We’re only a week on – to the day – from the Path of Exile: Echoes of the Atlas DLC’s launch, and it’s already been declared the most successful expansion in developer Grinding Gear Games’ historical past. The action-RPG game’s devs have introduced the newest pack has been successful in phrases of its participant counts, hitting greater than a whopping 265okay concurrent gamers throughout its launch.

“Echoes of the Atlas has been Path of Exile’s most successful expansion so far,” studio co-founder Chris Wilson proclaims in a press launch. “We are so pleased to still be setting new player number records after over 30 quarterly league releases since 2013. It shows us that our development methodologies are evolving in the right direction as we work towards completing Path of Exile 2.”

As detailed by the studio on Twitter final week, the quantity of concurrent Path of Exile players hit an eye-watering peak of 265,250 throughout the varied platforms when the expansion launched final week, which was up 11% on the free PC game’s earlier document of 237,160. In doing so, it snagged the quantity 4 spot on Steam’s most widespread record at the time. Phwoar.

Echoes of the Atlas launched on January 15, ushering in 11 new maps to the recreation, together with necessary new characters who carry their very own challenges to deal with – together with The Maven, who has the energy to dial up the problem of your battles. That’s along with the action-filled Ritual League, a raft of improved Ascendancy courses, and extra.

You can discover out extra about the expansion here when you haven’t but dipped into it and wish to discover out extra. If you’re a Path of Exile fan and on the lookout for another treats to strive in the identical variety of wheelhouse, do take a peep at every part we all know to this point about the Diablo 4 release date and gameplay particulars.