A brand new update was just released for Life is Strange: Before the Storm, but it brought with it an unexpected gift for Xbox One owners. Those that downloaded Before the Storm update 1.02 found out they could also download Episode 2 early (it’s supposed to release on October 19). While PlayStation 4 owners weren’t so lucky, this does mean that players will have to watch out for spoilers online now that the episode is out in the wild.
In case you missed it, make sure to check out our review of the first episode. Here’s a snippet of what I had to say:
I’m also slightly cautious about what looked to be supernatural elements during the ending sequence of Before the Storm’s first episode. I was enjoying how the prequel was coming from a toned-down place compared to the time-traveling antics of the original, so that left me a bit concerned going forward. It’s far too early to judge, though. I just hope that the focus stays on the characters themselves and not a greater struggle.
Despite feeling hesitant going into Before the Storm, Deck Nine Games’ rendition of Arcadia Bay quickly reminded me of why I loved the series and its characters in the first place. Any fears of this being a cash-in on a beloved game melted away, and I was able to fully enjoy Awake without any second thoughts. I’m excited to see where Chloe and Rachel’s story goes from here, even if I already know how tragic it ultimately ends.
Life is Strange: Before the Storm Episode 2 releases October 19 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.