The first story expansion for Dead Island 2, titled Haus, has an official release date of 2 November 2023 for consoles and PC. Dambuster Studios and Deep Silver launched the anticipated sequel earlier this year to a mostly positive reception and they plan on giving fans more story to chew on with this latest DLC.
Dead Island 2‘s Haus expansion will be set in a completely new location; a mysterious and stylish villa in Malibu with nightmarish secrets. In addition to the expanded story content, players will also receive a number of new items and weapons. The K-Rossbow is described, “crafted for precision and lethality, unleash devastating long-range firepower and explode zombified brains with ease.”
Meanwhile, the Hog Roaster is “the ultimate ticket to visceral slaying whilst you simultaneously butcher and BBQ zombies.” Players will also get 8 new skill cards with an expanded arsenal of skills to try out.
The description for the Dead Island 2 Haus expansion reads:
“Lose yourself in a surreal, psycho-horror dreamscape as you investigate a mysterious cult in Malibu with Dead Island 2 Haus, the first story expansion for Dead Island 2. Dead Island 2 Haus takes players to a completely new story, where a secret billionaire’s techno-death cult fights for survival amidst the Zompocalypse. Haus is a paragon of a new future, as prophesied by their enigmatic leader Konstantin. Players will battle through Haus with new weapons and cards, as they face legions of zombies intent on their slaughter.”
Deep Silver laid out the expansion roadmap for Dead Island 2 back in June, where it first mentioned Haus. A second expansion is also in the works though we know very little about it at this stage. While updated sales numbers haven’t been provided yet, the game was a success at launch, selling over 1 million copies in its first weekend alone.
Dead Island 2 Haus expansion launches on 2 November for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.
Source: Plaion Press Release