02 - Cradle of Humanity

Last modified by Daniel Turner on 2023/09/21 15:24


Release Date: 15/03/2021


Cradle of Humanity is the second DLC to be released for X4: Foundations and was released on the 15th of March 2021, it adds content related to the Sol system and their inhabitants the Terrans. Out of the havoc of the gate shutdown and the Terran Conflict the Terrans have reformed and re-organised and now seek to exterminate the Xenon and any faction that would stand in their way.

From the steam store page:

"X4: Cradle of Humanity, the second big expansion for X4: Foundations, brings the X series back to Earth. While significantly increasing the size of the game's universe with new sectors, the expansion also welcomes two Terran factions to X4: Foundations, along with their economy, ships, weapons and stations. New game-starts introduce the identity and political stance of the Terran factions, as well as give an alternative perspective on existing story developments in X4: Foundations.

X4: Cradle of Humanity also sheds a light on what has happened to Earth in the decades since the jump-gate shutdown. Furthermore, a certain pirate faction that is well known to fans of the series is making a dramatic comeback.

X4: Cradle of Humanity is accompanied by the biggest free update to X4: Foundations yet. Update 4.0 further enhances X4: Foundations in a number of ways, including major new gameplay features (e.g. a new terraforming feature) and wide-ranging visual improvements (e.g. volumetric fog).

Main Features:

  • Big expansion of the X4: Foundations universe with new sectors
  • Return of Terran factions with economy, ships, weapons and stations
  • Thrilling new story missions and adventures to experience
  • New game-starts that allow new perspectives on the X4: Foundations story
  • Introducing a new terraforming gameplay feature, evolving the endgame [included in 4.0]
  • Visual improvements such as volumetric fog, making the X universe look better than ever [included in 4.0]"