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I know there's quite a lot of Path of Exile fans here, especially as it works so well with Proton on Linux PCs and Steam Deck. Sounds like Path of Exile 2 is going to be a whole lot better too.

Announced during the Playstation State of Play Showcase, there's a whole lot of goodies coming to the next-generation free to play action RPG from Grinding Gear Games. Some of the big announcements include:

New Couch Co-op Mode - Players no longer need multiple devices to play the game with their friends. A new feature, couch co-op, is available on all supported platforms and requires two controllers to play. Players can play collaboratively on a single account, or log in with two separate Path of Exile accounts on the same PC or console.

Redefined Controller Experience - Path of Exile 2 has a ground up redesign of its user experience for controllers. Dual Stick controls, a new binding system allowing you to fully customize your control scheme with 24 bind slots and a redesign of inventory management make the game much easier to pick up and play. In addition, each skill has received specific attention from a new dedicated console team to make sure that it plays well on a controller.

Easier to Play - Path of Exile is a game with a reputation for complexity, but Path of Exile 2 makes it much easier for new players to explore and understand the deep mechanics of the game. As well as simplifying many mechanics, in-game skill tutorial videos explain how skills work and how to use them in combat, a new help system added to item hovers allows players to find out exactly how stats work at the push of a button, and a new system to allow players to see the exact effects that any choice would have on their characters makes understanding the game much easier.

Cross-play, Cross-progression, Simultaneous Launches - Path of Exile 2 is introducing full cross-play and cross-progression on all supported platforms. Play with your friends on other platforms, or move from console to PC without losing any progress. The launch as well as all updates in the future will be shipping simultaneously with PC.

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Considering how well the first game works in Proton, I am hopeful this will too.

You can follow Path of Exile 2 on Steam.

Will you be jumping into PoE 2 when it releases?

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so when will native linux client publish? This is why they added vulkan render.
and Yes i will jump in to try it out. But as more as solo play oriented i will stick to mmo games.

Last edited by Kuduzkehpan on 1 June 2024 at 10:46 am UTC
Sparhawk Jun 2
Started with the original way back when it wasn't popular at all.
Then grown up things needed done....
Maybe I can get into this one at release! :D
Marlock Jun 28
i really wanted to like PoE 1, but it felt sooooo pointlessly grindy compared to diablo, and the storyline sooo "generic" that i just quit playing after the first story loop

little did i know that Diablo 4 was gonna say "hold my beer" and be even more generic and grindy 😓

reading about the changes they are promising gave me a tiny bit of hope PoE 2 might improve those issues, but it's still unlikely...

i'll give it a fair shot when it becomes available, hopefully on linux, otherwise on the PS5
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