Path of Exile 2 is official. The massive update formerly known as Path of Exile 4.0 is now being branded as a full sequel, and it’ll have the content to match: a massive new campaign, loads of new equipment, new ascendancy classes, and a reworked skill gem system. The release is still a long way out, but developer Grinding Gear Games has already announced a load of details.
The new, seven-act campaign is set 20 years after the death of Kitava, and will be available alongside PoE1 campaign – both storylines conclude into the same endgame content. PoE2 will include all the expansion content that’s come to the game over the years, while making engine improvements and adding a host of new features.
The new set of exiles will get a new set of ascendancy classes to choose from – 19 options that are distinct from those from the PoE1 campaign. We’re also getting a reworked skill system, which will allow you to socket support gems directly into skill gems – which should make building your character easier, while maintaining all the previous depth.
Original source: https://www.pcgamesn.com/path-of-exile-2/release-date