News Archive

Build of the Week: Dark Pact Necromancer

Sep 20, 2017 7:27:56 PM
In this episode of Build of the Week, we're showcasing a build that uses Dark Pact, Soul Mantle and the Self Flagellation Jewel to melt map bosses while keeping you very safe. Check out the full episode for more information about this build and how it works. Read More.

Making Concept Art and Overcoming Creativity Blocks - George Lovesy

Sep 19, 2017 7:09:18 PM
Two weeks ago, many of our staff attended the New Zealand Game Developer's Conference here in Auckland. While most of the team were attendees, there were also several members who held their own talks. One of our concept artists, George, spoke about his process for making different types of concept art, and how to overcome creativity blocks. We were very interested in his perspective and found that his talk may provide some insight to our community. Read More.

Daily Deal Feedback

Sep 18, 2017 7:54:07 PM
In June of this year, we changed the way we run daily deals. Due to the amount of microtransactions now available, it was becoming increasingly difficult to feature every microtransaction in the daily deal rotation on a regular basis. Because of this we've opted to make several microtransactions available in each daily deal. We've received a lot of positive feedback about this change and we would love to get your feedback about how we can further improve Daily Deals, the Watchlist and more! Read More.

The Fall of Oriath Fan Art Competition

Sep 17, 2017 7:54:27 PM
The new content introduced in The Fall of Oriath has inspired some of our players to create amazing artwork. We'd love to see more of your talented fan art, so we've decided to launch a fan art competition themed around The Fall of Oriath expansion. The competition will run for four weeks. The winners will receive lots of great prizes including microtransactions, signed Path of Exile comics and Chaos Orb T-shirts. The top three winners will be rewarded with the opportunity to have their fan art as a custom forum avatar! Read More.

New Microtransactions - Raven Armour Set, Demon King Shield and more!

Sep 14, 2017 9:41:47 PM
This morning we deployed a big patch for the Xbox One version of Path of Exile. We also deployed the 3.0.1e patch for the PC version that fixes some issues and crashes. In addition, we've just released a set of new microtransactions to the store! Check out the new Raven Armour Set, Demon King Shield, Dusk Weapon Effect, Reptilian Wings and Lightning Eyes. You can view them in the store here. Read More.

Build of the Week: Chin Sol Trapnel Shot

Sep 13, 2017 9:59:42 PM
In this episode of Build of the Week, we're showcasing Baldersh's Shadow that combines Chin Sol, Shrapnel Shot and the Trap Support to create an effective character that deals massive burst damage while staying out of harm's way. Check out the full episode for more information about this build and how it works. Read More.

Harbinger League Area Statistics

Sep 12, 2017 7:46:43 PM
Every league we comb through data for useful takeaways to help us further improve Path of Exile. Last week we looked at player-centric data to see which uniques and skills were most popular in the Harbinger leagues. Today we're looking at which areas are the most popular, most deadly, and most time consuming. Read More.

Microtransaction Concept Art

Sep 11, 2017 8:22:40 PM
Since the release of The Fall of Oriath we've introduced many new microtransactions that have been well received in the community. We also shared insight into the development process of the Ultimate Chaos Armour Set which included many pictures of the armour set in progress. Since both of these have generated some community interest, we've decided to share some concept art from recently introduced microtransactions as well as a sneak peek of an upcoming shield. Read More.

Community Showcase

Sep 10, 2017 9:06:52 PM
Our players never cease to amaze us with their talent and fan art inspired by Path of Exile. We've assembled some of the recent fan art submissions including graphic art, music, handcrafted items and tattoos to share with you today. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do! Read More.

New Microtransactions - Pitch Black Armour Set, Cloaks, Shields and more!

Sep 8, 2017 12:08:17 AM
We're glad to announce that several new microtransactions are now available in the store! These new microtransactions include the Pitch Black Armour Set, Scarecrow Helmet Skin, Stormcaller and Dun Shield Skins, the Colossus Sword, Thrasher Gloves Skin and a collection of new Hooded Cloaks in eight different colours! Check them out here! Read More.

