During ExileCon today Grinding Gear Games officially announced Path of Exile
, a sequel to their free-to-play action/RPG. This does not yet carry a
launch date, and they say beta testing probably won't get underway until late
next year. This page
Gameplay Preview Trailer
and the following details:
One Game, Two Campaigns
Path of Exile 2 is a new seven-act storyline that is available alongside the
original Path of Exile 1 campaign. Both the old and new storyline lead to the
same shared Atlas endgame. Path of Exile 2 retains all expansion content that
has been created over the last six years and introduces a new skill system,
ascendancy classes, engine improvements and more.
20 Years Have Passed
Since the death of Kitava, society has been slowly rebuilding. Ambitious men
rise to fill the void and their thirst for power is once again corrupting
19 New Ascendancy Classes
Path of Exile 2's characters are a new set of Exiles who fall into the same
class archetypes as those in the original game. As such, they can pick from a
set of 19 new Ascendancy Classes that differ from the old ones that are still
available in the Path of Exile 1 campaign.
New Skill Gem System
Path of Exile 2 introduces the next generation of Path of Exile's iconic skill
system. Support Gems are now socketed directly into Skill Gems, removing many of
the frustrations present in the old system while maintaining all the previous
depth. It's now possible to six-link every skill your character uses.
The entire progression of armour and weapons has been redone from start to
finish, alongside entirely new character models and animations. All of your old
microtransactions are still compatible.
And Much More
Over the next year, we'll announce a lot more information about the improvements
in Path of Exile 2, such as changes to the Passive Skill Tree and other core
game systems.Over the years there have been many changes that we would have
loved to make to Path of Exile but couldn't, because they would break existing
characters. Path of Exile 2 is an opportunity to make all of these changes in
one large update.
In the Meantime...
We don't have a release date for Path of Exile 2 yet, but we're unlikely to
start a Beta until at least very late 2020. In the meantime, we are continuing
to release Path of Exile expansions on our regular three-month cycle. This
content will be available in both the Path of Exile 1 and Path of Exile 2