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Aug 12, 2022

Lake of Kalandra, the next expansion for Path of Exile is set to improve endgame and revamp endgame content next week

From Press Release:

Auckland, New Zealand – August 11, 2022 – During today’s livestream event, Grinding Gear Games revealed a trailer and content details for the latest Path of Exile expansion, titled Lake of Kalandra, which will launch on August 19 for PC and Mac, and August 24 for PlayStation and Xbox.

Watch the Path of Exile: Lake of Kalandra trailer here, and the full livestream here, which aired live on Twitch.

Path of Exile: Lake of Kalandra will explore the namesake of the famous Mirror of Kalandra, giving players a taste of Kalandra’s power. The August expansion contains the Kalandra challenge league, new content in the Atlas endgame, four new gems, 14 new unique items, 100+ buffed existing uniques, revamps to Harvest, Beyond and Archnemesis, a variety of balance changes and much more!

Lake of Kalandra Key Features:

  • The Kalandra Challenge League – Travel to the mirrored lake that granted Kalandra her powers of duplication to fight reflections of Wraeclast in order to uncover Kalandra’s mysteries and unlock true power.

  • Mirrored Tablet – While journeying through Wraeclast, players will occasionally discover Mirrored Tablets that allow them to place reflections of dangerous encounters in the Mirror and open a portal to the Lake of Kalandra. Within the Lake, players will experience the reflections of Wraeclast, with the encounters increasing in difficulty and rewards the farther away from the entrance they are. As players progress through the league, they’ll unlock special abilities to skip, reroll and exile choices that are offered, letting the player refine Tablets more efficiently. In the endgame, completed Tablets will be able to be itemized to save them for later or trade them away.

  • Endgame Improvements – Atlas Memories – Atlas Memories offer a way to explore endgame content and earn very valuable rewards without having to specialize the Atlas Tree for it. In high-level maps, you can find a rare Memory item representing memories from Alva, Niko, Einhar or Kirac. These highly challenging and rewarding Memories can either be applied to your Atlas or traded to other players.

  • New Balance Changes – Many changes have been made to Path of Exile’s balance, including an overhaul of the Trickster Ascendancy Class and Minion Itemisation. The Trickster Ascendancy has been reworked, with a focus on establishing thematically-appropriate defenses and ways to manipulate speed.

  • New Skill and Support Gems – This expansion introduces three new skill gems and one new support gem. Three of these focus on lightning and shock.

  • Revamped Content – Rare and magic monsters throughout Path of Exile have been overhauled, difficulty and rewards of Archnemesis mods have been revisited, Beyond has been revamped and large changes have been made to Harvest.

In addition to the announcement of Lake of Kalandra, Grinding Gear Games also announced ExileCon 2023, which will take place on July 29-30, 2023 in Auckland, New Zealand. Attendees will be able to play Path of Exile 2 and Path of Exile Mobile, attend talks given by Grinding Gear Game developers and hang out with other Path of Exile fans, and more. Tickets for ExileCon 2023 will go on sale August 25 on the Path of Exile website.

To learn more about Path of Exile, go to https://www.pathofexile.com or check out

Path of Exile: Lake of Kalandra Official Trailer: https://youtu.be/jA0OamQ63Ds

Path of Exile: Lake of Kalandra Content Reveal: https://www.twitch.tv/pathofexile

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/pathofexile

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/grindinggear

About Path of Exile

Path of Exile continues to be one of the largest online Action RPGs with continual, massive audience growth. Launches on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as well as in China and South Korea have almost tripled the Path of Exile player community since August 2017.

Path of Exile was released in October 2013 to critical acclaim including winning GameSpot’s PC Game of the Year award. Since its launch, Path of Exile has become a global community of over 20 million players including localized versions in English, German, French, Spanish, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Russian, Thai, Brazilian Portuguese and Korean. In 2019, Path of Exile made Steam’s Top Ten “Most Played” game list for the second year in a row. In November 2019, the first Path of Exile fan convention, ExileCon, took place in Auckland, New Zealand. Path of Exile capped off its most successful year by winning a prestigious BAFTA award for Best Evolving Game.

More information about specific features of Path of Exile can be found at www.pathofexile.com

About Grinding Gear Games

Grinding Gear Games was founded in 2006 and is based in West 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. After the release of its flagship title, Path of Exile, GGG has been committed to ongoing expansion and new content releases for the critically-acclaimed game. In 2018, Tencent acquired a majority interest in Grinding Gear Games.

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