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Path of Exile Heads for Xbox One and China, Adjusts Harbinger Challenge League


Path of Exile has recently pushed out it’s 3.0 Fall of Oriath expansion, and GGG isn’t done pushing out the loot-mania that is POE to new markets either. Grinding Gear Games has been working quietly on the Xbox One port of the game, as well as prepping the game for it’s Chinese release.

The first major port of POE, in this case to the Xbox One, is coming on August 24. Here’s the announcement thread.

“The long-awaited release of Path of Exile on Xbox One is right around the corner. We’re all set to make our console debut on August 24th at 2pm (PDT). We are very excited to welcome even more exiles to our community. As per usual, the game will be free to download and available to everyone! If you’re interested in supporting the continued development of Path of Exile, there is a brand new (optional) starter pack available for preorder now in the Xbox One store. The First Blood Pack includes 200 points to spend in the cosmetics store, the First Blood Weapon Effect and an Extra Stash Tab to get you on your way in Wraeclast.”

But a console release isn’t the only new market GGG is getting into. The team behind Path of Exile has been slowly moving toward a release for one of the biggest gaming markets in the world, China. Here’s the announcement for the China release.

For two years, we have been working with Tencent to bring Path of Exile to China. After many months of Beta testing, we are proud to announce that it has entered Open Beta today. Their release includes all of the 3.0.0 content and some specific changes for the Chinese region. I attended a launch event in Shanghai over the weekend and have brought back some photos and video for you!

Tencent’s plan for the event was to invite hardcore players, journalists and special guests to a heavily-themed venue to celebrate the launch of the game.

You can check out the launch trailer for the Chinese release of Path of Exile below:

But a new regional market and a console launch aren’t the only thing GGG is working on, they’re still working on balancing 3.0 and the existing League. As the Harbinger League progresses, GGG have adjusted spawn values for the elusive bosses and their loot drop rates. The 3.0.1 patch includes an adjustment that reduces stack sizes but increases the overall number of drops in terms of the Shards dropped when a Harbinger is killed.

As more happens in the world of Wraeclast, keep checking back here for more info.

In the meantime, you cna check out our 3.0 Beginners Guide, or our other Path of Exile coverage.

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