Path of Exile received a new 3.13 expansion update. The update was released on Jan 15, 2021, with new items, and new changes in skills, etc. However, with new changes came the old crashing problems. The new update is causing crashes for a lot of players. The game is currently not in a playable state but we have some fixes which might help you solve the issue. Here’s everything you need to know.
Path of Exile 3.13 update
This new update brought many new changes into the game but also brought the crashing issue back. Several months earlier, many players were facing the same crashes every 5 minutes into the game. Some were even kicked out of the game at the start. However, this was fixed by the devs in a patch back in Sept 2020.
Today's patch includes a fix for the most common crash that people are experiencing. We're really sorry about the hassle.
But things are looking bad for players right now as the crashes are happening again.
The devs have acknowledged the current crashes, and a hotfix was made available. However, players were facing crashes even after that.
However, on the official Path of Exile forum, the devs mentioned- “We have made some big improvements so far and the problems are almost entirely fixed. We’re still investigating a few cases of users being occasionally disconnected, and are working on improving our capacity for future launches”.
Well after the hotfix, with the crashing problem still not fixed, the devs further stated- “Later this week, we’ll deploy a patch that requires a realm restart and includes various fixes and improvements that can’t be deployed in a hotfix.”. So, don’t worry if you are still experiencing problems as they are still investigating.
By the time they actually fix it, we will provide you with some tricks which might help to minimize the crashes.
Fix- Path of Exile Crashes
There are various methods that might come in handy for you to fix the crashes.
Check File Integrity
If you are using the steam client of Path of Exile, you can verify the game files to rectify faults. For that, follow the steps below.
First, open Steam. Then go to Library and right-click on your game
Find Properties and click on the Local Files tab
There you will find the Verify File Integrity
Click on it and let it scan the game files for errors.
After the scan, open your game and check if the crashes happen.
Update Graphics Driver
With an older version of your graphics drivers, many problems might occur. So, it is always better to be up to date with your graphics drivers. So, for that go to your official graphics manufacturer’s website and check if there is a new update available.
Reinstall the game
If both methods fail to fix the crashing issue, then all you can is uninstall the entire game and reinstall it again. If doing so doesn’t fix the crashing issue then wait for the devs to fix the issue as they have done in the past.
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