Path of Exile artwork showing the Witch Ascendancy classes

A few months have passed since Path of Exile's previous League, and as expected, Grinding Gear Games have now returned with yet another massive update. The highlight of this freshly launched Betrayal League is the addition of a brand new enemy faction - the Immortal Syndicate. In order to topple their order you will need to defeat their operatives, raid their safehouses, use the new manipulation mechanics to play their leaders against each other, and naturally, loot everything they might have that isn't nailed down!

The oldschool Forsaken Masters have also received numerous updates. There is now a lot less of them to manage, their crafting mechanics have been made more intuitive and less time consuming, and perhaps most importantly of all, individual crafting options are now unlocked by completing certain challenges rather than by grinding reputation. And if you're a fan of the previous Bestiary mechanics, you'll also be glad to hear that Einhar has returned once more, though this time he actually brought his own nets to the party!

As is tradition, the Betrayal League has also brought in a couple of new gems and reworked some of the older and less popular ones, added a variety of new items and item types to collect, and for those of you eager to jump into the endgame, four new maps to explore. Long story short, pretty much all aspects of gameplay have received some notable tweaks and balance changes.

If you're interested in all of the details I would highly recommend you head on over to the full patch notes, but do be warned, they are quite lengthy! If you're just interested in the short version, however, you will find more information about the Betrayal League over at the official website.

Have fun, and just for good measure, allow me to leave you with the recently posted and surprisingly informative trailer: