To celebrate the 20 years of the iconic Lara Croft, Microsoft today announced that new content update is coming for Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One and PC. They are 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.” They have 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. One of the biggest new additions is all-new Co-op play for Endurance mode which will be a free upgrade to everyone who has purchased Endurance as a standalone DLC or through Season Pass. They released Endurance mode for Rise of the Tomb Raider in December 2015.
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.
This new content coming to Rise of the Tomb Raider on October 11th as part of their 20 Year Celebration.