The Fall of Oriath släpps senare ikväll.
Då Diablo 3 var lite en av besvikelse när det kom ut, även om spelet har förbättrat sig, har dess lillebror Path of Exile puttrat på i stadig takt. Nu väntas även spelet få sin största expansion hittills som går under namnet The Fall of Oriath.
Den stora nyheten med expansionen är att spelet kommer få sex nya akter. Med detta kommer en hel radda nya motståndare och ett nytt storyläge med mera. En av de mer konkreta nyheterna är att du genom att spöa upp de gamla gudarna kan låsa upp det nya Pantheon-systemet. Dessa är starka förmågor som lånar en bråkdel av de odödligas kraft. Under spelet gång kommer du kunna välja en av fyra Major- och sju Minor-krafter.
Utvecklarna har också lagt en hel del tid att förbättra Help-verktyget och spelets tutorial, vilket gör det till ett utmärkt tillfälle för dig som ännu inte testat Path of Exile. Det är ju gratis trots allt.
Du kan spela expansionen när den släpps 22:00 svensk tid.
Utöver ovanstående finns det såklart en textmur av nyheter, alla som du kan läsa här.
Path of Exile 3.0.0 - The Fall of Oriath
Major New Content and Features:
Added Acts Five through Ten.
Removed the Cruel and Merciless difficulty levels. Path of Exile is now a single ten-act playthrough.
Added a new Character Selection Screen.
Added a new feature - the Pantheon system: Best the ancient gods of Wraeclast in battle and you can claim a portion of their power. There are four Major god powers and seven Minor god powers to be claimed in The Fall of Oriath. You can have one Major and one Minor power active at a time, and can return to any town or hideout to change which powers are active at no cost. Later, each power can be upgraded by placing a Divine Vessel in your map device before you defeat certain map bosses.
Added a new feature - the Help panel: As you play Path of Exile, you can unlock Help panel pages. These can be viewed by clicking on a new Help button next to the Shop button. Each panel is designed to introduce you to an aspect of Path of Exile's gameplay, and give you the tools you need to explore the features yourself.
Significantly updated the tutorial. It is integrated with the new Help system.
The game HUD has been updated to the Eclipse theme used throughout The Fall of Oriath.
Added 8 Vaal Side Areas with new bosses, found through areas in Oriath.
Added a Passive Skill Tree planning system.
Introduced new technology for rendering water throughout the game.
New Skill Gems:
Added a new Intelligence Skill Gem - Dark Pact: Sacrifice a portion of your skeleton minion's life to deal chaos damage in an area around it. This effect will chain to your other nearby skeletons. If you control no skeletons in the targeted area, you will sacrifice a portion of your own life and deal greater chaos damage in a larger area.
Added a new Intelligence Skill Gem - Storm Burst: Channel to unleash a stream of projectiles that deal lightning damage and always pierce through enemies. When you stop channeling, the projectiles explode, dealing significant damage in an area around them. Additional projectiles are added in sequence.
Added a new Dexterity Skill Gem - Charged Dash: Channel to project a mirage forward in the direction you're facing. Release to teleport towards the mirage and deal area of effect damage multiple times along the way. The area of effect grows based on the distance you travel, and the number of effects increase with faster attack time.
New Support Gems:
Added a new Strength/Intelligence Support Gem - Ignite Proliferation Support: Causes Ignites from supported skills to also affect other nearby enemies.
Added a new Strength Support Gem - Chance to Bleed Support: Gives your skills a chance to inflict Bleeding.
Added a new Dexterity Support Gem - Lesser Poison Support: Gives your skills a chance to inflict Poison.
Added a new Dexterity/Intelligence Support Gem - Deadly Ailments Support: Causes ailments from supported skills to deal more damage, but causes the skills themselves to deal less.
Added a new Dexterity/Intelligence Support Gem - Decay Support: Causes supported skills to also deal chaos damage over time.
Added a new Intelligence Support Gem - Efficacy Support: Causes supported spells to deal more damage and last longer.
Added a new Dexterity Support Gem - Vile Toxins Support: Causes you to deal more damage to poisoned enemies, and more damage with your poison.
Added a new Strength Support Gem - Maim Support: Gives your attacks a chance to Maim on hit, slowing the enemy's movement.
Added a new Strength/Intelligence Support Gem - Immolate Support: Grants added fire damage against enemies that are burning.
Added a new Dexterity/Intelligence Support Gem - Unbound Ailments Support: Amplifies the effect and duration of ailments from supported skills.
Added a new Strength Support Gem - Brutality Support: Causes you to deal significantly more physical damage, but no other types of damage.
Added a new Strength Support Gem - Ruthless Support: Makes every third skill deal significantly more damage, and stun for longer.
Added a new Strength/Dexterity Support Gem - Onslaught Support: Gives a chance to gain Onslaught on kill, causing you to have increased movement, attack and cast speed.
Added a new Intelligence Support Gem - Arcane Surge Support: Supported spells have a chance to grant a buff which gives you more spell damage, cast speed, and grants some mana regeneration.
New Unique Items:
We've added 24 new Unique Items to Path of Exile:
9 items created by our designers.
5 items designed by Supporters.
6 items for the Harbinger challenge league.
4 items for the Pale Council encounter.