There are also some “difficult times” for such a large Path Of Exile. The game’s latest expansion/alliance, called Ultimatum, was released in April and has not been as successful as the other expansions of the game. According to reports, Path Of Exile’s Ultimatum expansion pack has seen the largest decline in the number of players since 2016. The release of the expansion pack reached a peak, with over 155,000 players simultaneously connected on Steam (only 2,000 below the historical peak).
However, in the three months after the expansion of the expansion, the interest of players was far below Grinding Gear Games’ expectations. Normally, in the third month of the league, the number of online players in Path Of Exile will drop to 25,000 to 40,000, and will grow to an amazing result again with the launch of the next expansion. However, the ultimatum situation is uncommon. POE Currency did not grow rapidly but dropped by 93%.
GGG general manager Chris Wilson explained that the results of the first day of the alert, plus the number of players taking part in the release day, were 99% of the previous record. The reason it was only 99% was because the number of players decreased because of some reasons on the server that day. Wilson said in an interview that if they did not have these server problems, they would reach 104% of the previous record on the release day. The mechanism of the league does not really attract players. The expansion has brought some POE Orbs, skill improvements, many skills, adjustments to the reward system, points and more repairs. The game also provides POE Currency for players to purchase.
This weekend Grinding Gear Games unveiled the next Path Of Exile expansion pack. The expansion pack called Expedition will land on the PC on July 23 and on the game console on July 28. This time the highlight mission will show the excavation action, the player will look for special relics in order to trade with the merchant. Some interested players can buy POE Currency for the new extension. In addition, starting today, the battle royale mode of the game is back, but it is only available on weekends, let’s try it together.