Grinding Gear Video games has introduced Path of Exile 2, a brand new seven-act storyline that will likely be out there alongside the unique Path of Exile marketing campaign, as nicely lead tot he identical shared Atlas endgame. A launch date was not introduced, however Grinding Gear Video games mentioned it’s “unlikely to begin a beta till a minimum of very late 2020.”
The information was introduced on the Path of Exile-themed occasion ExileCon 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. Grinding Gear Video games additionally introduced:
- Path of Exile: Conquerors of the Atlas – “An growth that adjustments Path of Exile‘s whole endgame,” due out on December 13. Learn extra right here.
- Path of Exile: Metamorph – The following problem league for Path of Exile through which gamers can construct their very own boss, due out alongside Conquerors of the Atlas in December. Learn extra right here.
- Path of Exile: Cell – An experimental cell model of Path of Exile, described as a “full Path of Exile recreation expertise with no pay-to-win components.” Learn extra right here.
Right here is an outline of Path of Exile 2, by way of its official web site:
One Recreation, Two Campaigns
Path of Exile 2 is a brand new seven-act storyline that’s out there alongside the unique Path of Exile 1 marketing campaign. Each the previous and new storyline result in the identical shared Atlas endgame. Path of Exile 2 retains all growth content material that has been created over the past six years and introduces a brand new ability system, ascendancy lessons, engine enhancements, and extra.
20 Years Have Handed
Because the demise of Kitava, society has been slowly rebuilding. Formidable males rise to fill the void and their thirst for energy is as soon as once more corrupting Wraeclast.
19 New Ascendancy Lessons
Path of Exile 2‘s characters are a brand new set of Exiles who fall into the identical class archetypes as these within the unique recreation. As such, they will decide from a set of 19 new Ascendancy Lessons that differ from the previous ones which are nonetheless out there within the Path of Exile 1 marketing campaign.
New Talent Gem System
Path of Exile 2 introduces the subsequent era of Path of Exile’s iconic ability system. Help Gems are actually socketed immediately into Talent Gems, eradicating lots of the frustrations current within the previous system whereas sustaining all of the earlier depth. It’s now potential to six-link each ability your character makes use of.
Your complete development of armor and weapons has been redone from begin to end, alongside totally new character fashions and animations. Your entire previous microtransactions are nonetheless appropriate.
And A lot Extra
Over the subsequent yr, we’ll announce much more details about the enhancements in Path of Exile 2, corresponding to adjustments to the Passive Talent Tree and different core recreation techniques.
Over time there have been many adjustments that we might have cherished to make to Path of Exile however couldn’t, as a result of they’d break current characters. Path of Exile 2 is a chance to make all of those adjustments in a single giant replace.
Within the Meantime
We don’t have a launch date for Path of Exile 2 but, however we’re unlikely to begin a beta till a minimum of very late 2020. Within the meantime, we’re persevering with to launch Path of Exile expansions on our common three-month cycle. This content material will likely be out there in each the Path of Exile 1 and Path of Exile 2 campaigns.
Watch the announcement trailer and a gameplay preview beneath.