Path of Exile: Conquerors of the Atlas Launched

Grinding Gear Games announces the launch of Conquerors of the Atlas, a "massive" version 3.9.0 expansion for Path of Exile, their free-to-play action/RPG. This page has all the details and a recent Official Trailer for the add-on. The announcement explains what to expect, including a boss kill event with 30 grand in prizes:
The Elder has been defeated, but the Exiles who conquered him have been driven mad from continuous exposure to the void. These former heroes now pose a new threat to Wraeclast. Zana, the Master Cartographer, has trapped them within the Atlas, but fears that they will soon be too powerful and will find a way out.

Conquerors of the Atlas continues the War for the Atlas storyline with a brand new endgame. Additionally, Conquerors features new Atlas mechanics, five new endgame bosses, a new powerful class of support gem, new items, a vast upgrade to bows throughout the game, and the Metamorph Challenge League.

The Metamorph Challenge League and the Awakener Kill Event
It wouldn't be an expansion launch without the introduction of an exciting new challenge league. The Metamorph League tasks players with becoming a mad scientists (of sorts). Master Alchemist, Tane Octavius needs the players help acquiring the parts of various monsters to help him create Metamorphs -shapeshifting monstrosities that have the abilities of the various creatures used to make them. Essentially, this is a Build-a-Boss workshop, with rewards tied to the level of risk.

For the launch of the Metamorph League, Grinding Gear Games is teaming up with community streamer Zizaran to host a huge boss kill event - the Awakener Kill Event - featuring $30,000 is US cash prizes and other in-game rewards. For more details about the Awakener Kill Challenge go to: Awakener Kill Event Info

Path of Exile: Conquerors of the Atlas Key Features Include:

  • Download and play for free, but never pay-to-win
  • A new Endgame story
  • New Atlas mechanics: Socket the Atlas to upgrade your maps
  • Four new item influence types
  • New Bow Skills and Support Gems
  • New Awakened Support Gems