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Dead Island 2 Receives New DLC Announcement and Paid Skins

Publisher Deep Silver and developer Dambuster Studios are happy to announce that their thrilling zombie game, Dead Island 2, will receive its first wave of DLC later this year.

In addition, Dead Island 2 has also introduced microtransactions in the game by allowing players to purchase paid skins and weapons for their characters.

Dead Island 2 Expansion Roadmap
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What New Expansions Will Be Included in the DLC?

Within the DLC, players can look forward to two expansions, each introducing a host of brand new missions, weapons, skills, and captivating areas to explore.

Haus Expansion

The first expansion, titled Haus, delves into the intriguing preparations of a billionaire for the impending zompocalypse. The Haus expansion is scheduled for release in Q4 2023.

Sola Festival Expansion

Following this, the second expansion, SOLA Festival, will transport players to the heart of LA’s vibrant party scene. Here, they can experience the excitement of saving the planet in true LA fashion, one rave at a time.

The SOLA Festival expansion is expected to launch in Q2 2024. Both expansions will be included in Dead Island 2’s Expansion Pass, and individual purchase options will also be available for those without the pass.

New Skins for Dead Island 2 Cosplay Update
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What is New in the Dead Island 2 Free Update?

The latest Dead Island 2 update introduces a feature called Cosplay, allowing players to customise their characters with skins.

Players can access this feature after completing the “Call The Cavalry” quest and can select cosplay options from the main menu or any storage locker in the game.

However, with the release of the new Cosplay feature, Dead Island 2 introduces paid skins. Premium Character Packs offer unique skins for specific slayers along with weapons that can be utilised by any slayer.

New Premium Paid Skins for Dead Island 2 Cosplay Update
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Premium and Free Character Skins

With a total of six character packs available for purchase from digital stores, players can choose from a range of options, including:

  • Silver Star Jacob
  • Cyber Slayer Amy
  • Gaelic Queen Dani (included for Expansion Pass owners)
  • Jungle Fantasy Ryan
  • Steel Horse Carla
  • Venice Vogue Bruno

Additionally, the “Til Dawn” Collection provides new skin for each of the six slayers for free. After reaching the unlock point for Cosplay, these skins will automatically appear in the cosplay section.

For a limited time, players can also earn skins through Amazon’s Prime Gaming Rewards system, you can learn more about it here.


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