New Stellaris DLC Digs up Relics from the past

By Joe Robinson 14 May 2019 0

Stellaris is back with a new content pack that harbours more earthly ambitions. The Ancient Relics Story Pack is a smaller DLC compared to last year’s MegaCorps, with a view to enhance the narrative and immersion elements over adding new features.

Ancient Relics offers up new story quests in the form of dig sites and planet-based relics, where players can explore and uncover lost treasures from the past:

Ancient Relics: Collect and acquire valuable relics in your adventures as rewards for overcoming major crises or after completing a dig at an archaeological site and solving the chapters. Each relic gives significant benefits to your empire to aid in your interstellar escapades.

Those Who Came Before: Encounter clues about two extinct Precursor civilizations, the Baol and the Zroni, the former a sprawling hivemind of plantoids, the latter some of the most the most powerful psionics to have ever lived. Players can investigate these home systems to understand who they were and, more importantly, what one can learn from their demise.

Relic Worlds: Once filled with teeming life, these Relic Worlds now lie dead, replete with desolate ruins and dormant mysteries. Players can excavate guaranteed archeological sites on these worlds to explore these remnants and bring to light powerful relics and artifacts.

Dig In: Hit the dirt on a variety of enigmatic and alien worlds with more archeology sites available for your empire to study… or plunder. Each site begins a story with between one and six chapters to investigate. Retrace the history to discover artifacts and relics that can be boons to your empire.

Matter of Artifacts: Learning from history is much more than parables and antiques, it can often be the key to understanding one’s own place in the galaxy. Utilizing archaeological research, discover Minor Artifacts, a new resource type which can help empower one’s empire.

As usual, there’ll probably be a small platform update that will add in the basics of these features for free, so everyone can get involved. We’ll have to wait till closer to the time for confirmation on what the free features will be.

No ETA on when the pack will release, but it’s probably close given what Paradox’s marketing strategy for the smaller DLCs has been lately.

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