Perfect World Entertainment and Echtra Games recently announced that Torchlight III’s Winter-themed update Snow & Steam is now available on Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The update is the largest patch to come to Torchlight III since its launch in October and brings plenty of holiday cheer to the light-hearted and fast-paced dungeon crawler. 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 time-limited contract will only be available during the holiday season, but the items unlocked will be permanently available to players who obtain them during that time.
In addition, players can also find two new pets, an adorable Reindeer and the Jolly Ferret, and a special winter holiday-themed variant of the well-beloved Retriever pet across the frontier and in dungeons. While hacking and slashing through the frontier, players can experience the joy of acquiring five brand-new legendary weapons, with four weapons: The North Mace, Glacier’s Edge, Frostwall and My Lil’ General being part of the Arctic Armaments weapon set, and there’s 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. Two new rare helms, Frostform Head, which transforms a player’s head into a snowman head, and Elfin Cap have been added as well to get players even more into the holiday spirit. Additionally, Snow & Steam introduces quality-of-life improvements for all players to enjoy. The Forged class is letting off some steam with 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, and there have been changes to the Fort system, like the brand-new “Style Station” that’s available as soon as players have unlocked their fort. The new station introduces transmog and dye features that allow players to customize the look and color of their gear.