News Archive

Comic Issue 4 Preview

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
The final fourth issue of our Path of Exile digital comic series is approaching release! Today's news post includes a teaser image from one of the pages of that issue. The final comic reveals the dramatic events that took place in Sarn during the time immediately before the cataclysm was triggered. If you're interested in purchasing the previous issues (or the exclusive microtransaction bundles that they come with), here are links to issues One, Two and Three. Read More.

Photos from San Francisco Fan Meetup

Monday, March 2, 2015
Some of our team are in California for the GDC conference so we held a fan meetup in San Francisco yesterday (7 developers and around 35 community members turned up). We had a great time hanging out and tried hard not to tease about fishing too much. We took several photos of the meetup - here's a group photo after several people had left, and here's one in a bar we went to. We try to run meetups in each city we go to, and we're looking forward to the next ones. Maybe Europe? Read More.

Build of the Week: Burning Arrow Trap Marauder

Sunday, March 1, 2015
We've posted this week's episode of Build of the Week. This week's build is a Marauder that uses Burning Arrow and Vaal Burning Arrow traps to burn rooms of enemies at a time. It stacks many damage multipliers simultaneously, which come from sources like the Point Blank keystone or the Chil Sol unique bow. For more information, check out the author's build guide here! Read More.

Community Showcase #6

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Community showcase is a news piece where we periodically round-up user submissions from our community. This week's showcase includes some highlights from our recent Fan Art Competition. and two attempts at linking a 6-socket item. Read More.

Hideout of the Week: Joe Schmoe VS. The Volcano

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Hideout of the Week is a video series that showcases awesome Hideouts created by Path of Exile community members. This week's episode is an Immaculate Hideout that has been transformed into an active volcano. You can find out more information from the author's thread here. Read More.

1.3.1c Patch and Answers to Developer Q&A

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
We've deployed Patch 1.3.1c, which improves client performance, fixes a bug and introduces two new microtransactions: Eagle Claw Wand Skin and the Ghost Flicker Strike Skill Effect. Today's news post also includes the answers to questions from the Developeract Q&A earlier this week. Read More.

Build of the Week: Sovyn's Block Templar

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
We've posted this week's episode of Build of the Week. This week's build is a Templar that is built to be incredibly tanky. It stacks many types of defenses and achieves an exceptional chance to block. It uses Static Strike as its offensive skill and can clear high-level content relatively easily. For more information, check out the author's build guide (which has been updated for over a year) here! Read More.

Developer Questions and Answers

Sunday, February 22, 2015
Our last Developer Q&A event was in December, so we feel it's time for another! We've previously used a variety of formats for answering community questions (in-game, a Twitch stream or via Raptr), so for this one we'll be answering questions posted in this forum thread. We'll let questions accumulate for two days and then will answer them in the news post on Wednesday (NZ time). Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Saturday, February 21, 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.

Announcing Path of Exile Russia

Friday, February 20, 2015
In cooperation with Garena Russia, we're proud to announce that we'll be launching standalone Russian Path of Exile servers later this year. The Russian version includes a full translation and is the first non-English version of the game to have full voice acting! An Open Beta is currently scheduled for May 1st. For more information, please check out Garena's Path of Exile Russia site! Read More.

Hideout of the Week: The Great Babylonian Ruins

Friday, February 20, 2015
Hideout of the Week is a video series that showcases awesome Hideouts created by Path of Exile community members. This week's episode is a Backstreet Hideout which has been transformed into ancient ruins. You can find out more information from the author's thread here. Read More.

Community Showcase #5: Fan Art Competition Results!

Thursday, February 19, 2015
The Fan Art Competition has ended and the results are in! We received a high volume of excellent artwork and we're really pleased with how much the Community Showcase forum has grown through this process. Read More.

San Francisco Fan Meetup: Sunday March 1

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Some of our developers will be in San Francisco the weekend after next for GDC and we'll be holding a fan meetup! This is becoming an annual tradition and the meetups are often the highlight of our trip. Our plan is to meet up near the Yerba Buena Gardens on Sunday March 1. Please email me at chris@grindinggear.com if you'd like to come and I'll add you to the list of people who get told the location/time once it's decided! Hope to see you there. Read More.

Alienware Competitive Prizing

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Alienware have generously agreed to provide prizes for our February-March Competitive Season! They've provided four gaming packages (of an Alpha Console and accessories) that we'll be awarding to winners of the Racing and PvP invitationals. Read More.

New Skill Development - Part 2

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Hey all, Rory here again. This week I'm going to run through our iteration and development of Warcry skills. We're going to pick up where we left off, with the programmers creating skill prototypes that we can test out. If you missed the first part of this series, you can read it here. Read More.

Build of the Week: Kinetic Blast Wander

Monday, February 16, 2015
We've posted this week's episode of Build of the Week. This week's build is a Shadow that uses Kinetic Blast and Power Siphon to obliterate its foes. It's a powerful build that has been growing in popularity recently. For more information, check out the author's build guide here! Read More.

Patch 1.3.1b and Competitive Season Starting!

Friday, February 13, 2015
We've deployed 1.3.1b and have posted its patch notes here. Among other changes, this patch includes a substantial client performance improvement (a new text rendering system) and a proactive balance change prior to this weekend's race season. Both the PvP and Race seasons start this weekend. Alienware are providing prizes for them (as detailed here). You can view the Race schedule and Prizes, the US PvP Schedule and Prizes or the EU PvP Schedule and Prizes. Good luck in the events this weekend! Read More.

Hideout of the Week: The Settlement

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Hideout of the Week is a video series that showcases Hideouts that have been created by Path of Exile community members. This week's episode is an unearthed hideout called The Settlement which has been used to create a small gothic village. You can find out more information from the author's thread here. Read More.

Race Schedule and more PvP Talisman of the Victor Prizes!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
We've posted the Race Schedule for this upcoming race season! We're expecting to post the PvP schedule tomorrow. We've also increased the number of Talismans of the Victor that we're giving out in the upcoming PvP season. Each event will now award a Talisman of the Victor to the highest ranked Torment player and the highest ranked Bloodlines player (rather than just the highest overall). Read More.

February-March Competitive Season

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Our new season of competitive Path of Exile play starts this coming weekend. It includes both our eleventh Race Season and second PvP Seasons, with prizes generously provided by Alienware! Today's news post will describe the broad changes from previous seasons of competitive play. We'll be posting full schedules within a couple of days. Read More.