Rejoice, Path of Exile fans! The highly-anticipated ExileCon is almost upon us and as the event swiftly approaches, details have emerged regarding the 4.0 update. So get your PoE Orbs and PoE currency at the ready as we delve into what’s next for the popular ARPG!
With that in mind, you’ll want to know what to expect from the event, what we know so far and where it will be taking place. If all of these tick boxes for you, then read on.
ExileCon – What, Where and When
ExileCon 2019 will be the first outing for Grinding Gears Games and is set to take place on November 16-17 in Auckland, New Zealand. At the event, the devs are expected to showcase Path of Exile 4.0, as it marks a huge milestone in the history of the free-to-play title. While it may not compete with the likes of Blizzard‘s Diablo 4 announcement at BlizzCon, Path of Exile provides an F2P alternative that many gamers consider to be superior to the Blizz classic series.
What Path of Exile does do particularly well is release updates with meaty content, so players can expect big things when it comes to 4.0. The release window for these updates occurs every couple of years or so, casting back to 2017 with the launch of 3.0, which added a plethora of new content for players to enjoy, including new acts, difficulty levels and much more. Needless to say, there is a lot to be expected from the game’s next wave of content.
Path of Exile 4.0 – What We Know So Far
Understandably, not a lot has been revealed regarding 4.0 as of yet, seeing as the development team will be more than likely saving the big stuff for ExileCon for a big reveal. What we can take with confidence, however, is a release window—which is not likely to be until sometime in 2020. This is because the current schedule for new content sees the release of 3.9 in December, with each new major update usually followed by smaller updates between each release. Rather predictably, the upcoming release is also expected to have a hefty patch size.
What To Expect at ExileCon
The announcement of 4.0 will certainly be taking the spotlight at ExileCon, though the show will take place in a number of locations, including a main theatre and a streaming stage for attendees to check out. Taking center stage will be Chris Wilson and Jonathan Rogers from the development team, who will be running through the Path of Exile 4.0 announcement, which is set to take up the best part of an hour. The 3.9 update is also expected to be detailed, so you can see what is coming up in the more immediate future for Path of Exile.
As previously mentioned, there will be a live streaming section of the event which will give those in attendance a sneak peek at some of what 4.0 has to offer. For example, the update will be played for a full hour live courtesy of renowned livestreamer Kripparrian, who is considered to be a catalyst for many players making the shift from Diablo to PoE. Here, you can expect to take a look at the new mechanics, worldbuilding and much more. Fans at the event will also get the chance to meet a number of community members and cast members surrounding the game, so be sure to get your hands on a signature or two for a unique memento from the first-ever ExileCon!
ExileCon takes place on November 16-17 in Auckland, New Zealand at the Aotea Centre. The roadmap for the future of Path of Exile certainly looks bright, and this will be the place to experience a number of key announcements regarding the game’s future. If you have yet to check out Path of Exile, you can do so for free on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
The world of PoE is vast, complete with a wide variety of classes, acts, grinding, its own PoE currency system revolving around PoE Orbs and much more. So, if you are looking for a deep experience with a bright future, then the ARPG from Grinding Gears Games may be the way for you to go!