Path of Exile: Heist Released

Stick 'em up! Grinding Gears announces the release of the Windows edition of Heist, the latest expansion for Path of Exile, their free-to-play action/RPG. This is available on the Path of Exile Website alongside sales of Heist Supporter Packs. Console players don't have long to wait, as this is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on September 23rd. Here's an Official Trailer & Developer Commentary to accompany the launch, and here are the details:
In Heist, players will hire a crew of specialized thieves to assist them with infiltrating secure facilities to retrieve valuable Artifacts. While bypassing security, they must be careful not to trigger the alarm or they'll be overrun with guards. Retrieving the artifact will automatically trigger the alarm and players will have to make a mad dash to the extraction point. If they can't escape, they'll lose everything they stole.

Path of Exile: Heist Key Features Include

  • Download and play for free but never pay-to-win.
  • The Heist Challenge League
  • 13 new active NPCs which have rich backstories, advanceable skills, and can be equipped with new craftable items.
  • A new town-like area, The Rogue Harbour.
  • Itemized world-areas that contain Heists and can be accessed from the outset of your character progress.
  • New Item Types: Alternate Quality Gems, Replica Unique Items, Thief's Trinkets, Experimented Base Types, Body Armour and Weapon Enchants.
  • Seven new skills alongside reworks to existing Curses, Spells and Steel Skills.
  • Over 25 New Unique Items.
  • A new equipment slot for Trinkets.
  • Now available on macOS.

Heist is one of Grinding Gear Game's most ambitious expansions yet. Development initially began in March before New Zealand experienced a mandatory government-issued lockdown because of the Covid-19 pandemic.