The launch of the Heist, our third expansion of this year, is just around the corner! We can't wait to see you executing risky Heists in order to obtain valuable rewards. In this news post 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: Sep 18, 2020 1:00 PM (EDT)
The servers go live at: Sep 18, 2020 4:00 PM (EDT)

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 shortly after. When the countdown ends, the servers will be live and you'll be able to join the Heist League!

The patch size for the update will be around 4.6GB on the standalone client. 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: Heist you'll also have a few remaining files that you'll need to update to.

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 Path of Exile: Heist launches. Please note that you can't use this GGPK file with the Steam client and macOS.

Path of Exile: Heist on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will launch at Sep 23, 2020 6:00 PM (EDT) or at 3pm September 23rd (PDT). Downtime will begin for deployment at Sep 23, 2020 4:00 PM (EDT) or at 1pm September 23rd.

While you're here we need to bring your attention to an issue with Elemental Overload which will affect people attempting to create builds with this keystone. Previously, its described behaviour didn't match its functionality. It now correctly only grants its damage bonus while you have the keystone selected, rather than persisting after the keystone has been removed. We'll make another change soon to reintroduce an icon that indicates when the damage bonus is active. The Augyre Unique Item will be reworked in future as a result of this change.

Item filter creators, please mind the changes made to the original Item Filter Information announcement

Item filter functionality
  • You can now filter for specific quality types:
    • GemQualityType Superior
    • GemQualityType Divergent
    • GemQualityType Anomalous
    • GemQualityType Phantasmal

Item Class: Stackable Currency
  • Prime Regrading Lens
  • Secondary Regrading Lens
  • Tempering Orb
  • Tailoring Orb

Corrected names:
  • Curse On Hit Support has been renamed to Hextouch Support
  • Master Keyring has been renamed to Skeleton Keyring
  • Projectile Weakness has been renamed to Sniper's Mark
  • Flare Hammer has been renamed to Flare Mace
  • Crack Hammer has been renamed to Crack Mace
  • Boom Hammer has been renamed to Boom Mace
  • Accumulator Staff has been renamed to Reciprocation Staff
  • Geodisic Ring has been renamed to Geodesic Ring

Item Classes for experimented base types:
Item Class: Wands
  • Assembler Wand
  • Congregator Wand
  • Accumulator Wand

Item Class: Daggers
  • Hollowpoint Dagger
  • Pressurised Dagger
  • Pneumatic Dagger

Item Class: Rune Daggers
  • Flickerflame Blade
  • Flashfire Blade
  • Infernal Blade

Item Class: Claws
  • Shadow Fangs
  • Malign Fangs
  • Void Fangs

Item Class: One Hand Axes
  • Maltreatment Axe
  • Disapprobation Axe
  • Psychotic Axe

Item Class: One Hand Swords
  • Fickle Spiritblade
  • Capricious Spiritblade
  • Anarchic Spiritblade

Item Class: One Hand Maces
  • Flare Mace
  • Crack Mace
  • Boom Mace

Item Class: Sceptres
  • Oscillating Sceptre
  • Stabilising Sceptre
  • Alternating Sceptre

Item Class: Bows
  • Hedron Bow
  • Foundry Bow
  • Solarine Bow

Item Class: Staves
  • Transformer Staff
  • Reciprocation Staff
  • Battery Staff

Item Class: Warstaves
  • Capacity Rod
  • Potentiality Rod
  • Eventuality Rod

Item Class: Two Hand Axes
  • Prime Cleaver
  • Honed Cleaver
  • Apex Cleaver

Item Class: Two Hand Swords
  • Rebuking Blade
  • Blasting Blade
  • Banishing Blade

Item Class: Two Hand Maces
  • Blunt Force Condenser
  • Crushing Force Magnifier
  • Impact Force Propagator

Item Class: Shields
  • Exhausting Spirit Shield
  • Subsuming Spirit Shield
  • Transfer-attuned Spirit Shield
  • Endothermic Buckler
  • Polar Buckler
  • Cold-attuned Buckler
  • Exothermic Tower Shield
  • Magmatic Tower Shield
  • Heat-attuned Tower Shield

Item Class: Belts
  • Micro-Distillery Belt
  • Mechalarm Belt

Item Class: Amulets
  • Astrolabe Amulet
  • Simplex Amulet

Item Class: Rings
  • Cogwork Ring
  • Geodesic Ring

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR CHALLENGES: We're planning to introduce some Heist content after the initial expansion release, most likely by the end of the first week. This is noteworthy because some of these bosses are necessary for challenge completion.

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 Angels and Demons Mystery Boxes! It will leave the store when our next mystery box enters the store! Keep in mind that if you haven't taken advantage of it yet, it's still possible to get a free Angels and Demons 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 the Heist 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.

For those of you who want to challenge yourself in the upcoming expansion, Zizaran and Shopify have organised the HC SSF Awakener Kill Event which starts alongside the release of the expansion! The prize pool includes $40,000USD cash as well as microtransaction prizes. Find out more in this news post.

If you're not able to play the game on launch day, be sure to check out our community streamers on Twitch! See you at launch!
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