Shadow of the Tomb Raider The Nightmare DLC Available Now

January 23, 2019

It has been four months since the latest Tomb Raider blessed our gaming machines, and the content keeps rolling out, this month adding Shadow of the Tomb Raider The Nightmare DLC, free for all Season Pass holders. The Nightmare is the third of seven planned DLC packs for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, with The Forge and The Pillar being released previously.

The Shadow of the Tomb Raider The Nightmare DLC includes a new Scales of Q outfit, The Grip of Fear axe, a new White Breath skill, and a new challenge tomb called Howl of the Monkey Gods. Also included is new Score Attack and Time Attack modes for existing challenge tombs Judge’s Gaze, Underworld Gate, Howling Caves, Path of Battle and Temple of the Sun.

Watch the official Shadow of the Tomb Raider The Nightmare DLC trailer below:


Journey through “The Nightmare,” as Lara Croft faces off against familiar enemies and fallen friends. Explore Croft Manor in a harrowing trial unlike anything she has faced before. In order to obtain a powerful weapon, Lara must conquer, in either single-player or co-op, the latest challenge tomb, “Howl of the Monkey Gods.”

“The Nightmare” offers new customization options with the Scales of Q outfit, whose thick hide and solid bones provide twice as much resistance to melee attacks. The Grip of Fear axe possesses a primal design, optimized for climbing and fighting. When using the axe, enemies are more likely to be knocked down and stay down for longer periods. Finally, White Breath is the new skill that when fired, creates a cloud of hallucinogenic vapor on impact, poisoning enemies to fight against one another.

Rocket Chainsaw reviewed Shadow of the Tomb Raider at launch, giving it 3.5 stars and saying, “While there are plenty of imaginative and highly detailed environments to explore, the formula which felt fresh five years ago remains relatively unchanged. Some may find that simply having more Tomb Raider is enough, but I think most of its audience want the series to have advanced and evolved, which hasn’t happened here.”

Shadow of the Tomb Raider launched on September 16, 2018 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC via Steam. For more information, head to the official Tomb Raider website.