News Archive

Hideout of the Week: The First Zoo of Wraeclast

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Hideout of the Week is a video series where we showcase interesting hideouts made by Path of Exile community members. This week's episode is a little different to the hideouts we usually feature. It showcases an impressive array of in-game pets in the form of a zoo! Read More.

State of the Beta - Post #6

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Hi, I'm Carl and I have been managing the Closed Beta for The Awakening. As part of the beta process, I will be providing a weekly State of the Beta news post. Read More.

One-Week Cut-Throat Event

Monday, June 8, 2015
The one-month Flashback Leagues ended today. We've awarded alternate-art Demigod's Eyes to the top 20 players in each event. During the month, more than 900 players received Closed Beta keys from these events. Today we're pleased to announce that the next event will be a one-week Cut-Throat league! It'll start at 2pm Wednesday Pacific time (9am Thursday, NZ time). Read More.

Teaser of Upcoming Act Four Content

Friday, June 5, 2015
In a few weeks we'll be updating the Closed Beta of The Awakening with new areas, monsters, boss fights and more! Here's an exclusive teaser screenshot showing one of the upcoming encounters. Read More.

Hideout of the Week: The Corrupted Temple

Thursday, June 4, 2015
Hideout of the Week is a video series where we showcase awesome hideouts created by Path of Exile community members. This week's episode showcases an Immaculate Hideout with a sinister twist. Read More.

New Low-Level Uniques

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
With The Awakening, no aspect of Path of Exile is going without a detailed look by the development team. That includes unique items. We've noticed that while our end-game uniques display a breadth of choice, we were lacking low-level unique items – particularly one-handed weapons. Read More.

Divination Card Update

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
After launching the Divination Card submission page last week, we've had 75 cards submitted! We've been working hard on getting these processed and have 31 of the cards at an "approved" stage where they're waiting on art and to be added to the game. Today we'd like to show three finished cards that are working in our internal test version: Three Faces in the Dark, The Hermit and Lantador's Lost Love. These cards probably won't be included in this week's Beta patch, but very likely in next week's patch with a host of other ones alongside them. If you'd like to create your own Divination Card, buy a Highgate Pack here. Read More.

State of the Beta - Post #5

Sunday, May 31, 2015
Hi, I'm Carl and I have been managing the Closed Beta for The Awakening. As part of the beta process, I will be providing a weekly State of the Beta news post. Read More.

Demon King Armour Set Preview

Friday, May 29, 2015
Many players have been asking about the microtransaction sets they've been seeing in the news coverage of the upcoming expansion. We've created a video to show one of these sets in more detail. Read More.

Hideout of the Week: Catarina's Asylum

Thursday, May 28, 2015
This video series showcases awesome hideouts that have been created by Path of Exile community members. This week's episode showcases an abandoned asylum created from the default Enlightened Hideout. Read More.

Shock Nova Revamped - Teaser Video!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
We've created a video to show the revamped version of the Shock Nova skill! The new version of the skill includes a new visual effect, a change to how the area of effect applies damage and it now has shock chance without requiring quality! Read More.

Divination Card Submission Process is Live!

Monday, May 25, 2015
We've launched the submission page for Divination Cards. Highgate Supporters can now submit their cards. It's on a first-come-first-served basis for what the cards turn in to - if you want a specific item, it's probably a good idea to get a submission in soon. If you'd like to buy a Highgate Pack to submit your own card, you can do so here. Thanks! Read More.

State of the Beta - Post #4

Monday, May 25, 2015
Hi, I'm Carl and I have been managing the Closed Beta for The Awakening. As part of the beta process, I will be providing a weekly State of the Beta news post. Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Saturday, May 23, 2015
Celebrate Deterministic Lockstep mode this weekend with some Stash Tab Bundle sales! 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 Unique Armour: The Restless Ward

Friday, May 22, 2015
Today we're unveiling another unique that we're adding to the Beta of The Awakening. This body armour, from supporter TheRestless, grants bonuses for accumulating Frenzy and Endurance charges and then lets you hold onto all your charges for a significantly longer duration. Read More.

New Server Locations for The Awakening Beta

Thursday, May 21, 2015
In today's Closed Beta updates, we've added some servers in new cities to give better coverage around America and Europe. You can now select servers in California, Washington D.C., Frankfurt or London, in addition to the existing servers in Texas, Amsterdam and Australia. These new locations should help reduce latency for more users. Read More.

Community Showcase #11

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
This week's post highlights some recent fan-song submissions, a guide to eating bananas, fan art and the recent State of Exile podcast featuring Balance and Game Designer, Carl! Read More.

Beta Patch Deployment

Monday, May 18, 2015
We're in the process of deploying the Closed Beta patch discussed yesterday. Because of substantial balance changes (including those to Unique Jewels), we're wiping the Beta realm. Read More.

State of the Beta - Post #3

Monday, May 18, 2015
Hi, I'm Carl and I have been managing the Closed Beta for The Awakening. As part of the beta process, I will be providing a weekly State of the Beta news post. This is the third such post. Read More.

Concept Art and Teaser Images!

Friday, May 15, 2015
Today we're showcasing some of the concept art that was created during the development of the upcoming The Awakening Expansion. We're also including two concept art images that are a teaser of what's to come! Read More.