Path of Exile Open Beta Weekend Announced and Screens

A previous public weekend in May attracted 48,000 players
Releasing these three new screenshots, Grinding Gear Games announced its indie action RPG Path of Exile, currently in a Closed Beta, is opening its doors to everyone for two days with a public test this coming weekend. The Path of Exile Beta servers will open for public access at 5pm PDT on Friday, July 27. Public access will end at 11:59pm PDT Sunday night, July 29.
The game has added a host of new features and content recently. The latest version adds a challenging Act Two boss fight, weapon swapping, and a new end-game system featuring Maps whose properties, risks and rewards can be modified by players. There is also a new layout for the game's passive skill tree which features over 1300 skill nodes, allowing highly customized character builds and hybrid classes.

 
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