Grinding Gear Games is proud to announce Path of Exile: Blight! Set to launch on September 9, Blight is the most recent in Path of Exile‘s quarterly expansion updates. Every expansion introduces a new challenge league, strong products, ability gems, a shake-up of Path of Exile’s playstyle meta and considerably, considerably additional.
In Path of Exile: Blight, risky fungal growths have begun appearing across the cursed continent of Wraeclast, threatening man and beast alike. With the aid of the new NPC Sister Cassia, you are tasked with destroying these growths. Cassia has constructed a specialised pump for the job, but as her pump siphons the toxic fungal ichors, monsters of all shapes and sizes emerge to defend the Blight. These fiends are especially hardy. Fortunately, Cassia has made a variety of towers to aid guard her pump, which you can deploy.
Blight combines the rapid, frantic action of Path of Exile’s combat with the strategic entertaining of tower defense games. To effectively defeat the Blight, you have to have to make choices on the fly, keep conscious of your surroundings, and program for what may possibly lay ahead. Effectively defending Cassia’s pump rewards you with beneficial weapons and armour, and particular oils which Cassia can use to anoint your rings and amulets with strong enchantments.
Alongside the tower defense gameplay of Blight comes a bumper-crop of new expertise, products and balance alterations. This update supplies considerable balance improvements to the Necromancer archetype, with new defensive solutions like the Meat Shield Talent Gem, Help Gems which augment the AI of your minions (generating them additional aggressive or defensive) updates to current minion-themed products, and an overhaul of the Necromancer Ascendancy class.
The Poison Assassin archetype is getting related consideration, with 5 new Talent Gems that significantly broaden the gameplay solutions for players who like to inflict agonising poisons on their foes. The new Elusive mechanic, located on the Assassin Ascendancy class, adds additional mobility for a class that likes to get in, get the job carried out, and get out.
Likewise, the Mine Saboteur archetype will quickly have access to a set of new Mine Talent and Help gems, with current Mine gems undergoing considerable rebalancing to make the Mine playstyle really feel additional tactical and tactile. The Saboteur Ascendancy, also, has observed improvements.
For these of you who play Action RPGs for that sweet, sweet loot, we are, of course, adding potent new distinctive products, divination cards, and, with Cassia’s anointing, an avenue to augment products in strong new approaches (like the capability to add any Passive Talent Tree notable to your amulet!).
A single of the core style philosophies of Path of Exile is to let players to play the way they want to play. To that finish, we’re altering the way Master Missions are dealt out in Path of Exile’s endgame, the Atlas of Worlds. Exactly where after you had to actively pursue a Master Mission, or permanently miss out, you will now be capable to accumulate these Missions more than time, becoming capable to then play them at your personal pace and on which ever endgame Map places you’d like!
As with every single Path of Exile update, all of these additions, as nicely as all the things in the core game, is 100% absolutely free to play. The Blight League will final for around 3 months, and options a fresh game economy. The begin of a new League is the most fascinating time to play Path of Exile, with thousands of players racing to be the very first to learn all the things the new league has to give, so we hope you will join us when Blight launches on September 9!