The newest update to Grim Dawn is being touted in the changelog as the largest the game has ever seen, and with tweaks to over 6,000 items that appears to be no small boast. Update 188.8.131.52 has made lots of itemization changes as well as opened up the gates to its new roguelike Tomb of the Heretic dungeon. Oh yeah, and put certain other online ARPGs to shame. Ahem.
The itemization changes are so extensive that most adjustments can’t even be put on the patch notes, but the shorthand version is that Epic items got a buffing, Rare affixes got some upward adjustment, and common weapons were tweaked to provide a better sense of progression between tiers; ultimately, players should see increased damage and a smaller gap between common and Legendary weapons at max level.
The update also introduces the new Tomb of the Heretic dungeon that’s been hyped up for some time. Players can look forward to 12 new bosses and mini-bosses, four new Monster Infrequents, eight new Epic items, and 18 Legendary items that are wholly unique to the Tomb, which is up from the 15 that were originally announced.
If you’ve got some time, you can scour the lengthy patch notes for more details, and if you’re after tunes, check out our recent Jukebox Heroes on the game, which conveniently plucked out the best songs from the score.