News Archive

Races Start Tomorrow and Lots of PvP Updates

Monday, December 22, 2014
Tomorrow marks the start of Race Season Ten. It sees the return of Descent: Champions and includes Descent burst races. Its signature event is a 90 minute fixed-seed Brutal event, which is, well... Brutal. On a different note, today's news post covers a wide variety of PvP topics. Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Saturday, December 20, 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%. Also, remember to check out our new festive microtransactions introduced today. Thanks again for the generous support! Read More.

Holiday Microtransactions! Snow Decoration and Arctic Portal Effect

Saturday, December 20, 2014
Today's 1.3.0e patch included two new microtransactions - the Snow Decoration and Arctic Portal Effect! Snow is exclusively sold at Christmas and is only on sale from now until the end of December 26th. It's a stack of 10 hideout decorations that you can either place sparsely for light snow or close together for heavy snow. Like all other hideout decorations, they're reclaimable for free if you want to use them again in another hideout. The Arctic Portal Effect is available indefinitely and doesn't go off sale on the 26th. Read More.

PvP Tournament Season One Starts this Weekend!

Friday, December 19, 2014
Our first PvP Tournament Season starts this weekend! To participate, learn about the prizes, check out the schedule and read the PvP event rules! Today's news post covers more explanation of the different event types so you can choose which types suit you. Read More.

1.3.0d Patch Notes

Thursday, December 18, 2014
We've deployed patch 1.3.0d and have posted its patch notes here. This patch addresses many areas, ranging from PvP balance to changing how some of the Bloodlines mods work. Read More.

Increase to Tournament Season One Prizing!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
PvP Tournament Season One (US link, EU link) starts this weekend! Both Razer and Karma Koin have generously increased their contributions to the prize pool beyond what we initially announced, pushing the total to over $10,000 of hardware and game credit prizes! Click here for a full breakdown of prizes. Read More.

The Unique Items of 1.3.0

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Content Update 1.3.0 contained 26 new Unique Items. Some are specific to the new challenge leagues and some are designed to be useful to low-level PvP characters. Many of them are even designed by our community members! Now that all 26 have been found, we're showcasing them in today's news post. Read More.

1.3.0b/1.3.0c Patch Notes and State of Exile Podcast!

Monday, December 15, 2014
While the Content Update 1.3.0 release was our most major release stable yet, we've released a couple of small followup patches to address some issues that players had over the weekend. Here are the patch notes for 1.3.0b and 1.3.0c. In other news, the most recent episode of the community State of Exile podcast was recorded earlier today. There's a copy on YouTube here! Read More.

Content Update 1.3.0 is Live! Twitch Q&A, New Microtransactions and PvP Rating Ladders

Saturday, December 13, 2014
Just over four hours ago, Content Update 1.3.0 went live! For an hour beforehand, Carl and I hosted a developer Q&A on our Twitch Channel. There's an archived copy of it available for your perusal. Today's update also introduced two new microtransactions - the Vapour Flicker Strike Effect and Serpent Egg Wand Skin. We've added some new ladders to the website - for PvP ratings! There are 48 ratings ladders in total. Here's an example of one on the American side. If you wanted to play on one of these ladders, just press "B" in game to open the Events and PvP panel. Events in Tournament Season One start next weekend! Read More.

Content Update 1.3.0 Patch Notes, Deployment Timeline and Official Path of Exile Twitch Channel

Friday, December 12, 2014
We've posted the patch notes for tomorrow's big update! Today's news post discusses our deployment timeline and official Twitch channel that launches tomorrow alongside the update. Read More.

PvP Manifesto Post and Patch Notes Teaser

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Nick has posted a Development Manifesto post about various PvP Design and Balance scaling changes in 1.3.0. We'll be posting the full patch notes tomorrow, but I've included a small section of them in today's news post. Read More.

Some Items from Content Update 1.3.0

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
We're releasing Content Update 1.3.0 this weekend! Path of Exile is a game about items, so in this news post we wanted to tease some of the interesting new item possibilities that this update contains. Read More.

Leo Redmane, Master of the Arena Video

Monday, December 8, 2014
We've released a one-minute master video for Leo Redmane, Master of the Arena. Showcasing Leo, his hideout and a lot of PvP content, this video completes the 1.3.0 set that our Torment and Bloodlines videos were part of. Content Update 1.3.0 will be released in four days! Read More.

Prizes awarded for Rampage/Beyond One-week Races

Monday, December 8, 2014
We've awarded the prizes for the One-week Rampage/Beyond Races that finished on the weekend. In total, 490 players received 900 stash tabs and 1080 separate microtransactions between them. We've sent all the winners a PM so that they can check for their prizes. Read More.

One-week Races Have Ended! Seraph Sale this Weekend!

Saturday, December 6, 2014
The two One-week Rampage/Beyond races have come to an end. We'll be calculating prizes on Monday and will announce/award them then. This weekend we're running a sale on microtransactions in the Seraph set. Seraph Spectral Throw is for sale today, the Seraph Sword Skin tomorrow, then the Seraph Shield Skin the next day and finally the Seraph Armour Pack. Read More.

PvP Tournament Season One Prizes

Friday, December 5, 2014
Razer and Karma Koin are the official sponsors of our PvP Tournament Season One! They've generously provided a gigantic pile of prizes that we are distributing to the winners of competitive tournaments and our Invitational event at the end of the season. Today's news post explains what prizes are on offer for the various tournament types. Read More.

PvP Season One Manifesto Post and Community Unique Design Part 2

Thursday, December 4, 2014
We've posted a Development Manifesto update about PvP Season One, explaining how it's structured. In other news, Rory and ZiggyD have prepared part #2 of the Community Designed Unique Item. Read More.

Torment Challenge League Preview Video

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Last week, we released a preview video for the Bloodlines Hardcore Challenge League. Today, we've published a similar video for the Torment Challenge League! In the Torment league, your adventures are haunted by the spirits of tormented criminals that yield their ill-gotten gains when slain. Eager to protect their trove, these spirits flee when encountered and imbue nearby monsters with dangerous powers, which improves their item drops. It's also possible for spirits to possess rare and unique enemies, greatly increasing their threat (and value!) to treasure-seeking exiles. Read More.

Torment and Bloodlines Challenges

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
At the end of next week we're starting the Torment and Bloodlines Challenge Leagues alongside the release of Content Update 1.3.0. These challenge leagues contain eight difficult challenges. Today's news post reveals full details of those challenges! For more information about Torment, Bloodlines and their prizes, check out this article. Read More.

Black Friday Sale Extended to Cyber Monday! Also State of Exile Podcast Developer Q&A

Monday, December 1, 2014
Due to immense demand, we've extended our Black Friday Weekend Sale to include Cyber Monday. The sale will now finish at the end of tomorrow (PST). So far players have been taking full advantage of the 50% discount we've applied to all microtransactions. The number of Stash Tabs purchased so far is quite impressive (as is the number of Weta Pets). Today I was a guest on the State of Exile podcast - you can see two hours of discussion about Path of Exile and Content Update 1.3.0 here! Read More.