Path of Exile‘s 3.13 enlargement, Echoes of the Atlas, went dwell final week, and it’s protected to say the brand new launch is a success. The participant rely jumped about ten instances larger on launch day, and introduced the sport to a brand new all-time concurrent participant file just some hours after launch, as a complete of 265,250 folks hopped into the sport .
That 265,250 peak is 11% larger than the earlier file of 237,160, based on developer Grinding Gear Video games. The official peak is kind of a bit larger than the 157,103 Steam gamers famous on public information trackers like SteamDB – Path of Exile can also be obtainable outdoors of Valve’s platform, so it appears to be like like round 60% of gamers got here from Steam.
The brand new participant counts have led to some server points, although the studio says these “are nearly totally fastened”, they usually’re already engaged on improved capability for launches sooner or later. The devs have launched a complete of six hotfixes on PC, addressing quite a lot of bugs, crashes, and gameplay points.
A bigger patch addressing larger points is about to be deployed someday this week.
Our #EchoesOfTheAtlas✨enlargement has been dwell for nearly 5 hours and we achieved a brand new peak in concurrent gamers (265,250 which is up 11% on our earlier file of 237,160)! ?Thanks a lot for becoming a member of us!
We have additionally simply deployed a small hotfix. Particulars under! ? pic.twitter.com/xtJkScrXsd
— Path of Exile (@pathofexile) January 16, 2021
As we proceed our lengthy watch for the Diablo 4 release date, POE’s tackle conventional loot-slashing is all of the extra appreciated.