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Action-RPG enthusiasts rejoice! The War for the Atlas expansion for Grinding Gear Games' Path of Exile is now available on PC, with its 32 new end-game maps, new bosses, skill gems and challenges. There's also the Abyss challenge league that, going by its description, sounds pretty similar to everyone's favorite Breach challenge league from a while back. So, if you're in a mood for some clicking and looting - be sure to download the latest update for free and revisit the grisly shores of Wraeclast. You can check out the patch notes right here.
And here's the announcement press release:
Auckland, New Zealand - December 8, 2017 - Grinding Gear Games announced today that it has released a brand new expansion for its award-winning game, Path of Exile (at 12 noon Pacific Time). Path of Exile: War for the Atlas is available now on PC, with an Xbox One version launching later in December.
Path of Exile: War for the Atlas features 32 new randomized maps and a host of new challenges and rewards as players find themselves caught between two powerful entities battling for the control of Wraeclast - The Elder and The Shaper.
The latest expansion of the hit ARPG also is the first official European release with nine supported languages including German, French and Spanish, and Europe-specific payment methods.
War for the Atlas Features:
- War for the Atlas: A mysterious entity known only as The Elder haunts the Atlas, spreading decay and battling The Shaper for control.
- The Atlas, Redrawn: Find your way to the centre of the Atlas through new paths and discover new challenges along the way. War for the Atlas adds 32 randomized maps to Path of Exile's ever-evolving end-game.
- New Bosses: Along with deadly encounters at the end of each new map, this expansion introduces the four Elder Guardians, whom you must defeat before you are able to face the Elder himself.
- New End-game Items: As the war between the Shaper and Elder rages, challenge their control of the Atlas to find exclusive new rare items that have special properties: Shaped Items and Elder Items.
- Endless Character Customization: Find four new Skill Gems designed around necromancy, six new Support Gems and over fifty new Unique Items.
- Abyss League: Coinciding with the launch of Path of Exile: War for the Atlas, we're introducing the Abyss Challenge League. Fight ancient foes that spill forth from the cracks beneath your feet as you journey across Wraeclast, and claim valuable new Abyss Jewels to customise your characters and items in new ways.
- Available on Xbox One and PC: Both Path of Exile: War for the Atlas and the Abyss Challenge League are coming to PC and Xbox One. And, of course, both are 100% free to play.
- Now Available in German, French and Spanish: This expansion also marks our official release in Europe, increasing the total number of supported languages to nine and adding Europe-specific payment methods.