Developer Phoenix Labs has launched The Coming Storm expansion for their co-op action RPG Dauntless today, which is available to download and play for free. The expansion introduces a ton of new content to the game including new behemoths, a brand-new faction, new items, and new weapons.
The Coming Storm kicks off with the fierce Behemoth, Koshai, wreaking havoc across the Shattered Isles. A new faction, the Ostians, have arrived in Ramsgate complete with a new story and quests to explore, as well as new items and weapons to help combat the new threat. Starting today and rolling out over the coming weeks, Slayers can expect new content on a weekly basis, culminating in a new ranged weapons, the Ostian Repeaters.
“The Coming Storm delivers on our vision for the living, breathing and constantly evolving experience of Dauntless.” said Jesse Houston, CEO and co-founder of Phoenix Labs. “It’s our ultimate goal to give the millions of Slayers playing Dauntless massive and impactful world-changing events, quests and challenges to sink their battle-hardened weapons into on a regular basis, with new and exciting updates always on the horizon.”
For more background on the setup of the expansion, you can check out this story blurb:
The Coming Storm begins when an Ostian Dreadnought is assaulted forcing them to take refuge in Ramsgate. An ominous aetherstorm looms on the horizon and a challenging new Behemoth, Koshai, emerges from the shadows to herald the storm’s arrival. Bearing the title The Sovereign of Thorns, Koshai is a vicious beast that can tear apart the strongest armor with its powerful thorns and vines and is sure to be one of the most fearsome opponents Slayers have faced yet.
Koshai brings a distinct and deadly change to the Shattered Isles, causing the other Behemoths to evolve and change beyond their usual behavior and form. Slayers can expect a new spin on classic encounters, challenging even their most skilled tactics. To help combat Koshai, Slayers now have access to an assortment of craftable grenades that offer ranged attacks with dramatic effects.
Over the coming weeks, additional content will be added to Dauntless, including new exotic gear, culminating in Slayers gaining access to the first fully ranged weapon, the Ostian Repeaters. This new modular weapon will allow Slayers to customize and tailor their loadout, further complimenting their particular playstyle.
You can check out the brand-new expansion trailer below.