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Path of Exile 2: Release Date and Everything we Know

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Path of Exile 2 Release Date

Originally, the Path of Exile 2 Beta was slated to release on June 7th. In a recent announcement, GGG said that the beta has now been delayed. There is no confirmed release date, but they’re hoping for late 2024.

The Beta will be a semi closed beta with keys given out to players over time. This will then continue to run until the official release likely sometime in 2025.

How to Get Access to PoE 2 Beta

It has been confirmed that access to PoE 2’s beta will very closely mirror the beta they have done in the past. You can read details on PoE’s previous 3.0.0 update in their FaQ.

If you don’t want to read through, here’s a summary of what they plan to do for the beta.

  • New Supporter packs will be available upon release of the beta. All tiers will grant access/key.
  • Any player that has purchsed a top tier supporter pack in the past will get a key.
  • If a player has made lifetime purchases amounting to over $500, they will get a key.
  • Every day, a random group of players (500-1000ish) will get a key.

It’s possible that the PoE 2 beta won’t follow these bullets precisely, but it likely will be close. You’ll be able to pay for access through supporter packs or may already be eligible based on your past purchases.

If you aren’t able to spend money to gain access, you can always simply wait for a random invite. There may be more ways to gain access through things like Twitch drops or giveaways, but that has yet to be revealed.

Keeping up with PoE 2 News

Path of Exile 2 Story

Now that we know the expected release date, let’s cover everything we know currently about Path of Exile 2. If you want to stay up to date on new videos on PoE 2, you can check out the dedicated page for PoE 2.

Two Separate Games

Firstly, Path of Exile 2 was originally announced to be a new campaign sequel to the game, with both games reaching the same endgame. However, recent news has revealed that PoE 2 will essentially be a separate game.

There will be a new campaign, a new endgame system, new classes, skills, bosses, and more.

However, the microtransactions you have purchased in PoE will still carry over to PoE 2. Similarly, any microtransactions you purchase in PoE 2 will also be available in PoE. This way, you don’t have to worry about which game to spend on, or losing any purchases made in the past.

Summary of New Additions

Path of Exile 2 will have a “six act campaign, 100 distinct environments, 600 monsters, and 100 endgame bosses.” Furthermore, a lot of the systems we’ve come to know are being overhauled to the extreme.

Classes and Ascendancies

Path of Exile 2 Classes

There will be 12 different character classes, one for every combination of Strength, Dexterity, and Intelligence. Each of the classes will have 3 Ascendancies to choose from, totaling 36 Ascendancies. The Scion is no longer playable in PoE 2.

  • Marauder
  • Warrior
  • Ranger
  • Huntress
  • Witch
  • Sorceress
  • Duelist
  • Mercenary
  • Shadow
  • Monk
  • Templar
  • Druid

You can check out gameplay for these classes in the hyper link.

Skill and Support Gems

Path of Exile 2 Skill Gems

There will be 240 Skill Gems and 200 Support gems to tinker with. Support gems will also socket directly into your Skill Gems, making it possible to 6-link every skill.

Dual Specialization Skill Tree

Path of Exile 2 Skill Tree

The Skill Tree will now offer Dual Specialization. Essentially, you can have two different skill trees that will correspond to different skills you use.

You can be Sorcerer specializing in both Cold and Lightning Damage, or you can be a tanky Marauder that specs into single target and AoE damage.

New Equipment and Uniques

Path of Exile 2 Weapons

PoE 2 will bring 700 equipment base types, and there will be a Unique item for every single one. There will be new weapons and items such as Spears, Crossbows, Flails, Focuses, and Traps.

Newest Trailer

To close off this article, let’s close with a link to the most recent Trailer for PoE 2. The trailer goes into everything we’ve covered in this article, but provides some more gameplay footage and story scenes to look forward to.

That covers just about everything we know so far about PoE 2. I’ll continue to update this article as we learn more.

If you’re new to Path of Exile, or just want to learn more about PoE 2, you can check out our Full Beginner Guide on PoE 2, covering everything you need to know as a new or even returning player.