Just in case you have been actively avoiding the Path of Exile tag, first of all thanks for checking in, and second of all the game released its Echoes of the Atlas expansion. And, as is often the case with big launches, it hasn’t gone off without some problems, particularly in the case of the game’s servers.
Server problems like disconnects, serverside action timeouts, and even item duplication or destruction, all of which were likely helped along by an 11% increase in peak player numbers, are going to be addressed soon. The devs at Grinding Gear Games note that the game’s database servers are being overloaded and hardware upgrades are in the works, though fixing issues will take some time. In terms of more immediate updates, there’s been a recen patch that’s adjusted some things related to the Ritual League and general improvements and bug fixes.
It hasn’t been all bad servers and issues, though. The Echoes of the Atlas launch had plenty of fun community moments as well, several of which were shared in another forum post. If you’d rather watch our own Wraeclast wanderer instead, you can check out MJ’s first crack at the Ritual League.
We're on day five since the launch of Echoes of the Atlas and it's time to give you an update on how this week has gone and discuss some key talking points. We're really pleased with the feedback we've seen so far! https://t.co/pNlWQmf15b pic.twitter.com/rdtf5ne22t
— Path of Exile (@pathofexile) January 19, 2021