Path of Exile open beta servers back online

Monday, 28th January 2013 23:15 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Path of Exile’s open beta has proved popular enough to “absolutely crush” its servers, but Grinding Gears Games has managed to shore up the action RPG.

Grinding Gears Games wasted no time investigating server crashes and has already deployed a fix which should resolve the issue.

The developer hadn’t identified the problem pre-launch, as it only became apparent when Path of Exile met with high demand.

“We’re getting absolutely crushed under the number of players trying out Path of Exile, and this has manifested as a server crash that has been occurring hourly today,” lead developer Chris Wilson wrote on the game’s forum.

Wilson said Path of Exile reached 69,850 concurrent players before experiencing crashes.

“Thanks again for your patience, and sorry about these launch issues. It’s amazing to see such high demand for the game,” he added.

The free-to-play indie effort was also hit by a DDOS attack over the weekend, which was summarily dealt with.

Thanks, PCGamesN.



  1. Hcw87

    The fix actually went live over 24 hours ago, but there’s still server issues during peak hours today. Constant disconnects etc.

    But holy shit, this game is addictive.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. taylorlauder

    This game is cool until you got most of the gears to clear its acts.

    Unfortunately, there’s also a micro-transaction system involve on the game so it will be a pay-to-win situation in the end.

    We’re gonna get Chris Wilson’ed soon.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Hcw87

    You have no clue what you’re talking about. Those microtransactions are even less ”pay to win” than Guild Wars 2. There are only cosmetics and weapon skins/dance animations/bigger stash tabs.

    D3 on the other hand is pay to win, with the RMAH.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. sh4dow

    What Hcw87 said.

    I’ve followed news about Path of Exile for about two years now and they have ALWAYS said that the micro-transactions are NOT going to be beneficial for gameplay.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. deathm00n

    @4 This is what the WarZ developers said… And we all know where this has gone

    #5 2 years ago
  6. freedoms_stain

    If you think PoE is a pay to win game, please show me the a single purchasable item that qualifies.

    #6 2 years ago

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