2023 has been an amazing year for Path of Exile, with ExileCon 2023 being held in New Zealand, as well as reveals of Path of Exile 2 along with three full expansions for Path of Exile 1! Check out some of the statistics below, as we take a moment to look back at this eventful year.

In 2023:

We launched three expansions: Crucible, The Trial of the Ancestors and Affliction
We broke last year’s concurrent player record of 270,260 with 321,180 players!
We teased the Sorceress in Path of Exile 2 at Summer Game Fest, then the Monk at the PC Gaming Show shortly after that.
We held ExileCon 2023, where players from around the world came to New Zealand to celebrate all things Path of Exile.
We announced that Path of Exile 2 will be a separate game from Path of Exile 1, each with their own cycles.
We flew to Germany to attend Gamescom, then to Seattle for PAX West to show off the Druid in Path of Exile 2.
We revealed the Mercenary and announced WASD movement for Path of Exile 2.
We revamped Breach and Abyss, overhauling how they work and changing almost every Breach and Abyss Unique Item.
We introduced an auto-battler style game mechanic in Trial of the Ancestors.
We introduced Tattoos and Omens into the game.
We added the Forbidden Sanctum into the core game!
We changed the Chaos Orb stack size from 10 to 20.
We introduced some QoL to trades, such as holding Alt to see the total currency added to the trade window, and being able to split currency stacks while in a trade.
We temporarily brought back the Lake of Kalandra and Recombinators in our Blast from the Past event.
Ebin Ebon Evan Eben learned how to pronounce “attributes”.
Tane vanished from the Atlas. I wonder, is Tane still sane?
We finally brought back Ultimatum!
We’ve continued to finetune the balance of the Ruthless game mode.
We held our very first Ruthless Solo Self-Found Boss Kill Event, with playlifee claiming first place and designing the Replica Dragonfang’s Flight Unique Amulet as a result.
We held another Boss Kill Event after that, with none other than Ben claiming first prize.
We overhauled the Saboteur, Pathfinder, Chieftain and Guardian Ascendancies, giving them new tools to build around.
We added both the Voidborne Reliquary Key and Valdo’s Puzzle Box to the game, letting supporters leave their mark in Path of Exile.
We updated Path of Exile’s distance units to work with the Metric system.
We introduced three new alternate Ascendancies in Affliction.
We overhauled Skill Gems, giving a heaping ton of them one or more Transfigured versions, enabling more builds and ways to play.
With the removal of Alternate Gems, we overhauled Heist and buffed all the Heist Base items, like the Simplex Amulet.
We (kinda) buffed Cleave’s radius to +0.1 metres to per 3 Rage.
We posted news 371 times, with a first time temporary news break before ExileCon 2023.
We posted approximately 3401 lines of Patch Notes, across 85 patches and hotfixes. We also posted approximately 1898 lines of Patch Notes on Console.
And finally, we sold 185,132 Weta Pets!

A big thank you to everyone for playing Path of Exile and for your support. Here’s to another year!

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