Path of Exile 2: Everything we know – Trailer, beta & more

Bill Cooney
Path of Exile 2

Path of Exile 2 is the next iteration of Grinding Gear Games hit dungeon-crawler and is something Diablo 4 fans may be interested in.

Path of Exile 2 was announced at the publisher’s annual ExileCon, back in 2019. Since then, the developers have drip-fed news to us about the game. While Grinding Gear Games has been fairly open with how development is going, there’s still much that is shrouded in mystery.

The original game was a top-down hack-and-slash adventure a lot like Diablo 2 and 3, and the sequel looks set to push the envelope further and serve as a fitting alternative to Diablo 4 or even games like Lost Ark. Here’s everything we know about Path of Exile 2 so far.

Path of Exile 2 trailer

So far in the previews, we’ve had a look at the new character selection, in which your chosen hero is the only survivor of a mass public hanging – setting that dark, hopeless tone the series is known for.

We also got a look at some of the new environments coming for Path of Exile 2, including a stage that’s entirely on the top of a giant Mad Max-like vehicle. The gameplay also looks like it’s smoother than the first game – but equally addictive. 

The release of a second trailer in 2021 gave us even more of a look at the new world, the Vastiri Desert region, dungeons, and enemies as well, but still no hint at a full release date.

Is Path of Exile 2 an expansion or a sequel?

The game was initially set to be a stand-alone expansion to the first game, sharing its campaign and endgame content, but now, Path of Exile 2 will be a true sequel and a separate entity, with its own story and endgame activities.

Does Path of Exile 2 have a release date?

The Path of Exile 2 closed beta launches on June 7, 2024.

However, there’s been no word on an open beta or a full release date as of yet.

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