Watch a teaser for The Outer Worlds' second expansion, Murder on Eridanos

Halcyon Helen, the heroine of an adventure serial in The Outer Worlds, is menaced by an alien monster
(Image credit: Obsidian)

We're expecting the second half of The Outer Worlds' season pass to arrive this month, and Obsidian have begun ramping up to a reveal tomorrow with a teaser clip showing your ship, the Unreliable, landing on a floating platform. After that came a tweet showing a Willy Wonka-esque golden ticket from Rizzo's, the in-game corporation who make all their food and drinks out of "purpleberry".

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This second DLC is called Murder on Eridanos, and that floating platform is presumably floating in the gas giant Eridanos, a planet in the Halcyon system with an atmosphere full of hydrogen, helium, and other valuable gases that are harvested in distillation plants. 

The only other thing we know about it comes from the season pass description that it will be "Halcyon Helen's final (and finest!) adventure". Halcyon Helen is a fictional character in the world of The Outer Worlds, the hero of a propaganda serial called Terror on Monarch, so who knows how she'll be incorporated into the storyline.

The previous DLC Peril on Gorgon had some heavy BioShock vibes, and Andy Kelly found it decent enough, if conservative: "If you've played The Outer Worlds, you'll know exactly what to expect. Shooting, looting, accessing terminals, and occasionally talking (or bribing) your way out of trouble." 

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.