Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Digital Extremes
Developer: Airship Syndicate
Release Date: Fall 2023

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'Wayfinder' Introduces Venomess Character, Reveals Seasons And Battle Pass Details, Accepting Sign-ups For Next Closed Beta - Trailer

by Rainier on March 24, 2023 @ 3:58 p.m. PDT

Wayfinder is a new character-based, online action/RPG that delivers endless action adventure as players work to control the chaos and reconnect a fractured world.

Wayfinder development is led by creative director Joe ‘Mad’ Madureira (Battle Chasers, Darksiders, Ruined King: A League of Legends Story).

The world of Evenor is being consumed by the foul force of the Gloom. As Wayfinders, lights amidst the darkness in a world consumed by Gloom, players must control the chaos and reconnect a fractured world as they choose a unique path through an online world of endless action and adventure. To cease the Gloom’s devastating decay of Evenor, players will choose from a variety of Wayfinders (characters) to control, each with their own unique story, play styles, and abilities, harnessing their power together to defend Evenor from forces that seek to destroy it.

Uniting with fellow Wayfinders, players will use their Gloom Dagger to adventure into Lost Zones - dungeon-like areas touched and consumed by the Gloom – resulting in shifting change and chaos. Wayfinders can control the chaos with their Gloom Dagger, an ancient artifact of obscure origin, strategically implementing mutators that can dictate enemies encountered, items and resources dropped, and more. Wayfinders attempting to control this chaos will find the Gloom pushing back - implementing its own augmentations and modifiers to enemy damage, environmental hazards, and more where no two play sessions are the same.

Developer Airship Syndicate (Darksiders Genesis, Ruined King: A League of Legends Story) and Warframe creator Digital Extremes gave players around the world an exclusive first look at a new Wayfinder launching alongside Season One of the namesake online character-based action RPG, which enters Early Access on PC and PlayStation platforms in May.

Players can register for Wayfinder’s next closed beta test kicking off in the coming weeks by visiting the game website.

Revealed live on a panel moderated by YouTube and Twitch icon Michael Tash (Mtashed) at PAX East in Boston and streamed live to hundreds of thousands of eager players around the world, Creative Director Joe Madureira, Airship Syndicate President Ryan Stefanelli, and Marketing and Engagement Director AJ LaSaracina teased a new animated short giving viewers a small taste of the deadly assassin Venomess and her mysterious backstory. Quick on her feet with a playstyle that supports her allies while dealing decimating damage to her foes, players will harness this lightning-fast Wayfinder in their ultimate journey to control the chaos created by the Gloom and push back its encroaching and sinister hostility from the land of Evenor. 

More details of The Venomess’ full reveal and more coming soon!

Uniting with fellow Wayfinders, players will discover each warrior's unique story and adventure into Lost Zones - dungeon-like areas touched and consumed by the Gloom – resulting in shifting change and chaos. Wayfinders control this chaos by wielding a Gloom Dagger, an ancient artifact of obscure origin, to strategically implement mutators that dictate enemies, items, resources and more. Wayfinders influencing the Gloom will find it pushing back - implementing its own augmentations and modifiers to enemy damage, environmental hazards, and more. No two play sessions are the same, and there are always new secrets to unearth. 

Wayfinder will be available in Early Access this May via Founders Packs available exclusively on PC and PlayStation platforms before the game releases as a free-to-play title across multiple platforms in the Fall.

Founders Packs will be available in multiple tiers at different price points to accommodate all players, with each tier offering exclusive items and unique rewards, including cosmetics, pets, mounts, and more. Additional details on Wayfinder’s Founders Pack program will be available soon. 

New Wayfinder content will be released in Seasons with each Season running for three months and containing tons of updates for both new and existing players. The marquee addition with each Season will be a new Wayfinder, along with their signature weapons and unique narrative and story elements. Each Season may also include new weapons, accessories, zones, hunts, mutators, and more, expanding the world of Wayfinder over time and allowing players to revisit existing areas of the game in meaningful and interesting new ways while enriching the game’s narrative with each update.

Utilizing Digital Extremes’ expertise in approach to free-and-fair monetization, everything in Wayfinder can be earned through gameplay and also unlocked with premium currency. Wayfinder Battle Passes never expire, allowing players to work towards unlocking items at their own pace without fear of losing out. While only one Battle Pass can be active at a time, players are encouraged to play their way and can swap which pass they’re progressing against at any time. An additional premium pass tier will be available for players to instantly unlock the new Wayfinder of each Season.

More information about Wayfinder’s Battle Passes will be unveiled in the future. 

If chosen, you’ll be one of the first to experience Wayfinder and help shape how the game develops!

Key Features:

  • CONTROL THE CHAOS: Customize every play experience by stepping through a doorway of endless action with the help of a mysterious device known as a Gloom Dagger. Each adventure has unique modifiers and challenges you conjure and control, customizing what you hunt, and gather.
  • BECOME A WAYFINDER: Born of the Gloom, Wayfinders wield arcane magic, mystical tech, or cunning weapons, to restore the balance of a broken world. Customize the way you fight by choosing your weapons and gear and augmenting your powers with the Echoes of your fallen foes.
  • EXPLORE AND COLLECT: Embark on hunts and expeditions to discover new locations, battle new enemies and even awaken powerful Wayfinders.  Collect and craft weapons and gear as you complete your Atlas and increase Mastery.  Participate in live events with ongoing character-driven content updates.
  • STRONGER TOGETHER: Wayfinders are stronger together. From adventuring with friends to developing your Apartment and its powerful buffs to a neighborhood, all of your social interactions, character and housing progression are tied together by the most important thread... each other.

Wayfinder will operate an Early Access Program in Spring 2023 on PS4, PS5 and PC (Steam), and will be free-to-play on multiple platforms in Fall 2023.

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