Clear the day, get your snacks, throw the cat outside - Ascendancy launches tomorrow! At 9am Pacific time the realm will go down for three hours. At this time you'll be able to start patching the expansion. At noon Pacific time the realm will come back and Path of Exile: Ascendancy and the Perandus Challenge leagues will be live!
Displayed in your local time:
The realm goes down and patching begins at: Mar 04, 2016 12:00 PM (EST)
Ascendancy goes live at: Mar 04, 2016 3:00 PM (EST) (if these automatically converted times seem wrong due to timezones or something, just disregard and use the actual countdown on www.pathofexile.com)
The patch is estimated to be between 1.2GB and 1.5GB. Our fast CDN should make it easy for most people to download this within the three-hour patching window, but in the case that you really want to start earlier, we have made a torrent available. This torrent only includes the GGPK file, so you'll need to copy it into your actual install once the patching server is up three hours before Ascendancy launches.
Don't try to patch it beforehand, it'll just patch backwards into 2.1.2! This torrented version is around 500mb away from the final version that we'll be releasing tomorrow, so it only helps if you really want to save a gigabyte of downloading tomorrow. We recommend only doing this if you're already familiar with the torrenting process.
Your Talisman League characters and stash tabs have merged with their parent leagues today. Tomorrow your hideouts will also be merged. If you have a hideout in both a parent league and a Talisman league, the hideout with the most items will be the one that remains in the parent league.
The Labyrinth Leaderboard
This feature displays the fastest Labyrinth runs of the day. At the end of the day the player with the fastest time in each league and difficulty will be awarded a prize. While we included this in the patch notes yesterday, the feature won't launch alongside the expansion tomorrow. We encountered a last-minute issue that requires more investigation. We expect to have this ready within a week of release.
Thank you so much for coming on this journey with us! I've had a great time unveiling all the details of Ascendancy with you in the last few months and we can't wait to see what you think of it!
Best of luck everyone! See you tomorrow.