Leagues in Path of Exile represent the game worlds that characters exist within. A single character can only belong to one league at any time, and can’t interact with characters outside that league.
There are several types of league you can play with, the permanent, temporary, Perandus, challenge, talisman and more. For hunters of Orb of Chance here are some of the things you need to know for the leagues you want to play.
League types for Hunters of Orb of Chance
- Standard is the default league and has no modifiers.
- Hardcore has the hardcore modifier, meaning characters that die are moved to Standard. Hardcore is equivalent to permadeath, though characters and items are not automatically deleted.
Characters used in certain races are afterwards sent to a Void League instead of being deleted. Players can’t access these characters or their inventories; void characters can only be deleted or kept as a sort of trophy.
Temporary leagues have a set duration, which can vary from 12 minutes to four months. They are usually defined by specific modifiers or features that the permanent leagues don’t have. When a league ends, the characters are not lost but transferred to one of the permanent leagues.
Periodically, two new leagues are created and the previous two challenge leagues are removed. These leagues are intended to introduce and test new content while providing players with a fresh economy. Challenge leagues have been three or four months long. In addition, each pair of leagues has a set of optional challenges that can be completed for a prize.
Current Active Leagues for Orb of Chance
The Perandus leagues are the current challenge leagues. The league is based on the Perandus family, which controlled much of the Eternal Empire’s wealth. Although the empire was destroyed by the Cataclysm, Cadiro Perandus had managed to hide its treasures in secret caches around Wraeclast. These caches appear randomly in zones, but in order to open those players must defeat all of the guards. Players can also encounter Cadiro himself, who will offer an item in exchange for Perandus Coins rewarded for Orb of Chance hunters.
They started on March 4, 2016 along with the Ascendancy expansion and feature 40 challenges. Their end date will be on May 30, 2016.