The launch of the latest addition to Path of Exile, Ultimatum, released on April 16th, was very embarrassing, Eurogamer. Not only were there problems with the ARPG servers, but the audience was also annoyed that Grinding Gear Games began video selection with live video players.
GGG’s lead developer Chris Wilson is the game RedditHe explained on the side what happened. Immediately after activating the new Ultimatum League, the servers slowed down, to the point where it took at least two hours for anyone interested to enter the game. Wilson said this was caused by human error that caused an important relay not working properly. GGG saw the solution in disabling this process, but then the server went crazy and started kicking players.
At the same time, the studio allowed some streamers to start the game right away, avoiding slow wait. According to Wilson, this was necessary because some brokers got paid to play UltimatummalThat is, if they hadn’t done so, “we would have set fire to a great pile of money.” He stressed that videographers should not be blamed for this, as “most of them” did not ask to be selected with them. Wilson said it was the wrong decision and they will not be distinguished in the future.
The Path of Exile servers were recovered over the weekend. The great novelty of adding Ultimatum is that we can get better and better gear for our characters by taking on some difficulties and dangers. GGG has also recently released some videos from the upcoming Path of Exile 2, which you can watch here.