Seems like the development team over at Grinding Gear Games never stop working. After bringing their action-RPG title, Path of Exile, to the Xbox One in August, they've got a big, free update/expansion planned to arrive next week for the PC, and then the Xbox One after that.
Titled "War for the Atlas," the DLC will add new endgame content that tasks players with combating a new threat. If you're unfamiliar with Path of Exile, the "Atlas of Worlds" is a map system that allows players to face new (randomized) challenges once they've completed the main game. That entire system was added in the "Atlas of Worlds" DLC last year, and this year, with "War for the Atlas," players will find new challenges. Two forces, the Shaper and the Elder, are vying for control over the Atlas of Worlds and players will, essentially, be caught in the middle. What this means, as far as in-game content goes, is players will be able to battle for either force and allow that side to control more of the map. If the Elder controls more, he will create new bosses and, eventually, appear on the map as a new boss encounter. It's a pretty interesting idea/concept.
Here are the specifics for what will be added when the DLC arrives on December for the PC (and probably a week later for the Xbox One):
- 32 new maps to the Atlas of Worlds
- 4 new Skill Gems and 6 new Support Gems
- 50 new unique items
- 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.
More information about the DLC can be found on the official site.
Path of Exile is available on PC and Xbox One. It is a free-to-play game with most of its money purchases being focused on cosmetics (there are inventory expansions available to buy). It supports up to six players online throughout the campaign and endgame activities.