Path of Exile’s 3.13 replace is coming out in just over a week, and developer Grinding Gear Games has now revealed the main expansion. It’s known as Echoes of the Atlas, and it introduces a number of new content material closely tilted towards Path of Exile’s endgame.

Echoes of the Atlas provides 11 new map varieties to the RPG game, in addition to vital new characters who’ve new challenges to tackle. You’ll encounter a brand new NPC generally known as the Envoy, who has information of guests arriving in the Atlas. Once you’ve traveled to the new space, you’ll meet The Maven, who will ask to look at whilst you battle a boss. When the Maven observes a battle, she’ll make it tougher, and after the first time she watches, you’ll be capable to name her to look at subsequent boss encounters.

Eventually, you’ll obtain an invite to the Maven’s astral realm, the place you’ll be up in opposition to an more and more troublesome boss rush. The Maven will pit you in opposition to a number of bosses concurrently – first three, however growing every time to a most of 10.

Eventually, you’ll must tackle the Maven herself.

There’s additionally an thrilling new trailer to whet your urge for food:

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Completing the Maven’s challenges will earn you a brand new type of talent factors that you just’ll be capable to spend in the new Atlas passive bushes, and every new area has its personal tree with its personal new bonuses. You’ll be capable to earn 10 factors to make use of in every tree – however you’ll be capable to respec these as your character’s wants change by utilizing a brand new kind of orb.

As with previous expansions for Path of Exile, Echoes of the Atlas introduces a brand new problem league. This one is the Ritual League, and the problem right here will likely be to defeat more and more troublesome waves of monsters that spawn in whenever you activate altar websites on every maps. You’ll be sealed into the summoning circle inscribed round the altar, and every time you activate a brand new altar, you’ll must defeat all the monsters you’ve slain in earlier rituals.

You’ll earn tribute for every efficiently cleared ritual, and this can be utilized to purchase ritual objects. Some of these are fairly costly, and also you’ll have the choice to spend a portion of an merchandise’s value with a view to have it deferred and provided later – probably when you may higher afford it.

There are of course model new endgame rewards coming with Echoes of the Atlas, together with 10 new distinctive objects. These embody the Legacy of Fury Wyrmscale Boots that go away fireplace in your footsteps and the Blackflame Amethyst Ring that provides chaos harm to any ignite results you trigger.

The reveal stream was densely filled with info, and that included some particulars on some of the closely reworked ascendancies – specifically, the Elementalist, the Inquisitor, and the Deadeye. While these courses have seen the greatest modifications, each ascendancy has seen some important tweaks and alterations on this expansion.

You can learn extra about Echoes of the Atlas at the official site. The expansion arrives January 15.