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Upcoming Path of Exile Patch Will Require a Full Redownload in Exchange For Several Improvements

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Poorna Shankar Posted:
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A new patch for Path of Exile is set to address several technical changes to the game ahead of the 3.12 Heist League.

In short, Grinding Gear Games is changing the way they store data and internal files. To that end, a full redownload of the game will be required. GGG acknowledges the hassle this creates, but state they, “felt it was better to only do the full re-download once and to simultaneously include enough additional benefits that we feel it's definitely worth it for everyone.” Note that you won’t have to uninstall and reinstall. Patch 3.11.2 will automatically perform the redownload.

Additional performance and technical changes brought about with this new patch includes faster patching, improvements to Steam patching, preloading improvements, improvements to texture quality, re-exported audio, improvements to the engine, and more.

Additionally, a macOS client for 3.11 Harvest League will be made available for testing. After the deployment of patch 3.11.2, GGG may post a link to this client for download and feedback. Finally, after 3.11.2, an Epic Games Store version will be listed. You can read the full patch notes 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.