Over the previous couple of weeks, we’ve explored Forspoken’s spectacular magic-based parkour, and the sport’s intense fight system. As we speak, we’re going to offer you a have a look at the world of Athia itself!
When Frey Holland is transported to this new land, she rapidly discovers that behind its magnificence is a twisted brutality. A phenomenon known as the Break has ravaged the land, turning folks and animals alike into savage, snarling beasts.
As one of many solely beings to be seemingly unaffected by this creeping corruption, it falls on Frey to discover the huge landscapes of this ruined world, uncover its secrets and techniques and even perhaps turn out to be its savior.
It’s a giant job, and there’s quite a bit to maintain her busy – Athia is stuffed with issues to find, from Monuments and Picture Spots that may take a look at your parkour abilities, to hidden dungeons filled with highly effective enemies. You may get a preview of what to anticipate in our newest deep-dive video:
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Monuments are discovered everywhere in the damaged world of Athia, and it’s effectively value in search of them out!
These sacred stones nonetheless retailer a bit of the Tantas’ energy, and if Frey can free them from the corruption of the Break, she’ll be richly rewarded with boosts to her stats! Every monument gives a distinct enhance – some could provide you with extra well being, others improve your protection, magic energy or extra.
In fact, whereas liberating these monuments is easy, attending to them just isn’t. Some are straightforward to search out, however others are positioned in laborious to achieve areas that may take a look at your mastery over Frey’s parkour abilities.
It’s well worth the effort although, as a result of that further energy may be the sting you want in battles forward…
Some monuments maintain challenges known as Flashbacks. These take you again in time to an earlier level in Athia’s historical past, so you possibly can expertise how the Break first affected the world.
The precise nature of those challenges can differ – some ask you to kill enemies inside a time restrict, shield residents in opposition to hordes of enemies, or attain a vacation spot with parkour as rapidly as potential.
Finishing Flashbacks provides you with Mana (for unlocking new spells) and different rewards. You may replay Flashbacks direct from the map display screen – the higher you do, the higher the reward, so hold making an attempt till you’ve earned every thing on supply!
These stunning swimming pools of water are discovered over the world and bestow Frey with a blessing that enhances her magical abilities. You’ll be excited everytime you discover one, as a result of they’re a key method to develop Frey’s abilities, giving her solely new spells to work into her repertoire.
They’ve a resonance, so that you’ll know if one is close by. It’s as much as you to truly find it although. Bear in mind – Forspoken rewards the curious and observant.
One other method to improve Frey’s magic is thru Spellcraft Challenges.
Inside Refuges (a secure house, the place Frey can relaxation up and craft gadgets), you’ll discover historical books. These activity you with utilizing your skills in several methods – for instance, work a sure parkour transfer into your traversal various occasions, hit a number of enemies with a single assault and lots of extra diverse challenges.
Finishing Spellcraft Challenges helps you to make your skills extra highly effective. They’re additionally a good way to discover the magic system in Forspoken – they might encourage you to make use of skills in methods you hadn’t considered earlier than…
As you discover Athia, you’ll typically accumulate Outdated Cash. These will be present in locked chests or hidden within the nooks and crannies of the gorgeous landscapes.
You may spend these cash at buying and selling spots to get precious gadgets that may improve your crafting and extra.
Sure folks in Cipal can even typically request particular gadgets from out on this planet. If you’ll find it, and ship it to them, they’ll reward you in your efforts.
Hidden below the bottom, everywhere in the world, are Locked Labyrinths. These are very harmful to discover – comprised of vast rooms and twisting corridors that include precious gadgets, crafting supplies, and a few very harmful monsters.
You’ll have to make use of all of your fight abilities, and typically some creative parkour, to make it by means of to the highly effective mini-boss that lurks inside. Defeating it received’t be straightforward, however it will likely be value it.
In some secure areas, corresponding to The Shady Tree pub in Cipal, you possibly can attempt your hand at rolling a Partha.
Partha are dice-like objects, made out of animal bones, and in the event that they land on a logo, they’ll bestow helpful boosts on Frey. For instance, roll a spear, and her magical skills will probably be strengthened, whereas a seed offers her the power to regenerate well being.
Sadly, these boosts are solely non permanent, however they’ll make all of the distinction while you’re out within the Break.
Spare a thought for the poor youngsters of Athia. As soon as that they had a complete world to run round in, however because of the corrupting contact of the Break, they’re now trapped inside the partitions of town of Cipal.
They’d love nothing greater than to see what the world past seems like, and Frey’s the proper lady to indicate them.
You’ll discover photograph spots all world wide that spotlight this world’s awe-inspiring structure and gorgeous landscapes. Use parkour to achieve these factors and get that excellent shot.
The extra footage you are taking for the youngsters, the extra options you’ll unlock for photograph mode.
Magical cats! Fuzzy, lovable magical cats!
Tantas’ Familiars are often discovered prowling round particular monuments. If you wish to befriend them – and once more, they’re magical cats, so why wouldn’t you? – you’ll should be very cautious.
These mystical moggies are fairly skittish, so that you’ll should method them subtly. If you happen to do handle to win their belief, they’ll relocate to refuges, so you possibly can hang around with them any time!
The Break that ravaged Forspoken’s world has mutated its beasts, creating terrifying monsters filled with rage and aggression. However amongst this menacing menagerie are much more corrupted creatures – an final class of Breakbeasts.
The sheer scale and energy of those creatures must be seen to be believed. They’re excellent predators… and Frey is their prey.
Fortuitously, she’s not precisely helpless herself. Do you have to handle to take down one in all these super-strong enemies, you’ll be richly rewarded.
When you’ve situated one in all these creatures, you possibly can take it on at any time. Simply be prepared – these symbolize a number of the largest challenges within the recreation. Solely these with the most effective gear, the strongest spells and the talent to make use of them will survive.
Are you courageous sufficient?
There’s quite a bit to find within the huge world of Forspoken, and to say extra now would smash the enjoyable. Frey’s journey throughout Athia is stuffed with thriller, motion and surprises – as you’ll uncover yourselves on January 24, 2023, when Forspoken launches for PlayStation 5. Pre-order obtainable at PS Retailer.