Exiled. Abandoned to fate in some God-forsaken land. The path you walk is a razors edge, where death awaits your first misstep. Enemies claw at you, gnashing their teeth or calling forth dark, demonic magics; at least one thing is certain: you will not go quietly, you will not die alone.

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The Open Beta for the free action role-playing game Path of Exile is now live.

Posted by Henley on Jan 23rd, 2013

Grinding Gear Games announced today that the Open Beta for the free action role-playing game (RPG) Path of Exile is now live. Players may now experience Act 3 of the Path of Exile story, where they can explore abandoned docks, markets, temples and sewers in the ruined city of Sarn to uncover the dark truth of their exile. The company also stressed there will be no further character wipes after the Open Beta launch.

The highly anticipated game has already raised over USD$2.36 million in crowd-funded support, with those supporters gaining early access in the earlier closed beta, as well as some exclusive items.

"We've had amazing support from our community throughout development," said Chris Wilson, producer for Grinding Gear Games. "Their belief in our vision is making is possible to deliver a great game."

Path of Exile was recently named "Players' Choice Best Upcoming Game" by IndieDB. Over 78,000 readers voted in the awards. Massively says of the game, "[Path of Exile] is a great package. It's a F2P action RPG that holds up well to its competitors, and in many cases, pushes beyond my expectations."

Path of Exile is a PC online action role-playing game set in a dark fantasy world. Featuring ethical microtransactions, the game is free-to-play, but not pay-to-win. Playing as one of six character classes, players find themselves banished for their past misdeeds to the dark fantasy world of Wraeclast. There, they will encounter hundreds of species of opponents laden with loot and mysterious artifacts as they explore the abandoned continent.

Key features of Path of Exile:

  • A dark and deep action RPG
  • Build unlimited unique characters on a gigantic skill tree
  • Combine over 110 skill gems to create unique combat strategies
  • Explore a dark and gritty world rendered from a fixed 3D perspective
  • Download and play for free, but never 'pay-to-win'
  • Explore randomly generated levels for extreme replayability
  • Craft weapons, magic items and even end-game maps to become more powerful
  • Cooperate or compete with thousands of other exiles in a persistent online world
  • Ascend online ladders in every game mode
  • Battle in PVP tournaments for worldwide recognition

View gameplay footage at www.youtube.com/grindinggear, or HD trailers are available from www.pathofexile.com/video

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Karion Jan 23 2013, 6:49pm says:

Already downloading the new patch 70% :D

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Noktis Jan 24 2013, 5:27am says:

heh :-) 100%

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NickCh Jan 24 2013, 11:56am says:

Wow Awsome!! Just what I was searching for.

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GamerKnight Jan 26 2013, 10:03pm says:

Great game, lots of fun, and an interesting twist on some of the more mundane mechanics to often over used in this genre.

Also top marks to the developers for not making this game Pay2Win.

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Tajin Jan 30 2013, 3:47am says:

Masterpiece. :)

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