News Archive

Koala Pet for Sale - Australia Day Only!

Sunday, January 25, 2015
Today's Australia Day, so we're celebrating with an exclusive pet that's only available today. Based on Charan's Plummeting Ursa monster, we're selling a grey Koala Pet and will be contributing 10% of the proceeds towards the Australian Koala Foundation to help preserve the species. Thanks for your support! Click here to see a video of the Koala Pet in action. Read More.

Build of the Week Season 4 Episode 3, Challenge Completion Progress and Australia Day Teaser

Friday, January 23, 2015
We've posted Season 4 Episode 3 of Build of the Week. This week's episode showcases a build from LordSidro, the player who won seven out of sixteen Swiss tournaments, the American Invitational and its grudge match last season. For more information, check out his build guide here! Read More.

Path of Exile Digital Comic Issue #3 Now for Sale!

Thursday, January 22, 2015
We're proud to announce that Issue #3 of the Path of Exile comic has been released in digital form! It's available as a standalone purchase or in a bundle with an exclusive microtransaction set - the Gem-powered Armour Set (featuring a back attachment, gloves, boots, helmet and body armour). Read More.

Hideout of the Week Season 2 Episode 2: Watergate Hamlet

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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 Watergate Hamlet and depicts an amazingly detailed town. It's one of our favourite episodes so far! You can find out more information from the author's thread here. Read More.

Race Season Ten Prizes, Patch 1.3.0k and Cheating

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
After four weeks of intense competition, Race Season Ten has come to an end. We've awarded the alternate art Demigod's Eye 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. While much of the news focus has been on PvP recently, this was a very successful race season and we're planning to share the competitive limelight with further race seasons. We'll be announcing details of Race Season Eleven in early February. We also deployed the 1.3.0k patch today. Its patch notes are here. Read More.

PvP Season One has Finished!

Monday, January 19, 2015
PvP Season One is complete! The invitationals went really well. We'll be publishing them on our YouTube channel in a few days. In the meantime you can watch VODs of Europe here and America here. Thanks to our sponsors (Razer and Karma Koin) and to our community commentators GreenDude and WillyWonka. Congratulations to SirEdwards and Monstacookie, the winners of the European Invitational and to Lordsidro and lapiz, the winners of the American one. Prizes will be distributed tomorrow. Alternate Art Talismans of the Victor will be given to all Invitational participants and to the top 20 players on the overall Season Points ladder. Read More.

Season One America PvP Invitational!

Saturday, January 17, 2015
At 5pm PST on Sunday (2pm NZT Monday, 2am CET Monday), we'll be hosting the America portion of our Season One PvP Invitational on our Twitch Channel. The event will be commentated by streamer-extraordinaire WillyWonka and PvP-expert GreenDude! It's a double-elimination tournament that will crown a Standard and Hardcore champion, then host a grudge match that decides which league is better at PvP. The European invitational was held one day earlier and you can see its results/VOD here. Today's news post will serve as the thread for the American tournament, showing the invitees and the brackets they are playing in. We'll be updating it as it plays out! Read More.

Season One Europe PvP Invitational!

Saturday, January 17, 2015
At 7pm CET on Saturday (7am NZT Sunday, 10am PST Saturday), we hosted the Europe portion of our Season One PvP Invitational on our Twitch Channel. The event was commentated by streamer-extraordinaire WillyWonka and PvP-expert GreenDude! It's a double-elimination tournament that crowns a Standard and Hardcore champion, then hosts a grudge match that decides which league is better at PvP. The American invitational will be held one day later (5pm PST Sunday, which is 2pm NZT Monday or 2am CET). Today's news post will serve as the thread for the tournament, showing the invitees and the brackets they are playing in. Read More.

Community Showcase #2 and Patch News

Friday, January 16, 2015
We're pleased with the interest our Community Showcase forum has received so far. This week's showcase is a roundup from various sections of our community. It includes fan art, fan fiction and a 'Lemon Challenge' video made by one of our community streamers. We look forward to seeing what you guys come up with next! Read More.

