Path of Exile Incursion

Path of Exile is releasing a new expansion, Incursion, next month.

Path of Exile has become one of the most widely played dungeon crawlers today. The game is currently available on both PC and consoles. New expansions and leagues give players the ability to test out features that could possibly be rolled into the main game itself. DVS Gaming spoke with Chris Wilson, producer and developer at Grinding Gear Games for Path of Exile, about the new expansion, Incursion.

Incursion Temple of Atozatl

“The short term and long term goals in Incursion are to make the content replayable,” Wilson said. He pointed out that the content cycle will bring new leagues and/or expansions every 3 months. The upcoming expansion involves players rerolling fresh characters and a new economy.

The expansion involves exploring the Temple of Atzoatl, which was built during the height of the ancient Vaal Empire. The re-discovery of the temple during Incursion has prompted players to explore it in the past. The explorer Alva Valai will open a portal into the past to enter the Temple of Atzoatl. According to Grinding Gear Games, you can run the full temple every 11 areas and get 10 full Temple runs by the time you finish the main quest.

Incursion Temple Map

The choice is yours in what you want to upgrade in the Temple of Atzoatl.

The rooms in the temple will change if you perform specific actions in the past. You can upgrade rooms and open up new pathways to other rooms during each run. Killing enemies increases the time limit you have during each run. Upgrading each room, however, represents an increase in difficulty. Depending on your playstyle and what you want out of the temple, you’ll have to choose wisely to upgrade a room (usually by killing another architect) and choosing which pathways to open. For example, upgrading the Poison Garden room will result in players getting damaged over time via poisonous plants. These get stronger with each upgrade. However, if players are seeking specific rewards, they might want to upgrade specific rooms and survive the challenge.

Wilson also stated that the new expansion represents two layers of difficulty: the rush of a time trial and quick decision-making skills that require players to constantly be on the move. What do you think about the new Path of Exile expansion? Let us know in the comments below!