Talking about “horizontal progression” is all well and good for Torchlight Frontiers, but how will this MMOARPG actually make good on alternative forms of advancement? One of these ways will be the relic weapon system, which the developers laid out in a new blog post this weekend.
Relic weapons are your leveling weapons that gain better stats, affixes, and even skills as they gain ranks. These aren’t primary weapons, but instead a limited-use secondary weapon that can be swapped out for 30 seconds of activity with a two-minute cooldown. According to the developers, the team says that they are “designed to provide a wide range of options for character building — they can be build-defining items or used to compliment a preferred playstyle.”
The devs gave a handful of examples of actual relic weapons and said that relics won’t be dropped but rather hunted for and built via special resources.