Path of Exile might be one of the most anticipated games out there as it was announced back in 2019 by Grinding Gear Games.
Players worldwide are really curious about the Path of Exile 2 Release Date and that is understandable as the game has been delayed by the developers. If you are a fan of the first Path of Exile game then you might be in for a treat knowing that a sequel is on the way.
The first game received generally favorable reviews and was a success for the developers. Even today, Path of Exile remains one of the most played games on popular platforms like Steam and the game even has a dedicated player base logging in on a daily basis as well, largely thanks to the constant updates, patches, and events being released by the developers.
Coming back to the game’s release date, the developers of this game have not announced an official release date for the game as of now and today we will be discussing more about the Release Date for Path of Exile 2 and everything we know so far about the game’s gameplay, Trailer, News, Rumors, and much more.
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Path of Exile 2 Release Date
There is no official Release Date for Path of Exile 2 but we highly believe that the game will be released at some point in 2024, which is a good thing, especially considering the fact that the game has already been delayed and fans were a little confused if they might even get a speculated release date at all.
Path of Exile 2 seems to be in the last stages of development. The developers might want the game to really deliver a stunning experience to the gamers, but they themselves admitted to the fact that they are behind schedule as far as the overall development of the game is concerned and that fans should be patient.
Path of Exile 2 was announced in 2019 and was set to release in 2022, which by looks of things right now, obviously did not happen. Nevertheless, we sincerely hope that the game releases in 2024 and doesn’t get delayed even further. Gamers have been anticipating this game’s release for a long time and Grinding Gear Games shouldn’t keep them waiting for too long.
Additionally, Path of Exile’s closed Beta on the other seems to be launching on 7th June 2024. Whether this date is confirmed or not, and how and when players will be able to access it, is another story, as currently there is no information provided regarding it.
Moreover, the developers of the game have also stated that both the games will be like a ‘shared platform’, basically meaning that any microtransactions done by the players in the first game will be carried forward to the next one, provided that particular feature bought by players is still present in both iterations of the game.
Furthermore, the developers also stated that players will be able to play both versions of the game, Path of Exile and Path of Exile 2, concurrently, as they are not looking to discontinue the initial game to make players move to the new one, something which was strangely seen done in the case of CS: GO and CS: GO 2, where the newer version of the game totally replaced the older one.
Path of Exile 2 Storyline
The storyline of the new Path of Exile game is set 20 years after the events of the previous title.
It will take place after the death of Kitava and a new group of enemies have risen and come into power that terrorizes the peace of Wraeclast.
Players will be able to enjoy a fully fleshed-out 6-act campaign. After finishing the main campaign, players will have access to over 100 new endgame maps they can look forward to taking part in to fine-tune their characters.
Although we initially believed that the game was going to be a nice continuation of the previous title, the developers of the game recently confirmed the fact that Path of Exile is going to be its own separate game and that the story and the endgame of both games will also have no bearing on the new story and gameplay of the sequel.
The storyline of Path of Exile was really impressive and engaging and was loved by gamers worldwide. From the sneak peek and rumors we have heard so far regarding the upcoming sequel, there is a growing belief among fans and developers alike that this game will have all the details in place to match, and even surpass the success of the first game and live up to the lofty expectations the gaming community has placed upon this game.
Path of Exile 2 Gameplay
As far as the gameplay of POE 2 is concerned, we estimate that the developers of this game will not try to change the gameplay formula of the first game too much, largely due to the fact that the sequel’s development started off as a major expansion for the base game, so it is fair to expect a cleaner, more refined version of POE’s gameplay, rather than expecting to see a complete overhaul of the game’s mechanics and moment-to-moment gameplay.
Here, take a look at the latest gameplay reveal of the game during the ExileCon 2023 live event:
The developers of this game have also stated that unlike other popular ARPG games in this genre like the Diablo Series, skills in the game will not have a cooldown period. According to the developers, this tweak in the game’s system is deliberate, as it allows the players to use the skills they want, not the ones players are forced to alternate between since their favorite skills are still in a long ‘cooldown’ mode.
This update sequel expansion will however feature a revamped skill system which will include an overhaul of how the skill gen socketing works. Players in this game will have access to 240 skill gems that will offer players to try out various devastating skill moves to find the one that suits their playstyles the best. Furthermore, to help get the most out of these skills, 200 additional support gems are available for players too, to help amplify the effectiveness of their preferred skills.
Additionally, players will also be able to choose from over 2000+ passive skills from the game’s iconic passive skill to completely tweak your character to your liking.
Moreover, in total, 36 new ascendency classes to choose from, and although there are 12 character classes to choose from, to let players control the ideal character of their choice, they have complete freedom to mix and match skills and traits to craft their ultimate hero.
The gameplay seems to be moving towards a really fresh and innovative style as the developers have stated that there will be plenty of new animation and environmental effects in the game that will truly highlight the work they have put in to make the sequel appear modern and truly be next-gen, to be more in sync with the games of today’s generation.
