During today’s Livestream on the Grinding Gear Games Twitch channel, the Path of Exile developer revealed news details on the game’s latest major expansion, Siege of the Atlas. The largest expansion for Path of Exile in the past year, Siege of the Atlas includes four additional Pinnacle bosses, unique items and rewards, additional story quests, game balancing improvements, and more.
Massive Expansion Introduces New Endgame Systems and Challenge League.
Grinding Gears Games today revealed a new trailer for the latest Path of Exile expansion, titled Siege of the Atlas, which will launch February 4th for PC and Mac, and February 9th, 2022 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Siege of the Atlas will be the largest expansion for Path of Exile in the past year, featuring the Archnemesis challenge league, a revamp to the entire endgame including new story quests, new unique and currency items, four more pinnacle bosses, and game balance improvements.
Siege of the Atlas Content and Features:
- Updated Atlas: The end-game Atlas of Worlds has been simultaneously simplified and also made deeper. The region system has been removed, and individual Atlas Passive Trees have been replaced by one gigantic Atlas-wide passive tree which creates a more flexible way for players to engage in the content they like best while also increasing its challenge and reward.
- Four Pinnacle Bosses: The new storyline is capped with four new Pinnacle Bosses, ultimate boss fights for players seeking additional challenges. These bosses can potentially drop a selection of extremely valuable new unique items.
- Endgame Item Crafting: Players can master the Eldritch Implicit Modifier system to improve their best items. New currency items allow them to craft powerful new implicit modifiers onto items that enable new build opportunities.
- Archnemesis League: Players can collect modifiers to use on Petrified Monsters that are encountered throughout Wraeclast in order to create their own mini-boss fights. Each modifier provides a reward and a monster behavior and will stack in subsequent fights to create progressively more dangerous and rewarding encounters. These modifiers can be combined to create recipes for even more challenges and rewards.
Game Balance Improvements: Spellcasters and Archers have been targeted with a massive selection of balance buffs so that they are even more competitive with Path of Exile’s best builds.