Grinding Gear Games kicks off 2021 with a major expansion for their popular action RPG that will test the mettle of players crazy enough to go toe-to-toe with The Maven
Auckland, New Zealand, January 15, 2020 – Grinding Gear Games is announcing that its next major expansion for Path of Exile, Echoes of the Atlas, is launching today at 11 AM PT on PC and Mac, and on January 20th for Xbox and PlayStation® consoles, including the new Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. The expansion delivers new end-game content, a new challenge league, new skills, and a new pinnacle boss simply known as The Maven.
The Echoes of the Atlas expansion will deliver several new pieces of content and improvements such as:
- End-game content including new pinnacle boss, The Maven, which requires players to defeat several bosses simultaneously in order to challenge her; New Boss Arena; Atlas Passive Skill Trees; 11 New Maps with Bosses; Craftable Watchstones and The Maven’s Orb.
- New Ritual Challenge League
- New items and skills
- Rebalancing nineteen Ascendancy classes, three of which had major reworks
- The return of Heist and Harvest leagues
For more information about Path of Exile: Echoes of the Atlas, please visit the Echoes of the Atlas page.
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.
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. In 2019, Path of Exile made Steam’s Top Ten “Most Played” game list for the second year in a row. In November 2019, the first Path of Exile fan convention, ExileCon, took place in Auckland, New Zealand. Path of Exile capped off its most successful year in existence by winning a prestigious BAFTA award for Best Evolving Game.
More information about specific features of Path of Exile can be found at www.pathofexile.com
About Grinding Gear Games
Grinding Gear Games is New Zealand’s largest game development studio. It was founded in 2006 and is based in West 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 has been committed to ongoing expansion and new content releases for the critically-acclaimed game. In 2018, Tencent acquired a majority interest in Grinding Gear Games.