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Posts tagged “Grinding Gear Games”

Path Of Exile: Heist expansion gets the crew together for a big score today

Fine free-to-play action-RPG Path Of Exile today launches its squillionth free expansion, Heist. As the name suggests, we'll be breaking into secure places to rob them blind. And in true heist tradition, we'll recruit a crew of rogues with unique skills to bypass security. I'm in.This update was supposed to also to introduce a Mac version of Path Of Exile, though that has been slightly…

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Feature: All the commands you could want.

All chat commands and how to turn off chat in Path Of Exile

Path of Exile’s chat system allows players to talk to one another easily and without barriers. There’s all kinds of ways to chat to fellow Path of Exile players, including the ability to communicate with players throughout the world and console commands to help you tweak all sorts of stuff.In this guide you'll learn how to use commands and communicate with players in Path Of…

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Feature: Where to find Waypoints and Portal Scrolls

How to fast travel in Path Of Exile

Path Of Exile’s huge world of Wraeclast takes some traversal. With all the different locations and acts to get through, it might be tough to find your way around. Thankfully, you have a couple of ways to quickly access places you’ve already been.Here’s how to fast travel in Path Of Exile.

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Path of Exile’s Heist expansion is going for the big score this month

Path Of Exile, Grinding Gear Games' huge free-to-play action RPG, has a new expansion - Heist - coming on September 18th. The titular Heists are the main pull, in which you charge into various dungeons and strongholds with your team of goons, get as much loot as you can, and escape before you're caught and killed.It's a daunting proposition for new players, but I had…

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Feature: Stabbed-you Valley

Path Of Exile’s next expansion takes a leaf from Stardew Valley and makes loot-farming literal

On June 19th, the next quarterly update for Path Of Exile - the free-to-play action RPG - will give players the chance to trade blood-soaked knives for green fingers. It's called Harvest, and it tasks you with managing a garden. Of course, your glowing nocturnal plants will blossom into monsters needing slaying, but this should provide some downtime between dungeon crawls in a game that…

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Feature: Play the cards you're dealt

The first Path Of Exile convention turned its developers into monsters – and asked fans to kill them

Two weeks ago Auckland, New Zealand was the home of ExileCon, the first of possibly many conventions celebrating the increasingly popular action RPG Path Of Exile. While the mood was obviously buoyed by a trio of well-received announcements (a mobile spinoff, a pair of expansions, and Path Of Exile 2), what I found on the other side of the planet was a community and studio…

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Feature: Cold is the cry that rings

All action RPG fans should pay attention to Path Of Exile 2

During their Saturday opening keynote presentation at ExileCon in Auckland, New Zealand, Grinding Gear Games announced three projects: Path Of Exile Mobile, a double expansion for POE this December, and Path Of Exile 2, due late next year. I got three hands on playthroughs of the sequel's show-floor demo, and I think all action RPG fans should be paying attention to it, even if you…

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Path Of Exile doubles up on free expansions this December

Impressive as Path Of Exile 2 looks, it's probably not going to land for another year. In the meantime, fans of the grisly action-RPG still have plenty to look forward to. Announced alongside the new game at ExileCon, they're doubling up on free expansions for this December. Launching on December 13th is a new time-limited quarterly update; Metamorph, asking players to build their own bespoke…

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Path Of Exile 2 announced at Exilecon

When is an update not an update? When it's a whole new game, patched in entirely free on top of one that you already play. Announced at ExileCon today - Path Of Exile's first fan convention - Path Of Exile 2 was the ace up Grinding Gear Games's sleeve. Path of Exile 2 is an all new story set decades after the original action RPG,…

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Path Of Exile’s latest expansion, Blight, creeps out

Free-to-play action RPG Path Of Exile is getting a bit tower defence-y in Blight, its latest expansion that released yesterday. There’s a bunch of mind-controlled monsters about, see, and your fortresses will keep them at bay, before turning them into lovely rewards like oils you can use for enchanting. You can see it at work in the trailer/developer commentary hybrid below.

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Path Of Exile launches the Legion league and a full melee overhaul

It's all change for free-to-play action-RPG Path Of Exile today. As well as the usual quarterly start of a new league with new quests and challenges for players, Grinding Gear Games have rolled out their long-awaited melee overhaul. Animations can be cancelled out of and into, movement skills have become instantaneous and your character will automatically switch targets if you hold down the attack button.…

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Path Of Exile: Legion invites players to beat up all of NotValhalla

The Domain Of Timeless Conflict, centrepiece of Path Of Exile's upcoming free Legion update, isn't quite the mead-swilling viking afterlife, but it's close enough to be worth invading and looting. It'll hit Grinding Gear Games's free-to-play action RPG on June 7th and replaces the current (and controversial) Synthesis league. Legion adds a new quarterly source of loot and experience to the world, and permanently overhauls…

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Lead Path Of Exile developer says the dev team will not crunch, but sometimes “feel that we are being asked to”

Chris Wilson, co-founder of Grinding Gear Games and lead developer on their free-to-play action RPG Path Of Exile recently took to Reddit to explain the studio’s current workload and priorities, including a healthy work/life balance for their employees. “Some studios make their teams work 14 hour days to pack every patch full of the most fixes and improvements possible,” he wrote. “I will not run…

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Path Of Exile’s first official convention is ExileCon, this November

If you hadn't yet twigged that free-to-play action-RPG Path Of Exile is pretty chuffing popular, developers Grinding Gear Games have made it clear. They've announced ExileCon, an official two-day fan convention dedicated to clicking on monsters until they burst in a shower of bloody gold. Running November 16-17, it'll be a big love-in for folks who attend and bring some big announcements for distant viewers…

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Design your own deathtrap today in Path Of Exile: Synthesis

Memories are fragile, ephemeral things, and the new memory-dungeons in Path Of Exile's latest update - Synthesis - start crumbling the moment you look at them. In Grinding Gear's free-to-play action RPG's latest league, players will have to blaze through these new optional areas quickly in hopes of stabilising them, because the reward is the chance to build your own loot-filled labyrinth to raid. This…

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