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Distant Worlds 2 - DLC & Update Announcement

Published on August 03, 2023

Distant Worlds 2: Factions - Quameno & Gizureans

The Galaxy Expands!  The second Distant Worlds 2 expansion brings two new playable factions – the introverted puzzle-solving Quameno and the numberless and ruthless Gizureans!

Distant Worlds 2: Factions - Quameno & Gizurean will be out on September 7th.

The Quameno mostly prefer to be left alone to focus on their research and their societies are often organized like war-time economies, but with a focus on research instead of military matters.  They value puzzle-solving and the discovery of new knowledge above almost everything else, certainly more than distractions such as diplomacy, war or espionage.  They also have a natural aptitude when it comes to energy technologies and because of the abundance of energy in their ships, stations and cities, they use energy fields where many others might use solid materials.  

Their governments are typically based on a Geniocracy, which uses unique facilities such as the Enigma Maze to determine which are the most worthy to lead and the Transcendence Hub, a wonder which will trigger a singularity of sorts, which will free them from their physical limits and allow research to continue through eternity.

The Gizureans are legion, with an incredible reproduction rate, along with a ruthless focus on gaining and consuming enough resources to keep their burgeoning populations happy enough to stave off their tendency towards tribal strife.  They also have a mysterious past, as the hive mind they once had was broken and a more limited shared consciousness is all that remains.  They engineer their ships through partially organic processes, which allows them to be tougher, but their real focus is in their numbers.  Gizureans tend to focus on numbers and tactics based on quantity in space combat, specializing in many smaller ships and large quantities of hive starfighters for their ships, stations and colony defense with the earliest access of any faction to planetary starfighter bases.

Each of these new factions also comes with their own special storyline and unique story locations, adding to the possible exploration events and to your knowledge of galactic lore.  The Quameno will give you some additional insights on the Ancient galaxy and some of the mysteries the Ancient Guardians left behind, while the history of the Gizureans is connected with that of the Hive threat as well as the ancient enemy known as the Shakturi!

Distant Worlds 2 - Discovery Update

But that’s not all, we have some other exciting news for you: Thursday August 10th at 04.30pm BST, on our channel there will be a special streaming event with Erik Rutins, producer and co-designer of Distant Worlds 2. Get a reminder here

During the stream, Erik will be previewing the upcoming Discovery update, releasing on August 22nd, which brings fixes and improves many long-standing issues with gameplay and system compatibility. In addition, the new update will bring new contents to the game. 

This is an amazing opportunity to get an exclusive preview of the new update for Distant Worlds 2, straight from the source. You won't want to miss it!

The streaming event will be taking place on August 10th at 04.30pm BST, so be sure to tune in and join us for what promises to be an incredible showcase of Distant Worlds 2.

See you there. 

The Galaxy lives on



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