For the popular isometric Action RPG Path of Exile, the past year 2022 can be generally called successful. Of course, quite serious problems have arisen more than once, but despite this, not every game can boast of such active support.
The developers decided to remember how 2022 went for Path of Exile and presented a detailed retrospective. We publish the entire list under the spoiler without changes:
We launched four expansions: Siege of Atlas, Watch, Lake of Calandra and Forbidden Sanctuary. We set a new record for the most concurrent players on the live server with 270,260 players! Zana went missing just before the mystical horrors attacked. four separate regions into one, and added another huge passive skill tree to Path of Exile.We added gem and flask stash sections to the store with automatic gem and flask allocation.We added Retribution to the game.We removed Retribution from the game .We’ve introduced the Kirak Vault Pass, a system similar to the Battle Pass that rewards exclusive skins for unique items.We’ve hosted an exciting Siege of Atlas boss-killing competition, with none other than Ben taking first place.We’ve hosted another competition on killing bosses in the Watch, and once again Ben won the main prize. We held the third competition for killing bosses in Kalandra Lake. You probably already guessed who won it. (Spoiler: it was Ben) We’ve added uber versions of new and old bosses to the game, including the infamous uber uber Elder. We’ve added the ability to have multiple influences on the map. as more tests are completed.We have expanded our office by two more floors of the building we are located in.We have fixed a garbled text bug that has been in the game since 2016!We have added official controller support on PC.We have announced Exilecon 2023, which will be held July 29-30 in Auckland (New Zealand)! We can’t wait to show off our progress on Path of Exile 2 and Mobile! We’ve revealed the identity of Kalandra, the mysterious entity behind Kalandra’s mirror. .We’ve brought the Challenge Master back into the game so you can challenge him for unique rewards.We’ve added special design options for high boss unique items.We’ve reworked and revised over 100 unique items.We’ve added Cleave +2 to the radius.We’ve banished demons from Beyond and replaced them with the demonic horrors of the Swarm.We added life force to Harvest by making crafting recipes transferable.We wreaked havoc on the Standard League economy by tweaking the pricing of Divine Orbs and Exalted Orbs slightly. We’ve added 8 new skill and support gems and 8 new vaal skills, including Vaal Cleave. Did we already say that the Cleave radius has increased by +2? This is very important.We have introduced Forbidden Sanctuary, our roguelike variant in Path of Exile.We have reworked many high-level unique items, including the beloved Starhorn and Atziri’s Disgrace.We have officially released Ruthless Mode, a new game mode in a Path of Exile, complicating the game by limiting the player’s power through an extreme shortage of items..We have revived the Build of the Week series.We have added 49 unique items to the game, 13 of which are designed by the winners of our boss killing competitions (of which 5 were designed by Ben …) The unique items designed by the winners are as follows: Burden of Truth (Ben)Echoes of Creation (Ben)Call of the Void (Ben)Progenesis (Ben)Dawnwalker (Ben)Eternal Struggle (Waggle)Fantasy Rescue (Steelmage)Exodus of Oriath (Steelmage)Soul Ascension (Zizaran)Rational Doctrine (rawlnx)Nymis (Jungroan)Entropy Devastation (GucciPradas)Approaching Extermination(imexile)We’ve added 18 new currency types, including yellow These recombinators are from the Dozor add-on. Many of them are still running on Standard! We’ve posted approximately 2,128 changelog lines for PC and approximately 1,861 lines for consoles. We’ve sold 212,587 grasshoppers this year!
Recall that two more games in the Path of Exile universe are in development – the mobile version of Path of Exile Mobile and a full-fledged sequel to Path of Exile 2.