You get to specialise each area of your Atlas with its own passive tree, craft Watchstones to improve your benefits, and select up to 10 map bosses to deal with all at once under the watch of the Atlas’ brand-new peak manager: the Maven. If you defeat 3 map managers in the Maven’s presence, you get invited to her world, where she tasks you with defeating these managers concurrently. After you complete that difficulty, the Maven jobs you with beating 4 managers, then 5, then 6 and finally 10 at the very same time.
Then there’s the new Ritual League, a wave-based mode confined within a ritual circle, 19 improved Ascendancy classes, new items and the return of Harvest.
The Echoes of the Atlas expansion is the one Grinding Gear Games postponed from 11th December 2020 in order to evade the gigantic 10th December 2020 launch of Cyberpunk 2077.
“We do not wish to put our players in a position of having to select in between these two video games, so we have actually chosen to step out of the method and postpone the release of Path of Exile 3.13 until January,” GGG stated at the time.