Path of Exile: Conquerors of the Atlas – Awakener Kill Event

Path of Exile: Conquerors of the Atlas – Awakener Kill Event

Hi, I’m Chris Wilson from Grinding Gear Games. And I’m Zizaran, one of the community streamers. So, I was chatting with Zizaran a few weeks ago, before we announced December’s 3.9.0 expansion, Conquerors of the Atlas, and he had a pretty cool idea. Hey Chris, wouldn’t it be really cool if we had a huge boss kill race this December? Well, conveniently, we’ve got a huge boss coming out this December in Conquerors of the Atlas. He’s called the Awakener, and he’s the hardest of the Conquerors to get to. And wouldn’t it be even cooler if this race had thirty thousand dollars worth of prizes? That’s a lot more prizes than we’ve ever given out in a Path of Exile event before. So, working with Ziz, we came up with a cool competition. Basically, if you can kill the Awakener in Hardcore Solo Self Found mode with a fully-watchstoned Atlas, that’s four Watchtones in every region, upgrading all the maps to red and the difficulty an insane amount then you in to win some cool prizes. And if you’re not able to be one of the first people to kill him in a Hardcore Solo Self Found mode on the hardest difficulty, don’t worry – there are still going to be amazing prizes that you can win just be being able to kill it. So we’re putting together a web-page,, which has all the information about the event, when it runs from and to, all the prize structure and details, but it is also going to have links to two ladders. One of them tracks the order that people manage to kill the Awakener, and the other one includes details of how many times each person killed it, so it’s really easy to track the standings. So, this December make sure you tune in on Twitch to check out all our community members, And on top on that, Method is also going to be casting the event, so there will be a lot of stuff to watch this December. Well, Ziz, thank you so much for your help arranging this event, it’s been really cool. Thank you for making this game! Oh, you’re welcome any time, man. Thank you very much for playing it, we’ll see you in Wraeclast in a few weeks.

100 thoughts on “Path of Exile: Conquerors of the Atlas – Awakener Kill Event

  1. Man.. if my internet didn't randomly disconnect me every so often, I'd try my hand at this kind of stuff. As it is, I'll have a few dozen deaths per league just from DCs. Since it's on my end, and not always the server, a logout macro wouldn't even help. It just instantly disqualifies me from ever playing HC.

  2. I never play HC but damn do I take deep satisfaction watching people get wrecked. I can't wait to watch people lose their shit from bullshit deaths when money is on the line. woopwoop

  3. While this event has no effect on me personally (HC SSF isn't my cup of tea), I love that this is happening! More cool community events and the broadcasts that come with them are a fantastic idea!

  4. This video was cringy and awkward as fuck! Watching their scripted unnatural interaction was so weird and neither of them can pronounce prizes properly either lol! Event sounds really cool tho, nice way to incentivise getting into the new update and content. Will be cool to see who gets it done first and all

  5. You already fucking know how passionate they are to the game by how awkward they are.

    Seriously, thank you for not hiring any paid actors etc. to fake hype it, and actually use one of the players, who's genuinely hyped, to announce it.

  6. Never played SSF before so best time to give it a go and streams will be hype for this race event. can't wait to play and watch

  7. I still haven't killed shaper because im lazy. chance of me killing new boss 0% chance of me killing the new boss on SSF -50% chance on me killing it on SSFHC -9000%

  8. oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh shit

  9. I love how low production this video is. It literally looks like they're just recording with a phone propped on the table.

  10. Poe is the kinda game/community that makes me excited. The attitude and approach that the developers have is second to none. My love for Poe grows with each new league. It is by far the best game I have ever played. Thanks GGG

  11. Scripting cringe yet epically awesome. My emotions are conflicted! Time to listen to "Hi I'm Chris Wilson from Grinding Gear Games" on a loop to recenter.

  12. The only way i would ever participate in a HC SSF event is If my character would go to SC league and not to standart on death (also i can migrate my stash to SC league)

  13. Unfortunately for many, this will be a nice session to watch, but not play – not a lot of people have the time to play, I expected something else like trade rework though.

  14. cool except hardcore in poe is a lottery of performance and stability issues so this whole event is more about getting lucky and not getting disconnected at some point lol

  15. this was the most awkward human interaction caught on camera i have witnessed since pewdiepies handshake fail x) good news though its gonna be fun to watch

  16. cool.. even if only 0.02% of the player base really has a remote chance in hell.. so it's irrelevant for the vast majority and it's really just about watching already well known streamers, get money.. but.. cool I guess

  17. Hardcore and killing the strongest Conqueror and fully filling the atlas?
    Me, never played through Path of Exile past chapter three.
    Chances of winning a prize…

    Awesome, more likely than getting a twitch drop during Exilecon XD
    I love this game!! Thank you a lot Grinding Gear Games for creating the most challenging and yet highly satisfying game I've played to date.

  18. Nice Idea, beat the Game an win! Win $! Little bit like the hunger games. I would put a million dollar reward distributed to top 1000 players, or randomized. on a race, just when d4 gets released. What do you think?

  19. 25% Zoom Out on 3rd persons camera please.. then i might play your game again…… its feels like crap so close…
    Why did you increase the camera view on POE2 if you stick to your "the player has to feel scared" mentality ?
    Because you guys know it sucks so close… Not even on 4k screens you give players a bit more Zoom…..
    i play POE2 but never again POE just because of the 3rd Person camera view..

  20. Good God you guys are stiff as hell, loosen up! This is one of the coolest games ever made, that's come from essentially complete crap to near-AAA quality in impressive time, having used feedback from a quite passionate community, and it's FREE to us players! You guys should be BEAMING like FUCK YEAH EXILES, you know how we do this! Boss kill let's GOOOOOO!

    You ain't gonna draw in people like my simple friend who still thinks WoW is the now-forever-unreachable peak of ARPGs with a meh scripted interaction. It sounds like an amateur sales pitch and it's like there's no need for that – you have the creator of an awesome game it must have taken Herculean effort to coordinate and keep alive with no guaranteed income – and one of the legends of the community who's put out just casually high quality and respectfully instructive build videos and provided us with some of the best, most cathartic on-stream deaths so that when you as a PoE player get cocky and comfortable and careless and get PWNED by a group of blue colossal bonestalkers you're just like that was totally a ZiZ death LMAO FML. It's like that whiteboy Bob death scene in out of sight like DID THAT JUST HAPPEN?!

    Man I'm still riding high on exilecon – I watched like all the videos and I was so happy for y'all! Like hell yeah they totally "made it" and not only stayed true to their vision but are clearly also still demanding the same level of excellence that put them on the map in the first place, instead of being like WE'RE BLIZZARD, you will like our product even when when we phone it in and lazily concoct some unimpressive facsimile of the spirit of Diablo.

  21. 3.9 is coming : "Amazing ! 😯😀😍, I'm impatient !"
    Necro is heavily nerfed : " arghhhh… 😱😳😟😭, well nothing interesting to play I will wait 4.0 😞 "
    R.I.P 3.9

  22. "Difficult to reach" = layers upon layers of RNG with abysmally low spawn rate at each layer.
    Same bullshit Chris Wilson. Totally not impressed

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