Path of Exile rolls back Xbox One server to avoid ‘significant economic damage’

    
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Console players of Path of Exile were in for a nasty surprise last night following the launch of the 3.13.1, when Grinding Gear Games was forced to pull the server offline and roll it back to just before deployment. In its apology tweets, the studio said about an hour of progress had been lost. “Our deepest apologies for this, but the significant economic damage that occurred must be undone so that it’s fair for everyone,” GGG said.

“Shortly after deploying patch 3.13.1 on Xbox we started receiving reports that a number of unintended behaviours were manifesting. These included currency orbs not functioning on certain items, certain rewards being generated at extremely high rates, guaranteed predictive item crafting, and more. After we confirmed these unintended behaviours, we took the realm offline and began investigating. This led us to find that some data files had become corrupted which resulted in the above behaviours occurring. We have now fixed this. Due to the nature of these problems we have no choice but to roll the realm data back to just before we deployed 3.13.1 as protecting the state of the in-game economy is of utmost importance, and to leave the unintended items in play would be unfair to other players. We’re very sorry about this, and will be investigating further to find how this occurred.”

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Dug From The Earth

I love the game, but the economy in PoE is fubar within weeks of a new season launching anyway.