It’s official, the next expansion for Path of Exile is “War for the Atlas“.
Set for a December 8th, 2017 release date for PC. The Xbox One version will follow a week later.With this new expansion, Grinding Gear Games will once again toss POE players into a new conflict. Caught between a war between The Shaper and The Elder, who just happen to be battling for possession of the Atlas.
Just like the previous expansion, War for the Atlas will be completely free. Seriously, Grinding Gear Games, how do you do it?
- Ten New Gems
This expansion introduces ten new Gems including four new Skill Gems and six new Supports. The new skills have a focus on necromancy, while the support gems are designed to augment as many skills as possible in new and interesting ways.
- New Unique Items
Path of Exile: War for the Atlas contains over fifty new Unique Items, many of which have been designed by our community.
- New Supporter Packs
We’re also launching a new set of Supporter Packs alongside War for the Atlas. They feature the four exclusive armour sets worn by the Elder Guardians, as well as new weapon effects, portals, forum titles, portrait frames, t-shirts and microfibre cloth maps featuring the new Atlas.
- The Abyss Challenge League
Path of Exile: War for the Atlas launches on December 8 (Pacific Time) on PC and shortly after on Xbox One. Alongside the expansion, we’re also introducing the Abyss Challenge League. Fight foes that spill forth from the underworld beneath your feet as you journey across Wraeclast. Claim valuable new Abyss Jewels to customise your characters and items in new ways. We’ll post detailed information about how the Abyss Challenge League works next week.
The War for the Atlas follows the previous expansion, The Fall of Oriath, which released early this year. If you haven’t checked it out, I implore you to do so. It’s entertaining, fun, lots of content and it’s free. And if you’re a previous Path of Exile player, it’s more of a reason to jump back into the game.