Stardock released the Core Worlds DLC and a v3.1 update for Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation today. The DLC adds new asymmetrical maps based on real-world geographic locations and distributes resources to offset the geographical disadvantages on each battlefield. v3.1 reduces load times and improves combat balance and visuals.
Each map in Core Worlds is of varying size and has metal and radioactive resources distributed in a way that offsets some of the disadvantages provided by the terrain. The asymmetrical design is meant to challenge the player to manage their units so that they are not bottlenecked or steamrolled by their enemies.
The v3.1 update re-balances some scenarios in order to implement changes made in previous version updates and adjusts the Nashira map to correct some reported pathing issues.