Crytek is adding to the diversity of Ryse: Son of Rome‘s multiplayer Gladiator Mode with two new level events, available right now for free. There is also a paid DLC add-on for the Microsoft Xbox One exclusive launch title called the ‘Colosseum Pack’, available to download from the Xbox Games Store. Below is a breakdown of the new content. Check out some screenshots in the gallery at the bottom of this article.
Free Game Update Adds New Content to Gladiator Mode
- Two New Level Events. As you slay barbarians in the arena, two new level events will occur randomly across a variety of maps. In the first, a new enemy turret will appear and bombard your Gladiator with deadly arrows until destroyed. In the second, Reward Statues of Roman deities will emerge from the sands and can be activated as a one-time bonus to boost your Gladiator’s Health or Focus.
New Arenas and Gladiator Skins Available with the Colosseum Pack
- Two new arenas: Henge and Ascension. Henge tasks Gladiators with seizing an ancient forest shrine from hordes of barbarians and securing it for Rome. In Ascension, combatants must fight their way through the burning embers of Hades’ lair up to the lavish surface world.
- Two new Gladiator skins: Commodus and Centurion. Don the opulent golden breastplate of Commodus, the twisted son of Emperor Nero, or the battle-tested armor of a Roman Centurion.