Our 3.13.0 expansion, the Echoes of the Atlas, launches in less than a day! We're excited to see you completing Rituals in order to receive valuable rewards and challenging yourselves in dangerous endgame encounters with The Maven. 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: Jan 15, 2021 4:00 PM (GMT)
The servers go live at: Jan 15, 2021 7:00 PM (GMT)

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 Ritual League!

The patch size for the update will be around 13GB on the standalone client and 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: Echoes of the Atlas 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: Echoes of the Atlas launches. Please note that you can't use this GGPK file with the Steam client and macOS.

Path of Exile: Echoes of the Atlas on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will launch at Jan 20, 2021 8:00 PM (GMT) or at 12pm January 20th (PST).

If you're looking for some extra character slots for the launch, we're running a sale on these right now! This is also your last chance to get Twilight Mystery Boxes! It will leave the store when our next mystery box becomes available! Keep in mind that if you haven't taken advantage of it yet, it's still possible to get a free Twilight 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 Ritual supporter packs.

By the way, we've added the full list of Atlas passives including small nodes in this news post so you can have it handy in one place.

For those of you who have been waiting for the Echoes of the Atlas wallpapers - here you go:

More wallpapers

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 compete with other players in the upcoming expansion, Zizaran has organised the HC SSF Maven 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. We will update the post with an additional prize pool for console players next week.

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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Hyped for the start!

But, please, GGG, let us have two versions of the char effect reward or make a choice!

CANDLES: yessss, please!

(Texas) BULLHEAD: noooo, thanks but no please!

I love the candles in the char effect! They are kinda funny kinda deep and stylish and unique. They fit multiple different themes (eg. divine, demon, ritual, summoner, etc.)

... but the rotating bullhead just ruins it completely! It could be nice separately but in this combination it is just so out of place with the non-circular and far too bright and clear lines. For me it looks like I was walking on a Texas ranch bullhead logo. Why???

Please let us chose or let us have them separately as a set like the Heist helmets.

(The latter could be more easily implemented.)

Please! :D ... I promise to use the candles for all my league starts!

That's an early torrent, wow.
okay but do they come in any higher resolutions than 1080p because they look so good
Lets ROCK!

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