Dead Island 2 Sola Festival DLC is Coming April 17th

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Dead Island 2: Sola Festival DLC Release Date Announced

The official Dead Island 2 account on Twitter announced that the highly-anticipated Sola Festival DLC will be released on April 17, 2024.

Dead Island 2 Launched in April 2023

Dead Island 2 was first launched in April 2023 and is now available on Windows, Xbox, and PlayStation. Fans had speculated that the Sola Festival DLC would be released in Q2 2024 based on previous announcements.

Concrete Release Date Aligns with Steam Port and Game Anniversary

The release date now aligns with the Steam port of the game, making it a perfect celebration for Dead Island 2’s first anniversary.

Teaser Revealed on Official Site

While there is still no official trailer for the upcoming DLC, Dambuster Studios did release a brief teaser on Dead Island’s official site. They also shared some promotional art in their tweet to give fans an idea of the theme.

Dead Island 2 Surprise Drop in February Attracted Casual Fans

The first Dead Island 2 DLC, titled “Cult of the Worm,” was released in February 2024 with a surprise drop and attracted more casual fans of the genre.

Mixed Reviews for First DLC

The first Dead Island 2 DLC received mixed reviews from critics and fans alike.

New Weapons, Perks, and Zombie Archetype Introduced in Sola Festival DLC

According to reports, the Sola Festival DLC will introduce new weapons, perks, and curveballs. Some of these include the Sawblade Launcher and Ripper.

Introducing a New Zombie Archetype: The Whipper

The Sola Festival DLC will also introduce an all-new zombie archetype, the whipper. This zombie is different from previous versions as it “just scratched its body open” and uses its insides for a whip attack.

Contrasting Theme: Large Sunny Playground for Slayers

Art Director Adam Olson explains that the team wanted to build a large, sunny playground for players to contrast the dark and gritty Haus. Players who were disappointed in the previous expansion might be pleased with this drastic change of pace.

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