Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath launches today

It’s the largest single-day release of new content since the game’s launch — and unlike a lot of expansions mentioned lately, it’s all free, free, free. Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath launches today, bringing the game up to Patch 3.0.0 and vastly expanding the single-player campaign.

The expansion brings up the number of acts to a total of 10, adds a truckload of new skills and items, and introduces the pantheon system to make your character even more god-like.

“Best the ancient gods of Wraeclast in battle and you can claim a portion of their power,” the studio explained. “There are four major god powers and seven minor god powers to be claimed in The Fall of Oriath. You can have one major and one minor power active at a time, and can return to any town or hideout to change which powers are active at no cost.”

As you wait for your computer to download the 7.1 GB update and for the patch counter to tick down to 4 p.m. EDT, you can read up on the patch notes and re-watch the official trailer below!

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Sur Couf

Let’s give it a try. POE is really doing a good job and their micro transactions model is none intrusive. Getting better and better each year.

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Bryan Correll

Looks like SWL is going to go into ‘log in to get daily rewards and a Flappy fight’ mode for a while.

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Dug From The Earth

One of the few games that has actually made me feel eager and excited like an 8 year old at xmas time.

A rare thing in this day and age of gaming.

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Greaterdivinity

Awwww yis. It’s going to cut into my LOTRO time, but I’m down. Now to find a cheap, easy, lazy summoner build that is decent enough to let me farm stuff decently. Doesn’t need to be optimal or anything, I just want to lazily let my army of minions kill everything while I cast debuffs, watch, giggle, and collect loot.

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Cyclone Jack

Hours away, and I’m still not sure what build I want to play.

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thalendor

I admit I have not been following this expansion very closely despite PoE being one of the games I’m currently playing, but the amount of new content in this expansion sounds truly impressive. Hope that’s true and it ends up being a model others should follow for a truly large, sprawling expansion.

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Godiva

I’ll be playing!

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Jeremiah Wagner

So excited!!!

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BalsBigBrother

For those that want a preload option there is an official torrent for the update that you can get at: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1931435

me I am just going to wait and download it as normal even though that means I will probably not be able to get in until Saturday as a result . At least I will get a good nights sleep before I go into no life mode hehe :-)

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so the patch is not available until 4 PM EST?

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BalsBigBrother

If you intend to update via the launcher the game servers are going down at I think what will be 1pm EST (assuming I can time zone correctly, its 6pm BST for me ). Shortly after that you will be able to start updating via the launcher.

The game servers will then be live at 4pm est (9pm BST for me) and assuming you manage to get updated by then you will be able to play.

Personally I am not confident given my internet that I am going to be able to download this in that time as I imagine the update server will be hammered. It gets done when its done, no use fretting about something I can’t do anything about.

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thank you.

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