Path of Exile: War for the Atlas Official Trailer

Grinding Gear games have annouced their new update for Path of Exile. Path of Exile War for the Atlas coming December 8th for PC and shortly after for Xbox One. The new update will be called “War of the Atlas”.

Path of Exile, Grinding Gear’s free-to-play online action role-playing, has come a long way since January 2013 when it was first released. This free content expansion will see, the Shaper and The Elder, two mystical forces battling for control over the Atlas.Players can collect items tainted by the Elder and the Shaper, potentially being the strongest items available in game.

Here’s the low down:

An ancient entity known as The Elder has challenged the Shaper’s control of the Atlas of Worlds. Explore maps ravaged by their conflict.

Key Features:
The Elder Guardians

As The Elder grows more powerful, he will consume The Shaper’s creations to manifest his own Guardians. The stronger the consumed boss, the stronger The Elder is when you face him.

32 New Maps

The Atlas has been redrawn. Find your way to the centre through new paths and discover new challenges along the way. War for the Atlas adds 32 maps to Path of Exile’s ever-evolving end-game.

Shaped and Elder Items

As you fight in maps the Shaper or Elder control, you may find rare Shaped and Elder items which can be crafted to have powerful properties that don’t normally occur.

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.