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Grim Dawn

Platform(s): PC, Xbox One
Genre: RPG/Action
Developer: Crate Entertainment

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'Grim Dawn' v1.0.5.0 Update Will Add Roguelike Dungeon And More

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2018 @ 4:41 p.m. PST

As a spiritual successor to Iron Lore's Titan Quest, Grim Dawn is an action RPG that will attempt to better perfect the magical formula of exploration, character advancement, and loot collection pioneered by Diablo.

Players will be thrust into the dark, war-torn world of Cairn where a once proud empire has been brought to ruin and the human race driven to the edge of extinction. Cairn has become ground zero of an eternal war between two otherworldly powers, one seeking to use human bodies as a resource, the other intent upon destroying the human race before that can happen. This cataclysmic war has not only decimated human civilization but is warping the very fabric of reality and, in its wake, giving life to new horrors.

For humankind it is the dawn of a grim new age where iron has replaced gold as currency and the importance of salt as a weapon makes it far too valuable to waste on food. Small enclaves of human survivors exist scattered throughout the world, holed up in hidden refuges. These humans have quietly watched the warring invaders destroy one another and have become wise to the strengths and vulnerabilities of their otherworldly foes. A few survivors have begun to exhibit strange new abilities after surviving possession or exposure to the warp. These unnatural powers are feared by some but give many new hope of launching a resistance to fight the "outsiders" and reclaim what's left of their world.

The Ancient Grove and the accompanying patch v1.0.5.0 are coming later this month! Still a bit of testing remains and a couple minor bugs to iron out, but you will soon have the opportunity to venture into Mogdrogen’s sacred refuge and cleanse it of the corruption that has taken root. Brave adventurers will have the opportunity to acquire 4 new Monster Infrequents, 2 new Unique items and a mysterious new Mythical Relic Blueprint found only within the Ancient Grove.

Included in this major update are also balance changes, a tuning pass to the Crucible and some major changes to treasure chest loot tables that should result in significantly less items dropping, but more of those items being of Rare quality or higher.

All that and more is coming posthaste, but wait! There’s more! Coming up beyond v1.0.5.0, we will be working on another major content update for Ashes of Malmouth, coincidentally named v1.0.6.0.

Featured in the v1.0.6.0 update will be a series of new Legendary quality sets to hunt down and open up some new build opportunities.

Rumors speak also of something stirring within the waters of Ugdenbog, a fiend of mythical reputation that the slith of Cairn look upon as a god…


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