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Path of Exile Patch 3.12.3 Significantly Improves Chance of Unique Contracts from Smuggler's Caches

Plus some fixes

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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Patch notes for Path of Exile’s latest patch 3.12.3 are here, and bring about several improvements and fixes for their ongoing Heist League.

Do note that as per usual, the console release of this patch will follow a few days after the PC patch hits. The patch is expected to hit PC either today or Tuesday (New Zealand time). A host of improvements are included in this patch from increasing XP from monsters, improved rewards, and more.

Here’s a non-exhaustive list of what’s coming with this patch:

  • Enabled questlines that lead towards The Twins and the Nashta, The Usurper Heist boss encounters.
  • Significantly increased the likelihood of obtaining Unique Contracts from Smuggler's Caches.
  • Reduced the maximum length of a Heist in higher level areas. The number of Reward Rooms remains unchanged.
  • Reduced the number of Heist Job Doors along the path to the primary objective in Heists.
  • Moved some of the more valuable main-path chest rewards to Reward Room Chests.
  • Improved the rewards of Generic, Talisman, Metamorph and Harbinger Reward Room Chests.
  • Dropped Talismans in level 68+ areas now drop with higher-tier modifiers on average and with a random Anointed Notable.
  • Many Reward Room Chests can now drop their respective Scarabs.
  • Updated the minimap icon used for Generic Rewards to more closely reflect the random assortment of possible rewards.
  • Significantly increased the amount of experience that Heist monsters grant when killed.

You can check out our preview of Heist League here.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.