It’s time to head off on a new Expedition with Path of Exile, as the latest expansion for the game hits Xbox and PlayStation consoles.
Having previously rocked up onto PC, Path of Exile’s latest free expansion – that of Expedition – rolls out onto Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PS4 today, bringing with it a new Expedition Challenge League, additional merchant NPCs, more Skill and Support Gems than you can shake a staff at, changes in terms of game balance and, if that wasn’t enough, a new flask system and item types.
It’s a big day for Path of Exile players on Xbox and PlayStation and with the arrival of Expedition we’ll get the chance to encounter the Kalguur, who have travelled to Wraeclast to follow in the footsteps of their ancient settlers and to retrieve their lost artifacts. You’ll be tasked to help retrieve these artifacts from marked Expedition sites where the Kalguur believe their ancestors have fallen, and this means you must strategically place a chain of explosives across the site and detonate them in order to unearth the remains of the fallen Kalguur, who rise as an undead army that must be defeated. Careful choices of where to place explosives will yield chests that might contain ancient runed artifacts.
These artifacts can then be traded with new merchants – Tujen the Haggler, Rog the Dealer, Gwennen the Gambler and their leader Dannig. Each new NPC has a unique trading style, ranging from Rog sweetening deals in order to make a profit, to Gwennen who will offer items whose properties are a gamble during the trade.
But that’s not all you’ll be getting involved in and Expedition also offers up the opportunity to discover Logbooks which can be crafted to maximise their value and difficulty, or can be traded with other players. Dannig can use these chronicles to take you to the locations they describe, giving opportunity in the much larger Expeditions to place a much longer series of explosives to unearth new formidable bosses and rewards.
Path of Exile: Expedition on Xbox and PlayStation (and PC for that matter) also brings forth powerful new options for players to build their characters around by introducing a selection of new gems that cater to a variety of playstyles. There will be a diverse set of 19 new Skill and Support Gems that are designed to provide new options for almost every type of character. Further still, several game systems have been rebalanced too, whilst the flask system has been reworked to allow additional flexibility.
You’ll find Path of Exile: Expedition rolling out on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PS4 today. Just fire up the base game (pick that up from the Xbox Store for free if you don’t have it) and the job will be a good ‘un.
If you wish to know more about Path of Exile, our full review of the game on Xbox does a brilliant job at setting the scene.