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Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath Beta Launches Today on Xbox One

If you sign up quickly enough, you could be one of the first to play The Fall of Oriath on Xbox One.


Path of Exile originally released on PC in October of 2013, and it has enjoyed remarkable success ever since. That strong performance has led to numerous expansions, and now a console version is in development for Xbox One. As part of the development process, the developers at Grinding Gear Games today launched a beta on the new platform.

Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath on Xbox One brings together existing content and six brand new acts, which effectively doubles the existing game’s size. If you would like to participate in the beta, you can register online and potentially receive an Xbox One beta key by email. Since space is limited, not all players who register will necessarily be given the option to participate.

In Oriath, players will encounter a range of environments that includes mountains, temples, and city streets. The difficulty system has apparently been rebalanced, so players will be able to explore new acts while taking advantage of a new pantheon system that imbues players with additional powers. Grinding Gear Games also promises new items, skill, locations, and bosses, which “will keep even the most die-hard fans busy for many months to come.”

On PC, the Path of Exile world has grown to include more than 16 million players worldwide, no doubt made possible in part by the game’s free-to-play setup. You can download and play it without investing any money, and the idea is that it will never be “pay-to-win.”

When you do explore the world, expect to encounter randomly generated levels in a persistent online world. Every game mode features online ladders, and you’ll interact regularly with other players as you battle, create custom characters, and craft the weapons and magic items that keep your hero dominant. If you’ve been looking for another exciting action-RPG to play on your Xbox One, the beta may provide just what you need.

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