Welcome to this discussion topic on the most exciting event of 2020 so far !
Here we can list and discuss the new content of the latest update, don’t go further if you don’t want to be spoiled.
Many thanks to @Maska322, @Evil_Baka, @Bhizkin and @Metto for providing screenshots of the new items !
I’ll begin with the shiniest area of all : Old Grove
This huge area is just south of Devil’s Crossing. No screenshot as it cannot contain the glory of this place.
You can find this totally normal shield, a guaranteed one-time drop :
Next, we have the Arkovian Coliseum, a little east to the Twin Falls rift.
It is filled with undeads and contains a boss similar to Ilgorr the Immortal in Steps of Torment. A piece of lore can be found which counts what may be the first event of the Curse of Arkovia.
The boss drops this item :
Arkovian Docks, with Cronley’s Gang deserters. The area is accessible from Tyrant’s Hold, and the south-east part leads to a repairable bridge to access the Twin Falls rift. A treasure trove seems to be guaranteed there, but it could just be additional spawn points for the guaranteed Tyrant’s Hold trove.
New MI (aether pistol) :
A large area filled with Korvaak’s fiends, north of the Korvan City rift.
Get this new greatsword that reflects the change to Menhir’s Bulwark :
Steelcap District Sewers
Very large area in 2 levels populated by the Aetherial Vanguard.
Home to chthonian cultists, just north of East March.
Tomb north of Broken Hills
Small, unnamed area in East March
Hosts some Death Clan grobles and a Dranghoul boss.
One of two bosses can spawn alongside Boris, they have special dueling skills and are said to have killed many beta testers. Acquire this medal as a guaranteed drop from them :
Not a new area but being hostile to those totally innocent people is now worth it as Namadea now drops two MIs :
Slaying our best waifu is heartbreaking but tough choices must be made in Grim Dawn. Here are the fruits of your betrayal, two pairs of pants :
Most of the new areas seem to have a guaranteed Celestial monster totem spawning in them. Those spawn 2 to 6 Scions of Famine, so prepare for a tough fight. A special new legendary shield can be dropped from those totems :
Another mysterious “”“shield”"" was added but the drop source was not disambiguiated yet.