One day, a more interesting patch naming format will be agreed. Until then, we’ll have to settle for today’s numerical Wild West of marking important development milestones with arbitrary numbers. Path of Exile is about to start the second phase of its open beta, so naturally the free ARPG MMO calls this major revision 0.11.0. It just rolls off the tongue.
Whatever the name of the patch, it will be released this week, on June 5, and will introduce two new experimental leagues: Anarchy and Onslaught. They must run alongside the previous Standard and Hardcore leagues for the next four months.
With the Anarchy League, Grinding Gear is adding encounters with special computer-controlled NPCs that wield the power and abilities of other players. “The corruption of Wraeclast has spread to the minds of many exiles, turning them against each other,” they explain. “As you travel the world, every now and then you will come across these exiles – deadly computer-controlled enemies who use the abilities and items available to player characters. If you manage to kill one, they will drop many items, including a magical one. or higher each equippable slot “.
Meanwhile, Onslaught is designed for those who found the existing Hardcore league too easy: “We’ve increased the attack, launch, and movement speed of monsters. It’s like a lighter version of the Turbo race events that we run, just which lasts four months. Note that just as the Anarchy League does not contain these difficulty increases, the Onslaught League does not have the Rebel Exiles. We will likely be testing them in hardcore leagues in the future. “
Both leagues are receiving challenges, poe onslaught extra tough goals that can be completed in the next four months. While many of the eight requirements are cross-league, you will need to play both to collect them all. Go ahead and keep them until October 8 and you will get a t-shirt. A real life t-shirt.
The rest of the patch applies to all leagues. It includes a “substantial” rebalancing in many areas of the game, along with a unique passive skill reset so players can redistribute their builds in response to adjustments. For a full summary of 0.11.0, head over to the Path of Exile update page.