The first chapter of the Hellgate Chronicles is preparing for battle, as EA has announced that Hellgate London is about to take the battle to Stonehenge. The first installment of the ongoing Hellgate Chronicles is going live for subscribers on Monday, January 21.
Stonehenge is a huge outdoor hub accessed through a special portal in Templar Base, connecting players to several new and exciting quests. Heroes will find themselves in completely new open, outdoor wilderness areas unlike anything seen within the city limits of London, battling new demons and bosses and finding new items very distinct in their appearance.
This update will include several new elements. The Caste Caves, for instance, will let players unlock four unique dungeons, one for each caste of enemy (Beast, Necro, Spectral and Demon). The mission will be to seek and destroy a powerful overlord that resides in each cave. Defeating them and collecting their heads will allow you to continue the adventure.
Another new element, Moloch’s Lair, will only become available once players have collected the heads from the Caste Caves. Once inside, players will have a chance to defeat the legendary Moloch, one of Hell’s most imposing minions, who carries unique items that can only be obtained by defeating him in combat. And, because Moloch’s soul is eternal, this quest and its rewards can be a never-ending challenge.
And The Wild, three mini-raid areas, will present players with difficult obstacles but also huge rewards with three levels that get increasingly difficult even with the recommended full-party size.
In addition to the above updates, The Stonehenge Chronicles will include other updates that the Hellgate: London community has been wanting, including improvements to game UI, a large number of skill balance changes and a PvP dueling arena.