Saints Row: Sunshine Springs District Now Available via Latest Update

The Heist and the Hazardous Expansion Deep Silver Volition

Saints Row 's first map expansion is here. The Sunshine Springs update introduces the titular district - a sprawling oasis situated in the dry landscape of the Rojas Desert along Route 22.

This resort area is home to movie stars, considered to be the real elite of Santa Ileso. There are a ton of things that you can do, places to explore, and new threats to face.

The Sunshine Springs update also brought a ton of new features, such as Selfie Mode and the Emote Wheel. Here are some of the details:

  • Selfie Mode
    • A new "selfie" mode can be found within the camera app. Players can move the camera in a small 3D space, change the orientation, change and modify focal distances, toggle different facial expressions, and even pause mid emote! They can then hide all of HUD elements to capture an image using the share feature of their respective platforms.
  • Emote Wheel
    • Added customizable "wheel" to offer up to 8 emote choices on the fly.
    • Added "quick bind" feature to left and right d-pad ("c" and "v" on the keyboard) to quickly access any two emotes from the wheel.
    • Added emote interface to the player customization screens.
    • Added new ability to "steer" certain emotes while slowly moving (some can even be mixed with others!).
    • Added new "type" descriptions to each type of emote while customizing. This will help players better understand the abilities and limitations of each type.
    • Added 6 new emotes to try out with the new emote wheel.
  • General
    • Added extensive tech to automatically condense icons on the map when zooming out. This should increase stability in later levels of progression as well as make the information easier to see.
    • Added hide player health ui option.
    • Added hide vehicle health ui option.
    • Reorganized and unified the pause and main menu to help players better find the options they are looking for.
    • Added ability to custom nickname vehicles in the garage.
    • Added new "Overcast" and "Cloudy" states to the Weather System.
    • Fixed a few outstanding weather-related bugs.
    • Saints will now gather in small groups in completed districts, ready to help out the player.
    • Added a new "distant" vehicle camera via "up" on the d-pad while driving ("z" on the keyboard).
    • Added DLC menu to help identify what content is available and what content is already owned.


Aside from the new district, developer Deep Silver Volition also released The Heist and The Hazardous expansion. Here, you'll embark on a revenge heist against the egotistical movie star Chris Hardy, set in the opulent Sunshine Springs district, of course.

The expansion contains three brand-new story missions, new cosmetics, and various tools of destruction that you can use in the campaign. Here's a rundown:

  • MDI-815A helicopter
  • Pain & Gain gun
  • Kaijuice event
  • Mini-HQ
  • 18 new cosmetics
  • 4 new wingsuits

The Heist and The Hazardous expansion is available on the Xbox and PlayStation stores, and the Epic Games Store for $9.99.

Saints Row Sunshine Springs update is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

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