It is quite easy to forget, but the first game was released in 2013, and since then, games and their engines have come a long way, so it was only natural for the game’s developers to look to improve upon the graphics and the engine of the initial game.
Additionally, as touched upon earlier, the character models in POE 2 will also be updated to match the level of sophistication that we see in games released nowadays since better character animations and visuals add a new level of depth to in-game characters, helping them blend with their environment and situations better.
Path of Exile 2 New features
Coming to the new features added to the game, there are quite a few new features that the developers of this game are looking to introduce within this game. Let us take a look at some of them:
(Please note these are pre-release bits of information and will most definitely be tweaked before the game’s final release, so please take them as reference only)
- Remove gem sockets from items and move them to active skill gems instead.
- Items will get a fixed amount of primary sockets based on their item class and not on the randomized amount.
- The socket number cannot be changed
- The primary socket color can be changed via a currency item
- All sockets are default linked and the Orb of Fusing is worthless
We will provide you with the items and the amounts of primary sockets they require below.
|2 hand weapons
|1 hand weapons and shields
Path of Exile 2 Trailer
Take a look at the newly released trailer for this game:
The Trailer is extremely captivating with great narration as well that showcases very clearly what players can expect from the game. From stunning visuals and graphics to dynamic locations and weather effects to hyper-realistic enemy and character animations, everything looks extremely well-developed and intricately detailed.
Path of Exile 2 Platforms
The first game was released on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. Path of Exile 2 will be released on all the major platforms and we will discuss them one by one down below.
Path of Exile 2 for PlayStation
PlayStation gamers need not worry about Path of Exile 2 releasing on their consoles as the previous title was also released for the PlayStation 4, so we can say with confidence that the new title will also be released for the PlayStation 4.
Path of Exile 2 for Xbox
Xbox gamers can too have a sigh of relief as Path of Exile 2 will definitely be released for Xbox consoles. Xbox gamers will be able to run the game at a high refresh rate. So Xbox gamers need not worry about the game releasing on their consoles.
Path of Exile 2 for PC
Path of Exile will surely be released for PC and PC gamers will be able to enjoy the game at a much higher frame rate than Xbox and PS gamers thanks to the latest hardware being available. We hope that Grinding Gear Games optimizes their game so well that even gamers in possession of gaming PCs with modest specifications can run the game at acceptable resolutions without any lags or stutters.
Path of Exile 2 News And Rumors
There are tons of News about Path of Exile 2 floating across the internet and we will discuss a few of them here today.
The first rumor people believe is that the game will be released in July of 2023 while some believe that the game will be delayed even further. As we can comfortably inform our readers today at the time of writing this article, it looks extremely likely that the game will be released somewhere around Mid to Late 2024 to Early 2025.
Secondly, Path of Exile 2 will be an expansion pack for the first game rather than being a standalone title and will feature a new 7x story campaign that can be played alongside the original campaign. Although the first part of this rumor is indeed correct as POE 2 was initially planned to be a large expansion for the base game, it must be pointed out that due to the game taking longer to develop, and also being a bit too big to an expansion, the developers, Grinding Gear Games, thought it would be better off being released as a full-fledged, standalone game.
Moving on, as mentioned earlier as well, Path of Exile 2 will have some new juicy graphical updates as well compared to the initial game. The developers have stated that Path of Exile 2 will have around 16 times more detail than the previous title. Although that is very good to hear on the surface, it’ll be interesting to see how the developer of this game will actually implement these ambitious ideas into their game.
Lastly, we would like to bring to your notice that POE 2 will most probably be a free-to-play title as well well, just like its predecessor. This topic has been discussed quite a few times and although the developer of the game tentatively mentioned it in a stream, as of right now it is still under the unconfirmed news category and will have to be validated sometime later.
We would advise you all to take every piece of rumor mentioned in this article with a grain of salt as the majority of the rumors turn out to be mere speculation, so it is much better to acknowledge them for the sake of reference only, as the authenticity of these rumors can only be confirmed either if the developers of the game themselves confirm the piece of information or once the game releases.
This was it for all the rumors circulating regarding this game, now we will answer some FAQs down below for you guys.
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This was everything we knew about the Release Date, Gameplay, Trailer, Features, and News regarding Path of Exile 2. If you guys have any doubts regarding the information that we have provided above then feel free to let your heart out in the comments. Until then, keep coming back to this post from time to time, as we’ll keep updating this post with all the latest news and updates, as and when we have access to them.
Frequently Asked Questions
When was Path of Exile 1 released?
Path of Exile 1 was released in October of 2013.
Is Path of Exile multiplayer?
Path of Exile is a multiplayer game where players can team up with their friends and form a team or group of up to 6 members.
When will Path of Exile 2 be released?
As mentioned in the article itself, Path of Exile 2 will be released sometime in Mid-2024 or Early-2025 as per all the speculation and rumors circulating around the web.