Deep Silver has officially announced that the first of four downloadable content packs, the “Faction Pack”, for Metro: Last Light will be hitting Steam, Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network next week on the 16th July in North America and 17th July in Europe. The Faction Pack adds three new single player missions, each putting the player in the role of a new faction member:
• As a Special Detachment Sniper of the Redline, players must infiltrate a heavily guarded Reich Outpost at night, under the cover of a deadly radioactive storm.
• …before defending the Frontline as a Reich ‘Heavy’, armed with some of the most devastating weaponry found in the Metro.
• Lastly, players take the role of a Polis Ranger in training, tasked with exploring the vast Library complex for artifacts and relics. Salvage can be exchanged for ammunition, filters and hazard suits allowing ever deeper exploration into the Library. Rangers are advised to ignite torches and leave a trail of lights, so they can find their way back to the base before their precious oxygen runs out.
The publisher also teased the three upcoming DLC packs coming in the future, including The ‘Tower Pack’, a competitive game mode with online leaderboards as players see who’s the best in the combat simulator known as The Tower, the ‘Developer Pack’ featuring a stocked Shooting Gallery, the AI Arena and Metro Museum as well as a bonus solo mission called The Spiders’ Nest, and the Chronicles Pack with three new single player missions with the player taking on the role of Pavel, Khan and Anna each.