Grinding Gear Games has unveiled an update to Path of Exile with a new Invasion challenge league. In it, players will have a Bloodforge filled with the blood of slain monsters. After you accumulate a sufficient amount of blood, you can activate the device and instantly transfer it to a parallel reality.
In an alternate version of Wraeclast, the site was invaded by demons called the Swarm. You will be able to stay there for a certain amount of time, depending on the blood in the forge. However, there is a downside – the more you stay there, the more damage you will receive.
There will also be plenty of gameplay changes. The most notable, perhaps, has to do with the passive skill tree. The balance of all “passives” has been changed in such a way as to focus the power on their main functionality. Many niche stats have been moved to a new system: Passive Mastery. After spending a skill point on Mastery, you can select one property from the list of advanced characteristics. It will look something like this:
The update will also bring new skill gems, improvements to high-level play on the Atlas, new, more complicated high-level content, new guild opportunities, new unique items, and much more. You can find out more details on the official website.