The Expeditions are extra Gameplay Modes found in Rise of the Tomb Raider. These promise to prolong the gaming experience.
The most basic game mode is Chapter Replay, also available as Chapter Replay Elite. In Chapter Replay, you replay chapters of the story while completing challenges. In Chapter Replay Elite you will do so with your upgraded skills and gear.
"Replay earlier chapters of the story with your upgraded skills and equipment and complete challenges to earn credits."
Main article: Score Attack
Score Attack also has you replaying levels with the target to gain points by killing in a special way, by picking up collectibles and by achieving a time bonus.
"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!"
Remnant Resistance will have you replaying the hubs with a new set of goals. Remnant Resistance features Custom Missions, which can be created by the community.
Main article: Endurance Mode
Endurance Mode is part of the Season Pass or can be bought individually for $9.99. In this mode the player has to collect artefacts while surviving the harsh conditions in Siberia. One has to actively search for food and warm up at fires, and the nights get pretty rough.
"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."
Cold Darkness Awakened
Cold Darkness Awakened is part of the Season Pass or can be bought individually for $9.99. In this DLC Lara has to survive waves of Trinity soldiers that have been infected and altered by an biological weapon developed in an old Soviet base. In order to prevent the toxin to reach the remnant valley she has to destroy the facility.
A decommissioned Cold War research base has been breached, unleashing a deadly affliction from its Siberian slumber. As the illness seeps into the wilderness surrounding the base, Trinity soldiers transform into bloodthirsty killers who thrive on carnage. To prevent the affliction from spreading, Lara must rely on her wits, physical agility, and crafting abilities to overcome this new enemy and shut down the decommissioned base.
In the wake of her father’s death, Lara’s uncle challenges her ownership of Croft Manor. Lara is determined to reclaim her legacy and prove that she is the rightful heir, but to do that she will need to confront her past head on. Explore Lara’s childhood home in an hour of new Story Mode gameplay, and uncover a family mystery that will change her life forever. This new mode is playable in standard third person and can also be experienced in Virtual Reality mode.
Blood Ties: Lara's Nightmare
Lara’s worst nightmares come alive as hordes of the undead overrun her childhood home. Defeat hordes of infectious zombies to become the ultimate zombie slayer, before the nightmare overwhelms you! Compete with friends and create community challenges with card modifiers in an all new Nightmare Mode.
- ↑ https://news.xbox.com/2016/03/22/cold-darkness-awakened-dlc-coming-to-rise-of-the-tomb-raider-next-week/ 22 March 2016 Blog Entry