The mini-expansion for Path of Exile called "Sacrifice of the Vaal" is now live across all game servers. Players can check into the game to find out the story behind the return of Queen Atziri. The SotV gives players tons of new content, quests, sixty new boss monsters, new PvP options, crafting options and much more.
New Challenge Leagues: Ambush and Invasion
Two new four-month challenge leagues are launching with Sacrifice of the Vaal, providing players with an opportunity to demonstrate their mastery of the game. Ambush and Invasion both have unique properties that set them apart from normal play:
- Ambush: The Ambush league is about risk and reward. New types of chests called Strongboxes can be found throughout the game when this challenge league is enabled. Monsters will ambush the player when the strongbox is opened, and must be slain before the contents can be claimed. The Strongboxes themselves can be crafted like items can.
- Invasion: A challenge league for Hardcore enthusiasts (characters who die are converted to Standard characters), the Invasion league features additional monster variety in each of the game's areas, forcing players to handle unexpected and dangerous monsters from other levels or acts. A unique boss monster with powerful skill combinations also lurks within each level, designed to catch the player off-guard.
Read more on the Path of Exile site.