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There are two different types of portals in the game, one allowing you to escape and the takes you down one level deeper.

How to Use

Locate the portal and initiate its activation by pressing the F key. Once activated, a blue/red circle will materialize, and the transfer process will commence as soon as you step into it. It's crucial to exercise caution and be mindful of your surroundings, as any disruptions or enemy attacks while entering the portal could result in a failed escape. Opening any portal gives 2 Experience

Escape Portal

Escape Portals will appear in a random place in the map, allowing a single person out of the dungeon. They can also appear as a set of 3 Escape Portals, allowing one person each.

There are also Static Escape Portals emitting a blue glow when they open that will appear in particular spots on the Map, allowing a single person out of the dungeon.

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Down Portal

Down Portals will appear in a random place in the map in sets of three, allowing up to 3 players to descend, each of these individual portals only allow one player to descend at a time.

There are also Static Down Portals emitting a red glow when they open that will appear in particular spots on the Map, allowing an infinite number of people to descend.

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Down portals only spawns in Crypts and the Ruins, teleporting the player to Inferno or Crypt

"When you use the dungeon portal to go down to the lower floors, you will face stronger enemies than the ones found on the normal dungeons."


Portal Spawn Times

Each dungeon creates the portals (both the variable and static ones) at varying times.

Goblin Cave

Total players = 7

There is also 1 Cave Extract which opens before the dungeon ends allowing all players to extract.

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Ruins

Total players = 16

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Crypt

Total Players = 18

There are 3 static Escape Portal locations found per map that each can let out 1 player each, as well as 3 static Down Portal locations that can let out any number of players.

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Inferno

Number of Maximum Possible Players in Normal = 12 (as there are total of 12 Down Portal in Crypt)

Number of Maximum Possible Players in High Roller = 15

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