Xbox Wire has reported that Microsoft and Crytek are enhancing the “Ryse: Son of Rome” experience with a free game update to Gladiator Mode that includes two new level events. In addition, the first add-on pack for Gladiator Mode, the Colosseum Pack, is available, adding two new character skins and two new arenas where you’ll spill your foes’ blood and grow your legacy.
Free Game Update Adds New Content to Gladiator Mode
Launching today, a free game update to “Ryse: Son of Rome” introduces the following 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.
Also the ‘Colosseum’ pack has been released, free if you have bought the Season Pass or as stand alone DLC:
- 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.