News Archive

Hideout of the Week Episode 6: The Battle-Scarred Oasis

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Hideout of the Week is a video series that showcases awesome Hideouts created by Path of Exile community members. This week's hideout is called the Battle-Scarred Oasis and uses some neat tricks to change the appearance of various objects. You can find out more information from the author's thread here. Read More.

Hall of Grandmasters Development Update 4

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
For previous news articles about the Hall of Grandmasters, check out development updates One, Two and Three. Since the last update, we have succeeded in importing a handful of different Grandmasters and have been working on their AI. As we add more Grandmasters, the process gets faster because there are more building blocks to work with when setting them up. We've tried some experimental fights against a full wave of five Grandmasters. The results of one of those fights can be seen in this video. Read More.

1.2.4b, PvP Alpha Testing, Melbourne Meetup and Comic

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Today's news post is an assortment of miscellaneous updates about various topics. We deployed the 1.2.4b patch yesterday, which fixed several small problems. The testing of PvP changes on our Alpha server is going well - we expect to start tournament testing on Alpha in the coming weeks. If you're a PvP player who would like to help with this testing, please PM Qarl with a brief explanation of your PvP experience. Read More.

Path of Exile now accepts Karma Koin!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Path of Exile now provides Karma Koin as a payment method for players without a credit card in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico. These cards are available from a variety of retail locations including Gamestop, 7-Eleven, Walgreens, and a variety of grocery stores in various territories. Denominations include $10, $25 and $50. To celebrate this, Path of Exile and Karma Koin are running a promotion to give away a free Voidgate Portal effect (video here!) to everyone that purchases a Karma Koin card and redeems it in the shop for their first purchase. In addition, the free portal effect will be featured with Karma Koin on the pre-paid card displays in over 5000 Gamestop North American stores from October 27 to November 16. To use a Karma Koin card, just enter its PIN on the payment page when purchasing a pack. Read More.

Build of the Week Season 3 Episode 9: The True Glass Cannon

Monday, October 27, 2014
Gamespot have posted our ninth episode of this season of Build of the Week which showcases a build that makes the ultimate sacrifice and forgoes all defenses to trigger a devastatingly powerful Discharge and set of Firestorms. While too fragile for hardcore mode, this character can kill the game's hardest bosses almost instantly. Check out his build guide here. Read More.

Exclusive Halloween Microtransactions

Monday, October 27, 2014
It's that time of year again! For the next week only (ending November 2, US time), we're selling a range of exclusive Halloween microtransactions. Like last year's ones, these are only available from this promotion and won't be sold in the future. This year's offerings include the: Jack-o'-Lantern Helmet Skin, Rolling Head Pet and Pumpkin Hideout Decorations. There's also a bundle containing one helmet, one pet and four decorations at a discounted price. Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Saturday, October 25, 2014
We are running two sales on Stash Tab Bundles this weekend! 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.

Hideout of the Week Episode 5: The Decrepit Graveyard

Friday, October 24, 2014
Hideout of the Week is a video series that showcases awesome Hideouts created by Path of Exile community members. This week's hideout is an Unearthed Hideout called the Decrepit Graveyard. The author has created a hideout with a very cool atmosphere and several neat surprises. You can find out more information from the author's thread here. Read More.

1.2.4 Deployed and Race Season Nine Schedule

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Content Update 1.2.4 has been released. It includes the schedule and prizes for Race Season Nine, which you can check out here. The update also contains two new microtransaction skins and eight hideout decorations which you can view here! Read More.

Patch 1.2.4 Delayed to Tomorrow (also: Race Season Nine items and Melbourne Meetup)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
We've moved the deployment of Patch 1.2.4 to tomorrow so that we can resolve some final issues that our Quality Assurance guys have found. We're very sorry for the delay, but it'll result in a higher-quality patch. The deployment tomorrow will include the Race Season Nine schedule. Here's a teaser image of the alternate-art Unique Items awarded for this season. There are fewer than a regular season because we're experimenting with a shorter season. Read More.

1.2.4 Patch Notes and Deployment Timeline

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
We're planning to deploy Content Update 1.2.4 during the NZ workday tomorrow. We've posted its patch notes here! The schedule for Race Season Nine will be made available when the update is live tomorrow. Read More.

Build of the Week Season 3 Episode 8: Perma-freeze Ice Spear Witch

Monday, October 20, 2014
Gamespot have posted our eighth episode of this season of Build of the Week which showcases how it's possible to freeze enemies for long periods of time using Ice Spear, Elemental Proliferation and a focus on Critical Strikes. The build uses many clever tricks for both survivability and maintaining the chain of mass freezes. Check out his build guide here. Read More.

Content Update 1.2.4 Teaser Video

Sunday, October 19, 2014
ZiggyD has created a teaser video for this week's 1.2.4 Content Update. It includes detailed information on Herald of Thunder, a glimpse into some of the new microtransactions, the final name for the skill codenamed Lightning Touch and more! We're expecting to deploy 1.2.4 this Wednesday NZ time and will post the Race Season Nine schedule on the same day. Read More.

Hideout of the Week Episode 4: Overgrown Island Forest

Friday, October 17, 2014
Hideout of the Week is a video series that showcases awesome Hideouts created by Path of Exile community members. This week's hideout is a Coastal Hideout that has been modified into an Overgrown Island Forest. It's amazing to see the difference between it and last week's hideout, which used the same tileset. You can find out more information from the author's thread here. Read More.

Path of Exile's December PvP Update

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
We'll be releasing a major update to Path of Exile's PvP featureset in December. This will be released in the 1.3.0 update, alongside new challenge leagues. Today's news post outlines our plans for these PvP features. Read More.

Upcoming 1.2.4 Content Update and Race Season Nine

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Last week we posted about Race Season Nine. Because the race season uses tech from the 1.2.4 patch (which we're planning to deploy on Tuesday), we've confirmed a start date of that race season to be the weekend of October 25. We'll be posting a full schedule next week in advance of the season starting. Today's news update describes some of the changes in the upcoming 1.2.4 update! Read More.

Build of the Week Season 3 Episode 7: Righteous Fire Incinerate Atziri-killer

Monday, October 13, 2014
Gamespot have posted our seventh episode of this season of Build of the Week which showcases a build designed around a specific purpose. Killing Atziri, Queen of the Vaal, is a goal for many Path of Exile players. This week's build focuses on being able to handle this specialised end-game content with relatively attainable items. Check out his build guide here. Read More.

Cosmetic Armour Set Creation Process: Concept Art

Monday, October 13, 2014
We thought it would be interesting to showcase the process of developing some cosmetic armour sets. We picked two upcoming armour sets that we recently started work on (Infernal and Necrotic) and plan to post occasional news updates showing the different stages of their development. The first stage is creating Concept Art for the armour sets. Here are the concept images that were created for these ones: Infernal Armour Set and Necrotic Armour Set. These images are then given to high-poly artists - we'll post the results of their work once it's ready. Read More.

Hideout of the Week Episode 3: The Holy Mountain

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Hideout of the Week is a new video series that showcases awesome Hideouts created by Path of Exile community members. This week's hideout is a Coastal Hideout that has been modified to feature a staircase winding around a mountain made of rocks. You can find out more information from the author's thread here. Read More.

Comic Issue #2 Update

Thursday, October 9, 2014
A couple of months ago we released Issue #1 of our Path of Exile comic series. Issue #2 is almost ready - we are on track to release it within a couple of weeks. Click through to see a sample page of the second issue! Read More.