Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Backer Update Dissects E3 Video

A new backer update video for Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire has been released. It’s a ten minute long video, in which executive producer Adam Brennecke goes over the footage they’ve shown at E3, and talks about what happens in great detail. The footage focuses on a particular quest.

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Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire backer update

The mission in question is around mid-way through the game, and your task is to get an artifact from some desert ruins. The first hurdle you run into is the ruins’ location – since you don’t know where they are, you need to get the info from somewhere. The party travels to a small village aboard their ship, looking for a man who’s said to know where to find the ancient complex they’re searching for.

The village belongs to one of the four factions from Deadfire. The quest steps might change depending on who you align yourself with. Of course, your contact won’t just give you the location – you’ll need form 27B-6. No, seriously. He needs to see some papers. The game hints there’s another way to get the map.

A party member then pickpockets the guy, and grabs the map from a nearby chest, using the key he swiped from his pockets. As they head towards the ruins, we get to see choose-your-own-adventure random event. After a while, they reach the ruins – this is where we see a Titan. These giant enemies can grapple and throw your characters, dealing massive damage. They’re really slow, though, and this one goes down rather unceremoniously, without much party management on your part.

While in the dungeon, they show off the Empower ability, which lets you buff another ability between rests. In this case, they buff a magic missile spell, so that it shoots out more projectiles. Spells that bounce off walls should now be much more reliable. Caster interruption is going to be a big thing here, both for you and your enemies.

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