Just like May's first major expansion for 2022's Saints Row, 'Doc Ketchum’s Murder Circus' adds a brand-new playable area for all base game owners to explore - and the free update is out now.

New Birmingham Island is "the Doc’s very own creepy circus version of the Boot Hill District" and has a distinctly Halloween theme despite its July release date. Here's what Volition is bringing with the free portion of this update:

  • A visual revamp of the Boot Hill District with new things to discover
  • The New Cheats App Mode that comes with 20 clean and 18 dirty cheats
  • New Cosmetics & Items like the Pony Tail and Doc’s Medicine Cart Horse
  • Quality of Life improvements on Missions, Criminal Ventures, Side Hustles, Skills and more.

There's also a paid expansion to coincide with today's update that introduces a "new standalone solo mode with a horde-style gameplay loop" along with "four new playable characters, each with [their] own unique skillset".

This is the second of three major expansions due for Saints Row this year, with the third and final add-on scheduled to launch in August. You'll find the premium version of Doc Ketchum's Murder Circus on the Xbox Store for £7.99 / $9.99, or as part of Saints Row's £24.99 / $29.99 Expansion Pass.

Fancying some spooky shenanigans in Saints Row this July? Let us know if you're booting the game up to explore New Birmingham Island!