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You don’t actually need to own the new Remnant 2 DLC to play it

Don't worry about missing out on the new Remnant 2 DLC, as The Awakened King expansion isn't actually required in the Souslike shooter.

Remnant 2 DLC The Awakened King

There are many stories left to tell in Remnant 2, one of which emerges in the upcoming Remnant 2 The Awakened King DLC, a brand-new expansion that continues the action in the gothic area of Losomn. However, you might be wondering whether you can persuade your friends to join the fun, without them parting ways with some hard-earned cash. Luckily, one of the coolest features in the new Remnant 2 DLC makes it easier for everyone to get into battle.

When the Remnant 2 The Awakened King DLC arrives, you don’t necessarily need to own it outright if you’re hoping to flex your best Remnant 2 class on the One True King. According to developer Gunfire Games in a recent social media post, the studio explains that Remnant 2 players can “join DLC owners’ games in ‘The Awakened King’ storyline, even without the DLC.” So, if your friend happens to purchase The Awakened King before you, you can see what Gunfire Games is cooking up before deciding to get it yourself.

And getting it in your own library will be worth it, as you can’t enhance your arsenal of the best Remnant 2 weapons otherwise, which is the main caveat to be aware of. The developer adds, “however, to use any DLC-related items that you acquire, you’ll need to pick up a copy for yourself.” Either way, a chance to sample the addition coastal area of Losomn free of charge is an enticing prospect for one of the best Souslikes games of the year.

Remnant 2 new DLC The Awakened King

The feature is similar to that of the Friend Pass system seen in the Ghost Recon series, as the latest entry, Breakpoint, allows “owners of Ghost Recon Breakpoint to invite friends who do not yet own the game to join them in their fight for survival.” It is a great way to bring social groups together across new PS5 games, and we hope to see this tradition remain throughout Remnant 2’s next 2 DLC packs.

The Awakened King can be encountered completely at random during your Remnant 2 play through, whether that is by playing Remnant 2 for the first time with the DLC installed or by re-rolling your campaign in Adventure Mode. As Remnant 2 doesn’t necessarily follow a linear-path, any of the game’s worlds are served up to the player, making each play through different.

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We spoke to Gunfire Games principal designer Ben Cureton about the DLC, and when it comes to weaponry, it is going to be a bona fide treat. Additionally, Gunfire Games co-founder David Adams tells The Loadout about crafting worlds like Losomn, and unexpected influences that run deep throughout them.