Before I get to describing Overrun, the fourth piece of DLC for Far Cry 4, here’s a reminder: the game does, in fact, including a competitive multiplayer mode. Said mode will be of utmost importance
to your enjoyment of Overrun, since it adds a new mode, more maps, and a dune buggy to your online battles. It may be the only expansion for Far Cry 4 multiplayer that we know of, but at least it looks like a pretty cool one.
First off, the eponymous mode sees the Golden Path and the Rakshasa squaring off to control one of three king-of-the-hill style locations. There’s a twist, though – at some point, the location will shift, meaning both teams had better get their butts in gear to claim the new spot. And how better to plot a course through four new maps than in the comfort of your own personal dune buggy? Once you’re done joy riding, make sure to click on for more Far Cry 4 DLC details.
By this point in the Far Cry franchise, you either want more Hurk, or you don’t want anything to do with Hurk. The third Far Cry 4 DLC pack is better suited to the former kind of open-world shooting enthusiast. Ubisoft released the Hurk Deluxe Pack on January 27, adding five new missions which star the globetrotting good ol’ boy for both single-player and co-op. As you can probably guess from Hurk’s starring role, things get weird.
The pack also introduces several new weapons, including Hurk’s beloved harpoon gun. The Hurk Deluxe Pack (we’ve officially passed the point where ‘Hurk’ begins to sound less like a character and more like a choking sound) is available on its own or as the third part of the Far Cry 4 Season Pass.
Far Cry 4’s Escape from Durgesh Prison isn’t content to throw a new weapon or ability your way and let you go to town on familiar enemies – y’know, the standard DLC shtick. Instead, it takes the opposite route: protagonist Ajay Ghale and his co-op buddy Hurk find themselves locked up in the eponymous prison, completely stripped of all their weaponry. But that’s not the worst of it. With no friendly places to mend his wounds nearby, if Ajay gets taken out, he’s done for.
That’s right, Escape from Durgesh Prison introduces permadeath to the open-world shooter, meaning you’ll have to play cautiously and learn from your mistakes if you’re ever going to complete your grand exodus.
Clearly, the developers are having some fun with this one. Valley of the Yetis has quite the involved backstory: our hero Ajay has crash-landed onto a Himalayan ridge, which from the sounds of it will be a much harsher, colder climate than Kyrat. You’ll have to set up camp to survive, upgrading it with scavenged tools so that you can ward off crazy cultists at night (sounds like the snowy version of PC horror game The Forest).
Of course, if the name didn’t give it away, this DLC sounds like it’ll pit you against hordes of Yetis, like the one hilariously mimicking Pagan Min’s signature box art pose above. I’m picturing something very similar to the Wampa scene in Empire Strikes Back. You can explore the Valley of the Yetis in single-player or co-op, which sounds like a brilliantly bizarre way to cap off the season pass.
That’s the score on the Far Cry 4 DLC for now. Was it tempting enough for you to invest in a season pass, or are you happy to wait and see? Let us know in the comments below!
If you want to know all about Ajay, Pagan Min, Hurk, and Kyrat at large, be sure to read up on everything we know about Far Cry 4 and 10 ways to stay alive in Far Cry 4’s deadly world.