Path of Exile: Patch 3.16.0b Adds Improvements to Scourge League

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Grinding Gear Games has launched Patch 3.16.0b for Path of Exile. This includes some improvements to Scourge, including the Corruption absorbed progress bar now displaying underneath the items stored in the Blood Crucible. Some minor bug fixes are implemented as well.

Scourge Improvements

The Tainted Mythic Orb is just one of the items introduced in the Scourge league. This orb will now “unpredictably” upgrade any Corrupted rare item to Unique. Previously, this was not possible, especially if the item doesn’t have any valid Uniques to upgrade to.

Another significant improvement to the game mechanics is that the Corruption absorbed meter, which was once exclusive when you hover over an item, is now prominently visible underneath the items stored in the Blood Crucible.

Bug Fixes

Some noteworthy bug fixes are also in this patch. For instance, the issue where item filters would assign “BaseDefensePercentile” value of zero instead of 100 to weapons and jewelry is now fixed.

The problem where Zana’s Fortune Favors the Brave map device option would fail to open a Map has been resolved. Furthermore, Watchstones that would previously fail to drop from Conquerors after defeating them will now drop as usual.

Patch Highlights


  • The damage of Ravenous Bloodshaper's Blood Orb and Spike Barrage skills has been decreased
  • The damage of Demon Herder's Vomit and Beam skill has been decreased
  • Reduced the number of Monsters with Proximity Shield that can spawn in some Scourge encounters


  • The damage of Baranite Thaumaturge's ground explosions has decreased. This change does not affect Baranite Thaumaturge Spectres


  • Fixed a bug where the color of sockets on the Skin of the Loyal Unique could be modified
  • Fixed a bug where it was not possible to open portals to a Betrayal Safehouse or the Temple of Atzoatl from within a Guild Hideout
  • Fixed a bug where the "20% chance to Avoid being Stunned" Resistance and Ailment Protection Mastery was not granting Stun Avoidance
  • Fixed a bug where the Guardian's Challenge Divination Card sold by Zana did not have a price
  • Fixed a bug where Mansion Contracts sold by Whakano did not have a price
  • Fixed a client crash that occur when using Spectral Shield Throw with Vanishing Dye applied to an equipped Shield
  • Fixed a client crash that could occur with the Automaton Divine Ire Skill Effect Microtransaction

This update sadly doesn’t fix the issue with map conversion on Standard. Hopefully, it will get resolved soon.

Path of Exile Patch 3.16.0b is now available on PC.

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