News Archive

Our Three Year Release Anniversary

Sunday, October 23, 2016
Three years ago, on October 23, 2013, Path of Exile left Beta and was formally released. Since then, we've launched five expansions, fourteen challenge leagues and countless smaller updates. Path of Exile has been translated into Brazilian Portuguese, Thai, Russian, and both Traditional and Simplified Chinese. Over those years, Grinding Gear Games has quadrupled from 22 staff members to 88. The purpose of today's news post is to briefly thank everyone who has made Path of Exile the game it is today. Read More.

Celebrate Halloween with a Free Carnage Mystery Box!

Thursday, October 20, 2016
We're celebrating Halloween by offering a free Carnage Mystery Box when you spend points in the store. You could look positively disgusting with some Carnage Wings or creep out your friends by brushing past them with your Grasping Hands Pet. What better way to to get into the spooky spirit than to adorn yourself with blood and other grisly horrors? Read More.

Build of the Week S06E06: The_x_ile's Cast on Ignite Build

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
This week's episode of Build of the Week features The_x_ile's Chieftain Marauder from the Essence League. By creating an interesting synergy between two new unique items, the character is able to unleash a onslaught of spells on any foe he ignites. Read More.

Totem Skin Microtransactions Updated, New Videos and Three Day Sale!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
In Content Update 2.4.1, we announced that most totem skins now work with all totem types (other than the Ancestral Totems). These skins also work with the Siege Ballista Totem! To celebrate this new versatility of totem skins, we've re-recorded their microtransaction videos and are holding a three day sale where we're discounting all totem skins that were available before Content Update 2.4.1. Read More.

Content Update 2.4.1 and New Microtransactions!

Monday, October 17, 2016
Content Update 2.4.1 has just been deployed. This update includes changes to the Atlas, updates to Sextant Mods and bug fixes. You can find the full patch notes here. It also introduces five new microtransactions: the Imp Haste Aura, Carnage Vitality Aura, Trinity Purity of Elements, Verdant Split Arrow and the Dragon Totem Skin. Read More.

Community Highlights Video by Mirek Le Fou and the Lioneye's Watch Podcast Featuring Jonathan!

Sunday, October 16, 2016
In addition to our regularly scheduled news for today we wanted to make a post to highlight two awesome things that happened in our community this last week. Mirek Le Fou is renowned in the community for his impressive video work. He has recently released another Community Highlights video for the Atlas of Worlds expansion. Episode nine of the Lioneye's Watch Podcast aired today and featured our technical director, Jonathan Rogers! Read More.

Content Update 2.4.1 Patch Notes and Updated Deployment Timeline

Sunday, October 16, 2016
We have continued to test the Content Update 2.4.1 throughout the weekend expecting to deploy it this morning. Unfortunately, we've run into some last minute issues while testing the content of the patch and we feel it's safest to deploy it tomorrow morning after the issues are fixed. We apologise for any disruption this may have caused. In the meantime, we have tomorrow's patch notes ready to check out! Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Saturday, October 15, 2016
We're running a sale on Stash Tabs! For the first 24 hours (Saturday, PST), we've discounted Premium Stash Tab Bundles by 17.5%. On Sunday, Regular Stash Tab Bundles are discounted by 26.6%. Thanks again for the generous support! Read More.

New 2.4.1 Sextant Mods Part II

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Content Update 2.4.1 is almost finished and will be deployed on Monday NZT. We apologise for the delay, but want to make sure that all known issues are solved before we release it. In the meantime, we have five more Cartographer's Sextant mods to reveal today. These will be released with the update on Monday. Thanks for your patience! Read More.

Build of the Week S06E05: c9q9md's 10 Siege Ballista Build

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
This week's episode of Build of the Week features c9q9md's 10 Siege Ballista Build. This Deadeye Ranger character from the Essence League focuses on being able to summon as many Siege Ballistas as possible by using the Iron Commander Unique Bow. Read More.

Atlas of Worlds Fan Art Competition Winners!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
The Atlas of Worlds Fan Art Competition ended yesterday and in their typical fashion our community has blown us away with their artistic talents. The top three entries have won a custom avatar to display their artwork while the top eight entries have won their choice of armour set from the store. Because of how many excellent entries we've received, we've also awarded a selection of entrants 200 points each. Check out the winners from this season's competition! Read More.

New Sextant Mods in Content Update 2.4.1

Monday, October 10, 2016
Content Update 2.4.1 is scheduled for this coming Friday (New Zealand time). It contains new microtransactions, changes to the Atlas and new Sextant Mods! Today we're revealing five of these new mods. Read More.

Hideout Showcase

Sunday, October 9, 2016
Today's news post showcases more of our community's creative work in decorating their hideouts. We've created some screenshots of some of the highlights of players' recent work to share with you. We're always on the look for awesome hideouts, so if you'd like to submit yours for a future news post, just take a screenshot or video and make a post in the Hideouts forum. Read More.

Channelled Skill Teaser Video

Thursday, October 6, 2016
Content Update 2.4.1 (which contains Sextant improvements and other Atlas changes) is currently scheduled for Friday 14th October, NZT. In the meantime, a lot of the community has expressed an eagerness to see the new skills coming in the 2.4.2 update that should launch a couple of weeks after 2.4.1. These skills aren't ready to be completely revealed, but in the meantime we've created a teaser video of the first of the new three channeled skills! Read More.

Build of the Week S06E04: Mathil's DreamFeather Spectral Throw

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Today's Build of the Week episode features Mathil's level 92 Pathfinder Ranger that darts around the battlefield leaving a deadly trail of spectral blades. It's an Evasion-based character that scales Chaos Damage and aims to utilise Spectral Throw with as much Increased Attack and Projectile damage as possible! Read More.

ZiggyD's Community Unique Item - Concept Art Vote

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
We've reached the 5th and final vote in our Community Designed Unique, where Grinding Gear Games, ZiggyD, and the community work together to design a unique item. The previous votes decided the base type, design goal, one of the special bonuses on the item, and the item's name and flavour text. This vote will decide the belt's in-game 2D artwork! Read More.

Developer Interview - Andrew - Sound Engineer

Monday, October 3, 2016
The next in our series of developer interviews is Andrew, our audio engineer. He's been with us for five years and is a veteran of the Grinding Gear Games team. We sat down with him and discussed his history with Path of Exile and much more. Read More.

Community Showcase

Sunday, October 2, 2016
Today's community showcase post highlights the Hilariously Casual Non-Tryhard Podcast EP. 14, a 3D model based on the "Demon Horns" skin, Piety Chibi Art, Four Acts wallpaper, Path of Starve fanart and a remix of the Main Menu Theme. We hope you enjoy it! Read More.

Darkness Mystery Box Individual Microtransactions - Now In-Store!

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Sales of the Darkness Mystery Box ended about a month ago and it was a huge success. We'd like to thank you for your continuous support. We're also happy to announce that the non-exclusive microtransactions from the Darkness Box are now available in our store! This includes the Gloom Armour Set and its individual pieces, the Obsidian Seraph Armour Set and its individual pieces, Gloom Wings Back Attachment and the Gloom Herald Effect. Read More.

Build of the Week S06E03: djnat's Mistress of Agony

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Today we have released the third episode of season six of Build of the Week. This week's character is a level 93 Ascendant Scion that devastates enemies with powerful Damage over Time effects. This results in a less burst-damage-oriented build that may have a slightly slower clearspeed than others, but is extremely reliable and sustainable. It's an excellent choice for solo play. Read More.