The Echoes of the Atlas expansion brings a lot to the table in terms of new brutal challenges to overcome alongside items that herald fresh ways to play. Whether you’re a new player who washed up on the shores of Wraeclast this morning, or a titan of the genre powering your way deep into the endgame to vanquish your enemies, this expansion has something for everyone at every level.
If you push your way into Path of Exile‘s endgame, you’ll be invited to take on a brutal showdown: you versus up to ten of Path of Exile‘s most difficult encounters at once. Succeeding in these fights will unlock passive points which can be spent on the new Atlas Passive Trees. These are one of the new features of Path of Exile‘s endgame which allow you to control and specialize in the kind of encounters you’ll experience in endgame maps.
If you prove yourself worthy, you’ll proceed to take on The Maven, one of the most difficult fights in Path of Exile‘s history. To the victor goes the spoils – Echoes of the Atlas introduces new endgame reward items to help unlock even more character build potential for the most aspirational players.
The Ritual Challenge League launches alongside the Echoes of the Atlas content. In each area, players will slay monsters within the Ritual Circle then use the Altar to initiate the Ritual. When the Ritual is active, the monsters you’ve slain will return in an onslaught alongside various punishing effects from the Ritual. While the Ritual is active, monsters you kill will earn points called ‘Tribute’ which can be redeemed for valuable rewards. Each Ritual within an area gets progressively more difficult and provides even more potential for reward.
The start of a new challenge league is the perfect time to jump into Path of Exile. The ladders and economy are reset for each league so that everyone gets a clean state and can compete to climb the ladder, beat the challenges and find the best items before their friends do. In addition, we’ve taken the opportunity to rebalance all 19 of our Ascendancy character classes, providing new playstyles to explore. Naturally, this expansion also includes new items, skills, rewards, and much more.
Be sure to check it out for free on January 20! For more information, head to pathofexile.com/echoes.