The free-to-play action-RPG Path of Exile’s [official website] next update will brings a lot to the table. Next week Grinding Gear Games will launch the Breach content update, which will add a bevy of bosses, item enhancements, and a whole new challenge league.
When Breach releases, you’ll have the option to enter dungeons with interdimensional Breaches. If you touch one, it will open and slowly start to expand and reveal another reality with more monsters to fight, new loot, and tough new bosses called Breachlords. It sounds almost like my life, only a lot more fun and a video game.
The more kills you rack up, the wider the Breaches will expand, but they’ll only be open 30-60 seconds, so you have to kill enemies as fast as possible to explore the entirety of each Breach. There will be five different Breaches you can encounter. Fire, ice, physical, chaos, and lightning Breaches are the types you can encounter, and each has its own items, bosses, and monsters that you can take on.
Each type of Breach also has its own type of Breachlord, and to reach them you’ll have to obtain Splinters which are associated with one of the five types of Breaches. Once you collect 100 Splinters, you can convert them into a Breachstone, which will open a portal to the Breachlord.
The Breach update also adds cloaks, a cosmetic item that can be obtained in the two new Supporter Packs available now. The Path of Exile Breach update releases December 2, but you can get started in Path of Exile for free now.