Quantcast
Path of Exile's open beta gets a huge content patch - Destructoid




Path of Exile  



Path of Exile's open beta gets a huge content patch


8:00 PM on 06.03.2013
Path of Exile open betaPath of Exile's open beta gets a huge content patch photo



Grinding Gear Games' free-to-play ARPG Path of Exile is a really good time. I've been enjoying the open beta for some time now, and lots of stuff is about to be added to an already content-heavy game. In what they're calling "Phase 2," more leagues are being made available beyond Hardcore, while new items, challenges, and balances changes are also being put into effect. 

Anarchy and Onslaught leagues are being added, the former being a league in which NPC exiles will use player spells to kick your butt, and the latter being a lot like the already established Turbo races where everything just happens faster. Challenges are goals like "reach level 60 on each character class" or "use all currency items" that should help give the hardcore community something more to strive for.

New balance changes mean that players will rely much less on HP instead of armor, and underpowered builds have been given a re-balance. Players will receive a full single-use reset of passives since these changes could have mucked up builds pretty badly. There's a whole mess of changes I haven't even touched on, so if you're interested, check out the official update page.








Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






timeline following:
Path of Exile



2:30 PM on 08.21.2014
Path of Exile: Forsaken Masters expansion is live

Kiwi game developer Grinding Gear has released the latest expansion to its popular action-RPG Path of Exile, titled Forsaken Masters. After updating your game to version 1.2.0 you will at times cross paths wit...more



9:00 AM on 12.19.2013
Review: Path of Exile

A free-to-play ARPG (Diablo-like) sounds like a terrible idea on paper, mostly due to the track record of microtransactions recently and the obvious exploitation potential of a loot-heavy genre. Enter Grinding Gear Games who,...more



11:00 AM on 12.04.2013
Path of Exile has over 250,000 players online every day

Path of Exile has been out for about a month now and is already proving to be quite the hit, with the development team behind the game revealing some rather interesting figures. Grinding Gear Games has announced that its...more



8:00 PM on 10.23.2013
Path of Exile is now officially released and on Steam

Path of Exile, the extremely well-crafted Diablo-like ARPG is finally officially released! It's a weird transition for a free-to-play game to go from "open beta" to "released," but it happens all the time. Now that it's "rel...more



5:00 PM on 10.04.2013
Path of Exile launches on Steam this month

Over the past year, Path of Exile has made quite a name for itself. As one of the few and continually growing hardcore-focused action/RPG titles for PC players, Grinding Gear Games' uncompromising and open-ended playstyle has...more



10:30 PM on 04.17.2013
Season two of Path of Exile's race events announced

Path of Exile, the free-to-play ARPG that you should really be playing has just announced its second season of events called "races." These events are, as you might expect, a race between players to see who can get ...more



10:45 AM on 04.02.2013
Path of Exile to be supported for '5 to 10 years'

Joystiq recently spoke with Chris Wilson, co-founder of the Path of Exile development team Grinding Gear Games, and got some great news for fans of the game. While the free-to-play ARPG has been in an open beta state sin...more



2:30 PM on 02.20.2013
Path of Exile announces its first Race Season

I am thoroughly enjoying my time with Path of Exile's open beta, more than I ever thought I would. It's just so finely crafted with a strong love for the genre that I can't help but feel endeared. Races are one of the ...more



10:00 PM on 01.24.2013
Action-RPG Path of Exile enters open beta

While it feels like we have been overloaded with announcements of betas over the past week and it's all starting to blend together, news that online action-RPG Path of Exile has opened up access to a pre-release build should ...more




Role-Playing Games

11:15 AM on 09.02.2014
Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition up for pre-orders now

In case you haven't been following developer Beamdog, they've worked on both Baldur's Gate enhanced editions. Now, they are working on Icewind Dale, another PC RPG classic. If you're keen to plunk down a pre-order f...more



10:30 AM on 09.02.2014
Persona 5 director apologizes for showing so little, thanks fans

Persona Team head Katsura Hashino is always quick to thank the fans patiently waiting for Persona 5. We got our first trailer this weekend, though it's all anime scenes, nothing in-game. Hashino posted a message on ...more



4:12 AM on 09.01.2014
PS4 getting Disgaea 5, Earth Defense Force, Ys, Gundam and Senran Kagura

More news from Sony's pre-Tokyo Game Show conference. NIS is working on Disgaea 5 for PS4 after the recent Vita port of Disgaea 4. It's coming out in 2015. A new Hot Shots Golf meant to capitalize on the PS4's socia...more



View all Role-Playing Games






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more