April 2018 DLC Schedule

April tends to be a quieter month for the industry, but there’s certainly nothing silent about Yakuza 6 or God of War.

As far as DLC is concerned, there’s also a few heavy-hitters to get on your radar. Here’s everything we know in chronological order.

(If you’re aware of any content we’ve missed or if you’re a developer who wants to see your content added here, contact raywillmott@expansivedlc.com)

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Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 Pagani DLC

Release Date: April 2nd

Format: PC

Price: £4.31

A Pagani DLC pack for Car Mechanic Simulator is available to download, bringing with it two licensed Pagani cars. The first, a Zonda Revolucion and the other a Pagani Huarya. The DLC will also add two new engines to play around with, specifically the AMG V12 6.0 and AMG V12 Twin Turbo 6.0.

The good news? Even though this is a paid DLC there are engine parts added with it compatible with the free Tuning DLC.



Streetfighter V Arcade Edition CPT 2018 DLC

Release Date: April 3rd

Format: Playstation 4

Price: £15.99 Bundle / £7.99 Pro Stage / £4.99 Costumes

Capcom Pro Tour 2018 content will be available for Streetfighter V Arcade Edition from April 3rd, adding new costumes for Akuma and Sakura, as well as Champion’s Choice Costume.

A new CPT Stage will also be available to purchase and some exclusive content for CPT 2018 Premier Pass Holders only. These include 5 exclusive titles, 2 fighter profile themes, CPT-themed color options for all characters, exclusive special targets and 5,000 Fight Money.

CPT 2018 DLC sales contribute to the Capcom Cup, supporting the overall prize pool for CPT 2018.



Rocket League Tournaments

Release Date: April 3rd

Format: PS4, PC, Xbox One, Switch 

Price: Free

Rocket League Tournaments will finally release on April 3. The Spring update will also come with quality of life improvements, enhanced garage options and expanded team customisation.

There will also be some massive performance and visual quality updates for the Nintendo Switch version of the game.



Rocksmith Remastered Dethklok DLC

Release Date: April 3rd

Format: PS4, PC, Xbox One, 

Price: £2.99 (single) / £7.99 (three pack) / £11.99 (five pack)

There’s more Rocksmith Remastered DLC coming on April 3rd but the full track list has yet to be confirmed, merely teased by the development team. We were first tipped off to this by The Riff Repeater who received the Rocksmith news letter, and reckon they’ve at least got one track confirmed now with Dethklok Murmaider. Other tracks are rumoured to be ‘The Go-Go’s – Vacation’ ‘Madonna – Holiday’, ‘Rihanna – California King Bed’ ‘The Outfield – Your Love’ and ‘Fun Lovin’ Criminals – Scooby Snacks’.

We do know that there will be three tracks in total and the clues we’ve been left with are Anger, Mermaid (see above) and Murder. Hmmm….


World of Tanks Spoils of War

Release Date: April 3rd

Format: PS4, Xbox One,

Price: Free Update

A free story-based update has been released for World of Tanks Console entitled Spoils of War. This three chapter campaign looks at an alternative history for WW2 and is told from the perspective of an American, Soviet and a German Soldier.

 



 

Attack on Titan 2 DLC

Release Date: April 5th

Format: PS4, PC, Xbox One, Switch 

Price: $2.99 each

Four new costumes will be available for Attack on Titan 2 on April 5th.

These are the Scientist Costume for Hange, Knight Costume for Erwin, Kunoichi Costume for Mikasa and Maid Costume for Christa.

A.O.T 2 will also receive another content update in April on the 12th.




DJMAX Respect Four DLC Packs

Release Date: April 6th

Format: Playstation 4

Price: TBD

DJMAX Respect from Neowiz will get a whopping four DLC packs on April 6th!

Perhaps the biggest one is the Respect X Guilty Gear Collaboration Pack which adds 3 songs from the Guilty Gear series. It will also contain Guilty Gear-themed Gears, note skins and profile accessories.

The Trilogy DLC Pack is the second to release, adding 20 new songs that were in DJMAX Trilogy, complete with BGA Remastering. This will also contain 1 new Respect-exclusive song.

There will also be two Metro Project DLC Packs. The first, Clazziquai, is a collection of 23 songs found in DJMax Portable Clazziquai Edition, again with BGA remastering and upscaling.

You’ll also get Technika 1, which are 20 songs originally released with DJMax Technika.

No word on pricing of these yet.


Forza 7 DLC

Release Date: April 10th

Format: Xbox One / PC

Price: TBD

We also know that we’re due some Forza 7 DLC as announced on the Inside Xbox show. This is scheduled to release on April 10th. While it hasn’t been confirmed what will be included, this pack will follow the March car pack on March 6th which included seven cars, including the 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Spider, the 1983 Jaguar #44 Group 44 XJR-5 and the 2017 Volvo XC90 R-Design. More as we get it.



