Path of Exile's Lake of Kalandra expansion artwork and logo showing a mirrored lake

[Update]: Path of Exile's Update 3.20 is making rare monsters more rewarding, easier to understand and less hectic to fight.

After a brief round of teasers, Path of Exile's chunky new Lake of Kalandra expansion has now been released. As befitting the name, the Lake of Kalandra is heavily themed around mirrors and reflections. As such, you can use Mirrored Tablets scattered throughout the world in order to create and customize your very own dungeon by placing reflections of dangerous encounters at specific locations.

The further the monsters are from the dungeon's entrance, the greater the difficulty and reward will be. As you progress through the new league you'll also be able to unlock the ability to skip, reroll or exile the choices you're offered, so towards the end you'll be able to shape the perfect murder-dungeon for you to struggle through in pursuit of shiny loot.

Lake of Kalandra has also brought with it four new gems to toy around with, three of which are lightning themed, as well as an assortment of new loot to collect and upgrade. The list of changes is absolutely massive, so if you're interested in all of the details you can find everything you could possibly want over at the patch notes.

The final thing worth mentioning is that the Lake of Kalandra update has launched alongside a fair few complaints, mostly centered around the increased difficulty and lowered amounts of loot. Grinding Gear Games are already working on sorting some of this out, so unless you're extremely eager to dive into the new expansion, it might be wise to give them a couple of weeks. That way you'll avoid all of the frustration and hopefully get to enjoy being showered in delicious loot once more.

You can keep an eye on these upcoming updates, as well as learn more about Path of Exile itself, over at the official website. Enjoy!