Atomic Heart will get its first DLC release on August 2. Titled “Annihilation Instinct,” this is the first of four DLC releases for the game. As described on the Atomic Heart Steam page, Annihilation Instinct is “An explosive DLC crafted to bring out your Annihilation Instincts.” The following is some more info on the DLC via Steam.
- Continue the story in the Annihilation Instinct DLC and learn what happened to this dystopian world after the climax of Atomic Heart. Prepare to embark on a journey through the new mind-bending Mendeleev Complex and its surrounding swamps, and discover the truth about NORA as Major P-3 is pulled back into Facility 3826.
- Survive vicious, shape-shifting new enemies and take them down using two cunning new weapons – ranged one the Secateur and melee one the Klusha – as well as your glove’s new Techno-Stasis ability, allowing you to manipulate time itself.
- Meet a new enigmatic character, as well as returning ones in surprising circumstances and dive deep into the AI’s insanity to curb its Annihilation Instinct.
Annihilation Instinct will add a new area along with new weapons and new enemy types upon which to use said weapons.
A recent update brought photo mode to the game on PC, while New Game+ has also been added to bring a new level of pain to the adventure. According to publisher Focus Entertainment,
Players will need all of their previously unlocked skills and arsenal to deal with the strongest enemies Atomic Heart has ever unleashed, thanks to their new specific resistances and attack effects, which will be reflected in the different colors of enemy auras.”
Atomic Heart released earlier this year to mixed reviews. However, the game reached 5 million players in just three weeks.