Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix will release new content for their action-adventure game Rise of the Tomb Raider on October 11 for Xbox One and Windows 10 owners. It will include a co-op version of the game's Endurance mode.

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Xbox Wire has the details on the new content, which is being released to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Tomb Raider game starring Lara Croft.

First, we're adding "Blood Ties," a completely new story chapter in which you'll explore Croft Manor to reclaim Lara's legacy. Then, you must defend the Manor against a zombie invasion in "Lara's Nightmare." We've also added the new "Extreme Survivor" difficulty setting, a 20 Year Celebration outfit and weapon, the ability to play as classic Lara models in the Expedition modes, and more.

The new Co-op Endurance mode is an extension of the original Endurance feature that was added to the game in December:

Co-op Endurance offers all the challenges of the current mode, and lets you team up with a friend to raid tombs in an unforgiving environment. Lara and Nadia will have to hunt in order to stave off hunger, find wood to light camp fires so they can stay warm, and survive deadly traps in crypts to find the artifacts before Trinity. You can choose to stick together and share resources, or split up to cover ground more quickly. Just don't get too far away or you won't be able to help out your friend in time if they run into trouble, which they most certainly will.

All of the new content will be available for free to any Rise of the Tomb Raider players who have purchased its Season Pass, and the Co-op Endurance mode will be included for free for people who previously purchased the Endurance mode as a standalone DLC pack.

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