Deep Silver and Volition are happy to announce that the first DLC expansion for Saints Row is out now, releasing alongside a massive free content update for the base game.
In Saints Row, you take on the role of the future Boss and with the help of Neenah, Kevin, and Eli, you form The Saints. Together, you’ll face off against Los Panteros, The Idols, and Marshall as you fight to establish your empire and claim control over the city of Santo Ileso. This Saints Row reboot is disconnected from the four original games of the same name.
What is The Heist & The Hazardous DLC for Saints Row?
As the first of three planned DLC expansions for Saints Row, The Heist and The Hazardous has finally arrived for players to enjoy. This time, players will take on the role of The Boss in a quest for revenge against the egotistical movie star, Chris Hardy, who dared to cross the Saints. The expansion will include brand new story missions for 1-2 players, as well as new cosmetics, rewards, and tools of destruction to use throughout the main campaign.
The Heist and The Hazardous is set in the lavish district of Sunshine Springs, which serves as a safe haven for the movie elite. It features the iconic waterfall and various tourist attractions, such as the Moonrise Cinema and the Van der Zees Springs Museum. The expansion offers players the chance to try their hand at the AR-powered Kaijuice Challenge, a thrilling wingsuit event that will take them gliding over the bright lights, landmarks, waterfall, and surrounding mansions. You can watch the trailer here.
The expansion includes a range of exciting new features such as:
- The MDI-815A helicopter
- Pain & Gain weapon
- The Sunshine Springs Mini-HQ
- New outfits and cosmetics, including heist outfits
- Four new wingsuit designs
- 12 new emotes
- Three new vehicle decals
Players can download the expansion now from the Epic Games, Xbox, or PlayStation store. The Heist & The Hazardous DLC is included in the Saints Row Expansion Pass.
What is in the Free Content Update for Saint Row?
The world of Saints Row has expanded with the addition of Sunshine Springs, a sprawling resort area in the Rojas Desert that caters to the city’s elite, including movie stars. New activities such as photo hunting, @tcha, and Riding Shotgun have been added, and stores are available for all players. The Expansion Pass content, The Heist and Hazardous, will be set in Sunshine Springs.
The update features an incredible amount of general changes to Saints Row. Combat changes have been made in response to player feedback, including improvements to aiming, crouching, and takedowns, as well as changes to enemy health and dodging. The game’s combat also feels more balanced, with re-timed enemy reinforcement calls.
Selfie Mode and 12 new emotes have been added, along with a new camera angle that can be toggled. Vehicle health bars can now be toggled on and off independently of the rest of the UI, and vehicles can be nicknamed in the garage. The UI and menus have been cleaned up, and players have more options to customise the Saints Row experience. Several voice lines have been altered, and many bugs and issues have been addressed, including challenges, co-op, achievements, and customisation.
Bosses across Santo Ileso will also be able to access a new part of the city for free starting today. Adventure through the all-new district of Sunshine Springs – inspired by Palm Springs – and check out the suite of new features, improvements, and bug fixes implemented with this update. If you want to check out the full list in detail, you can view it here.
When Will The Next DLC Release for Saints Row?
The second piece of Expansion Pass DLC is Doc Ketchum’s Murder Circus, and it will release in July. The third and final Expansion Pass DLC will arrive in August.
Saints Row is out now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC via the Epic Games Store.