Path of Exile’s major new 3.17 expansion has been delayed until February 2022, developer Grinding Gear Games has announced.
PoE’s new v3.17 playoff update will not be released in January as originally planned. The expansion has been delayed by “at least two weeks” and is now set to be released in February 2022, the developers say. This also means that the current Scourge League has been extended.
3.17 is anticipated by players and makes some major changes, including removal of the Prophecy League and the full completion of the massive overhaul of the playoff Atlas system that began in v3.16.
Here’s what GGG said:
As we close 2021, we wanted to give you an idea of what to expect in early 2022 with the Path of Exiles’ next major expansion. We currently expect to launch the 3.17 extension in early February. This means that the Scourge League will be extended by at least two weeks. As usual, our livestream announcement will take place about a week before the launch of the expansion. Of course, we make sure there are some juicy Twitch Drops for the viewers.
We will confirm the exact dates as soon as we can, but we know there is at least a two week delay from our usual schedule so far. We want to give our staff the freedom and flexibility to take time off during the summer holidays in New Zealand and recharge for the coming year. When our team resumes, we will begin to determine the exact dates and notify you.