Maps (also called end-game maps) are the main type of endgame content in Path of Exile. By placing them in a map device, maps can be consumed to create a randomized instance in which monsters can be fought. It should be noted that players cannot use maps until they have access to the Templar Laboratory, which can be accessed in the Epilogue after Act 10.
A mysterious entity known only as The Elder is a new threat to the Atlas while the latest War for the Atlas DLC has been announced in Path of Exile. The Elder haunts the Atlas, spreading decay and battling The Shaper for control.