Path of Exile is a free-to-play online action role-playing video game developed and published by Grinding Gear Games. The economy in Path of Exile is different from other MMORPGs. You do not need gold to buy things, but you can exchange the items in Path of Exile Currency
, Path of Exile will be bringing a brand new expansion in the form of War of the Atlas on Friday. This brings a brand new story in which an ancient entity is known as The Elder, who is looking to take control of the Atlas of Worlds from The Shaper.
“Being able to leech instantly meant that many threats were completely mitigated by high-damage fast-hitting characters with minimal leech investment,” Grinding Gear Games explains. “Vaal Pact has been changed to no longer grant instant leech, but instead doubles your character’s leech rate and maximum leech rate. This was one of the most heavily-requested nerfs in the history of Path of Exile.” War of the Atlas brings a wealth of new content to Path of Exile, including:
32 Additional Maps
Exiles will traverse new ravaged lands across 32 new maps, where new paths and challenges will be discovered as Path of Exile continues to grow and evolve.
Elder and Shaped Items
To take the fight across the several new maps in the fight for either Elder or Shaper control, players will stumble upon rare items which can be used for crafting powerful properties never before seen.
New Gems and Unique Items
The upcoming expansion also brings with it 10 new Gems, ranging from Skill Gems and new Supports. The Skill Gems are predominantly focused around necromancy, whilst the six Supports are made to augment a number of different skills in all new ways. As for Unique Items, players can expect to find 50+ new Unique Items in War for the Atlas, with many being designed by the game's community.
A new set of Supporter Packs are also going to be launched, feature the four exclusive armour sets donned by the Elder Guardians, joined by new weapon effects, portrait frames, t-shirts, forum titles, portals and microfibre cloth maps showcasing the new Atlas.
The Abyss Challenge League
December 8th also marks the release of the Abyss Challenge League, which will release on this date on PC, shortly followed by the launch on Xbox One. This will see Exiles fighting against foes of the underworld in a journey across Wraeclast. Get your hands on new Abyss Jewels, utilize the customization options for your character and items and much more.
3.1.0 is due to roll out Friday; you can check out our detailed preview from Gm2v