Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath Expansion Announced

Grinding Gear Games has announced “The Fall of Oriath” for Path of Exile.

The new expansion will release launch sometime in June or July of this year, and will conclude the action RPG’s main story campaign. Featured above, you can view the reveal trailer for the new expansion.

In terms of how much story content is being added – the game’s campaign is essentially being doubled, adding acts 5 (which has entirely new areas), followed by acts 6-10 which have players return to areas from act 1-4 but with new paths, stories, and bosses.

Here’s some new artwork, and screenshots:

In terms of the roadmap for the game’s updates, it looks a bit like this:

  • February 14: The Fall of Oriath Announcement.
  • February 16: Legacy League/Content Update 2.6.0 full details.
  • March 3: Legacy League Starts.
  • Late April/Early May: The Fall of Oriath Beta begins.
  • June-July 2017: The Fall of Oriath full release.

The game itself will be updated to version 3.0.0 when The Fall of Oriath launches, switching up various underlying systems for character progression and playback. One of the more notable changes is the removal of double dipping, where players could have the same damage multiplier apply twice to a single damage source.

In case you missed it, you can find our review for Path of Exile here (we highly recommend it!).



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  1. Fujiro Tomoyoshi
    Fujiro Tomoyoshi
    February 14, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Time to go back to the POE.
    I hope these changes make the game even better!
    Well played POE, well played.

  2. Madbrainbox
    February 14, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    June is looking to be a busy month.

  3. InfectedAI
    February 15, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    How is the F2P implementation? The skill tree looks enormous. Do you have to pay cash to redistribute attribute points/pick different skills?

  4. Michael Anon
    Michael Anon
    February 17, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    No. The game is completely free. All content, all classes are free. All you can buy is cosmetic micro-transactions that make your skills look cooler, give you a pet (that doesn’t do anything) etc.