Grinding Gear Games has announced a major update to their ARPG Path of Exile. Update 0.11.0 will release on June 5th, and adds two new experimental leagues, Anarchy and Onslaught to the roster for the next four months.
In the Anarchy League, players will encounter special NPCs, referred to as “rogues exiles”, that have the strengths and abilities of human players. Killing one rewards you with a large amount of loot, with the amount based on the number of equip slots the player has. Onslaught, however, is for the people that found the Hardcore league too easy. To alleviate the boredom of combat against such weak threats, the developers increased the attack, cast, and movement speed of all the monsters, similar to the Turbo events, but lasting longer.
One important note, each of the league’s new features are unique to that specific league, but Grinding Gear Games is thinking about mixing them together for future hardcore leagues. Both leagues will have unique items added to them, with some items available to both, and others specific to a particular league.
Additionally, both leagues are receiving challenges for players to complete over the next four months. Players that manage to fulfill all eight cross-league requirements and maintain them until October 8th will be rewarded with a real life t-shirt. Certainly sounds like a lot of work for a t-shirt, but I guess IRL ones are worth the effort.
The new patch does more than just add new leagues however. Grinding Gear Games have also done some major re-balancing, added a new currency item, item allocation updates, and a single passive skill reset so players can adjust their builds after the re-balance.
For more information (which there is certainly a lot of) on update 0.11.0 you can check out the update page here.