Path of Exile official screenshot of the new Harvest NPC

[Update]: I hope you're ready for some gardening, because the Harvest update is now live!

Path of Exile 2 may be currently in development, but that isn't stopping Grinding Gear Games from releasing one major update after another. And so Harvest, the latest in this long line of major updates, will be arriving this June 18th with it Path of Exile's very own take on Stardew Valley!

You'll need to roam across the world and collect a variety of seeds, after which you'll be able to visit a brand new NPC in order to plant the seeds of your own demise. In true Path of Exile fashion, the seeds will eventually grow into highly dangerous monsters that you'll need to clear out, and the bigger the payoff you're looking for, the more feisty the crops you'll need to deal with. Naturally, doing all of this is going to be quite rewarding as the monsters will grant you large quantities of lifeforce - a new currency that can be used to enhance or re-roll your gear.

Expect to also see a whole host of improvements to two-handed weapons, including both numeric buffs to gems and reworks of the passive skill tree. The end result should offer far more dynamic playstyles with a lot more choices to make, especially when it comes to which sort of attack gems you'll be focusing on.

You can read a little bit more about these changes, as well as keep an eye on any future updates, over at the official website. Enjoy, and I'll leave you with the freshly posted trailer for the Harvest season: