January 2019 DLC Schedule

It’s a New Year which means it’s time for all sorts of new DLC.

In a month that sees Resident Evil 2 Remake, Onimusha Warlords, Tropica 6, New Super Mario Brothers U Deluxe, and Kingdom Hearts 3 release, there’s still plenty of life left in games we’ve already been spending time enjoying.

This DLC list will be updated throughout the month so keep checking back.

If you’ve got any tips for us, please comment below or email raywillmott@expansivedlc.com


Confirmed Dates

Requiem for Heroes Part 1 – Final Fantasy XIV 

January 8, 2019

This massive 4.5 patch adds a brand new scenario focused on the reclaiming of a bloodied nation. You will also see a new Alliance Raid Dungeon  – Return to Ivalice – taking you to the Orbonne Monastery. A second part will follow in late March.

The Crew 2 January Vehicle Drop

January 9, 2019

Two new cars will be added to The Crew 2 as part of the game’s Season Pass. The 2016 BMW M6 GT3 and the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC 250 4Matic Coup will be joining the game, designed for some slick street racing. Content drops for The Crew 2 will continue to release at the beginning of each month going forward.

Shadow Heritage – Assassin’s Creed Origins Legacy of the First Blade

January 15th 2019

Set to release January 15th 2019, it follows the first episode, Hunted, which released December 4. The third episode, Bloodline, is also currently pencilled in for early 2019.

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet: Dissonance of the Nexus DLC

January 17, 2019

Four new characters are being added to the game. Yuna and Eiji from Ordinal Scale, as well as Seven from Lost Song, and Sachi. The add-on will launch at the same time as Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Complete Edition on the same day.

WWE 2k19 Rising Stars Pack

January 22, 2019

The final DLC pack for WWE 2K19 is expected January 22, just in time for the Royal Rumble. The pack will contain current NXT North American Champion, Ricochet, Candice LeRae, Dakota Kai, Lio Rush, Mike and Maria Kanellis, and Lacey Evans. The pack will set you back for $9.99.

Deluxe DLC Pack – Resident Evil 2 Remake

January 25, 2019

Some bonus content for Resident Evil 2 Remake will be available at launch, adding a DLC character costume for Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield. Leon will get the Arklay Sheriff and Noir outfits, while Claire get three. The military, noir, and Elza Walker costumes.

On top of that three Samura Edge guns are being added, based on designs for Wesker, Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine.


Unconfirmed Dates / Releases

 

Lightning Strikes – Battlefield V

The second phase of the post-launch content for Battlefield V begins in January, adding squad conquest, grand operations and the return of Rush. No date or time confirmed just yet but we know for sure this is happening and it will run until March.

Appreciation Fest – Monster Hunter World

A massive one year anniversary event is coming to Monster Hunter World this month, offering tons of new rewards and items to collect. We presume it’ll be on the week of the game’s launch – 26 January – though with Resident Evil 2 out that same week, it might get pretty hectic at Capcom towers. Add to that the Witcher crossover which has been confirmed and could also drop at the same time. Who knows!

Piranha Plant – Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Not in the least bit confirmed, however the expiry date for redeeming your Piranha Plant code for Smash is January 31. This can mean one of two things. That’s just the date Nintendo have set and the DLC will follow soon after. Or the content is dropping on the same day and will close out the month. Either way, stay tuned for more information and make sure you redeem the code in time.

Erzsebet – Omen of Sorrow

The first Season of Characters have been announced for Omen of Sorrow with all characters available for free. First up, Erzebet Bathory is coming in January with others to follow. More news on this soon.

DLC Pack 4 – Shadow of the Tomb Raider

A new Challenge Tomb is coming to Shadow of the Tomb Raider in January following the promise of monthly DLC through April 2019. This follows DLC packs, The Forge and The Pillar and will likely launch mid-January following previous patterns.

Luma – Mario Tennis Aces

Confirmed for release in January, this will be the first of three new characters joining the Mario Tennis Aces roster through to March. Luma will eventually be joined by Pauline and Boom.

Haunted House DLC – S2ENGINE HD

Previously set to release in 2018, the Haunted House DLC for S2ENGINE HD will release during the mid January 2018 with another DLC releasing the first week of January.

January DLC Drop – Rocksmith Remastered

Ubisoft’s Newsletter hints at more DLC for Rocksmith Remastered in early January. Speculation is we’ll see a range of tracks, though none confirmed as yet. Everyone from Chuck Berry to Rihanna is expected. We’ll find out sooner rather than later.

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,