News Archive

Talent Competition Highlights

Jan 23, 2018 6:57:52 PM
Last week we launched the Path of Exile Talent Competition which is open to any creative Path of Exile-related submissions. Today we're showing off a sample of some of the awesome entries we've received so far. However, there's still enough time to submit your talent and win great prizes! Read More.

Stories from Development: What came from the Original Design?

Jan 22, 2018 4:34:48 PM
By late 2008, our founders had put together a detailed game design document outlining the plan for Path of Exile. Surprisingly many of the elements described in this document made it into the full game, including ones that were implemented many years after Path of Exile's release. Today's news post outlines the parts of Path of Exile that came from the original design, and draws attention to a few that we just didn't think of until later. Read More.

Behind the Scenes: How Weta Workshop made the Kitava Statue

Jan 21, 2018 7:37:13 PM
Tencent, our publishers of Path of Exile in China, recently worked with Weta Workshop to create a sculpted version of Kitava for promotional purposes. Weta Workshop is based here in New Zealand and we're very excited to see their immensely talented team working with Path of Exile concepts. They've created a video of their collaboration and the result, which we're excited to share with the wider community. Read More.

New Microtransactions - Warlock Armour Set and more!

Jan 18, 2018 7:14:19 PM
We've just released several new microtransactions including the Warlock Armour Set, Warlock Dagger Skin, Warlock Staff, Stormcaller Back Attachment and four new skull helmet skins! Read More.

3.1.2 Patch Notes

Jan 17, 2018 9:45:59 PM
Tomorrow (Friday NZT) we plan to deploy the 3.1.2 update that introduces bug fixes and more! In the meantime, we've prepared an early look at the patch notes for this update to keep you in the loop! Read More.

Daresso vs. Kaom: Who Would Win?

Jan 16, 2018 5:00:55 PM
For some time now, many of the developers have speculated as to what would happen if we pitted one Path of Exile boss against another in an epic showdown. Since it's the holiday season, we thought this would be a cool way to have a little fun! We've put Kaom and Daresso together in Kaom's arena to see who would be the victor! Check out the video! Read More.

Path of Exile Talent Competition 2018

Jan 15, 2018 6:49:38 PM
Do you have a hidden talent? Can you make Path of Exile-themed content with this talent? Now is your time to shine! We're launching an all-inclusive Path of Exile Talent Competition! Anything you can create that's Path of Exile-themed is welcome. Read More.

Developer Interview: Felipe - Visual Effects

Jan 14, 2018 7:27:08 PM
While much of the GGG team takes a break for the holidays, we sat down with one of our new visual effects artists, Felipe, to get the low-down on what his experiences here have been like and a little bit about him. Read More.

Super Stash Sale - All Stash Tabs on Sale This Weekend!

Jan 11, 2018 10:00:17 PM
This weekend we're holding another Super Stash Sale where we're discounting every type of stash tab including the new Map Stash Tab! Everything has been discounted from Premium Stash Tab Bundles, Premium Upgrades, Currency Tabs to the new Premium Quad, Divination and Essence Stash Tabs. If you're looking for points to spend on these tabs, remember to check out our new Abyss Supporter Packs! Read More.

Stories from Development: The Map System

Jan 11, 2018 7:03:25 PM
If you joined Path of Exile in the last half-decade, you're likely familiar with its end-game Map System. This system didn't always exist though, and came about as an effort to fix the various problems with the previous end-games that Path of Exile had during early development. In today's news post, Chris explains the history of Path of Exile's end-games and what led to the Map system being developed. Read More.

Designing the Fire and Ice Mystery Box

Jan 10, 2018 5:58:31 PM
At the beginning of the War for the Atlas expansion we released the Fire and Ice Mystery Box. Over the past few years, we've had many iterations of mystery boxes and over time we've developed and improved them to be what they are today. There are many small decisions that make up the whole of the box and we wanted to make a post that gives some insight into this development process. Read More.

New Microtransactions - Gore Character Effect, Chaos Orb Helmet and Two Skill Effects

Jan 9, 2018 7:55:03 PM
We're excited to announce that we've just released four new microtransactions in the store including the Gore Character Effect, novelty Chaos Orb Helmet, Demonic Bladefall and the Celestial Flameblast Skill Effect that you may have seen in the new unique strongbox added in 3.1.0. Click here to check them out in the store. Read More.

War for the Atlas Concept Art

Jan 8, 2018 3:49:40 PM
As a follow-up to our last reveal of War for the Atlas Concept Art we have even more artwork to share with you! Once again, this concept art ranges from the War for the Atlas Supporter Packs, Elder design and Unique Items. Read More.

Designing the Elder Uniques

Jan 7, 2018 5:22:07 PM
In the War for the Atlas expansion, we introduced several unique items that would only drop from the new end-game boss, The Elder. One of our game designers, Hrishi, has taken a moment to talk about his experiences and goals when developing these items. Read More.

New Microtransactions - Cloak, Portal, Wings and Skill Effect!

Jan 4, 2018 8:36:58 PM
What better way to start 2018 than with some sweet looking microtransactions? We've just released the Arcane Voidgate Portal, Celestial Cloak, Arcane Wings and Celestial Orb of Storms! Click here to check them out in the store. Read More.

The Design and Development of the 3.1.0 Gems

Jan 3, 2018 7:16:13 PM
In the recent War for the Atlas expansion we introduced 9 new gems, including four Skill gems that focused on necromancy, and five support gems. Each of these were designed to augment as many skills as possible in new and interesting ways. Senior Game Designer, Rory, has taken a moment to give us an insight into the design and development process for some of these gems. Read More.

Stories from Development: The Undying

Jan 2, 2018 9:15:36 PM
In early 2007, Jonathan, Erik and Chris started planning the five-act structure of Path of Exile. By late 2008, specific details had been decided regarding the contents of these acts. Plans like the non-linear layout of Act 2 and the surprise-PvP component to the bandit quests were already laid down. While almost everything they planned was eventually implemented and lives on in modern Path of Exile, there is one aspect that didn't go at all according to plan, and was toned down massively to just become a relatively unremarkable monster type. This news post is the untold story of The Undying. Read More.

Download the Fire and Ice Mystery Box Soundtrack for Free!

Jan 1, 2018 4:26:02 PM
The Fire and Ice Mystery Box has been one of our most successful mystery boxes to date. To celebrate this and to show our gratitude for your support, we're making the soundtrack of the Fire and Ice Mystery Box trailer available as a free download. Read More.

Happy New Year! A 2017 Retrospective

Dec 31, 2017 6:13:30 PM
It's the start of 2018 here in New Zealand. In addition to wishing the entire community a Happy New Year, we wanted to post our annual retrospective on 2017. Once again, we're proud to announce that we've had the best year to date for both Path of Exile and Grinding Gear Games. Looking ahead, 2018 is already full of plans and ideas that we can't wait to introduce to you. In the meantime, let's take a look back on this year. Read More.

Massive Skill Effects Sale This Weekend

Dec 28, 2017 10:01:10 PM
As we transition into 2018, we wanted to celebrate the new year by holding a sale on a huge selection of skill effect microtransactions over the weekend. There are over 70 stylish skill effects to pick from, each with an average discount of 34%. Click here to check out the full selection. Read More.