Path of Exile 2 will likely launch in 2022, says Grinding Gears Games

By Sean Carey,
According to Grinding Gears Games' studio head, Chris Wilson, Path of Exile 2 probably won't launch this year, and players will have to wait until 2022 to get their hands on the much-anticipated sequel.

Path of Exile 2 2022 release date

Much like other games, Path of Exile 2's development has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. "I hate to blame COVID for stuff, but that is a big part of it at the moment," Wilson told PC Gamer. "We have had difficulty hiring internationally because the borders to New Zealand are closed, so that has curtailed the exponential growth of our asset creation team a little bit."

"The progress of development hasn't been as fast as we wanted, and so our goal is to bash as hard as we can during 2021 on Path of Exile 2 stuff and see how much headway we make. Trying to get as much done as possible, and that'll give us a better idea of a good release date we can estimate, which should be towards the end of the year."

When asked if Path of Exile 2 would launch sometime in 2022, Wilson said, "Yeah, I think that's accurate."

Grinding Gears Games recently delayed the launch of Path of Exile's major expansion, Echoes of Atlas, as Cyberpunk 2077 was also scheduled to launch on the same day as the DLC. The developer told fans it didn't want its players to have to choose between the two games. The Echoes fo the Atlas expansion will now launch on Xbox consoles on January 20th.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.