Path of Exile is an online Action RPG set in the dark fantasy world of Wraeclast. It is designed around a strong online item economy, deep character customisation, competitive PvP and ladder races. The game is completely free and will never be “pay to win”.
The game offers several alternate play modes. Currently, the following permanent leagues are available:
- Standard – The default gameplay league. Characters who die here respawn in the last city visited (with experience loss on higher difficulties).
- Hardcore – Characters cannot be resurrected but instead respawn back in the Standard league. This mode is analogous to permadeath in other games.
Current temporary (challenge) leagues:
- Breach – Players encounter Breaches throughout the game. When touched, a Breach opens and releases a large horde of monsters for the player to fight back. Breach monsters can drop fragments of their corresponding type, and combining these fragments can lead to unique endgame boss fights that have a chance to drop powerful new unique items.
- Hardcore Breach – The hardcore variant of the above challenge league.
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Developer(s): Grinding Gear Games
Publisher(s): Grinding Gear Games
Designer(s): Chris Wilson
Programmer(s): Jonathan Rogers
Artist(s): Erik Olofsson
Writer(s): Edwin McRae, Brian Weissman
Composer(s): Adgio Hutchings
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows
Release date(s): WW: 23 October 2013
Genre(s): Action role-playing
Mode(s): Single-player, multiplayer