The Ascent Patch 5 and 'Cybersec Pack' DLC is Here

Free new content and bugfixes have arrived today with The Ascent Patch 5 alongside the debut of the game's first DLC -- the CyberSec Pack is here.

Published: December 2, 2021 4:36 PM /


The Ascent Patch 5 Cybersec Pack DLC cover

Free new content and bugfixes have arrived today with The Ascent Patch 5 alongside the debut of the game's first DLC -- the CyberSec Pack is here.

The Ascent has proven to be a smashing success for Neon Giant and Curve Games, racking up $5 million in sales in its launch weekend alone. It's no surprise to see it's a success; a lot of care went into building this cool cyberpunk world.

Mind, the launch of a game is never quite the end. The devs have previously released a free update that included a photo mode and some spooky new content just in time for Halloween; now, another new free update has arrived with The Ascent Patch 5 -- and the game's first premium DLC pack is here, too.

The Ascent Patch 5 Cybersec Pack DLC slice

What's New in The Ascent Patch 5?

The big addition in The Ascent Patch 5 is the new Transmog feature. Transmog (or Transmogrification) will allow you to replace the appearance of your armor and items with the appearance of another similar item. Alternatively, you can hide certain pieces of armor altogether. This new feature can be accessed at the Stylist, a new shopkeeper that can be found within each safe zone.

The Transmog feature is being further supplemented with the addition of eight new fashion items account to today's announcement (via Reddit):

  • Street Cap
  • Habber Cap
  • Street Headset
  • Habber Shirt
  • T-shirt: Blood Direct
  • T-shirt: 2 Blob 3 Blob
  • Slick Trousers
  • Habber Jeans

New content aside, this patch also features a number of bug fixes on PC and consoles; you can read the full The Ascent Patch 5 notes for all the fine details.

The Ascent CyberSec Pack contents

The Ascent CyberSec Pack Introduces New Weapons and Armor

Today also marks the debut of the first DLC for the game -- The Ascent CyberSec Pack adds some new goodies to the game for players who are looking to expand their arsenal.

Here's what you can get if you decide to buy this DLC:

  • 2 New Weapons
    • Newt MGL Grenade Launcher
    • Recoil Ballistic Burst Rifle
  • 4 New PIeces of Armor
    • Boomblock H-HD
    • Boomblock Scalp
    • Boomblock Vest
    • Boomblock Shin Protected
  • 1 New Tactical
    • Groop Cluster Grenade
  • 4 New Animated Weapon Skins
    • Hypno 02
    • Red Digital
    • Hypno 01
    • Blue Digital

You can pick up The Ascent CyberSec Pack DLC on PC and Xbox via their respective storefronts. If you haven't yet jumped into the game, now's a great time to get it due to a sale: you have roughly 12 hours to get it for $22.49 or your regional equivalent on the Microsoft Store for PC and Xbox; alternatively, you can buy The Ascent on Steam for $20.09 or your regional equivalent until December 16.

What do you think of the new content added in The Ascent Patch 5? Do you think The Ascent CyberSec Pack is a good value? Let us know in the comments below!

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