The free title update makes significant improvements to the core game and improves combat.
Key art for Saints Row expansion DLC called The Heist & The Hazardous.

It's a banner day for Deep Silver and Volition as the first DLC expansion for Saints Row is now available. This paid content is out alongside a huge update for the game that includes free content for everyone along with significant changes to core gameplay mechanics, combat improvements, and bug fixes.

The first of three planned DLC releases for Saints Row is called The Heist & The Hazardous. This paid DLC adds three new story missions that can be played solo or in co-op. There is also a new weapon, new helicopter, rewards, cosmetics, and more. This DLC can be purchased on its own or is included as part of the Expansion Pass for Saints Row.

A quick overview of the free part of today's update can be seen below. Keep in mind that the bulleted list below is just the most general of overviews. The full details on today's update is so big that Volition had to spread it across two separate postings at The first focuses on the new gameplay area, Sunshine Springs, while the second is more focused on what fixes and quality of life adjustments were included today.

July will see the release of the second expansion, Doc Ketchum's Murder Circus. The third and final piece of Expansion Pass content, currently unnamed, will be out in August.

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Bosses across Santo Ileso will also be able to access a new part of the city for free starting today. Adventure through the all-new district of Sunshine Springs – inspired by Palm Springs – and check out the suite of new features, improvements, and bug fixes implemented with this update.

Saints Row update overview:
  • The Heist & The Hazardous DLC for Expansion Pass holders is out now and available to buy separately
  • The free Sunshine Springs update is out now for all players and includes:
    • All-new playable district of Sunshine Springs
    • Improved combat feel, gameplay flow, and balancing
    • Selfie mode
    • 12 new emotes and emote selection wheel
    • New camera angle for vehicles
    • And a huge number of additional fixes and tweaks​