Kill, eat, and survive in Rise of the Tomb Raider's Endurance Mode DLC

The Game Awards gave us our first look at Rise of the Tomb Raider (opens in new tab)'s Baba Yaga DLC (opens in new tab), and now Microsoft (opens in new tab) has spilled the ancient mystical beans on the rest of the Season Pass (opens in new tab). The $29.99 purchase will let you inflict additional Tomb Raider trials upon Lara Croft throughout the rest of the year and into 2016.

First up is Endurance Mode, coming December 29. Endurance Mode subtracts the campaign's narrative and enforces a punishing new set of survival rules: staying alive requires heat and sustenance. You'll need to find fuel and food during the day then survive against animal and human attackers at night. You start with next to nothing, and it's only a matter of time before you succumb to the elements and/or bears - then you can check the leaderboard to see if you outlasted your friends.

Baba Yaga: Temple of the Witch comes up next in early 2016. Lara's search for a missing person becomes a desperate battle against the legendary crone deep in a mysterious Siberian forest - or is she just super high from all that weird pollen floating around? Cold Darkness Awakened will close out the Season Pass later in 2016, setting Lara against waves of bloodthirsty attackers twisted by a secret Cold War weapons facility.

Each piece of DLC will add a new outfit and weapon. Buying the Season Pass will instantly unlock five Expedition Card Packs and one stat-boosting downloadable outfit, with three more to follow in 2016.

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Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.