Warriors Orochi 4 released back in September 2018 and along with it, Koei Tecmo listed a Season Pass. Fast forward to the end of November 2018 and all the tasty new content listed by the season pass has officially been released. Fans of the musou button bashing brawler will be glad to know that the season pass content not only adds additional cosmetic items to specific heroes but also adds a range of new scenarios to play through.
The September season pass content included outfits for Wang Yuanji and Mitsunari Ishida along with the unique mount, Kelpie. Kelpie is the embodiment of a mythical water spirit and looks the part too. As a land based seahorse mount, Kelpie looks great and is quite useful thanks to its high speed attribute. Players will definitely enjoy using it in battle.
October 2018 was jam packed with season pass content and this is where the DLC really showed its value. Players would be able to download additional outfits for Lu Xun, Gracia, Kai, Guan Yinping, Daqiao, Kunoichi, Lingqi and Naotora Ii.
The special mounts Behemoth, Sleipnir, Fenrir and Catoblepas were also added. Each of these special mounts are able to perform a specific attack such as Fenrir being able to summon wolves to ravage the enemy forces or spin-jump attack while you’re riding him. Sleipnir also touts an extremely high speed value making him great for running through story levels to beat the time requirements. With so many choices for mounts, mixing things up between battles is quite a fun experiment.
In addition to the cosmetic outfits and the special mounts, the arguably best part of the season pass is the additional story scenarios. 5 new stages were added in the late October update. These stages require quite a high level party to complete. The level requirements are not to be taken lightly and players are recommended to take their best party members into these stages because they are quite intense to S rank.
The October update was rounded off with the addition of a challenge mode with scoreboard functionality, 8 new sacred treasures and 5 new background music tracks to listen to. The 8 new sacred treasures can be equipped to a range of characters and effectively change their musou and magic attacks depending on whether you choose to equip the treasure or not.
November’s season pass update was not as hefty as October’s weekly updates but still delivered a range of very enjoyable new stages. Once again though, the level requirements are quite high and these battles can be quite challenging to S rank. The November update can be summarized as providing another 8 new sacred treasures, 5 new stages, 5 new background music tracks and a new challenge mode to complete.
Overall, the season pass content for Warriors Orochi 4 is extremely well priced given the sheer amount of content it added to the game. The 10 additional stages, the sacred treasures and mounts breathe more life into the game and further enhance its longevity. If Warriors Orochi 4 kept you busy for hours on end back when it released, the season pass is definitely worth picking up thanks to all the great content added. Koei Tecmo did DLC right this time around by releasing a well priced season pass with enough content to keep seasoned veterans satisfied.