Path of Exile: Fall of Oriath expansion going godslaying

Free-to-play action-RPG Path of Exile [official site] has announced a monster expansion, adding a whole new Act and five remixed Acts too. The Fall of Oriath will conclude Path of Exile’s campaign with new areas, items, and enemies, and a whole lot of godslaying – letting players pick up powers as they do in deities. It’s due later this year so, for now, peep this announcement trailer:

Act Five: The Fall of Oriath will send the players to Oriath, the place they were exiled from in the first place, to tussle with the theocracy.

After that, in what Grinding Gear Games call ‘Part Two’, they’ll return to the land of Wraeclast to explore areas from the previous Acts – which have now been changed by the player’s previous actions. Cheery RPS fanzine PC Gamer had a play and gab about changes like swampland once corrupted by a boss turning to forest, taking new paths through regions, or gaining access to previously-locked areas.

So that’s one new act, then five different acts. Expect new enemies, new items, and new bosses – gods to slay.

The Fall of Oriath will also introduce a ‘Pantheon’ system, offering defensive buffs unlocked by killing gods. The Pantheon tapestry tracked that is rad. Oh, and expect rebalancing and tweaking and all that too. Grinding Gear say they’ll reveal more soon.


  1. njury says:

    If life didn’t get in the way I would start smoking a ton of weed again and play this all day every day.
    But alas…

  2. nottorp says:

    Anyone knows if it’s playable with Wine (especially on Macs) these days? Last time i tried it was mostly a slideshow under emulation.

  3. miguelyoung says:

    FINALLY a single playthrough!
    I was really sick of playing the same missions 3 times to reach end game.
    Now I’m curious to see how they will handle the bandit lords rewards.

    • Slabs says:

      Down to three lab runs as well, presumably Acts 3 & 8 and Uber.

      • theslap says:


        • Slabs says:

          Seems I’m wrong. From the Ziggy D interview with Chris Wilson it looks like we’ll be revisiting Act 3 each time to do the three ‘story’ labs.

  4. Lurid says:

    gods laying, eh?

  5. Swartan says:

    Now they need to change the camera distance and i am right back into the grind!

  6. Minsc_N_Boo says:

    Just when I thought I was out… they pull me back in!

    Love PoE – I have been playing since the closed beta, and it keeps getting better and better.

  7. orionite says:

    This announcement reached #1 on reddit/r/all … which I thought was pretty impressive. The team at GGG consistently puts out amazing new and fun content for the ridiculous price of “free”. If you have any interested in action RPG’s in the style of Diablo, then you should check it out. The learning curve is a bit steeper, but not only is it very rewarding, but the community is in general very helpful and friendly for new players.