Grey Goo's free Descent of the Shroud DLC introduces fourth faction and new campaign | PCGamesN

Grey Goo's free Descent of the Shroud DLC introduces fourth faction and new campaign

Grey Goo DLC

Grey Goo’s latest story expansion, The Descent of the Shroud, arrives today free-of-charge for those who own the base game. For those who don’t, a definitive edition also lands today that rounds up previous DLC and adds a collection of new features. 

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It’s been a while since Grey Goo’s last expansion Emergence dropped, however the latest addition The Descent of the Shroud adds a fourth faction to its RTS bounds named, yup, the Shroud. A destructive alien life form, the Shroud have landed on Ecosystem Nine where they plan to feed off its energy. Oh, and they also plan to destroy any Human, Beta and/or Goo factions that stand in their way. So be sure to watch out for that. Here’s the Shroud in action:

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The new expansion can be played both in multiplayer and offline against AI enemies, with its new Descent of the Shroud story mission exclusive to single-player.  

"Descent of the Shroud also brings new units to the game's three original races,” says publisher Grey Box in a statement. “Betas can now deploy the Squall, a ranged ground unit with a knockback effect. The Goo Siphon drains health from enemies and transfers it to allies. And the Humans' Valiant AI bot can deploy a shield that redirects damage to friendly allies toward itself."

As for the game’s definitive edition, it’ll include: 

  • A brand-new multiplayer faction: face off against - or play as - the Shroud 
  • New units: the Humans' Valiant, the Beta's Squall and the Goo's Siphon. 
  • All DLC, including the "Emergence" and "Descent of the Shroud" campaigns 
  • Mission 16: "Herald of Silence" 
  • The complete game soundtrack 
  • Additional Shroud-related accomplishments 
  • An extensive gameplay balance overhaul

Need more Grey Goo reading? Rob's review is the best place to start. 


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