IMPROVING THE PLATFORMS: PATH OF EXILE PS4 AND XBOX ONE UPDATES
It’s been almost two months since Grinding Gear Games’sensational hack-and-slash dungeon crawler action RPG Path of Exile has been released for both the PS4 and Xbox One. So far, the POE Orb-collecting dark fantasy game has been doing well. but there’s still much room for improvement. Thankfully, GGG is quick to respond, and so they’re working on updates and fixes to promptly address a wide plethora of issues.
Big Content, Small Fixes
Among said updates, perhaps the most important one would be the current league: Legion. Aside from the fact that the game offers new content, new enemies, and skills. It also introduces a handful of tweaks for melee classes. This is because the devs felt like melee classes are lagging behind those that rely on spamming AOE spells. After the revamp, melee attacks now have a small conical AOE and attack animation canceling, making them more reliable—and flexible—than ever.
However, while a lot of console players found it delightful that Legion will be available on the console versions of the game right from the get-go, the fact remains that things still needed a considerable amount of ironing out. This is because the nitty-gritty details didn’t come out as polished as the original PC version of the game. You can’t really blame GGG for this minor kerfuffle though. Considering that it’s actually their first time to launch and run a game for consoles.
Here are some console-specific improvements they did:
- Added an indicator that displays when Incubators are almost at their kill requirement threshold.
- Included Sign of the Sin-Eater 3D art.
- Foreboding Incubator drops more POE currency shards.
- Monsters that revive in the Domain of Timeless Conflict now face the right direction.
- Fixed a bug with Aukuna, the Black Sekhema’s Screech Snipe skill,
- The “Defeat a Delve Boss at an area level of 75 or higher without using Flares” bug has been fixed.
- Bloodblessed the damage of Conqueror’s “Red Wave”. Targeted ground explosion skill, as well as the latter’s AOE has been reduced.
There are lots of other Legion-related fixes that GGG has made. If you want to check them out, they’re readily available at the official website.
Setting the Site
Now let’s go to the more console-specific changes. The first, and probably the most relevant, one is that Grinding Gear Games now allows the use of PlayStation Network (PSN) and Microsoft Live accounts as logins for the official Path of Exile website. This means you can now participate in forums, link items to them, view characters on the website and view or even show off your supporter badges. All of this right in the comfort of your console, so you no longer have to boot up your PC just to visit the website. But let’s be honest – it’s easier to type on your PC. There’s also always your phone if you only have to browse or type a few words. Nevertheless, more features mean more options, and that’s what GGG wants to deliver.
Path Of Exiles out of the box – An exclusive
Last, but definitely not the least, is the Glimmerwood Mystery Box. If you’re the type of player that is into cosmetic items. Maybe you want limited-edition items for the sake of bragging rights, this is the perfect chance. This, however, is only available for the PS4. So Xbox One owners will either have to wait (hopefully not in vain) because the items featured here have very cool, otherworldly effects. Good examples would be the Madcap Armor Set and Wings. as well as the Huntsman Hood and Aura. If you want to indulge yourself, just press the Options button on your PS4 controller and you’ll be prompted to the shop.
The improvements Path of Exile’s PS4 and Xbox One versions received are convincing more and more people to stay in their couches. And who knows? Maybe even more people would prefer to play the game on their consoles in the future.