Returning player here/ considering console

Hey guys!

I wanna return PoE after 3 years ( I was in college with a crappy laptop and I was on a budget so PoE was out for awhile),and I considering buying a XBOX One S for it.
Is XBOX One S even good for Poe, or is it even worth trying the console version?
Last edited by Dontex on Jul 2, 2019, 11:57:13 AM
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If it runs as good as a standard PS4, which I assume it would, it's definitely more than good enough. The only real problems are annoying bugs that come and go through patches. It seems like Xbox may crash more though, but those people are probably just being dramatic.
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I would not recommend the X1S for this game. It will probably be on par with your laptop with all the issues currently on console versions. X1X will be your best bet, while adding an external SSD is highly advisable.
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Last edited by Corrison on Jul 2, 2019, 1:13:24 PM
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Corrison wrote:
I would not recommend the X1S for this game. It will probably be on par with your laptop with all the issues currently on console versions. X1X will be your best bet, while adding an external SSD is highly advisable.


The problem is the X1X is way over my budget, Guess i have to look out for a pc then.
Yeah after a quick peek at the bug report section a minute ago, it seems like performance on console is really a gamble. I haven't had any real problems at all, except for after one patch I was getting crashes every few hours. Apparently other people are crashing non stop within minutes though. I've been playing constantly, and haven't had one crash in like 3-4 days.
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Yeah after a quick peek at the bug report section a minute ago, it seems like performance on console is really a gamble. I haven't had any real problems at all, except for after one patch I was getting crashes every few hours. Apparently other people are crashing non stop within minutes though. I've been playing constantly, and haven't had one crash in like 3-4 days.


Which console you having?
Regular PS4, I guess after that last patch people are getting a bug with logging in on PS4, and tons of crashes though.
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It's hard to recommend PoE on console.

Bugs aside, the performance is terrible.

I am playing a toxic rain build with totems and as soon as I reach a critical point where I have max arrows firing from totems and me, the performance drops to 5-10fps if I'm lucky.

I also have a zombie minion build and it's performance is slightly better, maybe 15-20fps

This on a PS4 Pro running at 720p with a 2TB SSD internally, just so I can actually play the damn thing.

The day GGG adds controller support (I know they wont) to PC I will ditch the console version.

if you're looking for an ARPG to play on console, Diablo 3 is the superior experience in terms of performance.
Last edited by garthginger on Jul 2, 2019, 3:37:08 PM
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garthginger wrote:

if you're looking for an ARPG to play on console, Diablo 3 is the superior experience in terms of performance.


Until you get to 4 man GR110+ runs, game runs like shite then.
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Dontex wrote:
Hey guys!

I wanna return PoE after 3 years ( I was in college with a crappy laptop and I was on a budget so PoE was out for awhile),and I considering buying a XBOX One S for it.
Is XBOX One S even good for Poe, or is it even worth trying the console version?

ive been playing quite a bit on xbox s, and its fun, its a bit like poe used to be back before it became more popular (eg gearing is harder and more expensive then pc).
That being said performance isnt great, my amd ryzen and a 270 nz$ graphics card is double the fps (bought a year ago).
Also its hard to press more then 3 flasks at once comfortably and the game uses a semi predictive that gives rubber banding occasionally.
Im gonna level to 95-96 in this league and then buy a lapboard and go back to my pc.
Xbox has definitely sold me on couch gaming.

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