News Archive

The Legacy Leagues Soundtrack and Super Stash Sale

Apr 21, 2017 12:24:01 AM
The Legacy Challenge Leagues are in full swing, and to make them more enjoyable for you, we're sharing their main musical theme today. We also deployed Patch 2.6.0i today and have just kicked off a Super Stash Sale for the weekend where we're discounting every type of stash tab. Check out the deals here. Read More.

Act Six: The Brine King Fight

Apr 19, 2017 9:59:40 PM
Today we're revealing a video of a fight with The Brine King, the Act Six Boss from our upcoming expansion: The Fall of Oriath. Warning: if you're not a fan of massive spoilers, wait until the start of the Beta or release of the expansion :p Read More.

2.6.0h Patch Notes

Apr 18, 2017 9:57:02 PM
Today we have deployed patch 2.6.0h, which is an update with several bugfixes. You can check out the full patch notes here. Read More.

Developer Interview - Quality Assurance Team

Apr 18, 2017 12:22:17 AM
In our Developer Interview series of posts we are continuing to introduce our team to you. Today we want to share an interview with our Quality Assurance department. We've sat down with Kieren and Lionel (who have already run through the content of our new The Fall of Oriath expansion a dozen times) and have asked them questions about their jobs in QA. Read More.

Teasers of Upcoming Content

Apr 16, 2017 5:47:06 PM
Our video producer, Eben, has filmed a few teaser GIFs of our upcoming expansion: The Fall of Oriath. Today we are revealing the renewed Wetlands area, the Reliquary area from Act Five and a fragment of the fight with Shavronne and Brutus in Act Six. Read More.

Developer Interview - Rachel - Customer Support

Apr 13, 2017 7:57:18 PM
While our developers are working hard to prepare the Beta for The Fall of Oriath, we've found time to interview Rachel from our Customer Support department's management team. Read More.

Community Showcase

Apr 12, 2017 7:53:59 PM
Our community continues to create amazing and varied fan art, inspired by Path of Exile. Today we want to share some submissions from the past three months. Read More.

Legacy League Statistics

Apr 11, 2017 7:23:45 PM
The Legacy league has been running for almost 6 weeks now, during which time players have been able to experience the full range of Path of Exile's past leagues. Today we're showing the data we have collected regarding which leaguestones have proved to be the most popular. Read More.

Developer Q&A - Answers Part 4

Apr 10, 2017 8:39:48 PM
Three weeks ago we asked the community for questions for our developers to answer. We have already answered some of these questions, and today's answers extend that to the first 34 pages. Read More.

New Concept Art

Apr 9, 2017 9:51:17 PM
Today we would like to share some new concept art: a statue of Solaris and Lunaris (which players will get to see in Act 8), an image of Innocence from Act 5 and the concept art of the Kitava's Feast unique weapon. Read More.

All Portal Effects On Sale Now!

Apr 7, 2017 12:01:22 AM
This weekend we're holding a sale on all portal effects! Every portal effect has been discounted by 40% or more! To check out the deals, visit the Specials section of the shop. Read More.

Atlas of Worlds Supporter Packs End Soon!

Apr 5, 2017 6:55:42 PM
As you know, we are working towards releasing a Beta test for our upcoming expansion, The Fall of Oriath. One of the ways to get a Beta key will be to purchase one of our new set of supporter packs. When these packs are launched, the Atlas of Worlds ones will go off sale, forever! We don't know an exact date yet, but are targeting a Beta release in May. This means that there are potentially only a few more weeks left to buy an Atlas of Worlds pack. Read More.

How We Describe Item Mods

Apr 4, 2017 9:21:16 PM
One thing our game designers often have to consider when producing new content (such as unique items or skills) is how we communicate their effect. We try to be exact and consistent, using the same phrasing for mods that behave the same. When it comes to PoE builds, ambiguity is the enemy of creativity. Today's news post is a guest article by Nick, one of our game designers. Read More.

Making Trailers for Path of Exile

Apr 3, 2017 8:00:29 PM
All of our recent video assets have been created by Eben, our in-house video producer. He assembles everything from news tidbit videos to microtransaction videos to full trailers. In today's news post, he has explained how we produce a trailer, from draft to finished product. Read More.

Developer Q&A - Answers Part 3

Apr 2, 2017 8:54:24 PM
A couple of weeks ago we asked the community for questions for our developers to answer. We have already answered some of these questions, and today's answers extend that to the first 25 pages. Read More.

Minion Balance Changes and Super Stash Sale

Mar 30, 2017 11:01:08 PM
As part of our balance adjustments in The Fall of Oriath, we're going to be making some significant changes to the undead minion skills. Our balance team has written a manifesto about the first set of minion changes that will be implemented in the Beta. Also, this weekend we're holding a Super Stash Sale where we're discounting every type of stash tab. Check out the deals here. Read More.

Stormcaller Mystery Box Microtransactions Now in Store!

Mar 29, 2017 9:22:50 PM
The Stormcaller Mystery Box went off sale a month ago, so its microtransactions are now available for purchase in the store! Among these new items are the Stormcaller Armour Set, new hideout decorations, character and weapon effects and more. You can check out all new microtransactions here. Read More.

Creating Sound Effects for Path of Exile

Mar 28, 2017 9:28:47 PM
For the last six years, our sound engineer Andrew has created all of the sound effects for Path of Exile. He has written a guest post for today's news, giving an inside look at how our sound effects are created. Read More.

Potential User Data Breach

Mar 28, 2017 4:29:15 PM
Late on Thursday, March 23rd (NZT), we became aware that there was an external intruder illegally connected to our office network and that the attacker had compromised several machines. We immediately severed all internet connectivity and began the process of reformatting all computers and rebuilding a new clean network with increased security measures in place. Read More.

The Fall of Oriath: Monster Preview

Mar 27, 2017 8:39:03 PM
Players in our upcoming 3.0.0 expansion will not only visit new areas, but they'll also encounter deadly new types of monsters as well. Today we're releasing a teaser video of some of the new foes from The Fall of Oriath. Read More.