News Archive

The Essence League Challenges and Rewards

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
The Essence Challenge Leagues launch on September 2nd alongside the Atlas of Worlds expansion. While exploring the Essence league, there are forty challenges to test yourself against for exclusive rewards. Completing thresholds of these challenges can earn you the Essence Footprints, Essence Back Attachment and Essence Portal Effect. Interested? Check out the full news post to view the challenges! Read More.

The Exiled Tribune -'s Weekly Path of Exile News Round-Up

Monday, August 29, 2016 has recently started a weekly round-up of Path of Exile's news. They highlight all the need-to-know news and current affairs for Path of Exile and the community. They post their article every Monday, so if you're interested in checking it out, head on over to for more information. Read More.

Divination Cards and Other News!

Monday, August 29, 2016
The Prophecy Leagues end tomorrow and we're currently in our last week before Atlas of Worlds launches this weekend. Find out what happens when the Prophecy Leagues merge, what uniques were revealed in The Lioneye's Watch Podcast, what Divination Cards are going in 2.4.0 and what to expect in the news this coming week! Read More.

ZiggyD's Essence League Beginner's Guide

Monday, August 29, 2016
ZiggyD has created a comprehensive guide to the mechanics of Essence league. This will give you the info you need to fully understand and take advantage of the powerful new essences! Read More.

CIS (Russian) Garena Account Migration, Localisation and Servers

Sunday, August 28, 2016
We have just deployed a patch that has added Russian localisation, chat channels, a Moscow gateway, and a new Russian Path of Exile website Read More.

Particle Effect Optimisations in 2.4.0

Saturday, August 27, 2016
In addition to the multithreading improvements we have already talked about, we have significantly improved the speed of Path of Exile's particle effect system for 2.4.0. This has led to large frame rate increases when there are a lot of particles on the screen, such as burning ground maps. In this post I'll talk a little bit about what we have achieved. Read More.

ZiggyD Showcases Five Map Bosses from Atlas of Worlds

Friday, August 26, 2016
In Path of Exile: Atlas of Worlds, not only have we added 30 new maps we've also improved many of the existing map bosses. ZiggyD has created a video to show off five of these reworked bosses and their changes! Read More.

Prophecy Leagues End Soon - Last Chance to get your Darkness Mystery Boxes!

Thursday, August 25, 2016
The Prophecy Leagues end just after this weekend in preparation for the Atlas of Worlds Expansion and Essence Leagues. This is the last chance to complete your challenges and get your Prophecy Microtransaction rewards! This is also your last chance to get your Darkness Mystery Boxes and its exclusive contents, and if you haven't done so already, take advantage of the free mystery box promotion we have running! Read More.

ZiggyD's Slivertongue Unique Reveal

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Last week ZiggyD showcased the Guardian of the Hydra fight and teased one of the unique drops from this boss, the Slivertongue Unique Harbinger Bow. He's created a video to reveal Slivertongue in full detail, including some insights of its design from the development team! Read More.

Detailed Atlas Mechanics

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
We've designed the new Atlas of Worlds end-game experience to be easy for Path of Exile players to get into. Most things work exactly the same way as before, with the Atlas providing an extra layer of progression tracking and customisation on top. As next week's launch approaches, some players have been asking for more information about how certain aspects work. Today's news post delves into specific detail and features a beginner's guide to using the Atlas by ZiggyD! Read More.

Guardians of the Void - Unique Items

Monday, August 22, 2016
At the centre of the Atlas there are four Guardians of the Void who each have a relatively high chance to drop one of two uniques that are specific to them. Today we're showing off uniques from the Phoenix Guardian, Minotaur Guardian and Hydra Guardian! Read More.

Results of the Medallion Race Season

Monday, August 22, 2016
The Medallion Race Season concluded at the end of last week. We also ran two separate 48 hour Flashback Solo Events, the most recent of which offered some seductive microtransaction rewards for various achievements in the race! Were you a winner? Check out the full post to find out! Read More.

ZiggyD's Guardian of the Hydra Showcase

Thursday, August 18, 2016
As some of you may know, community streamer ZiggyD is currently visiting us in the studio to help us reveal some of our upcoming Atlas of Worlds content. We've collaborated with him to create this video showcase of one of the final end-game bosses, the Guardian of the Hydra. Read More.

Get Another Free Darkness Mystery Box!

Thursday, August 18, 2016
We recently ran a promotion where you'd receive a free Darkness Mystery Box if you spent points on any microtransaction purchase. After releasing the new Atlas of Worlds Supporter Packs last week, we decided to restart this promotion so that you're able to receive another free mystery box if you spend any points from now on. This offer lasts from the time of this post until when the Prophecy challenge leagues end. Read More.

Introducing New Base Items

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
The Atlas of Worlds expansion introduces eleven new base types that are only available from specific maps and are themed around areas of the Atlas. Each new base type unlocks new opportunities for crafting and uniques, as well as providing direct upgrade paths for some existing base types that diminish in usefulness early in the game. Today we're unveiling just five of these new base types. Read More.

Vault Map Reveal

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
In Path of Exile: Atlas of Worlds, we're introducing 30 new maps. We'll be revealing more about the expansion and these maps leading up to the release on September 2nd. We've created a video to reveal the new Vault Map to the community today. Read More.

An Additional 48 Hour Solo Flashback Event

Monday, August 15, 2016
Over the weekend, we ran a 48 hour Solo Flashback Event and it was very popular. Due to technical problems, we had to restart the event after a few hours. To say sorry to the players that were inconvenienced by this, we'll be running another copy of this event next weekend, with a different prize pool! Read More.

Useful Atlas of Worlds Interviews and The Lioneye's Watch Podcast

Monday, August 15, 2016
Over the weekend, we announced the details of our upcoming Atlas of Worlds expansion, which briefly touched on what to expect when it launches on September 2nd. Many members of our community have had questions about the expansion. Two pieces of journalist coverage in particular happen to answer a lot of these questions. We've highlighted them in today's post, as well information about a new community podcast and a small expansion teaser. Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Saturday, August 13, 2016
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%. Remember to check out the Atlas of Worlds Expansion announcement and our new Atlas Supporter Packs. Thanks again for the generous support! Read More.

We're Proud to Announce Our Upcoming Expansion: Atlas of Worlds!

Friday, August 12, 2016
Our upcoming 2.4.0 expansion is called Atlas of Worlds, and it includes a major update to Path of Exile's end-game! For more information about this expansion, check out the full Atlas of Worlds page or the trailer! Journalists will also be covering exclusive details of the expansion. We'll update this news post as these articles are shared. Read More.