Path of Exile: Crucible Carves Out April Release Date

Path of Exile's latest expansion will hit PC five days before consoles.

Path of Exile's latest expansion will hit PC five days before consoles.

Developer Grinding Gear Games has unveiled a new trailer and release date for Path of Exile: Crucible, the 31st expansion of the popular CRPG.

Set for release on April 7, 2023, for PC and Mac with a console release coming on April 12, this expansion will include a host of new features and updates, such as the “Crucible Challenge League,” and will give longtime players a laundry list of new content to work through.


The biggest addition to Crucible is the aforementioned Crucible Challenge League.

One new feature of Crucible is the ability to augment weapons with their own skill trees and players will proceed to unlock weapon experience via Crucible encounters. You’ll start a challenge by selecting which weapon you wish to improve and then set off against ever-increasing odds. Going deeper into each challenge will yield a stronger weapon, but you’ll also run the risk of failing and needing to start over.

In terms of traversal, Crucible introduces new Atlas Gateways for instant travel between two locations. By investing in the Atlas Passive Tree, you’ll reduce the number of travel points required for fast travel and be able to focus on the skills that better suit your playstyle. As for the rest, there are too many minute changes to list here. You can find a full changelog over on the official Path of Exile website.

Over the last 10 years, Path of Exile has carved out a niche for itself as a spiritual successor to Activision Blizzard’s Diablo series. With its latest expansion, the game will continue to thrive until Path of Exile 2 hits sometime next year.

Featured image via Grinding Gear Games

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