Path of Exile

News Archive

Announcing the Bloodgrip Race Season!

Friday, August 28, 2015
Path of Exile race leagues are short duration events where players compete in a fresh economy to win prizes. With durations ranging from minutes to one month, they allow players to demonstrate mastery of Path of Exile. Today we're announcing our second race season in The Awakening: the Bloodgrip Race Season. Named after the 1000-point Unique Amulet that we're introducing with the season, the Bloodgrip Season will run for one month and contains 120 events. We have also deployed a small 2.0.2d patch. Read More.

Developer Q&A: 187 Questions Answered!

Thursday, August 27, 2015
Earlier this week, we requested questions to ask the development team. In today's news post, we have answered 187 of them. The result is around 50% larger than the last Q&A we ran in February. Read More.

Upcoming Divination Cards

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Another 12 Divination Cards are ready and will be included in the next small content update. We've included copies of them in today's news post so that you can check them out in advance. If you'd like to create your own Divination Card, check out the Highgate Pack. Read More.

Malachai, The Nightmare. Community Showcase, The News Post

Monday, August 24, 2015
Just as Malachai created gems and the Gemling Queen, our community constantly creates gems with the content they produce. To bring together these common interests we've assembled a different kind of community showcase that displays Malachai themed community content. Read More.

Developer Questions and Answers

Monday, August 24, 2015
It's time for another Developer Q&A! Our last one was held in late February and was quite popular. Please post questions in this forum thread. We'll post the answers in the news on Thursday NZ time. Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Saturday, August 22, 2015
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.

2.0.2b Patch Notes, 1000th News Post and Old Screenshots!

Friday, August 21, 2015
Last night we released the 2.0.2b patch, which fixes a few problems with the initial 2.0.2 deployment. The patch notes are here. This is the 1000th news post that we've made about Path of Exile! To celebrate this arbitrary anniversary, we've put together some of the oldest (mostly unreleased) screenshots of Path of Exile's first few months of development. Read More.

2.0.2 Deployed, Grand Winners of the Video Making Event and the End of the Emberwake Race Season!

Thursday, August 20, 2015
We've just deployed the 2.0.2 Content Update. Here are the patch notes and some screenshots of new 3D art from yesterday. We can also reveal the winners of the Video Making Event and the top of each class in the signature Emberwake events. Read More.

2.0.2 Patch Notes and Deployment Tomorrow

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
We've completed the 2.0.2 Content Update. Its patch notes have been posted here. A side effect of this large patch is that it affects the Fixed Seed races that are part of the Emberwake Race Season. Because of this, we'll be deploying it at the end of the final race of that type, which is tomorrow. We expect deployment to occur at 2:10pm Thursday NZT. In the meantime, our quality assurance department will continue to test the changes just in case more problems are found. Sorry for the delay! Read More.

Community Build Guides: Ice Nova, Flicker Strike and more!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
We have four more community-made builds for you this week. We've included an Ice Nova Witch, a frenzied Frost Blades Shadow and more! Read More.

New Pets Coming Soon!

Monday, August 17, 2015
Last week we released a teaser of some of the content from the upcoming 2.0.2 update. These screenshots revealed three new pets: the Pukeko, Lemur and Toad. Check out the official videos for all six critters! We're expecting to release the 2.0.2 content update on Wednesday, NZ time. Read More.

Content Update 2.0.2 Teaser!

Friday, August 14, 2015
Next week we expect to release the 2.0.2 content update which contains effects, audio, dialogue and level design improvements throughout the game. It also includes a large number of bug fixes, an update to the Hall of Grandmasters, new Tempests and much more! We'll have full patch notes next week. In the meantime, here are a few teaser images of what's to come! Read More.

Photos of the New Grinding Gear Games Office!

Thursday, August 13, 2015
It's been roughly 7 weeks since we moved into the new office. Everything is finally getting settled and we finally have some photos to share with you! Read More.

The Final Days of the Video-Making Event - Grand Prizes Are Still Available!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
The video-making event in association with MMORPG.com and Plays.tv is coming to an end. There's only two more days to get your submissions in. The big prizes are still on the line for those who enter. We've seen some great submissions so far but there's still a chance that last minute videos could take the competition out! Read More.

Builds For New Players, Summoners and More!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
We have more player-made build guides to share with you! This week includes a compendium for summoners, a close-range Ice Shot totem build, a beginner-friendly Groundslammer build and a solo-play Poison Arrow magic finder! Read More.

Developer Insight: The Divination Card Creation Process

Monday, August 10, 2015
Since their introduction in The Awakening, Divination Cards have become one of our most popular features. Despite their simplistic appearance, a lot of work goes into making a Divination Card, as many of our supporters can attest. Today I'd like to take you through how a typical card makes it out of the card creator's mind and into an exile's inventory. Read More.

The Infernal Armour Set Microtransactions are Now for Sale!

Friday, August 7, 2015
The Infernal Armour Set was introduced during the Ember Mystery Box sale where players had a chance to receive one of many fire-themed microtransactions with their purchase. Check out the videos for the helmet, armour, gloves and boots! Read More.

More Concept Art From The Awakening!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
A while back we revealed some of the concept art from The Awakening. Now that the expansion has been released we have more that we can show you! Read More.

Video Highlights from the Plays.tv/MMORPG.com Event!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
There are nine days left in the video-making event! Time is running out to make your submissions and be in to win prizes simply by submitting or liking Path of Exile videos on Plays.tv! Check out the prizes, winners and information on how to enter by visiting MMORPG.com. Read More.

2.0.1b Patch Notes and New Gore Skull and Stygian Raise Spectre Microtransactions!

Monday, August 3, 2015
We've deployed the 2.0.1b update that includes Divination Cards, new map mods and more! You can read its patch notes here. We've also released two new microtransactions with this patch. They are: Gore Skull Helmet Skin and the Stygian Raise Spectre Skill Effect. Read More.