Grinding Gear Games announced today that it will launch the massive 3.9.0 expansion, Path of Exile: Conquerors of the Atlas, on the PC at noon PST, with the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One versions available on December 16th.
The Elder has been defeated, but the Exiles who conquered him have been driven mad from continuous exposure to the void. These former heroes now pose a new threat to Wraeclast.
Zana, the Master Cartographer, has trapped them within the Atlas, but fears that they will soon be too powerful and will find a way out.
Conquerors of the Atlas continues the War for the Atlas storyline with a brand new endgame. Additionally, Conquerors features new Atlas mechanics, five new endgame bosses, a new powerful class of support gem, new items, a vast upgrade to bows throughout the game, and the Metamorph Challenge League.
The Metamorph Challenge League and the Awakener Kill Event
It wouldn't be an expansion launch without the introduction of an exciting new challenge league. The Metamorph League tasks players with becoming a mad scientists (of sorts). Master Alchemist, Tane Octavius needs the players help acquiring the parts of various monsters to help him create Metamorphs -shapeshifting monstrosities that have the abilities of the various creatures used to make them. Essentially, this is a Build-a-Boss workshop, with rewards tied to the level of risk.
For the launch of the Metamorph League, Grinding Gear Games is teaming up with community streamer Zizaran to host a huge boss kill event - the Awakener Kill Event - featuring $30,000 is US cash prizes and other in-game rewards. For more details about the Awakener Kill Challenge go to: Awakener Kill Event Info
Path of Exile: Conquerors of the Atlas Key Features Include:
- Download and play for free, but never pay-to-win
- A new Endgame story
- New Atlas mechanics: Socket the Atlas to upgrade your maps
- Four new item influence types
- New Bow Skills and Support Gems
- New Awakened Support Gems
More information about specific features of Path of Exile: Conquerors of the Atlas can be found at: www.pathofexile.com/conquerors
About Path of Exile
Path of Exile continues to be one of the largest online Action RPGs with continual, massive audience growth. Launches on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as well as in China and South Korea have almost tripled the Path of Exile player community since August 2017, with over 3.5 million players having played the game's 2017 expansion, Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath. In 2018, Path of Exile saw an increase in total play-hours of over 26% and 2019's Legion expansion set a new record of 224,670 players online simultaneously
Path of Exile was released in October 2013 to critical acclaim including winning GameSpot's PC Game of the Year award. Since its launch, Path of Exile has become a global community of over 20 million players including localized versions in English, German, French, Spanish, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Russian, Thai, Brazilian Portuguese and Korean. Path of Exile was listed as one of the top ten most-played games on Steam in 2018. In November 2019, the first Path of Exile fan convention, ExileCon, took place in Auckland, New Zealand,
About Grinding Gear Games
Grinding Gear Games is a game studio founded in 2006 and based in Auckland, New Zealand. Its team members come from various countries and have a diversity of backgrounds ranging from artificial intelligence and software security to industrial design and professional tournament gaming. After the release of its flagship title, Path of Exile, GGG is committed to ongoing expansion and new content releases for the critically-acclaimed game. In 2018, Tencent acquired a majority interest in Grinding Gear Games.