Spec Ops: The Line gets free DLC in August

2K Games offering four extra cooperative missions set before events of single-player campaign, will feature new levels and playable characters.

The wait for Spec Ops: The Line is over as the game finally launched today, but it has been replaced by the wait for free additional content for 2K Games' first-person shooter.

2K wants to give gamers who finish the single-player story a reason to hold The Line.

2K Games today announced that it will release free downloadable content for the game "approximately" in August. The added content is a series of four cooperative multiplayer missions set prior to the outset of the full game's single-player campaign. Players will work their way through new areas with different playable characters, fighting enemies as well as sandstorms in order to accomplish their objectives.

Developed by German studio Yager (which worked on the Aerial Strike series as well as the 2003 game that shares the studio's name, Yager), Spec Ops is a first-person shooter in a near-future setting. The game attempts to distinguish itself from the rest of the military shooters on the market through its narrative, which sees a US Delta reconnaissance squad travel to a sandstorm-ravaged Dubai to investigate the reappearance of a thought-dead colonel.

For more on Spec Ops: The Line, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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sL0ba
sL0ba

"Spec Ops is a first-person shooter"

really?

ghstbstr
ghstbstr

Well, umm... free dlc is nice unless it for online multi-player(which this is not) or only for co-op, because neither one of those is of use to me.

I do hope that this co-op dlc will be also playable as single-player like as part the campaign.

Stoopid_Fool
Stoopid_Fool

Free co-op mission dlc?!  fuckin sick, loved the singeplayer, cant wait for this!

Theconsciousss
Theconsciousss

I was under the impression spec ops is third person, am I missing something or is the article's info a bit askew?

johnnybowman
johnnybowman

FREE DLC, FREE DLC, FREE DLC.

 

Other developers are like who the hell is DLC?

toddx77
toddx77

Downloaded the demo and loved it, now I have even more respect for this game because they are giving free DLC with it.

TrueGB
TrueGB

Hey, this free DLC stuff is really starting to gain some steam. I thought the few I've seen was a one off thing, but we're really starting to see more of this sort of thing. Goody.

Carpetfluff
Carpetfluff

Well, hey that's nice of them. Glad to see it's getting decent scores on the strength of trying to do something a bit different with it's storytelling despite the shortness of the campaign - any word if they are co-op only or can be played alone too?

gavdude
gavdude

Just wanna point out Brendan, Spec Ops is a TPS not a FPS :) You may wanna edit that before everyone goes crazy over it.

Ryozo
Ryozo

 @Carpetfluff Yes, it appears the campaign is short and meaty, with that 'meat' being plenty of gut-wrenching (hint: Willie-Pete) and thought-provoking moments.  So Yager wanted to pay homage to the likes of _Heart of Darkness_ and _Apocalypse Now_?  Well, they got at least a solid line drive on that pitch.

 

It will be interesting to see just how these prequel missions tie into the overall narrative.

johnnybowman
johnnybowman

 @gavdude Journalism at its finest.

 

I am sure this article was looked at just as well as some of the review articles this site throws up.

DoctorTanaka
DoctorTanaka

Brendan, as punishment you must spend the rest of the week addressing yourself in the third person.