News Archive

Atlas of Worlds Fan Art Competition Highlights

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
We're still one week away from the Atlas of Worlds Fan Art Competition deadline. Although it is not over yet, we'd like to showcase some of the highlights from the competition so far. There's still time to get your submissions in for a chance at some amazing prizes! Read More.

Carnage Box Videos and Development Manifesto

Monday, September 26, 2016
Here it is! The second set of Carnage Mystery Box individual microtransaction videos. We also wanted to draw attention to a recent development manifesto, which confirms that we'll be restructuring Path of Exile's difficulty levels for the 3.0.0 expansion release next year. Read More.

The Plan for Upcoming 2.4.x Patches

Sunday, September 25, 2016
In addition to incremental patches like last week's 2.4.0g, we're also working on upcoming patches with specific content and features designed to augment and improve the Atlas of Worlds expansion. Today's news post highlights the key features and timeline for these patches. Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Saturday, September 24, 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%. Also, remember to check out this week's new microtransactions! Thanks again for the generous support! Read More.

New Microtransactions: Black Hole Vortex and Frost Bolt and Flare Discharge

Thursday, September 22, 2016
We have some new microtransactions for you! The 2.4.0g patch (deployed today) introduces three new skill effects: Black Hole Vortex, Black Hole Frost Bolt and Flare Discharge. Check out the full patch notes for 2.4.0g here. Read More.

Build of The Week S06E02 - Hitma47's BurningWarp Elementalist

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
We're proud to release the second episode of season six of Build of the Week. Today we'd like to present you the BurningWarp Elementalist, a level 91 Elementalist Witch in the Standard League that wreaks fiery havoc on anyone, or anything, in her path. Read More.

The Atlas of Worlds Supporter Pack Cloth Map

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Two of the Atlas of Worlds supporter packs include a special Cloth Map of the Atlas made from microfibre cloth. To demonstrate what it looks like and how large it is, we have made a video showing the cloth map in action! The initial shipment of 10,000 of these will be arriving within the next two weeks, and we intend to start shipping them out immediately when it does. To buy or upgrade your supporter pack, click here! Read More.

Atlas of Worlds Fan Art Competition

Monday, September 19, 2016
We know you've been waiting for it! Here it is, a fan art competition themed around our recent Atlas of Worlds expansion and the Essence challenge league. The competition starts today and runs for three weeks. Eight winners will receive one armour set of their choice from the prize list and the top three winners will receive the opportunity to use a portion of their fan art as a custom forum avatar! Read More.

Carnage Mystery Box Videos and Chris on The Lioneye's Watch Podcast

Sunday, September 18, 2016
The Carnage Mystery Box launch was a huge success! For today's news post we'd like to share the videos of each individual microtransaction with you. As there are several microtransactions in the box, we decided to split the videos into two news posts. Today we have the first half, and we're going to post the second half next week. Additionally, Chris participated in The Lioneye's Watch Podcast today, answering some questions about the Atlas of Worlds expansion and the Essence Challenge Leagues. Make sure to check it out! Read More.

New Microtransactions, Patch Notes and Manifesto

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Today's news post includes a new Development Manifesto about the Atlas system and also the 2.4.0f patch, which introduces bug fixes, the new /autoreply command, more 3D art for the Two-Toned Boots and eight amazing New Microtransactions! Read More.

Build of the Week S06E01: Insobyr's Volley Fire Barrage Deadeye

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
With the Atlas of Worlds release out of the way, we're happy to announce that the Build of the Week series is back! For our first episode of season six we have a level 92 Deadeye Ranger in the Standard League that lays waste to enemies with a Barrage of poisonous arrows. Read More.

ZiggyD's Community Unique Name and Flavour Text

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Ever wanted to design a unique item for Path of Exile? Here's your chance! The time has come for the fourth vote in our Community Designed Unique, where Grinding Gear Games, ZiggyD, and the community work together to design a unique item. The previous votes decided the base type, design goal, and one of the special bonuses on the item. This vote will decide the name and flavour text of the item, all of which are based on community suggestions! Read More.

Essence League Statistics

Monday, September 12, 2016
Atlas of Worlds and the Essence Challenge Leagues have been out for ten days now. We thought it would be a good time to reveal how many challenges have been completed and some data on what types of skills and unique items are being used in both the Essence and Hardcore Essence leagues. Read More.

Community Showcase

Sunday, September 11, 2016
We hope you had a great weekend playing Atlas of Worlds! Currently, our developers are hard at work going through reported issues to put together patches that address them. In the meantime, we have put together a selection of community assets that includes fan art, 3D art and handmade ceramic maps to share with you. Read More.

New Microtransactions - Bear Armour, Inua Totems Pet and the Shaper Portal

Thursday, September 8, 2016
We've just released new microtransactions! Feel the power of the Bear Armour Set, travel to maps using the Shaper Portal Effect and enjoy the company of the Inua Totems Pet in your journey through Wraeclast. Read More.

Patch Notes 2.4.0c

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
We have just deployed Patch 2.4.0c which contains many bug fixes and other improvements. Click here to see the full patch notes! Read More.

New Loading Screens and Wallpapers

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Atlas of Worlds introduced more than just a new endgame experience and the Essence Challenge League - it also added a new set of loading screens! We've made them available for you to download as wallpapers! Read More.

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

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 has posted their latest weekly Path of Exile news round-up, The Exiled Tribune. They posted the highlights of the news and other relevant topics from last week. If you're interested in checking it out, head on over to! They post their column at the beginning of each week! Read More.

Community Builds for New Players

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
The Atlas of Worlds expansion launched last weekend. If you're new to the game and still not sure about what build to play, we have some player-made build guides to share with you! This post includes a Skeleton Summoner build, a Warchief Totem build, a Cheap Firestorm build, a Lioneye's Glare based Cast on Crit build and a Staff-based critical strike build. Read More.

How the Atlas of Worlds Launch Went

Monday, September 5, 2016
Path of Exile: Atlas of Worlds launched two days ago! Other than the server memory issues during the first few hours, the launch went smoothly and our players have been enjoying the Essence Challenge Leagues and Atlas content! We have released two hotfix patches so far (here and here). Today we've just released Patch 2.4.0b which fixes over a dozen more problems such as the Nature's Boon issue and several crashes. Read More.