Call of Duty WWII: The War Machine

Release Date: April 10th

Format: Playstation 4

Price: £11.59

The second DLC pack for Sledgehammer Games’ World War 2 shooter arrives on April 10th on Playstation 4. Xbox One and PC release dates will follow, though we’re estimating it to release around May 10th as Sony have 30 day exclusivity.

The War Machine will contain three new multiplayer maps, including Egypt, V2 and Dunkirk.

Operation Husky is the new War Mode Map where you join the allies in an invasion of Sicily.

Finally, The Shadowed Throne is the new zombies chapter continuing the story of Doktor Straub’s monstrous army determined to purge the city of allies from a burning Berlin.

 



Ghost Recon Wildlands Year 2 Spec Ops 1

Release Date: April 10th

Format: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Price: Free

A full Year 2 DLC Roadmap for Ghost Recon Wildlands has been announced and it begins on April 10th. Special Operations 1 adds the long awaited Team Customisation feature, along with a PvP game mode called Sabotage and a free PvE mission with special challenge.

 


Shantae Half-Genie Hero Costume Pack DLC

Release Date: April 10th

Format: PC, PS4, XO, Wii U, Switch, Vita

Price: TBD

Shantae Half-Genie Hero will receive its final DLC pack on April 10th with three brand new costumes that change the gameplay. This includes a Ninja Warrior who can bounce between walls and throw stars, a beach wear Genie who has to stay out of the sun or will burn to a crisp, and a crossover over with Mighty Switch Force.

Check the trailer out for all the awesome!

 


 


ARMA 3 Tanks DLC

Release Date: April 11th

Format: PC

Price: £8.99

ARMA 3 receives its Tanks DLC on April 11th, concluding the game’s current content roadmap. This will add a new Main Battle Tank, Armored Weapons Carrier, and Tank Destroyer.

There will also be a short singleplayer mini-campaign and Showcase scenario.

The DLC also coincides with a major platform update that is free for everyone, adding new gameplay features and bonus content.



Tom Clancy’s The Division

Release Date: April 12th

Format: PS4, PC, Xbox One,

Price: Free

Update 1.8.1 for The Division launches April 12th and adds new legendary mission modes for Amherst’s Apartment and Grand Central Station, as well as the long awaited Xbox One X Patch Enhancements.

Blackout also adds two new Global Events and there are some changes to vendors. A decent content update to help tide us over until The Division 2!



Attack on Titan 2 DLC

Release Date: April 12th

Format: PS4, PC, Xbox One, Switch

Price: $2.99 each

More content for Attack on Titan 2 will release in April on the 12th.

This includes an Idol Costume for Annie, Jersey Costume for Sasha, Shrine Maiden Costume for Ymir and Detective Costume for Hange.


King of the Fighters 14 – Blue May

Release Date: April 12th

Format: PS4

Price: TBD

The fourth and final DLC character for King of Fighters 14, Blue May, will release on April 12th. She closes out the existing season pass and is a long requested Fatal Frame character.

Check out the trailer to see her slick moves.



Zen Pinball / Pinball FX 3 – Star Wars The Last Jedi Tables

Release Date: April 17th

Format: All (except Switch)

Price: TBD

Star Wars The Last Jedi will finally fly its way towards Zen Pinball on April 17th with two brand new tables. They will arrive on all formats except Nintendo Switch.

The first table, sees you fight against a First Order onslaught as The Resistance. The second has you visiting Luke’s secluded hideout on the Island of Ahch-To as he touches Rey the powers of The Force.

 

The table follows a history of Zen Studios providing five years of Star Wars pinball tables and last months’ epic Jurassic Park themed ones.


War for the Overworld – The Under Games

Release Date: April 20th

Format: PC

Price: £7.19

The final expansion for War for the Overworld also coincides with a major 2.0 upgrade for the game. The Under Games will add a 7 level campaign, new minions, defenses, spells and potions and 2 new game modes. Exciting!

 

 




Hearthstone – The Witchwood

Release Date: April 24th

Format: PC, Mobile

Price: Free Expansion (Purchasable bundles)

The first Hearthstone Expansion of 2018 will begin the Year of the Raven, adding a host of new cards.

 

The Witchwood is Hearthstone’s eighth expansion and adds three new keywords, Start of Game, Echo, and Rush. There’s also 135 new collectible cards, alternative Druid hero, Lunara, and a new game mode, Monster Hunt.

Card reveals will appear throughout the month so keep checking back on Expansive for all the reveals.



Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy

Release Date: April 26th

Format: Switch

Price: TBD

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy will fight its way onto Nintendo Switch April 26th bringing a host of DLC along with it.

