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Distant Worlds 2: Factions - Ikkuro & Dhayut out now

Published on March 16, 2023

Welcome explorers, 

The day has finally come. Ikkuro & Dhayut, the two new playable factions for Distant Worlds 2, have arrived in the Galaxy

It is now your choice whether to join them, ally with them, or fight them.

The Ikkuro are focused on happiness, growth and peaceful harmony. Their self-repairing ships are a mix of technology and biology and they are able to use their understanding of the various galactic biomes as well as unique terraforming facilities to achieve unprecedented levels of habitability.

The Dhayut are master deceivers and paranoid schemers. Their fast ships bring mistrust and slavery wherever they are found as their ability to infiltrate other societies allows them to manipulate other empires in ways that others cannot hope to achieve.

Each of these new factions comes with a new unique government type, unique conditional events and their own special storyline and unique story locations, adding to the possible exploration events and to your knowledge of galactic lore.  For full details on the new faction features, see our previous announcement here.

In case you have missed Erik’s stream on the two new factions of Distant Worlds 2, don’t worry. You can rewatch the stream here:

But that’s not all. Together with the DLC, we are releasing a new official update, free for all owners.  We will continue to update, fix and improve the base game as time goes on, including improving the existing base game factions to have more differentiation, simliar to the new DLC factions. For those of you who want to know every detail of the update, a detailed changelog is available at this link

While you play with the Ikkuro & Dhayut DLC, the team will be busy at work making Distant Worlds a bigger, better experience for all of you.


The Galaxy lives on. 


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