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In response to patch v1.3.7.0.1377 to Pillars of Eternity (June 6, 2024), the random loot tables shown on the wiki have been updated. These changes may take time to propegate.

As a result, random loot data is no longer accurate to old versions of the game, including all console ports. We'll be working to provide a mechanism to switch between pre-patch and post-patch loot for console players.

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Avowed world map covers the locations visited in The Living Lands, the setting for Avowed.

Locations[ | ]

The locations in Avowed are split into a series of interconnected zones, each with a number of sub-areas that can be explored.

Exploration[ | ]

The game is set up as a series of interconnected zones that players can explore at their own pace.[1] Each zone is unlocked in sequence as the story unfolds, each being a leg of the main quest, containing their own series of side quests, and their own set of local concerns that, reflect more broadly on the larger stories of the Living Lands. While regions unlock in a specific order, players are free to revisit previous ones at any time.[2]

Most of the world is explored on foot. The player can swim and dive underwater,[3] but cannot fly or glide,[4] difficult terrain can be traversed by jumping over obstacles, ducking under narrow spaces, and climbing up and down ledges, and vaulting over objects. Some abilities, like Charge, aid in traversal. In combat, it closes the gap on enemies, while outside of combat, it lets you leap across large gaps that cannot be jumped across.[4]

Some side areas of the game are hidden behind "lock and key" mechanics, where in order to progress, the player must be able to bypass some sort of obstacle. An example would be a bramble bush, which blocks the path until the player uses Fan of Flames on it, has a companion to do so, or purchases an item from a vendor to burn the brambles away.

While not exploring the world, the player can return to the party camp, which serves as a narrative hub and a place to upgrade your weapons and skills. Companions always return to the party camp when not in the party, and you can talk to them there.[5]

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