While Bandai Namco haven’t confirmed the exact content or pricing as yet, we’re assuming this will be a similar package to that found on PS4 and Xbox One which includes 10 pieces of DLC for Naruto Storm 1 and 30 pieces of DLC for Naruto Storm 3.

Naruto is a big title to appear on Switch and the inclusion of so much DLC is likely to be a source of excitement for many. We’ll update this article with the full details as we get them.


Unconfirmed Dates / Speculation

These are products suggested to release in April but have yet to receive official confirmation.


GTA V: Premium Edition (Retail)

Release Date: April (Kotaku)

Format: PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One

Price: EUR 69.95

Apparently this was originally set to release on March 23rd, but is now due in April. It will include four years worth of DLC for GTA V, as well as the Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack.

The full list of content is, as follows…

Properties: Maze Bank West Executive Office, Paleto Forest Gunrunning Bunker, Senora Desert Counterfeit Cash Factory, Great Chaparral Biker Clubhouse, 1561 San Vitas Street Apartment, 1337 Exceptionalists Way 10 Car Garage

Vehicles: Dune FAV, Maibatsu Frogger, Enus Windsor, Obey Omnis, Coquette Classic, Turismo R, Pegassi Vortex, Huntley S, Western Zombie Chopper, Banshee

Weapons: Clothing & Tattoos: Compact Grenade Launcher, Marksman Rifle, Compact Rifle, Stunt Race & Import / Export Outfits, Biker Tattoos



2018 FIFA World Cup Expansion

Release Date: April (FIFA Forums)

Format: PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Switch

Price: TBD

This is complete speculation at this point, but there could be a 2018 FIFA World Cup expansion for FIFA 18 this month. In previous years, major World Cup updates for the game have fallen in April.

• The 2002 World Cup game was released on 22 April 2002.
• The 2006 World Cup game was released on 24 April 2006.
• The 2010 World Cup game was released on 27 April 2010.
• The 2014 World Cup game was released on 15 April 2014.

We do know there will be a 2018 FIFA World Cup game as this was confirmed by French Commentator, Pierre Menes two weeks ago. Pierre is the official French commentator of both FIFA 17 and FIFA 18 and he confirmed that he had recorded commentary for a 2018 FIFA World Cup Game Mode.

Pierre has also revealed that the game will release before the competition, though did not know the date.

EA have confirmed nothing at this point, but it’s highly likely this will release as an expansion / DLC for FIFA 18 as there has been no suggestion of a seperate release. With the tournament looming, expect information on this soon.



Destiny 2 Gods of Mars Expansion 2

Release Date: April / May (GameRant More Console)

Format: PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One, 

Price: TBD

It’s quite possible this could release in May – and recent speculation leads us to believe it might be on May 8th, more specifically – but Bungie have confirmed that Destiny 2 will receive Expansion 2 in Spring 2018.

This expansion follows the controversial Curse of Osiris and is the second piece of content in the Expansion Pass. It is seperate from the major content pack expected this year, which will be similar in size and scope to The Taken King.

Expansion 2 is widely rumoured to be called Gods of Mars and will contain new story missions, cinematics, world quests and raid content.

Activision and Bungie have yet to confirm a title or date.



Assassin’s Creed Origins

Release Date: April 

Format: PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One, 

Price: TBD

While the Season Pass is over and done with, Ubisoft have confirmed that they’re not quite done with the latest Assassin’s Creed and we can expect to see more DLC as soon as this April.

What that is will be anybodies guess, but it’s likely to be related to the Trials of the Gods or perhaps some more cosmetic items. Personally, I’d quite like to see some Aya focused DLC and how her story continues. She certainly has plenty of it to tell, though that may be held back for the next Creed game. Either way, we’ll update this article when we hear more.



Splatoon 2 v 3.0

Release Date: Late April 

Format: Switch

Price: Free

The major 3.0 update for Splatoon 2 is due to hit this month – supposedly in late April. This one is significant as it’s a massive content update, said to add as much as 100 new pieces of gear! There will also be more stages being rolled out, presumably from this update, including Camp Triggerfish, Piranha Pit, and Wahoo World.

On top of all that, you will be able to aquire the new Rank X, which is higher than S+

This is, of course, all in preparation for the game’s first-paid expansion in the Summer, the Octo Expansion, which will retail for $19.99 and have playable Octolings. Yowsers!

 


This article will continuously be updated through the month. If we missed anything, let us know!

About the author

Ray Willmott

Ray is the founder and editor of Expansive. He is also a former Community Manager for Steel Media, and has written for a variety of gaming websites over the years. His work can be seen on Pocket Gamer, PG.biz, Gfinity, and the Red Bull Gaming Column. He has also written for VG247, Videogamer, GamesTM, PLAY, and MyM Magazine,