Path of Exile is on fire right now, and that was before Blizzard decided to botch Diablo Immortal and drive players into Grinding Gear Games’ waiting arms. Just in the last couple of weeks, we’ve learned the New Zealand MMOARPG is getting a PlayStation 4 launch as well as a new expansion, both next month. In the interim are the new private leagues, which went live this weekend.
The team has a refreshed FAQ up now, but the gist is that players can pay to create their own game ruleset for their mates, with rules covering everything from how long the league will run and how many people can join to how difficult the mobs are and whether or not players can make use of their stash. There are even toggles for things like famine (fun fun) and NPC vendoring for those who want to play in super hardcore mode.
“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.”
Stay tuned for expansion info later this week!
Last week we announced the long-awaited introduction of Private Leagues. We're happy to announce that these are now available for purchase! This post includes details of how to get yours set up and an FAQ about how they work. https://t.co/jbg70BI0OS pic.twitter.com/EhqKFu5Ehv
— Path of Exile (@pathofexile) November 11, 2018
In December we're launching our biggest expansion of 2018! New content usually means new players, so we've collected many helpful resources for new players in one place. Also, this weekend we're discounting every type of stash tab! Find out more here: https://t.co/twLbe6oEeF pic.twitter.com/oF9xGVL9P7
— Path of Exile (@pathofexile) November 9, 2018