Update 3.2.0 for Path of Exile is finally out, and it brings the Bestiary league with it. It’s basically Pokemon being brought into Path of Exile. If that sounds like your kind of things, there’s nothing stopping you from jumping into the game and capturing all kinds of monsters. You’ll even get some rewards for doing so, along with new crafting options, and a storyline about hunting and traveling to the Spirit Lands.
Your new adventure will begin when you meet Einhar Frey, a hunter that will pass down his knowledge of hunting, capturing and sacrificing beasts in order to get magical items. Beastcrafting, they call it. You’ll be able to catch pretty much anything you find roaming the wilderness. As you advance, you’ll start looking for the most powerful and rare enemies you can find.
You’ll track your progress in the bestiary, a book you get from Einhar. It will show you the names of the animals, as well as how many you need to catch before your knowledge is deemed sufficient. Once you’ve caught a beast, you can keep it in your menagerie, or sacrifice it at the blood altar. The latter allow you to craft powerful new items.
You can also craft portals which will take you to the Spirit Land, where you’ll hunt the four Spirit Beasts. Each of them will drop a piece of Craiceann’s armor, a fancy new outfit. The difficult fights don’t stop there. You’ll also have to face the Uber Elder, who has managed to gain control of the Shaper. You’ll find them at the centre of Atlas of Worlds.
Finally, there’s a bunch of new fated uniques, some new skill gems, more divination cards, a complete rebalance of the available ascendancies, and more.