How do you know when a game’s patch is a hefty one? When it takes two different pages to cover everything that’s in it. Torchlight III’s large-scale mainline patch is just such an example, bringing with it a whole slew of updates as promised in a previous state of the game address from Echtra Games.
Speaking of gear, the Lifebound mechanic is now an opt-in system thanks to the new Scroll of Lifebound item, which will become an extremely rare drop from monsters, chests, and bosses starting at level 7 and will be a guaranteed drop from Phase Dungeon boss chests. Finally, the update has made a variety of adjustments to Relic weapons, mostly falling on the “buff” side of the scale.
There’s a whole lot more going on in this patch, with updates to pretty much every aspect of the game; if you’re going to dig in to the patch notes, you better get comfy.