author: Adrian Werner
Harvest is the New Expansion for Path of Exile
Path of Exile: Harvest, the next expansion for the hit RPG from Grinding Gear Games, has been announced. This time the players will take care of a magic garden.
- Release date on PC: June 19.
- Release date on PS4 and XONE: June 22-29.
- The addition will introduce a virtual garden where we will plant seeds. They will sprout monsters, which we will defeat to acquire valuable resources.
- Harvest will also offer new skills, items and bosses.
- There will be improvements to many mechanics.
- The patch will also bring a new dedicated Vulkan renderer.
Grinding Gear Games announced another expansion for Path of Exile, the popular freemium action RPG. The expansion is called Harvest and will traditionally be released as a free update. The patch will debut on PC on June 19, this year. The console versions for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be released a few days later, in the week beginning with June 22.
In the next expansion for PoE, players will encounter a new character, named Oshabi, for whom they will harvest seeds to plant in the Sacred Grove garden. Some of them will grow on their own after a while, while growing others will require resources obtained from simpler plants.
The seeds themselves will be collected in other locations of the game world. Finding a box filled with them will move time forward in the garden by one unit. Each seedling will be assigned to a particular type of monster. When the time comes to harvest, we will be forced to fight the beast. Defeating it will give us access to unique resources and life energy. Both of these elements will serve us to create new powerful objects.
The more enemies we will battle at the same time, the more resources and life energy we will accumulate. Which means the players will have to balance the threat level with potential rewards. The whole system will be developed in a style known from economic strategies. We will spend a lot of time on careful planning of our garden and improving its elements. The ultimate goal is to breed the three legendary Sacred Grove beasts.
Harvest will also bring a major overhaul of PoE's passive ability system, which will be greatly improved and enriched with new elements. We can also expect improvements to the combat system and additional skills and items. What's more, the previously introduced Dellirium and Cluster Jewels mechanics will be expanded to the whole game. The update will also offer a new renderer designed for Vulkan libraries.
- Path of Exile - official website
- Harvest expansion - official website