April Fools: Path of Exile Goes Full Battle Royale

Hey, if that's the way the winds are blowing, why fight it, says Path of Exile.

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The battle royale craze is going farther than anyone could have imagined. Let's face it, if someone's watching Drake play a battle royale game on Twitch, then they're probably thinking it's time to pack in whatever it is they're doing. That's the line of thinking over at Grinding Gear Games, where they've done a total about face with Path of Exile and gone all-in on the battle royale idea.

"Based on community feedback, we are announcing that we have abandoned the Action RPG genre to focus on what players really want," reads the Path of Exile website. "Path of Exile is being replaced by Path of Exile: Royale, a 100-person free-for-all battle royale game. Path of Exile: Royale is live right now. Just run the old Path of Exile game client and it will update to Path of Exile: Royale."

To jump in, simply download Path of Exile's 3.2.2 patch. Anywhere from 20 to 100 players can play in the designated area, with the playing field shrinking every couple of minutes.

Best of luck! Maybe you, too, can get a Winner Winner Rhoa Dinner.

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