Ryse: Son of Rome Morituri Pack launches today
Today the latest bit of DLC for Ryse: Son of Rome arrived as a $7.99 add-on. This piece of DLC, also known as the Morituri Pack, is also available via the game’s Season Pass and gives the title brand new content.
The new content featured in this DLC includes three brand new arenas for the game’s Gladiator Mode. These are the Beacon, False Gods, and Revolutions maps. In the first map you are tasked with infiltrating a barbarian camp. The second map, False Gods, pits gladiator against gladiator in Ancient Egyptian temples. The final map is set amongst the now crumbling ruins of the once majestic Roman Empire.
In addition to these Gladiator Mode maps the add-on includes two new Survival Mode maps, namely Sulfur River and The Forbidden Forest. Each of these maps feature an onslaught of perilous traps and insurmountable odds for you to battle against until the bitter end.
For gamers who prefer to fight alone, the Morituri Pack also includes five arenas that have been optimized for Solo Mode. These are Beacon, Revolution, False Gods, Market, and Garden. Finally this add-on allows you to don Oswald, King of Britons’ savage battle armor.
In addition to the DLC, Crytek had put in nine Easter eggs in Ryse: Son of Rome. There are six to be found in the campaign and three to be found in Gladiator mode. Of these nine eggs only five have been found by the Xbox community, giving gamers who can decipher the hints Crytek has provided the chance to be the first in the world to discover the last four. Here are the hints:
1.) In the campaign level “The Wrath of the Nemesis,” there’s a Scorpio in a tower that can be used to shoot many things. Enemies. Pillars. Statues. Firing a few volleys at them will reacquaint you with a familiar face, but not at all like you’re expecting.
2.) Hurling a pilum in the water may seem like a waste of lethal weaponry, but if you happen to do it one time too many underneath a certain bridge in the campaign level “Pax Romana,” you will summon a surprise guest.
3.) There’s a courthouse with an open roof in the campaign level “Pax Romana” where your pilum can arrange a shocking introduction. Get reckless with them and see what happens.
4.) Good things come to those who wait in the campaign level “The Son of Rome.” Once you reach the courtyard, duck behind a curtain and hang out on the steps on the other side for a bit. Keep your eyes on the nearby balcony. Makes you wonder how they got up there, right?