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New, free Path of Exile expansion launches Dec 9

by: Elliot -
More On: Path of Exile

I’ve tried three or four times to get into Path of Exile, each time playing a little longer than the last time. I have good friends who play every time a new season rolls around. I’m sure they’re looking forward to the upcoming expansion too. Developer Grinding Gear Games has begun to share some of the new details about the upcoming free Path of Exile expansion, The Forbidden Sanctum, which is set to release on Friday, December 9 on PC, and Wednesday, December 14, for PlayStation and Xbox.

“The Forbidden Sanctum is a roguelike that takes place within Path of Exile. Players will explore an ancient sanctum which is rumored to be hidden beneath the Fellshrine Ruins. Long abandoned, a malevolent presence has taken hold. In each area of Wraeclast they play through, players will have the opportunity to explore one room of the Sanctum as they search for its treasures.” A few other new features include a brand new Challenge League and improvements to Path of Exile's endgame, among others. This expansion also introduces Ruthless, an optional new way to play Path of Exile with extreme item scarcity. Ruthless mode can be selected during character creation. Ruthless is all about extreme item scarcity, which creates a challenging and brutal way to play Path of Exile.