Path of Exile may not have a new expansion coming out by the end of the year, but that doesn't mean exiles won't have plenty to keep themselves busy as 2021 comes to a close. Grinding Gear Games has announced a bevy of events that should keep players occupied through December and into January, not unlike how it did last year when the Echoes of the Atlas expansion was delayed in the wake of Cyberpunk 2077's launch.
Here's the complete list of events:
Endless Delve - December 3 – 13: In this event, players delve deep into the Azurite Mine. Unlike regular Path of Exile gameplay, players will skip the campaign entirely and take on an entirely new levelling experience within the confines of the mine's darkness.
Zizaran's Gauntlet - December 10 – 20: Community streamer Zizaran is hosting his Gauntlet event once more. In this event, monsters are much stronger than normal and players will compete by slaying bosses and meeting objectives to earn points. This gruelling mode is a challenge for even the most adept Path of Exile players.
Endless Heist - December 17 – 27: Endless Heist is a brand new mode where players will skip the campaign entirely and level exclusively by taking on risky Heists. Players must hire skilled rogues to infiltrate facilities, evade the detection of its guards and make a mad dash out with the goods. But be careful, if you die on a Heist you'll lose your loot!
Atlas Invasion - December 24 – January 3: The Atlas Invasion is a new event mode where players will encounter map bosses in each area of Wraeclast. These formidable enemies will be found throughout the campaign, and pose an additional challenge to those who dare to take them on.
Delirium Everywhere - December 31 – January 10: The Delirium Everywhere event is a new mode in which the mists of Delirium have blanketed the land. Every area will be more challenging and have more monsters to defeat. While challenging, this mode is great for those who want to sink their teeth into the blood and glory Wraeclast has to provide.
Path of Exile: Royale featuring Brutus - December 9, 23, 30: Path of Exile’s Battle Royale mode makes a return! Players will face off against each other in an ever-shrinking area as they seek to become the sole victor of the match. However, there's a catch! Once the remaining players reach the centre of the island, they'll also have to contend with Brutus, who takes no sides and will attempt to destroy anyone who comes close.
As you can see, most of the events take on some aspect of a previous expansion/league. In a way, it's all "recycled" content, but with a new twist that brings that content into the main world to provide some added spice to normal encounters.
Learn more about the events, and their exact times, on the Path of Exile site -- and let us know which one is your favorite!
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