Monster Totems effectively work like Corrupted Devotion Shrines in that interacting with them summons waves of enemies and rewards piles of loot for surviving the onslaught, except Monster Totems don’t provide Devotion Points. Monster Totems will spawn randomly around the world, so prepare to do a lot of changing course as you quest in Grim Dawn if you’re looking for that loot piñata goodness.
Of course, there’s going to be more to v188.8.131.52 and the coming year, but the devs are mum on the details. They did take the time to express a great deal of gratitude for the game’s progress:
“Grim Dawn has been a project developed by an incredibly dedicated team. There are features and art now in the game that would not have been possible without passionate developers putting in late nights and weekends, not because they were asked to or because it was critical to meet the bare minimum but because they wanted MOAR. And we can assure you that MOAR is exactly what you’ll be getting next year!”