Customary to every release of a new league in Path of Exile, the upcoming league which will launch on May 18, Sentinel, features a mystery box that contains a number of cosmetics to add further customization to your characters.
According to GGG lead developer, Chris Wilson, the Sentinel mystery box is unique compared to the rest of their mystery boxes in that each of the cosmetics has its own thematic variations which add an extra layer of customization.
Let’s have a look at what you can expect in this all-new mystery box.
What’s in the Sentinel Mystery Box in Path of Exile?
The mystery box will feature 14 exclusive cosmetics that can only be obtained by opening it. Each of the 14 cosmetics will have an equal chance of opening, and each of them has different thematic variations. Since you won’t receive duplicates of each variation, it’s possible to obtain all of them provided you can afford to open as many mystery boxes as possible.
Let’s have a breakdown of the cosmetics included in the box and their variations.
Scintillation Body Armor
This body armor cosmetic features four different variations. Three of these variations will depend on your individual elemental resistances, gaining more intensity the higher your resistances are.
Meanwhile, the prismatic variation will gain more intensity depending on your total elemental resistances.
The Stormstrider Boots come in five different variations. This cosmetic creates a lightning trail as you move, with its length becoming longer the higher your movement speed is.
This helmet cosmetic features four different variations which will catch flame and burn brighter the more fire skills you use within the last 16 seconds.
Mana Tank Back Attachment
This back attachment cosmetic comes in 6 different variations, each having a different color. The tank will represent your current mana pool, with it emptying once your mana is depleted.
This bow cosmetic will fire an additional arrow depending on the number of arrows you’ve fired in your last attack. It comes in 4 different variations and the extra arrow it fires is purely cosmetic only.
This one comes in 4 variations and will peel off its outer layer each time you block an attack in the last 30 seconds.
Available in 5 variations, this cosmetic for gloves charges up electricity that grows in intensity depending on how many lightning skills you’ve used in the last 16 seconds.
Treasure Hunter Weapon Effect
This one comes in 4 variations and adds an effect to your weapon which coats it in metal. Also, monsters you killed will explode with treasure depending on how high your Item Rarity is. Then again, this is purely cosmetic only.
Ngamahu Body Armor
Similar to the mana tank cosmetic, the Ngamahu body armor will represent your current health and will glow even more if you’re at full health. It comes in 3 different variations.
Nexus Flask Effects
This one replaces the visual effects of drinking flasks, be it life, mana, hybrid, or utility, with an energy burst that comes in 4 different variations.
This cosmetic which comes in 3 variations replaces your Endurance, Frenzy, and Power charges with floating crystals.
Flare Character Effect
The Flare Character effect surrounds your character with a burning aura that gets more intense the higher your level is.
It also replaces the effect you get when you level up. It comes in 4 different variations.
The Shardcrown comes in 4 variations and replaces the appearance of your Frenzy charges with floating shards.
It also gains more shards on top depending on your maximum number of Frenzy charges.
Available in 7 variations, the Warp Rune lets you pick a specific spot in your hideout to teleport. All you need to do is place a warp destination in your desired spot then set its number to the same number as your warp rune.
GTA VI Leaks – What We Know so Far?
Rockstar Games on high alert
Massive leaks have been spread throughout social media platforms about Grand Theft Auto 6. If you are a GTA V account owner, you may have an idea of what happened. On September 19, “teapotuberhacker,” a user from GTAForums, posted 90 videos of test builds for the upcoming game by Rockstar. The hacker revealed assets and source codes for GTA 6 on YouTube, Twitter, Reddit, and other platforms. Rockstar locks down its social media accounts, and the situation may lead to investigations with the FBI, although there is no official statement from Rockstar regarding this matter.
The leaks were illegally taken from the studio’s network, leading to the conclusion that the GTA 6 hacker is not a lot but a small group working together to post the leaked data. Rockstar confirms that these leaks are legitimate, and the GTA publisher Take-Two is working on taking down confidential information about the game by using copyright rules on mainstream platforms.
The game set’s location appears to be in Vice City; thanks to groups of dedicated fans, a map was made using various tools, which is not entirely new. When GTA 5 was still under development and trailers, screenshots, and teasers were being released; GTA had a fan base that could create a map for Grand Theft Auto 5 before the game was released; the map was an almost perfect match to the official map in GTA 5. Not to mention these players also became the people who made GTA 5 modded accounts.
Introducing New Characters
Based on leaked information, Grand Theft Auto 6 would be an open-world game with male and female protagonists, Jason and Lucia. One of the videos shows the two in what appears to be an instant character switching, similar to GTA 5. Where Michael, Franklin, and Trevor’s character switch; although this time, it looks like the loading time is faster in this test run. Several screenshots show Lucia having different make-up and hairstyles, similar to Grand Theft Auto 5: Online, although customization is available for the female protagonist this time.
Grand Theft Auto 4 introduced the smartphone system as a tool to contact friends, dates, and a few mission events. At the same time, Grand Theft Auto 5 added new functionalities like emails and website functionality. A parody of Facebook exists in this game called Life Invader; there may be a GTA 6 parody of Mark Zuckerberg; who knows? Aside from that, there is no information if Rockstar has updated this system.
There are a few notable things about how players would be able to move around the map. Footage shows Jason swimming more profoundly in the water; unlike in previous games, the deepness of how far a player can swim has always been limited. For vehicles, test footage of vehicle damage where Jason shoots the floor of the boat and a fan boat on land. The subway system returns since GTA 4; we see Jason going in and out of a train car.
GTA 5 Combat
A video of Lucia fighting with NPCs was also shown, a tweaked weapon wheel, and NPCs reloading in real-time. Clips of recoil tests make everything realistic, and the latest addition in combat is for players to go prone, which is perfect for stealth-based missions.
Shooting from vehicles has been limited to small weapons; we have seen drive-bys from the test footage, allowing players to use bigger weapons. This would be great since bigger weapons would deal more damage. Switching hands while shooting is another excellent addition to combat; there are plenty of scenarios to get the proper angle on an enemy by switching the hand you are shooting from.
The Miami-inspired city has dramatically changed since Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. There are the usual elements to be found, like neon lights in nightclubs and beachfront, but Rockstar has made an effort to make the map modernized by ensuring the look and feel are authentic to the real-life locations of Florida. The level of detail from these tests is fantastic as it can be; driving real-life inspiration for locations provides an immersive experience for players.
Gas stations, bars, tennis courts, motels, the environment, and the subway system is diverse, possible even better than GTA 5s’ map. Lucia has been seen to use a gumball machine inside convenience stores, which could mean there would be more things to interact with in Vice City.
There may be more surprises in store from GTA 6, and these are just the little details that have been leaked. Grand Theft Auto VI is expected to be released by late 2024 or early 2025.