The world of The Survivalists is already a hugely detailed one, as Team17 task players to craft, invent, scavenge and survive. But there’s always room for more delights and with the new Expeditions update, those delights are plentiful.
Launching today for The Survivalists on Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch, having previously dropped onto PC and due to hit Apple Arcade soon, the Expeditions update brings forth a whole new journey, one that is full of new quests, trinkets, and tameable animals.
Team17’s desert island sandbox adventure now beckons the introduction of over 40 new trinkets to the game, as players now have the ability to equip up to four at a time, bolstering their character with a myriad of effects ranging from burn damage and death bombs, to shields and damage reduction.
Four new Taskmasters can also be found lurking around the islands, with these offering themed tasks that upon completion will grant ever increasing rewards to aid players on their journey. The Expeditions Update also drops in a plethora of new content, including five new companion pets, the ability to catalogue animals as well as newly introduced shells and insects in the journal, elite hunts of powerful animals, a new endgame island with more powerful orclings and a miniboss, and much more alongside several bug fixes and quality of life improvements.
If you haven’t yet played The Survivalists, then you don’t know what you’re missing. Our full review of the game on Xbox is available for perusal right now. Give it a read. In a nutshell though, the key features of this affair are…
- Play together and survive: Up to four players can join forces to explore the world of The Survivalists, helping each other out to stay alive
- Get crafty and be inventive: Various items great and small can be crafted, from weapons to tools and buildings to keep your crew sheltered
- Automate with monkeys: Enlist the help of monkeys for a number of tasks, including protecting your group and gathering resources
- Curiosity is rewarded: Players are encouraged to explore their surroundings, where they’ll encounter dangerous wildlife, mythical enemies, and tantalising secrets
Let us know in the comments if the Expeditions update for The Survivalists is one you’ll be taking in. And should you not yet have picked the game up, it’s present and correct on the Xbox Store.