Phoenix Point Reveals the Game-Changing New Acheron Enemy of DLC 4: Corrupted Horizons

Snapshot Games has dropped the first details for Phoenix Point’s upcoming DLC 4: Corrupted Horizons, coming October 1 to PC and packaged that same day with the official launch of Phoenix Point: Behemoth Edition on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in partnership with Prime Matter. The deadly Acheron presents a whole new threat to humanity with abilities that will challenge both new and veteran players alike in the hit turn-based strategy game.

The Acheron appears in the chaos after the Pandorans arrive, and while its original purpose is unknown, it now wreaks havoc throughout the world. The ever-evolving Acheron can buff its allies while hindering Phoenix operatives, leaping across the map, firing off pepper clouds to reduce the accuracy of attackers, or even hanging back to heal friendly Pandorans, call for reinforcements, or worse, resurrect dead allies to keep on fighting!

In designing the Acheron, the team at Snapshot was inspired by War of the Worlds' "harvesters" for its terrifying look. The Acheron introduces the devastating ability to spread Corruption, a new game mechanic that affects infected soldiers’ will to fight. The only way to stop this new affliction is to capture and research one of these strange creatures, but even then, the threat of the Acheron will always be a force to reckon with.

Players will need to have DLC 4 enabled in order to make the Acheron available in both DLC 4-specific missions, as well as standard missions.

Phoenix Point: Year One Edition is available now on PC via Steam, the Epic Games Store, the Microsoft Store, and Google Stadia. Phoenix Point: Behemoth Edition, featuring the full game plus four major DLC expansions - including DLC 4 - plus a free next-gen upgrade to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S after launch, will debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One alongside the release of DLC 4 on all platforms on October 1.