It’s time for our second installment of Wayfinder Wednesday! If you missed our first one, be sure to check it out here where we shared exciting updates, addressed Frequently Asked Questions from the community and more!
This week we’ll dive into:
New Wayfinder Reveal
First Ever Live Event and New Content
Quality of Life Updates
Tokyo Game Show 2023: Introducing Grendel
During the thrilling weekend at Tokyo Game Show 2023, we unveiled our newest upcoming Wayfinder, Grendel.
This fierce beast will be making a roaring entrance in Founder’s Season 2! Remember, if you purchase or already own a Founder’s Awakened or Exalted Pack, you’ll be able to take control of Grendel instantly! With an Initiate Pack, you can gain access to the components required to craft Grendel. Stay tuned for more details about Grendel and Season 2.
A massive thank you to those who were able to join us and visit our booth to experience Wayfinder!
Call of the Void: Live Event and New Content
While we’re releasing new content, we are continuously working on improving current gameplay to make your Wayfinder experience better. Our Mid Season Update will bring you both new content, our first ever live event – Call of the Void – and more! Let’s dive into your first look at this upcoming update.
Omen and Wolf need you! Strange rifts are appearing across the Highlands, and we’re calling upon your courage and curiosity to join us in unraveling its secrets. Your mission is to explore these rifts, where untold mysteries and surprises await your discovery.
We’re introducing 2 new quests to challenge your skills. One of these quests will have you brave the fires of chaos as you confront the formidable Talon of Pyre in Harbingers of Chaos. The Final Score unlocks the fearsome Bloodbore, a weapon that has been constructed in secret within the Mines and is prepared to stop Wayfinders in their tracks!
Venture into the eerie depths of a new Lost Zone, Gloom Dungeon, and introduce foes to your newest friend, a weapon we are affectionately naming, “Juggernaut”. Forged for the Balgrim Shaarak’uul in the Halls Below and claimed as spoils of war by the Archon Halavant. Few can withstand its crushing blows.
We’ve prepared an exclusive reward for those who complete the event while it’s active – a coveted Gloom Dagger skin, Dawning Hope! Are you up for the challenge?
The team can’t wait to share an in-depth look at this update in early October! Be on the lookout for the exact date when the update will be launched.
Quality of Life Updates
In our first Wayfinder Wednesday, we shared a major inventory update that we are implementing in two phases. Phase 1 is now live and introduces a new feature called Echo Dust. Here’s a full breakdown of what Phase 1 accomplished:
The Echo Fusion system has been overhauled.
Players can now break down their Echoes into Dust.
Using the Dust, players can increase the Rank of their Echoes.
Fixed a bug causing Echoes to grant incorrect amounts of XP(now Dust) in fusion.
Fixed a bug where Commander Creed’s Echo showed a different cost to equip than the actual cost.
REMOVED: “Sort By Power” for Echoes. This has been removed until we implement a more informative version of this sort.
There is now an item limit for Echoes (300) and Accessories (100).
Added warnings for when players are approaching either item limit. When you have reached the limit, you cannot pick up anything else until you are back under the limit.
Fixed Non-Romanized languages on the keyboard being nonfunctional in the social menu.
Fixed Tooth & Claw, and Epitaph displaying rifle or shotgun skins.
Accessories are now able to be sold at Venge’s Shop in Skylight!
WARNING: On first load of the SELL screen, equipped accessories display on the ALL panel and can be sold without warning the player. They do not appear on the ACCESSORY panel.
All acquired Accessories will be sold at their intended cost per Accessory level.
Fixed an issue causing players to be unable to fast travel inside of Lost Zones.
Fixed an issue where players would be disconnected during an Expedition or Hunt with the Firebombs imbuement active.
Fixed an issue where Helper Coins were not being rewarded to the player as expected after completing Lost Zone Expeditions via Helper Queue.
Fixed an issue causing players to get stuck on a “Please Wait” screen while backing out of the Wayfinder Founder’s Pack menu while it was opening.
Adjusted the priority quest to unlock Echo Fusion to unlock at the same time as the player unlocks the Echo system.
Various localization updates and improvements.
Fixed an issue where non-functional Echoes were populating in the Echo menu.
Fixed an issue where the Accessory menu would display blank tiles.
Fixed an issue causing Kyros’ “Siphon Radiant” Ability buff to exceed its intended value of 10%.
Reward Tower reward emote “Kiss of Venom” will appear in the players’ inventory if/when unlocked. The player will see this in their inventory when equipped with Venomess.
Fixed an issue causing Venomess’s Soothing Vapors Affinity Perk to not function.
Soothing Vapors now correctly displays visual feedback that you are healing.
Fixed an issue causing Venomess’ Ultimate to fire off in the wrong direction.
Fixed an issue causing masteries to be locked on Venomess.
Night’s Maw Echo will always drop at its intended Echo type (“Rush”) and Level (15).
Talon of Pyre’s Echo will always drop at its intended Level (30).
Added the proper names of travel destinations to load screens.
Emoting toward an animal in the Overlands zones will no longer cause the camera to target-lock onto that animal.
Improved travel time to player housing instances.
Phase 2 from our last Wayfinder Wednesday will be implemented later during Early Access. Please stay tuned for more information.
We also implemented a patch that addresses the following:
Increase XP earned from Hunt activities.
Increase Echo limit from 300 to 600.
Accessories equipped on the non-active Wayfinder appear in Venge’s SELL interface.
Silo’s rank 3 Fire Bomb can cause server crashes.
We’re listening to your feedback and appreciate the continued support as we continue to improve the experience. The team is just as excited about these updates as you are and we will make sure to provide more information as we have it.
Please continue to share any feedback or issues you’re encountering on our Feature Upvote page – or just drop by and vote for the features you’d like to see added!
The team has been working hard to go through all of your support tickets! While there are still many to get through, the queue has decreased and the response time is getting faster. Thank you for your patience, Wayfinder! We wanted to take this opportunity to answer some more of your questions that we have seen come in.
If I upgrade my Founder’s Pack, will I get the items that come in each tier?
When upgrading your Packs, you will receive the DIFFERENCE in items between the tier. This includes Runesilver, Wayfinder Tokens and all other content in the packs.
I would like to reset my Affinity but am unable to?
The ability to reset your Affinities will be coming in Founder’s Season 2!
How do I reach Max Arclight when running through Lost Zones?
Complete side-objectives, loot everything and make sure not to die and you should see the first chest on your Arclight bar at the top gold!
That’s it for now, Wayfinder! We can’t wait to share more information with you soon. We’ll see you on October 11 for Wayfinder Wednesday #3!