Perfect World Entertainment and Echtra Games announced that Torchlight III’s Winter-themed update, Snow & Steam, is now available on Steam. According to the teams, this is the largest patch to come to Torchlight III since its launch in October.
Players can discover four jolly pets and one merry variant of a furry companion, eleven brand-new legendary items (including five new icy weapons) a legendary armor set, festive new fort decorations, a new “Style Station” to customize a character’s look and more. In addition, the update will give the gift of numerous quality-of-life improvements, including a revamp of the Forged class and changes to Fazeer’s Dun’djinn, along with other hidden secrets.
With the update, a new, limited-time “Snow & Steam Contract” has been added that gives players the chance to spend the holidays with two new furry companions — the Frost Owl and the Ugly Sweater Cat. Players that make progress for this contract can earn additional content, including snow-based fort decorations plus an assortment of rewards. This contract will only be available during the holiday season. However, the items you have unlocked will be permanently available to you. In addition, players can also find two new pets.
This update also brings five brand-new legendary weapons, with four weapons as part of the Arctic Armaments weapon set (The North Mace, Glacier’s Edge, Frostwall and My Lil’ General). There is also one unique weapon, Toymaker’s Tool. Players can also find the Winterweave armor set that has the Lucky Adventurer skill, granting +20% item luck and 10% movement speed for 30 seconds when a player slays an Elite enemy. The new Winterweave items are permanent additions to the game and can only be found by level 47+ characters. Furthermore, there are two new rare helms, Frostform Head and Elfin Cap.
Additionally, Snow & Steam introduces quality-of-life improvements for all players. The Forged class received major combat upgrades and a new HUD to make it a more viable class. Fazeer’s Dun’djinn has also received adjustments, including more affixes and rewards. There are also some changes to the Fort system, like the brand-new “Style Station”. The new station introduces transmog and dye features that allow players to customize the look and color of their gear.