic for a brand-new racing venue! In multiplayer lobbies, only the host needs to own the Winter Pack DLC to make the new tracks available for everyone!