Hail to the Duke DLC, Baby

Because you asked for it, Gearbox is bringing DLC to Duke Nukem Forever.

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris


Love it or hate it, Duke Nukem Forever is sticking around a little bit longer. 2K Games and Gearbox have announced a new DLC add-on for the Duke that will introduce four new maps and three modes to the game’s multiplayer portion. You know, multiplayer, the reason you bought Duke Nukem Forever in the first place…

The “Hail to the Icons Parody Pack” will launch this fall on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, and will, as the name implies, pay homage in a tongue-in-cheek manner to some of the industry’s most beloved franchises, such as Call of Duty, Doom, Team Fortress and Halo. This DLC pack will even be free to Duke Nukem First Access Club members who registered their account before Duke Nukem Forever launched, explains Gearbox.


Here’s the official rundown of what the DLC pack will offer:

Game Modes

Freeze Tag: Players cooperate to freeze and shatter their opponents in succession for huge point streaks and combos.
Hot Potato: See who can hold on to the babe the longest.
Hail to the King: Free-for-all, Duke style.


Call of Duke: Duke engages in modern combat in a war-torn city. Foes don’t stand a chance against the Duke when he spams the map with the N00b T00b.
Sandbox: Players take the role of mini-Duke in a giant sandbox with two bases at either end made out of children’s toys. This map features Sticky Bombs.
Inferno: Time machine engage! Duke does combat in a hellish landscape of lava and teleporters. Who turned on the 16-bit graphics, and more importantly, where did this DFG come from?
2Forts1Bridge: Hats? Duke doesn’t need no stinking hats. Give him a minigun and he’ll beat off all comers.

So, who here plans to dive back into Duke Nukem Forever with this new map pack add-on? Is the urge that great to revisit the multiplayer portion of Duke’s latest outing? I’m expecting crickets, but would love to be proven wrong.