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Torchlight 3 gets replacement servers in hopes of fixing connection issues

It hasn't been a great early access launch for Torchlight 3, but Echtra Games hopes that Tuesday's update will help stop the game's server issues.

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Those anxiously awaiting the arrival of Torchlight 3 got a really cool surprise over the weekend. Torchlight 3 made an appearance during this year's PC Gaming Show with the announcement that the game was now available on Steam Early Access. It should have been an exciting moment, but any enthusiasm was quickly tempered by repeated online hiccups and numerous connectivity issues. Perfect World Entertainment and Echtra Games have been hard at work trying to figure out the issue and it looks like they might have found the problem, stemming directly from the game's servers. On Tuesday, Torchlight 3 received a new patch, which the developers hope will put the connectivity issues to rest.

"We received notice from Google that we were in need of some replacement servers," reads the announcement from developer Echtra Games. "So with this downtime, we have completed maintenance on our servers which should resolve some of the infrequent/consistent server crashes that have been occurring for some players."

Echtra Games has been hard at work regarding Torchlight 3's myriad of issues since its early access launch. The team has implemented hotfixes in hopes of instituting a temporary fix until it ultimately decided to bring the whole thing down for a one-hour downtime on Tuesday morning.

The frequent connectivity issues and server crashes have led to Torchlight 3 being slammed by Steam reviewers. However, the reviewers have cited issues beyond latency. Complaints include a seeming lack of depth, underwhelming character progression, poor looting system, and stale gameplay. It should be noted that there is still room for many of this to change, given the game's current state as an early access title. So whether Torchlight 3 becomes the sequel that its fans have been hoping for remains to be seen.

In the meantime, if you want to try out Torchlight 3, you can pick it up from Steam Early Access. It'll cost $30, though, so take a moment to really think about whether it's worst investing in at this time.

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    June 16, 2020 2:15 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Torchlight 3 gets replacement servers in hopes of fixing connection issues

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      June 16, 2020 2:17 PM

      Did the servers also serve up a game that was good? If not I guess I'll wait for that patch.

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        June 16, 2020 2:35 PM

        The game is being rebuilt from being F2P and is in early access now, it will be a year at the minimum before we will know if it can be salvaged.

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          June 16, 2020 2:44 PM

          That's right, though it had released, not just EA. Hopefully they fix it before it goes gold.

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            June 16, 2020 3:13 PM

            On Steam Torchlight 3 is in early access, so what are you taking about?

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              June 16, 2020 3:59 PM

              I don't count early access as actually releasing. Yes it's playable, but until it hits 1.0 or whatever I don't count it as "released". Just a prepurchase beta.

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          June 16, 2020 5:24 PM

          It’s odd to me that they released Torchlight 2 eight years ago and just now in 2020 Torchlight 3 is an EA game that needs another year or two in development.

          I get that there’s been a paradigm and developer change or two but it just seems odd that they would have taken this long to not make an MMO.

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            June 17, 2020 6:29 AM

            It was going to to be an MMO, then it was going to be a F2P mobile game, and now we have this.

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