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Horizon Zero Dawn’s first DLC, out this winter, may bring Aloy to a deadly supervolcano

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Explore the icy North just in time for winter

Two tribal warriors look over a cliff to a multicolored pool
Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds
Guerilla Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Horizon Zero Dawn’s first major expansion, “The Frozen Wilds,” will lead protagonist Aloy northward to beautiful — and violent — territory on Nov. 7.

According to a teaser trailer shown at E3 2017 in June, most who dare to explore the northern regions go to hunt the unique and deadly machines that dwell there. Aloy, however, seeks “answers” and intends to reach an unstable mountain guarded by a terrifying monster.

A dark mountain plagued by ash and red lightning
The deadly mountain in “The Frozen Wilds”
Guerilla Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Because the main game takes place in the Colorado area of the Rocky Mountains, that puts “The Frozen Wilds” in post-apocalyptic Wyoming, around what was once Yellowstone National Park. The shot in the trailer of the Grand Prismatic Spring seems to confirm this.

This means that the mountain players will visit could be a breached part of Yellowstone’s ancient caldera, a tremendous underground magma reservoir. Scientists have theorized that an eruption of this “supervolcano” would spew toxic ash for thousands of miles.

“The Frozen Wilds” will debut on PlayStation 4 at a price point of $19.99, but you can pre-order it now from the PlayStation Store for just $14.99.