Path of Exile To Launch Oct. 23

Michael Dunaway
By Michael Dunaway, News Editor October 5, 2013
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Path of Exile's been simmering for a while, but now it's just about ready to come to a full boil.

Grinding Gear Games' free-to-play action RPG will officially release on Oct. 23, and it won't just be the final refinement of what's currently in the game. The launch will add a new prestige class, the Scion, which will have access to a greater range of skills and abilities than any of the game's other classes, as it starts near the center of PoE's enormous skill grid. You can see her in action in the launch trailer, above. Veteran players will have new areas to explore and a slew of new and horrific beasts to slay.

For PvP lovers, rapid-fire tournaments, both for individuals and for guilds, will be added, as well as a capture-the-flag mode. An improved means of trading -- which probably won't be a full auction house -- as well as a possible mobile app, is also in the works, but probably won't be added until after launch.

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Michael Dunaway
Michael Dunaway, News Editor
Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009.

Discussion (14)

The Don 8 years ago
The art style is nice, but it's way too grindy for my taste and the gem skill system is poor desing choice in my opinion because you only have basically 1 skill for single target dps, and another for AoE, and fill the rest with buffs/debuffs.
That made the game boring really quick for me, so I stopped at lvl 60. That wouldn't be so bad if you could actually switch spells, but you can't, since your skills are tied to your gear.

GamingMaster 8 years ago
Very good game and it's 100% free to play :) ... Haven't played it in a while but I reached hardcore difficulty and people who haven't played the game but are going to I'd recommend playing with others because it's more fun and you can use team portals ...etc


Plus this game has best skill tree in all games ever made..

samuraji 8 years ago
or try Minesweeper 3d by blizzard, noob

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longtimegamer 8 years ago
useless game, Diablo 2 knock off... nothing new.... just grinding for random gear and level which has very little replay value and nothing to encourage grouping. better off as a single player offline game.

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legend 1 8 years ago
i forget why i uninstalled it

Dkuang 8 years ago
Anyone second guessing on whether or not to try this game? Well you shouldn't because the game is gritty, well thought out, tons of builds, not P2W, its F2P, and well if you loved Diablo 1 and 2 you'll love this even more imo since you can literally build your class the way you want with their massive passive skills tree. Honestly for me, this is how Blizzard should of made Diablo 3 and not the crap that they have now.

Here's to hoping for more story and acts to be patched in to this wonderfully made game.

anip 8 years ago
pff, lag...

that's widely compensated by being possibly the only game that doesn't have any P2W elements in it...

Peeper 8 years ago
I ran that game until lvl 64 on my laptop that I bought new for 250 $ like 6 months ago. Man...you should get a new computer and stop complaining about the devs, that don't make their games playable on a win 95 or something like that.

Path of Exile is a great game but it feels kinda slow. In D3 for example you can jump around the whole screen with "lightning" speed. Here it feels much slower. Even targeting is harder i think.

fhpp 8 years ago
this game is very cool, i was pretty much forced to stop playing because once i got to third city had a few monsters that could cause massive lag and freeze shit for 2-4 sec. making it impossible to play, and since the game doesnt have a low or very low graphics settings there's nothing i could do, but i'd be probably playing if they did think about the players with a not so very good computer.

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