Grinding Gear Games has just announced a new Path of Exile expansion, called Legion. Path of Exile: Legion is the ninth overall expansion to the base game since it first released in August 2013. As a whole, the expansion includes the Legion challenge league, new items, new gems, a game-wide overhaul of melee combat, and more. It will release on June 7, and the official website includes a countdown timer to the release date.
You'll free the legions of the mighty military leaders of Wraeclast from the endless battle and defeat them in combat to earn valuable rewards. As you explore Wraeclast in the Legion league, you will discover Monoliths, which reveal an ancient conflict between multiple legions, frozen in time. As you deal damage to these monoliths, you will untether monsters, but you must be prepared to fight those monsters when the effect of the Monolith wears off. The loot drops will depend on your decisions as you balance the risks and rewards. Some Legion monsters display symbols indicating the specific items they drop. So that skilled players can pick and choose which monsters to free and maximize the types of rewards they seek.
Grinding Gear has revamped melee combat for Legion, addressing most of the core issues. You can now cancel attack animations after dealing their damage. Movement skills are now instant, and new low-level movement skills were added for many classes. All melee attacks are now able to hit multiple adjacent enemies. The animation system has also been overhauled, and the monster targeting rules improved. Accuracy is no longer capped at 95%. There were many other changes to melee combat and a rebalance of most melee skills, offering an entirely new combat experience.
You can see the full list of features and updates on the expansion's official website. The campaign is launching alongside two sets of Supporter Packs: Cult of Darkness and Blood Knight packs. Each has a different price point and feature masses of points alongside new Armor Sets and other exclusive cosmetic microtransactions. You can purchase the pack of your choice directly from the official website here.
Path of Exile: Legion will launch on June 7 for PC, and June 10 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
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