Journey to the ruins of a fallen empire in Grim Dawn’s Forgotten Gods expansion this March

    
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Over the years since its release, OARPG Grim Dawn has taken players across the apocalyptic fantasy world of Cairn and to the sinister, haunted Fallen City of Malmouth, and now, it’s taking players even farther afield to the deserts of the ruined Erulan Empire in its newly announced Forgotten Gods expansion. There, they will explore new environments both harsh and beautiful, join with the Witch God cults to “vanquish the rising threat of a forgotten god,” and of course kill a whole lot of baddies and vacuum up piles and piles of sweet new loot.

In addition to the new areas and new story chapter, Forgotten Gods will introduce a slew of new gameplay features, such as new mobility skills added via the Rune Augment system, the challenging Shattered Realm game mode, and the divine Oathkeeper mastery, whose introduction brings the total number of mastery combinations to 36. Grim Dawn’s Forgotten Gods expansion is slated to release in March, though an exact release date is still forthcoming. While you wait for more news, though, you can go ahead and check out some footage of the new expansion in the official gameplay trailer just below.

Source: Official Site via Twitter. Thanks, Kiry!
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Akagi

Funnily enough, I played the game yesterfay for the first time and went through the first 6 acts not knowing anything about it. I i tended to play through tge game simply for the story and was left rather disappointed after finishing Malmouth and not being commended for my heroics and being told that evil is finally receding from the land… I stead the NPCs acted like me killing the fibal boss was no big deal and I should just keep serving them even though there was no more content…

Actually, I won’t ve playing this new DLC, or aby upcoming one for that matter.

Don’t get me wrong, the game is solud, but releasing it without completing the story is very disappointing.

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Oleg Chebeneev

Still never reached level cap. Only played GD on hardcore character and died too many times.

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Castagere Shaikura

The most annoying thing about grim is trying to get all your resistances up for all the different damage types. I think the game has around 10 of them. Also, those quests that require a skeleton key. You zone into an area and if you die you are booted out of the area until you can craft another key. Farming parts suck in Grim. The game is still fun but not perfect.

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Akagi

I found the abundance of side quests fun, but I feel like all that grinding adds an unneeded artificial length to the game.

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Cyclone Jack

While the new Mastery doesn’t do much for me, the new content does! I’ll be picking this up day one for sure.

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Castagere Shaikura

It’s a shame how POE gets so much press. This game is so much better in many ways. It just doesn’t have the online part. The dual class system is so much fun. You really can come up with something unique.

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BalsBigBrother

Grim Dawn does have an online aspect though its not as robust as say PoE but you can play with up to three other friends in a hosted session or join a random multiplayer pug.

In the interest of honesty I have no idea how well it works as I have never tried multiplayer but its there for those folks that want to group up.

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kjempff

Grim Dawn has multiplayer but not online multiplayer. The most important part of online multiplayer is not the ability to play with others, but the community and competition/comparison. The problem Grim Dawn has is that multiplayer characters are not divided from single player, and character states are not controlled by a server; which means any competition, comparison, trading, and sense of community is out the door.
Anyone can in 2 minutes download a file with a max character, with best gear, infinite money, and all recipes and play it as multiplayer or single player. Not only does that mess with multiplayer, but the mere possibility makes the single player part kinda meh (for me), because it is a grind based game and there is no feeling of accomplishment in the progression knowing you can skip it all just by copying a savefile.

Apart from that I agree with @Castagere that Grim Dawn is the most fun of the arpgs, and PoE is fast choking itself on its own complexity, and Diablo3 died with personal loot, flat number progression, and scaling of everything, years ago.

So yeah if only Grim Dawn had online multiplayer… But then again, I still buy their expansions so maybe they don’t have to worry.. but I still can’t help to think how bigger Grim Dawn could be.

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Oleg Chebeneev

Agreed. Id choose GD over PoE any day

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Akagi

Except you can’t change your second class after you pick it. You’re stuck with it.

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Castagere Shaikura

If you’re not sure about what secondary class to pick. The GD website has a sticky of all the class combos. There are a lot of them too.

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Armsbend

Never played any of GD – time to correct that mistake as the full package will probably have a nice discount attached to it.

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Mordyjuice

If they don’t have a date are they that sure they will launch in March? I didn’t see a price list either, any one know what the price for this expansion is?

This will be an instabuy for me, all I need to know is how much so I can either preorder it when I get paid, or load the money on my Steam Wallet in case it releases mid pay period.

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losludvig

“in its newly announced Forgotten Gods expansion.” Is this the same Forgotten Gods expansion that got announced on the 5th or March ’18?

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BalsBigBrother

The trailer is new at least but yeah its been know about for a while and the devs have been streaming it during the development process.

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BalsBigBrother

March is becoming a very busy month in terms of games for me. This one will still be an instabuy though as I have always had fun with Grim Dawn and I don’t expect that is going to change.

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Armsbend

Choices must be made. To Division or to Grim Dawn? Or to both? Or to play what yon have already been enjoying???

O, these question plague me!

Seriously, I think I have to skip this PoE league. As much as it pains me I think it’s time.

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BalsBigBrother

The new PoE league sounds really interesting though. PLAY ALL THE THINGS! :p

I am probably going to slack on the PoE too but I will give it a quick try to see the new mechanics but probably won’t be doing a proper run at it this time round unless its really grabs me.

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StonerMk2

Anything Grim Dawn related in a instabuy for me too. Loved Titan Quest and love GD. GD is really the only ARPG i play anymore.

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Neurotic

There have been many since Diablo, and many of them have I played, but this is the best isometric red/blue loot-grinder. Path of Exile is, for me personally, a very close second, but GD just takes it.