Path of Exile: War of the Atlas expansion lands on PC Soon

  • Recently, Grinding Gear Games released The Fall of Oriath expansion on Xbox One. This rapid release of new content keeps players interested and coming back for more. War for the Atlas is coming to Windows PC on December 8, 2017 and shortly after that to Xbox One. Path of Exile looks stunning on the standard Xbox One and even better on the Xbox One X as it runs at native 4K 60 FPS.

    "In this expansion, a lot of the new content is for the existing players, because that's its particular slant," explained Chris Wilson, managing director at Path of Exile developer Grinding Gear Games. "However, the content that does affect low-level layers are four new skill gems...all four of the new skill gems we're adding are necromancy-themed, but designed so you can use them on other characters as well. They don't have to be used by summoners."

    While players can continue to explore Atlas as they've been able to do for the past year, the mission now becomes to try and ward off the Elder's growing reach. The idea will be to reach him by defeating his powerful Guardians. The Guardians won't be easy to beat or even reach. Players can access purple areas on the Atlas and try to fight that map's boss, as normal. However, there's a chance that the Elder will emerge in that area and completely siphon power from that map's boss, using its power to create one of the Guardians. Buy Cheap POE Goods from gain a 3% discount by using the code “5MMO”.

    War for the Atlas revamps this entire system by introducing 32 new maps, a new layout, and a new threat to the Atlas: The Elder. Though they share a similarly vague name, The Elder and The Shaper are at war and its up to you to decide which one wins. Wilson isn't willing to divulge much information on the why of it all, as that's a mystery that the community will have to work together to solve.

    Path of Exile is a Diablo-style action-RPG with an emphasis on exploration and loot collection over combat. It also features minor MMO elements, such as public towns in which players can meet and group up or trade items. The lack of an in-game chat system limits the Xbox One version's social potential, though.

    You can pretty much ignore white items unless you're about to head back to town and have the room to spare for them. Rarer items are usually worth picking up and selling, even if you have to hold onto them for a while. And of course, any item that looks better than your current gear is worth grabbing – even if you have to drop something else temporarily while you equip it.

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