The Hardcore League is a three-month experience from June 24th through September 22nd that tests the skill of players with the ultimate penalty for failure - permadeath!
During the Hardcore League, goals are set for players, and progress is based on two factors, each with their own ladder: One tests the player’s ability to conquer as many quests as possible, and the other tests the player’s ability to survive in the hardest mode ever brought to the game.
Here are the goals and rewards for the Hardcore League:
● Reaching a Total Favor of 1750 - Archon Helm
● Reaching a Total Favor of 5000 - Celestial Mount
● Gaining 10 Reaper Enhancement Points - Death Walkers Cloak III
● Gaining 20 Reaper Enhancement Points - Lantern Archonling War Veteran Certificate
A cosmetic prize will be awarded to anyone who can reach Level 20: Death Walkers Sash III. The top 100 winners of the two ladders will be immortalized in the Hall of Heroes.
Once you reach a goal, speak to the Hardcore League NPC to collect your reward! The reward will be unlocked for your account, and can be accessed by any of your characters on any of the servers.
For the third Season of the Hardcore League, we are making a change that will allow characters to earn a second and third resurrection if they die. A character earns one Extra Life at level 8, and a second Extra Life at 16. If a character reincarnates, the total number of Extra Lives is reset back to zero, and must be earned again.
Additionally, for the first time, all players can access the Hardcore League server regardless of their account type! Standard account restrictions apply based on whether you are a VIP or Season Pass holder. Note that all content is currently available through August 31st, and a free coupon is available to unlock existing adventure packs here.
When the Hardcore League ends, players will have a limited time to transfer any character from the Hardcore Server to any of the existing DDO servers of their choice - even characters who have died. These dead characters will miraculously find their way out of the Land of Lost Souls to reenter the world of the living and resume play like a normal character. It is not possible to transfer a character from another world to the Hardcore League.
source > https://ddo.com/en/hardcore