by Ewan Wilson
Pillars of Eternity's big "2.0" patch
Paradox recently announced the first expansion for its isometric RPG Pillars of Eternity. Titled “The White March: Part 1”, the expansion will raise the level cap as well as introduce new areas, companions and abilities. Perhaps more notably, the expansion will also usher in a new “2.0” patch for the base game, which you’ll be able to install without purchasing the expansion. The patch will include an overhaul to the stealth system, something that was relatively broken in the original release (with the Rogue’s backstab useless). The patch will also introduce a new party AI system, which will be handy for those who are less interested in the game's finicky tactical combat.
You can take a closer look at the new patch features in the video below.