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  Grinding Gear Games Launches Path of Exile: Heist for PC and Mac
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09/18/2020
 


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September 18 - Auckland, New Zealand. Grinding Gear Games announced that Path of Exile: Heist, the game's third major expansion of 2020, will launch today on PC and Mac, and on September 23 (PDT) for the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One consoles.

 

In Heist, players will hire a crew of specialized thieves to assist them with infiltrating secure facilities to retrieve valuable Artifacts. While bypassing security, they must be careful not to trigger the alarm or they'll be overrun with guards. Retrieving the artifact will automatically trigger the alarm and players will have to make a mad dash to the extraction point. If they can't escape, they'll lose everything they stole.

 

 

Path of Exile: Heist Key Features Include

●   Download and play for free but never pay-to-win.

●   The Heist Challenge League

●   13 new active NPCs which have rich backstories, advanceable skills, and can be equipped with new craftable items.

●   A new town-like area, The Rogue Harbour.

●   Itemized world-areas that contain Heists and can be accessed from the outset of your character progress.

●   New Item Types: Alternate Quality Gems, Replica Unique Items, Thief's Trinkets, Experimented Base Types, Body Armour and Weapon Enchants.

●   Seven new skills alongside reworks to existing Curses, Spells and Steel Skills.

●   Over 25 New Unique Items.

●   A new equipment slot for Trinkets.

●   Now available on macOS.

Heist is one of Grinding Gear Game's most ambitious expansions yet. Development initially began in March before New Zealand experienced a mandatory government-issued lockdown because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

 

About Path of Exile

Path of Exile continues to be one of the largest online Action RPGs with continual, massive audience growth. Launches on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as well as in China and South Korea have almost tripled the Path of Exile player community since August 2017.

Path of Exile was released in October 2013 to critical acclaim including winning GameSpot's PC Game of the Year award. Since its launch, Path of Exile has become a global community of over 20 million players including localized versions in English, German, French, Spanish, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Russian, Thai, Brazilian Portuguese and Korean. In 2019, Path of Exile made Steam's Top Ten "Most Played" game list for the second year in a row. In November 2019, the first Path of Exile fan convention, ExileCon, took place in Auckland, New Zealand. Path of Exile capped off its most successful year in existence by winning a prestigious BAFTA award for Best Evolving Game.

More information about specific features of Path of Exile can be found at www.pathofexile.com

About Grinding Gear Games

Grinding Gear Games is New Zealand's largest game development studio. It was founded in 2006 and is based in West Auckland, New Zealand. Its team members come from various countries and have a diversity of backgrounds ranging from artificial intelligence and software security to industrial design and professional tournament gaming. After the release of its flagship title, Path of Exile, GGG has been committed to ongoing expansion and new content releases for the critically-acclaimed game. In 2018, Tencent acquired a majority interest in Grinding Gear Games.

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