Very few of us like Founder’s Packs for games we haven’t even been able to play yet, but Path of Exile is showing that Founder’s Packs can be done well and will be bought up like crazy (even if some of the price points are a bit absurd) if you give players a good reason to buy them. Path of Exile’s good reason? They’ve proven that they have a good game and that their cash shop makes you want to spend money instead of needing to do so.

Today, Grinding Gear Games has announced that the Founder’s Packs being sold for their upcoming “The Awakening” update are exceeding their expectations sales wise. The free to play ARPG’s Founder’s Packs “have set multiple records within the Path of Exile community.”

In other Awakening additions news, Divination Cards are a new type of item that drops from monsters that players encounter while playing Path of Exile: The Awakening. Sets of cards can be traded later in the game for special items that are referenced on the cards.

With 11.5 million players worldwide, Path of Exile continues to be a game that many players bring up when the topic turns to “free to play done right.” Do you think the game fits that description?

If you want to buy a Founder’s Pack, head on over to the game’s store page.

Mike "Magicman" Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site's current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.


  1. While they sell well it’s probably exceeding their expectations because of the beta access they lumpped in…not to keen on the idea of selling beta access again, mainly because the people that are clamoring to get it have no intention to test and even if they do they’ll be reporting bugs that are…well, not bugs.

    The price points are decent, even the top tier ones while expensive actualy get you a lot, not only do you get the full value in shop points, you get all the MTX’s bundled with the lower tier ones with it and the chance to add your own touch to the game…which have previously been a unique items that you co develop with one of the devs, a monster which will be added to the game and you gain as a pet and taking one of your characters, build, gear and MTX’s imortalized in a map…now the divination cards(which is a fairly low price point compared to some of them)


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