Clear your calendar, throw the cat outside and prepare some snacks! There's only a few hours left before the launch of Path of Exile: Betrayal! We've gathered all the information you'll need to know about what happens on launch day and information on how to start downloading early.

The realm goes down and patching begins at: Dec 07, 2018 11:00 AM (EST)
The servers go live at: Dec 07, 2018 2:00 PM (EST)

The above times are displayed in your local time zone. You'll need to be logged into your account to see these. To change your local time, go to "My Account", "Manage Account" and "Edit Preferences".

If the timezone is displaying incorrectly for you, please disregard the above timer and refer to the countdown on the front page. Three hours before the end of the countdown, the realm will go down and patching will begin. When the countdown ends, the servers will be live and you'll be able to join the Betrayal League!

The patch size for the update will be around 4.5GB on the standalone Client and 8GB on Steam. We've also made a torrent available for this update. Please keep in mind that this method, while available earlier, makes it a larger update as it includes all the existing client content. When patching begins for Path of Exile: Betrayal you'll also have a few remaining files that you'll need to update to.

You can find the torrent here. The download is approximately 13GB. This torrent only includes the GGPK file, so you'll need to copy it into your actual install folder once the patching server is up, no earlier than three hours before the Path of Exile: Betrayal launches. Please note that you can't use this GGPK file with the Steam client.

Path of Exile: Betrayal will launch on Xbox One at Dec 10, 2018 4:00 PM (EST) or at 1pm December 10th (PST). Downtime will begin for deployment at this time but may be down for approximately one hour.

If you're looking for some extra character slots for your account for launch weekend, we're running a sale on these right now! Additionally, this is your last chance to get Oriath Mystery Boxes and the Delve Brimmed Hat! These will leave the store when Path of Exile: Betrayal goes live. Keep in mind that if you haven't taken advantage of it yet, it's still possible to get a free Oriath Mystery Box when you spend any amount of points in the store. NOTE: this is only possible once per account. Additional purchases do not grant additional mystery boxes. If you need some extra points, we recommend checking out our new Betrayal supporter packs.

In case you still haven't decided which build to play with, check out the Class subsections on the forum for suggestions from the community. Many of our community streamers are also providing build guides on YouTube.

If you're not able to play the game on launch day, be sure to check out our community streamers on Twitch! Good luck everyone! See you at launch!
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Last edited by jrtee on Dec 7, 2018, 12:24:59 AM
Can't wait
so hyped for this
Will the patching for the Steam version start 3 hours before launch, or is the patching an internal server thing?

If thats the case,torrent seem to be the only way to have the game ready for the clock to hit 0, am I wrong in this assumption?

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