Path of Exile 2 Beta Delayed to End of 2024

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Path of Exile 2 Beta Delayed to End of 2024

Daniel Royte
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The release of the beta for Path of Exile 2, which was scheduled for this summer, has been delayed until the end of 2024.
The beta will now take place towards the end of 2024.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Path of Exile 2 Beta.

The release of the beta for Path of Exile 2, which was scheduled for this summer, has been delayed until the end of 2024. Grinding Gear Games, the developer behind the popular action RPG franchise, announced the delay during a recent showcase stating that they wanted to take additional time to polish the game to their desired standard. The beta will now take place towards the end of 2024. Here’s everything you need to know about the Path of Exile 2 Beta.

Announcement of Path of Exile 2 Beta Delay

The announcement was made during a showcase by Grinding Gear Games, which also included details about the next expansion for the original Path of Exile game, titled "Necropolis," set to release on 29 March 2024. Despite the delay in the beta, alpha testing for Path of Exile 2 is still scheduled to begin in June.

According to the initial plan revealed last summer, the closed beta test was scheduled to begin in June 2024, and last for several months. However, the developers now intend to proceed with alpha testing in June, with the beta pushed back to later in the year. While a specific date for the beta release has not been provided, it is expected to take place towards the end of 2024.

Reasons for Delay

In a statement, Grinding Gear Games explained that while they believed they could have the game's content ready by the original beta date, they underestimated the time it would take to polish the gameplay to their satisfaction. As a result, they decided to prioritize gameplay quality over meeting strict deadlines, aiming to deliver a polished player experience upon release.

Path of Exile 2 Overview

Path of Exile 2 was first announced at ExileCon 2019 as a sequel to the original game, promising significant changes and improvements, including six new acts and updates to core systems such as the skill gem system and combat mechanics. The game has been highly anticipated by fans, and while the delay in the beta may be disappointing, it reflects the developer's commitment to delivering a high-quality product.

Despite the delay, Grinding Gear Games has assured players that they are working hard to ensure that the additional time will be used to refine and enhance the gameplay experience. Path of Exile 2 will be released as a standalone title, allowing both games to coexist and share microtransactions where applicable.


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Daniel is an under-grad and has grown up with esports titles like Dota 2 cultivating a passion for esports. His current beats include in-depth coverage of Dota 2 and Mobile Legends.

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