News Archive

Overview of Last Week's Announcements

Feb 19, 2017 7:53:28 PM
Last week was crazy! We announced both The Fall of Oriath and the Legacy Challenge League. With the news spread out among many sources, a lot of players missed various pieces of information. Today's news post is a summary of content to read if you're looking to absorb all possible information about these releases. Read More.

All Stash Tabs On Sale This Weekend

Feb 16, 2017 10:14:09 PM
This weekend we're holding another Super Stash Sale where we're discounting every type of stash tab. Everything has been discounted from Premium Stash Tab Bundles, Premium Upgrades, Currency Tabs to the new Premium Quad, Divination and Essence Stash Tabs. If you're looking for points to spend on these tabs, remember to check out our new Legacy Supporter Packs! Read More.

The Legacy Challenge League

Feb 16, 2017 3:56:55 PM
On March 3rd, we'll be releasing Path of Exile's 2.6.0 Content Update. It includes the Legacy Challenge Leagues, new unique items, balance changes, Solo-Self Found mode and more! Today's news post reveals the full details of this update. Read More.

New Rogue Exiles Coming to Content Update 2.6.0

Feb 15, 2017 5:43:31 PM
After our huge Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath announcement yesterday, we're now gearing up to announce the details of Content Update 2.6.0 and the Legacy Challenge League tomorrow! In the meantime, we have a small preview of five new Rogue Exiles coming in 2.6.0 on March 3rd. Read More.

Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath

Feb 14, 2017 4:01:04 PM
We're proud to announce Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath! This announcement covers the full details of the long-anticipated 3.0.0 Content Update that will change Path of Exile as you know it. Not only have we removed the Cruel Difficulty and added Act 5, we've also removed Merciless Difficulty and added Acts 6 through 10. Yes, you read that right! It's one ten-act playthrough. Check out the trailer and announcement page for more information! Read More.

Developer Interview - Blake - Environment Artist

Feb 13, 2017 5:49:35 PM
The team are currently working hard preparing our announcements for Content Update 3.0.0 tomorrow and 2.6.0 later this week! In the meantime, we've sat down to interview Blake, one of our environmental artists to gain insights into his work! Read More.

Development Manifesto: Breach As a Core Game Mechanic

Feb 12, 2017 4:38:26 PM
Breach has been a very successful league! It had a great launch, and continued with high player engagement. Players have also been very vocal about wanting to keep Breach in some form. We've written a Development Manifesto that outlines how the Breach mechanics will be integrated into core Path of Exile gameplay. Read More.

Malachai's Heart is Available for Valentine's Day!

Feb 9, 2017 10:29:08 PM
The coming week is huge for Path of Exile fans, with our Race Weekend kicking the week off with some competitive events for awesome prizes! A few days later we're announcing the details of Content Update 3.0.0 and Act 5 with the Content Update 2.6.0 announcement following shortly after. Amidst all the hype, we can't forget Valentine's Day! Make Malachai your valentine by giving his heart a home in your hideout. Read More.

Balancing Legacy Unique Items

Feb 8, 2017 6:51:09 PM
In Content Update 2.6.0, we are reviewing and buffing a number of the league-exclusive unique items from the past. In today's post we're revealing three of the unique items we've chosen to review and sharing our thoughts regarding what's changing and why. Read More.

Pages from the Upcoming Path of Exile Art Book

Feb 7, 2017 4:32:05 PM
Last year we announced that we were commencing work on a Path of Exile Art Book in association with Dynamite Entertainment who were involved with releasing our Path of Exile Graphic Novel. While it's not quite ready to be released, we're excited about the work that's gone into it so far and have two more pages to reveal that you won't yet be familiar with. Read More.

Quality of Life Features in Content Update 2.6.0

Feb 6, 2017 9:33:51 PM
The full details of Content Update 2.6.0 and its accompanying league are scheduled to be announced on Thursday the 16th of February (US Time). In the meantime, we've got a preview of two new quality of life features that enable you to search your friends list and the passive skill tree! Read More.

Photos of the Fan Meetup

Feb 5, 2017 4:48:29 PM
Yesterday, we attended the San Francisco fan meetup and had a great time! It was our busiest one yet, and we were able to stay for three hours answering questions and meeting fans. Today's news post has some photos of the event! Read More.

All Weapon Effects Discounted by 40% - Get a Free Stormcaller Mystery Box When you spend Points!

Feb 2, 2017 10:01:29 PM
This weekend we're discounting all weapon effects by 40% or more! This is a huge saving on 20 microtransactions, with weapon effects available from as little as 8 points! To coincide with this sale, we're also offering a free Stormcaller Mystery Box when you spend any amount of points in the store. Read More.

Weekend of Races!

Feb 1, 2017 10:24:12 PM
On the weekend of the 10th-12th (PST) of February we're hosting a few days of races where players can compete every hour for prizes and bragging rights! We've organised a three-day schedule with a variety of races to participate in. We're also giving out a free Stormcaller Mystery Box to every player who reaches level 10 in a single race! Read More.

Grinding Gear Games is Hiring!

Jan 31, 2017 8:47:19 PM
The Grinding Gear Games team is still growing and we're looking for a few new people to fill some positions we have available! We have a Senior Visual Effects Artist position that is open to international candidates and we're also looking for a Linux Server Administrator and Customer Support team members from New Zealand. Read More.

What to Expect in the Coming Weeks

Jan 30, 2017 10:06:47 PM
Yesterday we mentioned that we're holding a Press Tour next week in California! This was correctly interpreted as implicit confirmation that we'll be announcing some big new content quite soon. As you guys love announcements of announcements, today's news post goes into more detail on what dates you can expect to hear more information! Read More.

San Francisco Fan Meet-Up February 4th

Jan 29, 2017 5:17:19 PM
Chris, Jonathan and Nick are going to be in San Francisco next week to hold a press tour for various upcoming announcements. If you're interested in meeting with them, they'll be hosting a fan meet-up on Saturday February 4th at 4pm (PST). If you're in or around the area, you should come on by! Read More.

All Stash Tabs On Sale - This Weekend Only

Jan 26, 2017 10:09:49 PM
This weekend we're holding another Super Stash Sale where we're discounting every type of stash tab. Everything has been discounted from Premium Stash Tab Bundles, Premium Upgrades, Currency Tabs to the new Premium Quad, Divination and Essence Stash Tabs. Read More.

Path of Exile Talent Competition Prizes Continued

Jan 25, 2017 10:11:53 PM
Last week we revealed the winners of the Path of Exile Talent Competition. However, due to the extensive number of incredible entries we've extended the prize pool even further and are revealing another round of prize winners today! Read More.

NZGDC 2016 Developer Presentation: Labyrinth Design

Jan 24, 2017 7:30:34 PM
Last year at the 2016 New Zealand Game Developers Conference, two of our designers gave a presentation called "The Labyrinth: Building Pathways for Players". It is a really detailed look at how Path of Exile's Labyrinth was designed and some of the challenges they faced when creating it. We have made the presentation (complete with their speaker notes to explain it) available here as a google document. Read More.