Build of the Week: Doryani's Fist Thunderpunch

Sep 6, 2017 7:37:24 PM
In this episode of Build of the Week, we're showcasing zazoumar's unarmed Marauder build that utilises the Doryani's Fist unique gloves and the Cast on Melee Kill Support gem. This build deals pure lightning damage and demolishes enemies in a single punch. Which, around here, has earned it the nickname "Thunderpunch". Check out the full episode for more information about this build and how it works. Read More.

Harbinger League Statistics

Sep 5, 2017 11:17:48 PM
Every league we take a look at a wide range of player data to help us plan future content. We like to share some of this data with the community, as it also provides a nice snapshot of a league's metagame and may be of interest to you. Today's post includes how many challenges have been completed and which unique items and skills are being used most commonly. Read More.

The Ultimate Chaos Armour Set - An Insight into the Development Process

Sep 4, 2017 8:02:35 PM
When we released the Chaos and Order Mystery Box we received a huge amount of positive feedback about the Ultimate Chaos and Pure Light Armour Sets featured in that box. We are really happy with how these sets turned out and wanted to shed some light into the design and development process used when creating microtransactions. Read More.

Hideout Showcase

Sep 3, 2017 9:26:40 PM
It's been a while since we've shared some awesome hideouts created by our community! We've picked some of the recent submissions from the Hideouts forum and have created some screenshots to share with you today. Read More.

Super Stash Sale - All Stash Tabs on Sale This Weekend!

Sep 1, 2017 12:00:51 AM
This weekend we're holding another Super Stash Sale where we're discounting every type of stash tab. Everything has been discounted from Premium Stash Tab Bundles, Premium Upgrades, Currency Tabs to the new Premium Quad, Divination and Essence Stash Tabs. Check out the full selection of this weekend's specials here. Read More.

New Microtransactions - Desert Armour Set, Radiant Scorching Ray, Helmets and more!

Aug 31, 2017 6:46:43 PM
We've just released new microtransactions, including a new Desert Armour Set, the Radiant Scorching Ray and Archon Determination Skill Effects, five helmet skins and the Feather Plume Back Attachment! Check them out in store here. Read More.

Build of the Week: Seven-Aura Necromancer

Aug 30, 2017 8:03:35 PM
We're kicking off the first episode of Build of the Week Season Seven with the Seven-Aura Necromancer Skeleton Mage build by KTMetis. Unconventionally, this build uses a whopping seven auras which provide powerful support for your party members while remaining extremely effective during solo-play. With so many Skeleton Mages casting spells out on the battlefield, this build makes an impact both visually and against your enemies. Check out the full episode for more information about this build and how it works. Read More.

Winners of the Well-dressed Exile Competition

Aug 29, 2017 7:46:35 PM
Two weeks ago we launched the Well-dressed Exile competition where players could compete with and without microtransactions to create the best look for some awesome prizes, including the ultimate prize, having your look recreated as a Rogue Exile to be immortalised in Path of Exile forever! With almost 3,000 submissions, the competition was fierce, but the winners have been selected! Check them out. Read More.

Discovering the Harbinger Language

Aug 28, 2017 11:24:19 PM
The Harbinger Challenge League is unique in that alongside its game mechanics, we also introduced a new decipherable language. The community has been collaborating in an effort to decipher the meaning behind the Harbinger Glyphs. We wanted to share these efforts with the wider community and look further into the language, the design behind it and to give some hints about its hidden secrets. Read More.

The Pale Council Uniques - An Insight into the Design Process

Aug 27, 2017 7:54:15 PM
In Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath, we reworked the Pale Council rewards and added four new unique items. Hrishi is one of our game designers, who you may better know as the community member who made the Cloak of Defiance Unique. He's written this post to outline his thoughts on the design of these new unique items to give you an insight into the development process. Read More.