The latest expansion for the free-to-play Path of Exile is out today on PC. Console players will get to play Path of Exile: Blight on PS4 and Xbox One this coming Monday.
Grinding Gear Games says that Path of Exile: Blight “merges the exciting action combat of PoE with the strategy of classic tower defense games.”
Blight introduces a wide selection of new skills, items, and balance changes. The New Zealand-based Grinding Gear Games says that there are “significant revamps” to a few key character archetypes: the Necromancer, the Poison Assassin, and the Mine Saboteur.
Here’s more on the expansion’s backstory from the developer:
Path of Exile: Blight introduces a new NPC, Sister Cassia, who educates the player about the dangerous fungal growths that are spreading through Wraeclast. These growths infect and control the minds of nearby monsters, but Sister Cassia has built a pump that can drain the ichor from the growths to render them harmless. Players must deploy a range of towers to help protect the pump while it does its work.
If you’re curious what the game looks like in action, we have a gameplay video for you below!