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PoE launches new challenge leagues

Grinding Gear Games, Auckland, 11 December 2015: Grinding Gear Games today launched its latest Content Update for their online action RPG, Path of Exile. Content Update 2.1.0 introduces Rigwald, the Wolven King, to the land of Wraeclast, along with the start of Standard and Hardcore versions of the new Talisman Challenge Leagues. These leagues represent a fresh server for new and returning players to play in, where they are on equal footing with existing players while playing the new content.

The Talisman Challenge Leagues feature monsters possessed by ancient Ezomyte talismans, amulets infused with the power of the First Ones. The ancient magic of these relics fill creatures with power, making them a difficult challenge for Path of Exile players who chose to engage them.  Slaying these creatures will yield their powerful talisman, if you can fend off other nearby creatures that will rush to claim the powerful amulets for themselves.

Stone Circles, a Wolven King, and a Host of New Game Features
Circles of floating stones, assembled by ancient Ezomyte Druids, are now part of the
landscape of Wraeclast in the Talisman leagues. Players can sacrifice sets of five different Talismans from a similar tier to summon a powerful possessed monster. Defeating the summoned creature allows the player to claim the new, higher-tier Talisman.
Content Update 2.1.0 also introduces Rigwald, the Wolven King, a new end-game boss that poses a lethal threat to Path of Exile players. Possessed by the greatest of Talismans, the Wolven King provides the ultimate challenge but also yields a substantial prize to the players that can defeat him.

As with any Path of Exile update, 2.1.0 features a cornucopia of new unique items, support gems, and spells.  Additionally, this update will increase the variety of skills available for bow users and dramatically increase options available to poison-based characters.

Further information about Talisman Challenge Leagues and all the new December 2015 game additions can be found on Path of Exile’s website at pathofexile.com/talisman

About Path of Exile
Path of Exile is an online PC action role-playing game set in a dark fantasy world. Featuring ethical microtransactions, the game is free-to-play, but never pay-to-win. Playing as one of seven character classes, players find themselves banished for their past misdeeds to the dark fantasy world of Wraeclast. There, they encounter hundreds of species of opponents laden with loot and mysterious artifacts as they explore the abandoned continent.  pathofexile.com

Path of Exile Key Features Include:

  • A dark and deep action RPG
  • Unlimited character combinations with the game’s gigantic skill tree
  • Combine skill gems to create unique combat strategies
  • Explore a dark and gritty world rendered from a fixed 3D perspective
  • Download and play for free, but never pay-to-win
  • Explore randomly generated levels for nearly infinite replayability
  • Craft weapons, magic items and even end-game maps to become more powerful
  • Cooperate or compete with thousands of other Exiles in a persistent online world
  • Ascend online ladders in every game mode
  • Battle in PvP tournaments for worldwide recognition
  • Steam and Twitch integration

About Grinding Gear Games
Grinding Gear Games is an independent game studio founded in 2006 and based in Auckland, New Zealand. Its team members come from various countries and have a diversity of backgrounds ranging from artificial intelligence and software security to industrial design and professional tournament gaming. GGG released its flagship title, Path of Exile, in 2013 and is committed to ongoing expansions and new content releases for the critically acclaimed game. You can find more information about Grinding Gear Games at grindinggear.com

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