During the Path of Exile closed beta, the game featured these things called “race events” where you start a new character and try to accumulate money and level up quickly and generally be awesome at the game while starting from scratch at the beginning of the event. And now Grinding Gear is bringing them back in the open beta.
This time, these races will be structured into seasons, and season one starts this weekend on the 23rd of February. These races aren’t just fun and games, though; winners get prizes. For a breakdown of what all these races entail and the different race structures and what have you, check out the developer posting on the game’s forums, where it’s all summed up in 17 paragraphs.