So it looks as though Grinding Gear Games’ decision to delay Path of Exile’s Echoes of the Atlas from December to January was a pretty smart one after all, as the studio has announced this morning that Echoes did exceptionally well. In fact, it’s apparently “its most successful expansion to date” with “new player number records” in hand.
“Interest in Path of Exile has not dwindled in the least as nearly 300,000 fans were viewing the Echoes of the Atlas expansion debut livestream simultaneously while a total of 782,000 unique viewers tuned in,” GGG says. “When the highly-anticipated expansion launched, it reached 265,250 simultaneous players, becoming the #4 most popular game on Steam at the time. Since launch, player numbers have been 11% higher than Path of Exile’s previous highest launch, which was Delirium in March 2020 during the peak of the first global lockdown.”
We gave the new Ritual league a look on patch day itself: