We’ve promised over 30 hours of play to fully complete Rise of the Tomb Raider by finding every relic, completing every challenge, and exploring every tomb, crypt, and cave. But after you’ve hit that 100 percent mark, there are many good reasons to revisit Rise of the Tomb Raider. So let’s get into the nitty-gritty details. First up, extra game modes.
Extra Game Modes
At launch Rise of the Tomb Raider features three ways to replay the events of Lara’s first great tomb raiding expedition. They include:
Replay earlier chapters of the story. Complete challenges to earn credits.
Chapter Replay Elite:
Replay earlier chapters of the story with your upgraded skills and equipment and complete challenges to earn credits.
Replay levels from the game with a new set of rules. Finish the level quickly for a time bonus. Chain together attacks, movements and collectibles to keep your multiplier high. Complete challenges and collect medals to earn credits!
Replay Hub spaces with a new set of goals. Craft your own missions by choosing the objectives, enemies and more. Once you’ve mastered the mission, challenge friends and the community to beat your high score or play other custom missions created by the community.
What are these credits we speak of?
In Rise of the Tomb Raider, you’ll earn credits by completing challenges and exploring the world. These credits can be used to purchase Expedition Card packs. When used, Expedition Cards become modifiers in the extra game modes detailed above. Some Cards are humorous, such as Big Head Mode, while others can increase the challenge or give you special advantages. There are two types of Expedition Cards: Foil and Common. Foil Cards offer the strongest or strangest variations and can be used as many times as you wish. A Common Card can only be used once, and you’ll need to earn more credits to buy it back. Expedition Cards offer hundreds of ways to customize your Rise of the Tomb Raider experience. Uncover, unlock, experiment, and enjoy!
Next up – the Season Pass!
Rise of the Tomb Raider Season Pass
The Season Pass for Rise of the Tomb Raider includes a range of content that will extend your single-player campaign, and also allow you to compete with friends. Three major releases will challenge you to survive the extreme conditions of Endurance Mode, explore a new tomb that houses an ancient terror in Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch, and combat waves of infected predators in Cold Darkness Awakened. In addition, a steady stream of outfits, weapons, and Expedition Cards beginning on Day 1 and continuing over four months will keep you customizing, expanding, and challenging your friends to new adventures.
Digital preorders of Rise of the Tomb Raider are available now through the Xbox store. Secure your digital download to get the jump on playing on launch day.
For more information and an interview with Franchise Creative Director, Noah Hughes, visit Xbox Wire.