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Path of Exile 3.21 Update Crucible Release Date, Content, Changes, More

Everything we know about the Path of Exile (PoE) 3.21, entitled Crucible, including its release date, new content, balance changes, endgame additions and more.
Path of Exile 3.21 Update Crucible Release Date, Content, Changes, More

Wondering when the Path of Exile 3.21 Crucible update will release, when the new expansion will release, or when the next batch of leagues will start? We've got you covered.

This article shares everything we know about the next Path of Exile (PoE) update, including its release date on PC and consoles, alongside the expected content, so let's get started.

Update on 29 March 2023: We have updated this article with the exact release date of Path of Exile 3.21 Crucible!

Latest Path of Exile 3.21 News

Check out the latest news and information below regarding the Path of Exile 3.21 update/expansion below.

29 March 2023: Path of Exile update 3.21 entitled Crucible trailer
16 March 2023: Path of Exile 3.21 expansion name will be revealed soon!
8 March 2023: New Fluttering Eye of Winter Effect
24 February 2023: Path of Exile 3.20.2 Hotfix 2 released
  • Patch notes: Fixed a bug where the summoned corpses of Sanctum monsters had substantially more Maximum Life than intended.
8 February 2023: Get the Celestial Turtle pet while you wait for Path of Exile 3.21 news
18 January 2023: No PoE 3.21 news yet, but 3.20.1c has been released.
  • Stackable items dropped by Map Bosses affected by Eldritch Altar modifiers that cause them to drop additional currency items are now collated into a single combined stack of the item.
  • Added a confirmation in controller input mode when returning to your hideout through the Delve Map.
  • Fixed a bug where Curses could be applied to dead enemies when applied through Cast on Melee Kill or Cast on Critical Strike.
  • Fixed a bug where Static Strike beams would not fire while attacking with Static Strike.
  • Fixed a bug where increased Buff Effect on Anomalous Vampiric Link was not working correctly.
  • Fixed a bug where the camera was not zoomed-out upon re-entering The Searing Exarch's arena if you died during their "Fire of a Thousand Suns" phase.
  • Fixed a bug where very long Passive Skill or Atlas Passive descriptions could overflow their text container.
  • Fixed a bug where the font size on Guild Stash panel could be wrong after the game window was resized.
  • Fixed a visual bug where your Ward value could be obscured by the user interface when using the Impenetrable Olroth's Resolve microtransaction.
  • Fixed a client crash that could occur when starting Legion encounters.

Path of Exile 3.21 Release Date Speculation

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Get ready for a new Path of Exile update and content every 13 weeks! (Picture: Grinding Gear Games)

Path of Exile 3.20 expansion update, Forbidden Sanctum, was released on 9th December 2022 on PC, and 14th of December on consoles.

Update: Path of Exile 3.21 Crucible will release on 7 April 2023 for PC, with a likely console release on 12 April 2023.

PoE 3.21 Update Content

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The next Path of Exile update will see more Skill Gems and Unique items added. (Picture: Grinding Gear Games)

The Path of Exile 3.20 update introduced the Forbidden Sanctum expansion, filled with content and goodies for inhabitants of Wraeclast to enjoy.

At the time of writing, developer Grinding Gear Games have not revealed the exact content we can expect from the Path of Exile 3.21 update. However, we expect new leagues, new skill gems (likely five), new unique items, balance changes, new supporter packs, and much more.

There should also be continued endgame improvements leading up to the release of Path of Exile 2. Further, the developer has previously mentioned possible changes to magic find and culling, with discussions ongoing on how to change this aspect, so it doesn't feel as mandatory as it currently is.

As is tradition, Grinding Gear Games should have a 30-minute livestream a couple of weeks before the new update and PoE 3.21 update releases to share information on the upcoming content via their official YouTube channel.

In case you haven't played Path of Exile for a while, check out a complete overview of Forbidden Sanctum below.