Path of Exile’s Crucible expansion and league go live this afternoon on PC


It’s expansion day for Path of Exile! Crucible is rolling out to PC this afternoon; it includes the new Atlas gateways for endgamers, the content revamp of Breach and Abyss, a rework of half the masteries, new Vaal skills, retooling of the Saboteur and Pathfinder ascendancy classes, improvements to Ruthless mode, and of course, the Crucible challenge league itself.

“Introducing the Crucible Challenge League, a new expansion to Path of Exile that pushes the boundaries of Path of Exile’s item system by letting you augment your weapons with their own skill trees. These trees provide bonuses that improve or augment your character’s playstyle. Skills in the trees consume experience from Crucible encounters to unlock but can have quite powerful effects. In Crucible encounters, players choose a weapon to improve by channeling it at an ancient forge. As you channel your weapon, molten monsters will combine into larger and more fearsome foes. Pushing your limits is the fastest way to level up your weapon, but doing so increases the risk of failing the challenge. In its exclusive endgame area, The Forge of the Titans, these trees can be combined together to create weapons of unprecedented power.”

Servers go down at 1 p.m. EDT (just as this post goes live) for patching and are expected to return by 4 p.m. EDT. GGG says this update is 8.5GB, so you might need a few minutes. While you wait, you can check out the extensive patch notes.

As always, console players will sit this one out, as their patch doesn’t land until April 12th.

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