Ladies and gentleman it’s time to prepare your trigger finger because the action RPG Path of Exile has now officially -wait for it- launched!

The start of open beta means no further content wipes allowing players to begin tackling the games absolutely massive skill tree (which some may call a forest) without fear of having to start over. The update to open beta also brings with it an additional 50 percent more content in the form of a brand new act. Players can now experience Act 3 in its entirety, where they can explore 21 new areas including abandoned docks, markets, temples and sewers in the ruined city of Sarn in order to uncover the dark truth of their exile. The new act also brings an additional 18 completely new monster types and over 90 monster variations. Talk about variety!

The update to open beta is fairly massive for an ARPG, clocking in at 1.53GB. The game’s servers and website are apparently under extreme load right now but if you wish to try the game for yourself you can do so here.

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  1. gamefreakninja on January 26, 2013

    FFX Grid system?! o.o
    cool ;D

  2. Donald on January 24, 2013

    This should hold me over til Wizardry Online releases.

  3. Dragar on January 24, 2013

    Love this game. it definitely makes up for the failure of a game Diablo III

  4. ChrisHateZ on January 24, 2013

    I was really interested in this game untill i found out the classes are gender locked. Also read on their official forum that developers are thinking about adding cash shop item that can change your gender later. I really don’t intend to play a game where i have to pay real money to change the class i want to a gender i want it in.

    • Donald on January 24, 2013

      I also found the genderlocking to be a turn off, but after playing the game I could care less. This is a gem.

      • ChrisHateZ on January 25, 2013

        If you say so I’ll give it a try myself and see what happens.

        • nevstarr on January 27, 2013

          the characters arnt genderlocked per say. since u can make any class you want using the skill tree. the class just determine some quest rewards, and starting skille point destribution.

          • ChrisHateZ on January 28, 2013

            Yep i know, been playing the game for few days now. I had duelist who i played as ranger, sadly i died at lv22 with him in hardcore so i made a new character (marauder this time).

            And guys, this is a must play game, if you haven’t gave it a try, do so whenever you find time for it.

  5. Eviil on January 24, 2013

    good game, play it now!

  6. impohteb on January 24, 2013

    ohhh thats it i’m geting this game

  7. longtimegamer on January 24, 2013

    50% of 0 is still 0
    the quest and levels are so short you can beat the whole game in 1 hour then it repeats itself over and over til level 50 in which it has a looping screen of enemies. its not worth playing at all every Diablo beats it, the cookie cutter skill tree only has 1 path that works for each class and the high ranking skill gems are very very very hard to get almost impossible because its a game based 150% on luck and NO skill involved to play just time and luck, it has no story and no talking. very boring, very old, very dead.

    • longtimelooser on January 24, 2013

      roflmao mad much? get back to diablo and pls stay there! kkthxbye

    • Vlad on January 24, 2013


    • TheAuger on January 24, 2013

      Lulz @ /failtroll

      You can’t even get through the first boss in act 1 in a hour.

      If you are going to troll, at least do a better job.

    • Word on January 24, 2013

      For a moment there i thought you were describing Diablo 3.

  8. Mystika on January 24, 2013

    Anyone know where the servers are based? Or are there multiple servers?

    • Vlad9D on January 24, 2013

      The game has 3 servers: America, Europe and Singapore.

  9. Zariarn on January 23, 2013

    Path of Exile > D3

  10. rockmeus on January 23, 2013

    jeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzz still 1 hour to download the game ………fkin downloader only goes till 200kbs so boring D:!

  11. hey on January 23, 2013

    This game is better than diablo3 😀

  12. thyagomix on January 23, 2013

    My video patch of exile

  13. Logos22 on January 23, 2013

    they need to add 50 percent more server space

  14. TheGamer on January 23, 2013

    Hey guys!We just created a IRC channel so we can chat =)
    To connect, download HydraIRC
    After installing, type /server irc.foonetic*dot*net
    Then type /join irc.mmobomb
    Lets play some PoE =D

    If MMOBomb dont like the idea, i will close it.

  15. Adrian87 on January 23, 2013

    Also can’t wait to try act 3. PoE is awesome. And truly F2P.
    Maybe i’m wrong, but from what i know they gonna add a act each year. They plan to have a total of 10 acts, so only 7 more years =))

  16. rockmeus on January 23, 2013

    i feel stupid cause i didint put it to download yesterday before i was going to sleep U_u i knew i was forgeting something ………..

  17. Kingsan on January 23, 2013

    Im downloading now. Its a bit slow, but It will get there! Been signed up hoping for beta key since it’s birth with zero luck. Time has come for me to finally play 😛

  18. Messi on January 23, 2013

    is this a P2W type? or is it a flexible F2p?

    • spunkify Author on January 23, 2013

      Its completely content F2P meaning you aren’t restricted at all.

    • Warusake on January 23, 2013

      F2p, all cash shop things are cosmetics.

  19. bad1one on January 23, 2013

    ooooopsy, srry spunk ,read wrong, they are addin 1.5 more content.

  20. bad1one on January 23, 2013

    spunk, check again , its over 5 GB,s DL . what my launcher is sayin ,I,m at 20% and its got 4 gigs to go.

  21. bad1one on January 23, 2013

    I,m DLing it right now , its almost 6 GB ,wow bid Dl ,doesnt look like its much content of a game ,little like Dioblo 2.

  22. Tudor on January 23, 2013

    Cool 😀

  23. Spammie on January 23, 2013


    • Aeryoth on January 23, 2013

      Stop typing in mounted to everything you stupid kid

      • Adrian87 on January 23, 2013

        mounted. what now?

      • ZhaoYun on January 23, 2013

        wow chill Mr.serious this is just for fun if u don’t like it dont’ read it jeez

        • ZhaoYun on January 23, 2013

          I would also like to say that i just finished patching the game and i will play it when this comment is posted probably whoever wants to play with me my name will be ZhaoYun or Zha0Yun or something similar to that.Cya guys in game

        • Razer on January 23, 2013

          Pretty hard to unread something.

    • Okofire on January 24, 2013

      One word should help this: *Halleluah*