News Archive

The Fall of Oriath: Returning Characters in Acts 6-10

May 25, 2017 11:33:01 PM
To close off this week of news, we've created another preview of upcoming content in The Fall of Oriath! In Act Five you'll leave Wraeclast and return to Oriath to face new enemies and witness its fall. Upon your return to Wraeclast, you'll find it changed. Some of the challenges you face will be unfamiliar to you, and some obstacles will vary depending on your actions from the past. In this preview video, you'll discover some of the familiar faces you can meet in Acts Six through Ten. Read More.

The Fall of Oriath: Gruthkul, Mother of Despair

May 24, 2017 7:34:18 PM
The Beta for our upcoming 3.0.0 expansion, The Fall of Oriath, is expected to launch in two weeks! This also means that only two weeks remain to get your exclusive Atlas of Worlds supporter packs before they leave the store. In the meantime, we've created a video that reveals another boss from Act Seven: Gruthkul, Mother of Despair! Read More.

Get the Purple Portal, Purple Weapon Effect and Purple Footprints Free with Twitch Prime!

May 23, 2017 5:00:22 PM
Path of Exile has partnered with Twitch Prime to bring you the Purple Portal, Purple Weapon Effect and Purple Footprints for free when you subscribe to Twitch Prime! Until the 19th of June you'll be able to redeem these free cosmetic effects by starting a free one-month trial with Twitch Prime and linking your Path of Exile account to Twitch. Read More.

The Ascendant Class Changes

May 22, 2017 10:28:17 PM
In the upcoming 3.0.0 Beta, the Ascendant (Scion Ascendancy) class will undergo some significant changes that focus on making the class more powerful and on-par with the other classes. We've done this by taking some of the more build-defining features from the other eighteen Ascendancy classes and incorporating them on the Ascendant tree. Today's news post reveals the new tree and outlines some other changes that you can expect. Read More.

The Fall of Oriath: Act Seven Teasers

May 21, 2017 6:42:37 PM
The Beta for the upcoming Fall of Oriath expansion is getting closer every day. So far we've revealed teasers of new monsters, new environments and Act Six bosses. This week we're offering a first glimpse at what lies ahead in Act Seven. Click here for more information about how to join in the Beta! Read More.

Helmet Microtransactions on Sale - Get a Free Classic Mystery Box When you Spend Points!

May 19, 2017 12:03:43 AM
This weekend we're discounting all individual helmet microtransactions. While this excludes helmets from armour sets, there are 35 other new looks for your helmet available at discounted prices. For the duration of this sale, we're also offering a free Classic Mystery Box when you spend points! Read More.

Development Manifesto: Energy Shield and Life

May 17, 2017 7:45:38 PM
Our upcoming Beta for the Fall of Oriath is intended to allow players to test Path of Exile's balance as it undergoes a significant number of changes. Among these changes are those that are coming to Energy Shield and other defences as part of our overall review of game balance. The team has written a Development Manifesto about these changes and what you can expect. Read More.

The Fall of Oriath: Act Five Concept Art

May 16, 2017 9:52:32 PM
While the development team are working hard to prepare the upcoming Beta, we've picked some new concept art to share as a hint of what's to come. Today we're revealing images of monsters from Act Five of our upcoming expansion Path of Exile: the Fall of Oriath. They include the Vendigo monsters, Cultists of Kitava and some stained-glass windows with the Rise of Innocence. Read More.

Path of Exile and Twitch Prime Set To Partner Up Next Week!

May 16, 2017 3:02:42 PM
Next week, Path of Exile is partnering with Twitch Prime to bring you the new Purple Portal, Purple Weapon Effect and Purple Footprints Effect for free! These effects will only be available to Twitch Prime subscribers, but you can sign up for a free trial to receive them also. Read More.

Development Manifesto: Changes to the Labyrinth

May 15, 2017 6:55:33 PM
The decision to remove the Cruel and Merciless difficulties with the launch of Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath has a lot of tangentially-related changes associated with it. One of the largest is how the Labyrinth ties into gameplay and the new layout of the world. We've written a Development Manifesto that outlines the upcoming changes. Read More.

Extension of Legacy League

May 14, 2017 9:15:07 PM
Last week we posted a Beta FAQ where we mentioned that we were planning to run some events between the end of the Legacy League and the full release of The Fall of Oriath. These events would be concurrent to its Beta and some would grant Beta keys. There has been overwhelming feedback that the community would like us to extend the Legacy Leagues during the Beta so that continuing to play Legacy characters and find Relics would be an additional option. We have decided to do so. Read More.

Preview of the New Minimap and Super Stash Sale

May 12, 2017 12:07:19 AM
In The Fall of Oriath, we're improving Path of Exile's minimap to make it easier to navigate through complicated areas. Today's post includes a preview of the map and a little bit of insight into how the new map was made. This weekend we're also running a Super Stash Sale where we're discounting all stash tabs! Read More.

Damage Over Time Changes - More Information Part 2

May 10, 2017 7:35:41 PM
Over the last couple of weeks we've discussed upcoming changes to our Damage Over Time systems in three posts: Development Manifesto Part 1, Part 2 and a follow up that answered some of your questions. We've assembled a fourth post that addresses more of your questions about these changes. Read More.

The Fall of Oriath: Beta FAQ

May 9, 2017 7:12:28 PM
Earlier this year, we announced our upcoming expansion, Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath, which we will release in July. Featuring six new acts of content and significant balance changes (such as the removal of double dipping), it's absolutely necessary for us to run a Beta test for The Fall of Oriath. Today's news addresses some very common questions that players have been asking about the upcoming Beta. Read More.

The Fall of Oriath Teaser: Abberath Fight

May 8, 2017 9:14:17 PM
Our upcoming expansion, The Fall of Oriath, contains a wide variety of new boss fights. One of the Minor Gods you encounter in Act Six is Abberath (God of the Goatmen). Today's news post is a sneak peek video of the fight with Abberath. Read More.

Solo Self-Found Statistics

May 7, 2017 8:14:46 PM
In 2.6.0 we officially introduced support for Solo Self Found (SSF) in Path of Exile. In this mode, you can't party up with or trade with other players. Comparing the data we gather between the regular Legacy Leagues (that is with partying and trade enabled), and the SSF leagues has been particularly interesting. We thought you'd also like to see some of this information. Read More.

A Preview of 3.0.0 Environments

May 4, 2017 10:21:45 PM
Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath brings six new acts and many new areas! In addition to these significant changes, we're also making smaller improvements to existing environments. We've created a sneak preview video of some of these environmental updates. Read More.

Damage Over Time Changes - More Information

May 3, 2017 11:27:30 PM
We recently shared two Development Manifestos that discussed changes to Damage Over Time coming in the 3.0.0 beta. If you missed them, here is Part One and Part Two of these manifestos. We received many questions in response to these posts and we've dedicated today's news post to addressing some of them! Read More.

Development Manifesto: Damage Over Time Changes - Part 2

May 2, 2017 8:58:43 PM
Last week we released Part One of our Damage Over Time Changes manifesto that discussed the new core Poison, Bleed and Ignite system that we'll be introducing in Beta of The Fall of Oriath. Part Two of this manifesto discusses how these changes will interact with various game mechanics and talk about some of the new mechanics we're introducing to improve damage growth and give investment options for characters. Read More.

New Microtransactions - Portal, Footprints, Character Effect and Pets!

May 1, 2017 7:01:13 PM
We're excited to introduce nine new microtransactions to our store! There are six new pets including the long-awaited Baby Elephant Pet. We've also introduced a new portal effect, character effect and Celestial Footprints! Check them out in store! Read More.