News Archive

August Expansion Teaser Screenshot #1

Friday, July 25, 2014
We've prepared a teaser screenshot of some of the content in August's expansion. We've purposefully left it vague and aren't explaining what's shown in the shot, but plenty of details will be released in six days! It's really interesting seeing your speculation and theories. Read More.

The Countdown to the Next Expansion is On!

Thursday, July 24, 2014
The deployment of 1.1.5d today (patch notes here) has started a one-month countdown to our next major content release - the upcoming expansion in August. We have some great teaser screenshots planned for the next week, leading up to the grand reveal of the expansion's name, theme, lore and features a week from now. We have a really full schedule of previews and updates over the next month, so remember to check the news every day! Read More.

Screenshot of New Brutus Fight

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Yesterday we showed the first screenshot of the new Merveil fight in our August mini-expansion. Today's screenshot is of the revamped Brutus encounter in mid Act One. There's a lot going on in the picture, but even more in the actual fight (for example, skeletons fall from the ceiling in cages to attack you!) Read More.

Screenshot of New Merveil Fight

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
While it's too early to start revealing the bulk of the content of our August mini-expansion, there are several areas of Wraeclast that we've improved and would like to show you. Today's screenshot is of the revamped Merveil encounter in late Act One. We've made the fight more interesting for both of her forms and can't wait to see what you think when you play it next month! Read More.

Race Season Eight Winners

Monday, July 21, 2014
Our eighth Race Season ended yesterday. We've awarded the alternate art Demigod's Bounty prizes for the players who placed in the top 20 by points or as one of the first three of each class in Signature events. Click through for a full list of winners. Read More.

Verdant Set/Weapon Effect Sale Over the Weekend

Saturday, July 19, 2014
We introduced the Verdant Armour Set a month ago and it immediately became one of our most popular microtransaction sets we've added. Over the weekend we're running a special on Verdant-themed microtransactions! On Saturday (US time), the Verdant Armour Pack will be on sale. Its counterpart, the Verdant Weapon Effect will be on sale on Sunday. Thanks again for your support! Read More.

Expansion Announcement Timeline

Friday, July 18, 2014
Many players have been asking for an update on when we're going to start releasing information about the August mini-expansion and new challenge leagues. Today's news post should shed some light on the current schedule we're working towards. Read More.

Build of the Week Roundup

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
This week's Build of the Week episode was the final one in Season Two. The series is taking a short break between seasons so that we can focus on our upcoming August expansion. Build of the Week will return with Season Three in late August. Today's news contains links to the 29 historic episodes so that you can check out some builds from Path of Exile's past. Read More.

1.1.5c Has Introduced New Vampiric and Shield Microtransactions!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
We've updated Path of Exile with the 1.1.5c patch, which introduces several new microtransactions. Themed around our popular Vampiric Weapon Effect, we've added a Vampiric Armour Skin Set that includes a Vampiric Helmet, Vampiric Body Armour, Vampiric Gloves and Vampiric Boots. These can all be purchased individually also. In addition, we've added our first two shield skins: Badge of Anguish and Badge of Mirth. Thanks for your continued support! Read More.

Gamespot hosts Build of the Week Season 2 Finale and Infernal Skull Competition

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Today's episode of Build of the Week is the last one in Season Two! It covers an awesome 1.1.5 character build that combines Echoed Raging Spirits with Animated Weapons and the Chober Chaber unique item. Gamespot have generously agreed to host the episode and are running a competition where 50 Infernal Skull Helmet Skins are being given away. Check out the video and competition here. We look forward to working with partners like Gamespot to help bring the series and game to as broad an audience as possible. Build of the Week will return with Season Three in August as we release our expansion. Read More.

Creating a Unique Item

Sunday, July 13, 2014
Today, Nick, a member of the Game Design team, will give you a sneak peek at the process behind creating the stuff your characters wear. He also reveals a brand new item. Read More.

The One-Month Leagues Have Started!

Saturday, July 12, 2014
The two one-month league events have started! For more information, the ladder threads for the Regular and Hardcore events contain the rules, prizes and current standings of players. Best of luck, everyone! Read More.

The One-Month Leagues and State of Exile Podcast

Thursday, July 10, 2014
The two one-month leagues start tomorrow at noon, NZ time. This is 5pm PDT and 2am CEST. For more information, check out the original announcement here. We'd like to thank J!NX for the shirt prizes we're giving out to some of the winners. Read More.

Four Days of Stash Tab Sales

Thursday, July 10, 2014
After the Ambush/Invasion leagues merged with Standard and Hardcore last weekend, we've been swamped with requests to run a Stash Tab sale. We are running two sales on Stash Tab Bundles over the next four days! For the first 48 hours (Thursday and Friday, PDT), we've discounted Premium Stash Tab Bundles by 17.5%. On Saturday and Sunday, Regular Stash Tab Bundles are discounted by 26.6%. Thanks again for the generous support! Read More.

Grinding Gear Games and Dynamite Entertainment Team Up for Path of Exile Graphic Novel Series

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Auckland, New Zealand – July 10, 2014 – Grinding Gear Games, developer of the critically-acclaimed action role-playing videogame Path of Exile, today announced that it will be partnering with comic book and graphic novel publisher Dynamite Entertainment to launch a four-issue comic book series based on Path of Exile. Featuring canonized lore based on the in-game world of Wraeclast, this is the first time the Path of Exile IP has been utilized in a medium outside of the game. Read More.

Our Current Supporter Packs End on July 28!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
We released the current Supporter Packs in late November to celebrate Path of Exile's release and are phasing them out in a couple of weeks in the leadup to our August expansion. We've put together a video explaining what's in each of the packs, so you can check out the in-game effects all in one place. Please note that we do allow payment plans and pack upgrading, but they must be arranged before the packs stop being sold. If you have any questions, just email support@grindinggear.com. Thanks so much for your generous support (and the surprise pizza yesterday). We're super excited about the upcoming announcements related to August's expansion and can't wait to share them with you. Read More.

Build of the Week Season 2 Episode 13: Elemental Buzzsaw

Monday, July 7, 2014
This week's Build of the Week episode showcases Mathil's famous Elemental Buzzsaw build, which is one of the most influential builds used over the last few months. If you'd like more information about the build, he has posted a build guide here. Next week's episode is the last episode in Season Two. If you'd like to submit a build for it, please post it in the appropriate class forum. Season Three will start when the expansion is released in mid-August. Read More.

We're Adding a Hardcore One-month Event!

Monday, July 7, 2014
We've updated the news post from yesterday with information about the hardcore event that will be run at the same time as the one-month league. Both events have identical rules, and they both share the same prize pool. From a prize point of view, it doesn't matter which event you enter, but the hardcore one is for players who want the extra challenge. With these league properties, it'll be incredibly dangerous! Read More.

Announcing the One-Month Leagues (and Ambush/Invasion Challenge Winners)

Monday, July 7, 2014
We're running a one-month league event from noon Saturday July 12 (NZ time) to noon Saturday August 9 (NZ time). Today's news post covers the details of the event and congratulates the winners of the Ambush and Invasion challenge leagues. Update: We'll also be running a hardcore event with the same rules at the same time! Read More.

What Happens when the Ambush and Invasion Leagues end this Weekend?

Thursday, July 3, 2014
This weekend, the four-month Ambush and Invasion challenge leagues we introduced with Sacrifice of the Vaal will come to a close. At 10am Sunday July 6 (NZ time), characters will be migrated to the Standard and Hardcore leagues. This news post describes how the process works and what properties of those leagues will make their way into the core game afterwards. Read More.