Metro Exodus: Sam's Story DLC details revealed, releases February 11 (update)

Metro Exodus: Sam's Story
Metro Exodus: Sam's Story (Image credit: 4A Games)

What you need to know

  • 4A Games has announced details and a release date for the Metro Exodus: Sam's Story DLC.
  • The DLC is slated to release on February 11.
  • The expansion will follow the character Sam as he tries to get back to America.
  • The story will primarily take place in the city of Vladivostok.

Updated February 10, 2020: The next expansion for Metro Exodus is available a day early on Xbox One.

Devleoper 4A Games announced on Twitter and on the Metro Exodus website that the next Metro Exodus DLC, Metro Exodus: Sam's Story, is going to be released on February 11 on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Stadia platforms. No details on price are currently known, though around $20 is a good guess given the $25 price of the Metro Exodus Expansion Pass and the $8 price of the first expansion, Metro Exodus: The Two Colonels.

In addition to the release date, 4A Games also provided some details about what the expansion will be about. As the title suggests, the DLC will have the player take control of Sam, an American character from previous Metro games as well as the main story of Metro Exodus. Sam was trapped in Russia when the (in-universe) nuclear war started, and though he has stuck with his Moscow-born comrades to survive for many years, he now wants to return home to his family now that the world seems to be recovering from nuclear devastation.

According to 4A Games, the majority of the expansion will take place in the port city of Vladivostok — strongly suggesting that Sam is going to try and find a naval vessel of some sort to sail his way home. It's unknown how heavily this location was bombed during the nuclear war, but since the city is the headquarters of the Russian Pacific Fleet, it's likely that it was devastated as much as Moscow was. The page on the Metro Exodus website describes Vladivostok's "tsunami ravaged harbours, ruined industrial buildings, and crumbling residential districts," so the journey won't be an easy one. In a press release given by 4A Games, the expansion is also going to offer "new characters, weapons and mutant variants, in a huge, non-linear environment that offers hours of gameplay." I'm beyond stoked to see how this DLC turns out, as the first one was fantastic.

To play Metro Exodus: Sam's Story, you'll need the base copy of Metro Exodus, which is available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Stadia (you can find it for a great price on Amazon if you play on Xbox One). Then, you can get the Metro Exodus Expansion Pass, which will give you access to both Metro Exodus: The Two Colonels and Metro Exodus: Sam's Story.

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