The Infernal Gate is quite a late-game mechanic that players can either choose to utilize or ignore.
The reality is that players can access the Infernal Gate too early, essentially meaning that a player will either find them too difficult or will not be able to make use of all of it’s benefits until they are able to complete harder Heats.
I, personally, was a player who ended up unlocking the Infernal Gate fairly early as I wanted to learn it’s mechanics and let me tell you that it is truly a difficult feat, even with some of the best Boons.
SO WHAT IS THE INFERNAL GATE?
The Infernal Gate is very similar to Chaos’ Gate, teleporting players to another area of the world, though unlike the Chaos Gate, players will have to fight for their reward, though admittedly not risking their lives or a failed attempt at an Escape.
The Infernal Gate will require players to fight Super-Elite enemies and will require players to fight them all off without taking any damage, meaning that Boons like Athena’s dash protect will feel very important for battles like these.
As soon as players take a single hit of damage the challenge will end and players will get a gag reward instead of the reward they were aiming for.
Players will always have three choices for exits when they finish an Erebus Encounter.
HOW TO UNLOCK THE INFERNAL GATE
There are a couple of things that players must do in order to unlock an Infernal Gate.
I’ve already covered quite a bit of this in the House Contractor Article as this is the first step all players will have to take in order to actually access them.
Players will need to purchase the upgrade Alternate Exits in order to gain access to the Infernal Gates, though after this players will need to have their Heat settings up in order to actually access the Infernal Gates.
Players will have to have the following Heat settings on per area:
Tartarus requires 5 Heat
Asphodel Gates requires 10 Heat
Elysium Gates requires 15 Heat
WHEN DO INFERNAL GATES APPEAR?
Infernal Gates will appear randomly in all of the areas and cannot be forced in any means, even with the Well of Charon.
Players will only see the Infernal Gate every 9 chambers and it will never spawn immediately after a Boss.
WHAT ARE THE REWARDS FOR COMPLETING AN INFERNAL GATE?
For successfully completing an Infernal Gate players will be able to gain 1 of 4 items, unless they fail.
Loot can be re-rolled using Fated Authority, though no matter what all rewards will yield more than their regular counter parts.
A Boon with higher rarity
A Pom of Power that levels up a Boon’s level by 2 levels instead of one
A Centaur Heart that provides players with 50 maximum Health rather than 25.
200 Charon’s Obol instead of 100 Charon’s Obol.
If players fail an attempt at the Infernal Gate they will receive a Red Onion, which will only provide players with 1 Health (not a Health increase.)
In my opinion, there is no real downfall to attempting Infernal Gateways, I personally would recommend waiting until Heat 10 to purchase it unless you would like to get some practice in.