If you are a fan of Grinding Gear Games’ dark, convoluted and fun to play Path of Exile, there is a good chance you are waiting for news on Path of Exile 2 (and you are probably becoming a world-class farmer in the current league).
The studio was hoping to get a beta out late in 2020, but the beta will move into 2021 due to the coronavirus. In February co-founder Chris Wilson said that the timeline would possible be revised, and now it has been made official.
No date was announced, but Path of Exile’s community director confirmed in a forum post that it is “definitely not happening this year”.
“We have been focusing on keeping our leagues coming out as close to on time as possible, and this does mean some delays for the sequel. We are looking forward to our next announcement about its upcoming content, and we’ll keep piling on any technology improvements we can make into the existing Path of Exile client.”
The current build of the game in the Harvest league, which started last week on Friday. If you haven’t given it a try, you create a farm full of seeds that spawn monsters, and you use their lifeforce to access a new suite of crafting items. Reforging items, turning sockets a different colour, adding more sockets, adding specific types of modifiers and more can be done with the lifeforce, depending on which seeds you harvested.