News Archive

1.2.0c Patch Notes and Supporter Pack Signed Art

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
We've deployed update 1.2.0c - its patch notes are here. Some of the Forsaken Masters Supporter Packs contain sets of signed concept art (from Path of Exile's past, present and future) that we ship out to Master and Grandmaster supporters. We've started preparing these packs for signing and shipping. We expect to start sending them out late this week or early next week. You'll receive an email as we ship your pack. Read More.

New Player Concurrency Record, 1.2.0c Preview and State of Exile Podcast

Monday, August 25, 2014
Over the weekend we hit a new record of 154,300 users playing Path of Exile simultaneously! We're currently preparing a 1.2.0c patch (likely to be deployed tomorrow) which includes a lot of improvements to the Forsaken Masters experience. For example, you'll now be able to sell items to vendors in other people's hideouts, which will make mapping a lot more convenient! Read More.

Weekend News Update (Stash Tab Sales, Server Stability, Concurrency Record, Beyond Updates)

Saturday, August 23, 2014
We are running two sales on Stash Tab Bundles this weekend! 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! Click through for more information about what we've been working on this weekend. Read More.

1.2.0b Patch Notes and Player Concurrency Record

Friday, August 22, 2014
After a small serverside hotfix yesterday, we released a larger 1.2.0b patch today to address some more post-launch bugs and balance issues. With the release of Forsaken Masters and the recent opening of Garena's Taiwanese servers, Path of Exile is hitting all-time records of player concurrency! Last night we had a total of 117,500 players playing simultaneously. We're really looking forward to seeing how high we can push it over the weekend. Read More.

Forsaken Masters is Live!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
We released the Forsaken Masters expansion an hour ago and were met with an immense flood of users. For the third release in a row, the player numbers were high enough to kill our website but leave the game servers intact. Player concurrency has already broken Sacrifice of the Vaal records and is still going up! Thanks for your enthusiasm and kind words. Enjoy Forsaken Masters and remember to invite some friends to play with you. We've ordered a lot more servers to fill! Read More.

Official Forsaken Masters Patch Notes and Deployment Timeline

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
We've posted the Forsaken Masters Patch Notes here. The expansion will be released approximately 16 hours from the time of this post. When the countdown reaches 2 hours to go (8am NZ time), we will shut down the game servers and set up the ability to pre-patch the expansion. You'll be able to join a queue until the countdown reaches zero. See you then! Read More. Zana, Master Cartographer Reveal and Developer Walkthrough

Monday, August 18, 2014
IGN has posted two videos: A Forsaken Masters Developer Walkthrough and the Zana, Master Cartographer Teaser Trailer. Check them out here! This news post contains an explanation of how Zana's missions and crafting work! Read More.

Rampage and Beyond Challenges and their Prizes

Monday, August 18, 2014
Later this week, we're releasing Forsaken Masters and are starting the new Rampage and Beyond challenge leagues. These leagues contain eight difficult challenges. Today's news post reveals full details of what those challenges are and their prizes! Read More.

Arcane and Vampiric Armour Pack Weekend Sales

Saturday, August 16, 2014
Forsaken Masters is almost upon us! We're running a sale on Armour Skin Packs over the weekend. For the first 24 hours (Saturday, Pacific Time), we'll be discounting the Arcane Armour Pack by 23.6%. On Sunday, The Vampiric Armour Pack will be on sale with a similar discount. Thanks for all your support! We've also assembled a list of all of the videos for Forsaken Masters that we've released so far. Click through to check them out. Read More.

Massively Reveals: Tora, Master of the Hunt and Beyond League

Thursday, August 14, 2014
We've previously unveiled five of the seven Forsaken Masters. Today, Massively has exclusively revealed our sixth master: Tora, Master of the Hunt. Their article includes exclusive screenshots, a minute-long teaser trailer for Tora and the first information about our upcoming Beyond Challenge League. Check it out! Read More.

Path of Exile has launched in Taiwan!

Thursday, August 14, 2014
One hour ago, we launched a Taiwanese Path of Exile realm with our partner, Garena Online. Featuring a full Traditional Chinese translation and local Taiwanese servers, this realm is a great place for our Taiwanese community to invite their friends who previously weren't able to play our English version. If you're from Taiwan, check it out! Read More.

IncGamers and OnRPG reveal Vagan, Weaponmaster

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The fifth of the Forsaken Masters has been revealed! and have both posted coverage of Vagan, Weaponmaster (including the fifth Master teaser video). Check it out! Read More.

Path of Exile: Forsaken Masters Trailer

Monday, August 11, 2014
We'd like to thank for hosting the official Path of Exile: Forsaken Masters Trailer! Read More.

One Month Race Winners and Infographic

Monday, August 11, 2014
Our two one-month races concluded over the weekend. We've created an infographic with data from the two leagues. We've also determined the random winners of the various random prizes from the events! Read More.

Forsaken Masters Supporter Packs!

Friday, August 8, 2014
To celebrate the upcoming release of Path of Exile: Forsaken Masters, we've created a set of new Supporter Packs that are exclusive to this expansion! These contain Master Armour Sets, Back Attachments, special Banners for your Hideouts, new Forum Titles, Signed Concept Art and of course, piles of points. Our highest tier pack, the Grandmaster Supporter Pack, allows you to immortalise your character in the Hall of Grandmasters Unique Map. Thank you so much for your continued support which makes it possible for our team to continue working on expansions like Forsaken Masters. Now go check out the packs! Read More. Reveals: Catarina, Master of the Dead and Rampage League

Thursday, August 7, 2014
So far we've unveiled three of the seven Forsaken Masters. Today, has exclusively revealed our fourth master: Catarina, Master of the Dead. Their article includes exclusive screenshots, a minute-long teaser trailer for Catarina and the first information about our upcoming Rampage Challenge League. Check it out! Read More.

Teaser Video for Haku, Armourmaster

Thursday, August 7, 2014
Today we have another video from Forsaken Masters - a teaser for Haku, Armourmaster showing his hideout, crafting, mission variations and more. We've now released videos for Vorici, Haku and Elreon. Read More.

Teaser Video for Vorici, Master Assassin

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Last week we announced our August expansion, Forsaken Masters, and revealed two of the Masters. Today we have released a teaser video for one of those two - Vorici, Master Assassin. Read More.

Gamespot Reveals: Elreon, Loremaster

Monday, August 4, 2014
We unveiled two of the seven Forsaken Masters last week. Today, Gamespot has exclusively revealed our third master: Elreon, Loremaster. Their article includes excerpts from an interview about Forsaken Masters, exclusive screenshots and a minute-long teaser trailer for Elreon. Check it out! Read More.

Screenshot of Forsaken Masters Socket Crafting

Sunday, August 3, 2014
Many users have been asking for more information on how the crafting UI works in Forsaken Masters. Today's screenshot shows Vorici's Socket Crafting window. We're still iterating on the phrasing, costs and layout of these options. Read More.