It was almost 10 years ago now that the original Kingdoms of Amalur released to the masses, yet only just over a year ago that the remaster – Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning – was first enjoyed by veterans and newcomers to the series alike. A major expansion is today arriving for those who wish to jump back into the popular RPG, and it goes by the name of Fatesworn.
Releasing today on Xbox, PlayStation and PC, Fatesworn opens up a new area of Amalur – Mithros – that has never before been seen in the game. Mithros is covered in snowy tundra, and poses some pretty tricky landscapes to navigate in the form of towering mountains. With regards to how Fatesworn fits into the plot, players will be able to conclude the main storyline with a 6 hour long campaign, with all the brand new weapons, enemies, crafting items and the like at your disposal. And if that wasn’t enough for you, there are of course swathes of side quests to take in also.
‘Chaos’ is the buzzword for Fatesworn, as it is the name of a new gameplay mechanic that affects weapons, enemies, and the 25 new Chaos Dungeons that offer up challenges in both the old world, and Mithros. There truly is so much to discover with Fatesworn – kudos to THQ Nordic for adding all this new content to what is essentially a decade-old title!
Features of Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning – Fatesworn include *deep breath*:
- Set in a completely new environment called Mithros featuring mountains and snowy landscape
- Face the God of Chaos in 6h+ Main quest with a compelling storyline that concludes the game, featuring new and returning characters
- “Chaos” as a completely new gameplay mechanic connected to weapons, enemies, rifts, and portals
- Level cap raised to 50
- The journey takes you to 2 entirely new dungeon sets
- Enter Chaos Portals to explore 25 brand new Chaos Realm dungeons strewn across the Fatesworn world and the old world
- New enemies and variations of existing enemies
- New crafting items for weapons, gems, potions with new reagents and components
- 6 new unique armor sets with very special and powerful traits
- 21 new weapons and shields (9 chaos weapons, 15 unique)
- New accessories like rings and amulets with powerful traits
- New music by award-winning composer Grant Kirkhope
- A new mysterious trader selling equipment lottery boxes, offering a new way to complete rare item sets
- New twist of fate cards
- Tons of new sidequests task quests and faction quests to fulfil
- New villages and cities, with new houses and interiors and much more
If you are lucky enough to own the FATE Edition of Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning, Fatesworn comes free of charge. Otherwise, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and PC players can pick up a copy for themselves. On Xbox, you can find Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning – Fatesworn for £15.74 on the Xbox Store. Before you make your mind up on a purchase – perhaps consider checking out our review of the full game first.
After decades of conflict, the disastrous Crystal War has finally ended, and the Tuatha warlord Gadflow has been defeated. As the people of Amalur’s ravaged Faelands turn their gaze toward a welcome peace and the work of rebuilding, a new threat rises in the west… Beyond icy peaks and impassable cliffs lies the mountainous region of Mithros, an ancient Almain refuge offering new hope to settlers, refugees, and war veterans displaced by the fires of war. It is here that Telogrus, God of Chaos, has emerged to claim his mortal kingdom and tempt the people with promises of freedom from the shackles of Fate. Only one has the power to challenge the will of this risen god: you, the Fateless One. Journey to a brand new Amalur environment filled with snowy tundras, deep caverns, and treacherous enemies, and visit mountain villages and the ancient lakeside city of Crownhold. Master the unstable power of Chaos with a unique new non-combat Skill and class of weapons and armor. As the fabled Fatesworn, you will wage a last battle against the Niskaru and their Chaos brethren, as Chaos dungeons turn every region in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning into a potential battlefield.