Build of the Week Season 4 Episode 2: Ghudda's Ground Slam Duelist

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
This week's Build of the Week episode is hosted by GameTrailers! It features a Ground Slam duelist from our community's prolific build-creator Ghudda. For more information, check out his build guide here. Read More.

Announcing the PvP Season One America and Europe Invitationals

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
This weekend we'll be hosting two invitational tournaments that conclude our first PvP season. The European invitational tournament will be held at 7pm CET on Saturday January 17. This is 10am PST on Saturday or 7am Sunday in the NZST timezone. The American invitational tournament will be held at 5pm PST on Sunday January 18. This is 2am Monday CET or 2pm Monday in the NZST timezone. These tournaments will last approximately 2-3 hours and will be double-elimination tournaments with commentary provided by our community members WillyWonka and GreenDude. Each tournament will result in a Standard and a Hardcore winner being found, with those winners then fighting a grudge match against each other. The invitationals will be streamed live on our Twitch channel. Read More.

PvP Invitational Standings, State of Exile Podcast and Challenge Completion Update

Monday, January 12, 2015
We've now completed all of the Swiss events in PvP Season One. This means that 16 of the 32 invitational slots have been decided, with the remaining 16 going to people who place highly in Season Points or the 1v1 LLD Rankings by the end of this week. For more information about how the invites are decided, check out this page. We'll be posting more information about the invitationals such as their times and who is commentating them within a few days! Read More.

Hideout of the Week Season 2 Episode 1: The Torture Chamber

Monday, January 12, 2015
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 Torture Chamber and features a Library hideout that has been completely converted into a dark, gritty torture chamber. You can find out more information from the author's thread here. Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Saturday, January 10, 2015
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.

New Community Showcase

Friday, January 9, 2015
In today’s news post we’d like to announce our new Community Showcase forum. We invite you to post your Path of Exile related work. This may include your fan fiction, fan art, cosplay, videos, podcasts, music, Twitch channels and more! We will periodically highlight submissions that are made in our Community Showcase news posts. Read More.

Build of the Week Season 4 Episode 1: Arc/Spark PvP Witch

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Gamespot have posted the first episode of Build of the Week Season 4 which features an Arc/Spark PvP witch designed by a Path of Exile community member. It's a great build to attempt if you're getting into PvP after our recent 1.3.0 update. For more information, check out the build guide here. Read More.

Torment/Bloodlines Challenges

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
The current Torment/Bloodlines challenge leagues contain eight difficult challenges. So far, six players have completed all eight of these, locking in their eligibility for one of the exclusive Torment/Bloodlines t-shirts that we'll be sending out to the first 50 people who complete them all. We haven't announced an end-date for these challenge leagues, so there are still several months left for you to earn yours! Read More.

Hall of Grandmasters Development Update 5

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
For previous news articles about the Hall of Grandmasters, check out development updates One, Two, Three and Four. We've now set up an entire Hall of 50 Grandmasters and are working on finishing touches (and rewards) prior to releasing the map. Once it's out, we'll update it with additional Halls as blocks of Grandmasters are ready. There's a new screenshot of it in action here. If you'd like to purchase a Grandmasters pack to immortalise your own character, you can do so here. Read More.

PvP Invitational Standings so far

Monday, January 5, 2015
After a busy weekend of PvP events, we have an updated list of players who are eligible to play in the PvP invitationals at the end of the season. Read More.

New Year's Gore Fireworks end this Weekend!

Friday, January 2, 2015
The Gore Fireworks that we're selling this week will stop being sold at the end of January 3, Pacific Time. They've been selling really well so far (who doesn't want to celebrate with a shower of blood?), but because they're consumable and only sold around the New Year, remember to stock up on them if you'd like more for the rest of the year! In other news, we're going to be resuming the Hideout of the Week video series in the coming weeks. We'll be selecting the first hideout later this week, so remember to post a thread about yours in the Hideout forum if you'd like to see it featured. Read More.