News Archive

The Darkshrine Events Have Begun!

Monday, November 2, 2015
The Darkshrine Events started a few hours ago. As we mentioned in our previous announcement, we're running a competition where users can submit their crazy experiences in the Darkshrine event. At the end of the event, prizes will be given based on the best submissions! Read More.

Patch 2.0.5 Patch Notes, Soulthirst Race Season Details, Last Day of Halloween Microtransactions!

Monday, November 2, 2015
Today we deployed the 2.0.5 Patch which included Eight New Divination Cards, some bug fixes, support for the upcoming Soulthirst Race Season and some new uniques that will be enabled one by one over the next few weeks. Read More.

The Awakening Supporter Packs End Soon - with Video!

Friday, October 30, 2015
The Awakening Supporter Packs will stop being sold on Friday the 13th of November. We've made a video to show off the perks of these packs. If you're interested in purchasing one or upgrading your current pack, you can do so here. Read More.

Community Showcase - Cosplay, Music, Videos and more!

Thursday, October 29, 2015
This week's community content round-up includes a death compilation, a near-death reaction, Catarina cosplay, a Dominus musical remix and a classic piece of fan art. Read More.

Build of the Week: DimenRush's Abyssal Cry Build!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
This week’s episode showcases a level 84 Scion that disintegrates entire packs at once using Abyssal Cry to create a chaotic chain reaction. This build uses only Unique and Magic items to take advantage of the Hidden Potential unique jewel which offers 25% increased chaos damage per magic item. Read More.

Upcoming Race Season Information

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
We're planning to start the next race season late next week. Today's news post is a summary of some of the changes we're making in this race season, and notes on a few that will be in later seasons. Read More.

Celebrate Halloween with the Witch Hat and Webbed Witch Hat!

Monday, October 26, 2015
We've released two new Halloween microtransactions that are available this week only: The Witch Hat and Webbed Witch Hat. The Webbed one features a spider that climbs around the hat while you wear it! They're only available this week - the sale will end on November 2nd! Read More.

Announcing the Five-week Darkshrine Events

Friday, October 23, 2015
Today's news post is about the experimental Darkshrine events that we are running from November 2 to December 7. There is both a Standard and a Hardcore event, and they bridge the gap between the Flashback events and the upcoming new challenge leagues. Read More.

2.0.4c Patch Notes and Deployment!

Thursday, October 22, 2015
We've just deployed the 2.0.4c Patch! It contains significant improvements to server performance, bandwidth usage, lockstep stuttering and disconnections and other bug fixes. Read More.

Build of the Week: Ludvator's Elemental Wand Totem Crit Blast

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
This week's episode showcases a level 83 Shadow in the Standard League that shatters high-level enemies using a pair of ranged attack totems.The character uses the Mantra of Flames jewel to gain damage from its buffs.Read More.

Upcoming Divination Cards: Voltaxic Rift, Drillneck and more!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
We've prepared another batch of Divination cards for your viewing! This lot of cards includes a corrupted Voltaxic Rift, Drillneck, Surgeon's Flask and more! We expect these cards to be released with the 2.0.5 patch late next week. Read More.

Development Manifesto: Enhancing Poison

Monday, October 19, 2015
Rory has written a manifesto post that discusses planned changes to the mechanics of poison and introduce tools to let dexterity-aligned attack characters use and specialize in poison without having to use daggers or a limited set of unique items. Read More.

One-month Flashback Events: Progress and Feedback

Friday, October 16, 2015
Today we deployed the 2.0.4b Patch - here are the patch notes. In other news, we've put together some progress statistics for how the Flashback events are going. We're also interested in hearing your feedback on the recent map changes! Read More.

2.0.4b Patch Notes

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Tomorrow we plan to deploy the 2.0.4.b patch. This patch includes some minor performance improvements and eight new Divination Cards. For more information, check the patch notes. Read More.

Build of the Week: Cast When Damage Taken - Extreme Edition

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
This week's episode showcases a level 86 Shadow in the Standard League that obliterates the contents of high tier maps despite having no active skills. Instead, it triggers its many skills by taking damage from drinking the Doedre’s Elixir unique flask. Read More.

Community Showcase - Jack in the Box, Brutus vs the Ranger and more!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
We've rounded up a selection of of community submitted content to share with you all. This week includes two fan-made videos, fan art, a poem and a solemnly-themed town hideout! Read More.

State of Exile Community Podcast - Episode 40 - Featuring Developers Chris and Carl

Monday, October 12, 2015
Chris and Carl appeared as guests on the State of Exile podcast this week to discuss the future of racing and upcoming changes to the game. The discussion covers topics including racing, divination cards, challenge league design and trading. Read More.

Development Manifesto: Challenge League Post-mortems

Friday, October 9, 2015
We have posted a Development Manifesto article about the design of challenge leagues. It describes what we learnt from each of the previous 12 challenge leagues, as well as some notes about what we'll be changing for the next pair. Read More.

Build of the Week: Asta's "Lioneye's Archery" Build!

Thursday, October 8, 2015
This week’s episode showcases a level 95 Tornado Shot Duelist that was originally created in the Tempest League. It was designed to shrug off incoming damage through massive of amounts of armour. The key to this build is the Lioneye’s Fall unique Jewel, which converts nearby melee passive skills into bow ones. Read More.

Divination Cards - The Cartographer, The Lich, The Hunter's Reward and More!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
We have 8 new Divination Cards that we are ready to share with you! While we don't currently have a firm date for their release, we're expecting to include them in the 2.0.4c patch. If you'd like to create your own Divination Card, check out the Highgate Pack. Read More.