“We designed private leagues with the needs of two groups of players in mind. The first group is players who want a more challenging Path of Exile experience. The second is players who want to see how far they and their friends can get without outside influence from the rest of a league. Private Leagues will be fun for content creators who want to create an entertaining stream or video by playing Path of Exile on obscenely difficult settings, potentially alongside members of their communities. Philosophically, it’s important to us that Private Leagues don’t make the game easier. That’s what special events like Flashback, Turmoil and Mayhem are for. We’ll continue to run special events like these in the future.”
Players will be able to spend points (and even crowdfund that cost) to create their private leagues, starting with 10 players and 10 days, with more points for more players and days, up to two months (right now). The mods on offer include increased damage and hitpoints for mobs, reduced player resistances, no loot stashes, no magic item drops, no NPC vending, famine, and eventually, things like high durability loss.
Everything goes live this week, so stay tuned!
Next week we'll announce Path of Exile 3.5.0, our largest expansion this year. In the meantime, we're pleased to announce that we're making Private Leagues available for purchase next week. Find out more in the official announcement post below!https://t.co/dLR0DgF23F pic.twitter.com/nboQ60jXik
— Path of Exile (@pathofexile) November 4, 2018