News Archive

Preliminary Performance Improvement Results

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Yesterday we deployed the 2.3.3 update which included an experimental new performance improvement that you can opt into. Today's news post includes some of the results of this experiment so far. For more information about the nature of the improvements, check out this explanatory video. Read More.

San Francisco Fan Meet Up & Patch 2.3.3

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Chris and Jonathan are going to be in San Francisco next week to hold a press tour for the upcoming 2.4.0 expansion. If you're interested in meeting with two of the founders of Grinding Gear Games, they'll be hosting a fan meet-up on Sunday August 7th at 4pm (PST). If you're in or around the area, you should come on by! You might even get to see one of these. In other news, we'll be releasing 2.3.3 (with the experimental performance improvements) today! Read More.

Ascendancy and Prophecy Supporter Packs End Next Week!

Monday, August 1, 2016
The Prophecy and Ascendancy Supporter Packs end next week at midnight on August 11th (US time). We want to post a huge thank you to everyone who has supported the game and has made expansions like 2.4.0 possible! Read More.

Varied Prophecy Statistics

Sunday, July 31, 2016
For today's news we've rounded up some Prophecy Statistics to share with the community. They include the top ten prophecies players have completed, most popular uniques, top skills, boss kills and more! Read More.

Get Your Free Darkness Mystery Box When you Spend Points!

Thursday, July 28, 2016
This weekend we're launching a Darkness Mystery Box give-away when you spend any amount of points in the store. Yes, this totally means you can purchase a Mystery Box and receive another Mystery Box as a bonus gift from us! Read More.

Developer Interview - Hrishikesh - Game Designer

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Today we're continuing our series of interviews with developers who fulfil various roles in the company. This week we sat down with Hrishikesh, the newest member of the design team, and discussed his journey from designing the Cloak of Defiance as a member of the community, to designing content as a member of the Grinding Gear Games team. Read More.

The Darkness Mystery Box Soundtrack

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
The Darkness Mystery Boxes will go off sale in approximately five weeks when the Prophecy Leagues end on August 30th. To show our appreciation to everyone who has purchased a mystery box we're making the soundtrack of the Darkness Mystery Box trailer available for free download. Read More.

Performance Improvements in 2.3.3

Monday, July 25, 2016
Content Update 2.3.3 is a patch that's exclusively devoted to introducing a new performance feature for players to beta test. This feature should improve frame rate significantly where there is a lot action on the screen. Jonathan, our Technical Director, has created a video showing off the improvements that are possible. Read More.

Russian Garena User Account Migration

Monday, July 25, 2016
The Garena CIS (Russia) Path of Exile servers will shut down on August 29 due to Garena Russia ceasing all operations. Starting from that day, users will be able to use a web page to gain access to their CIS accounts on the Grinding Gear Games international Path of Exile realm. A full migration to our international servers will be available including all characters, items, purchased microtransactions and points balances. We look forward to welcoming these users to our server. Read More.

Improvements to the Website

Sunday, July 24, 2016
Earlier this year, we hired a second web developer. In the past, we've only had singular web developers working alone. While they've all been great, this has only been enough man-power to cover the essentials of what the website needs. Now that we have a second pair of hands, we've been able to work on more of the non-essential but good-to-have features! Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Saturday, July 23, 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%. We also have a sale on Regular->Premium upgrades the day after. Thanks again for the generous support! Read More.

New Microtransactions - Steam-powered Weapon and Iron Brand

Thursday, July 21, 2016
We've just released two new microtransactions: the Steam-powered Weapon Skin which applies to one handed melee weapons and the Iron Brand Helmet Effect which imbues a piece of headgear with a glowing-hot iron effect. Read More.

The Art of Path of Exile

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
In this last few months we've been working on collecting our concept art from past, present and future expansions to work into a complete Path of Exile Art book. We're excited to once again be working alongside Dynamite Entertainment who were involved with releasing our Path of Exile Graphic Novel. We have a teaser of some of the content that you can expect to see in the book when it's released early next year! Read More.

Content Update 2.3.2 has been deployed!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
The team have just deployed the 2.3.2 Content Update which contains bug fixes, new Divination Cards, 3D Art, chat improvements, a new item: Stacked Deck, and much more! Check out the full patch notes for more information. Read More.

ZiggyD's Community Unique Design - Names and Flavour Text

Monday, July 18, 2016
Last week saw the end of the third vote on our community designed unique, selecting one of the item's special properties. This week, we'll be asking for suggestions for the fourth vote: Item name and flavour text. We'll pick our favourites to be options in the next vote! Read More.

A Beginner's Guide to Racing

Monday, July 18, 2016
The Medallion Race Season launches this weekend! In preparation for this new season, we've put together a guide for players who are new to racing that further explains some of the Medallion Season Races and offers tips on how to progress quickly and keep your characters geared! Read More.

Chat Improvements in 2.3.2

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Next week we're deploying the 2.3.2 Content Update which contains new 3D art for some items, Divination Cards and some chat improvements! We've created a dramatisation of a player trade to display the new chat time stamps and improvements to the visibility of sent and received messages in conversation. Read More.

Upcoming Divination Cards in Content Update 2.3.2

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
2.3.2 is an upcoming content update that contains bug fixes, Divination Cards, new 3D art for existing items and much more! Today's news post is a preview of some of these new divination cards, including cards that redeem for Nemesis items, Beyond items, Rigwald items and other tantalising rewards. Read More.

Developer Q&A Answers Part 2

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
We recently asked the community for questions for our developers to answer. Last week we answered the first six pages of questions, and today we have another set for you. Read More.

Upcoming 3D Art from Content Update 2.3.2

Monday, July 11, 2016
2.3.2 is an upcoming content update that contains bug fixes, Divination Cards, new 3D art for existing items and much more. Today's news post is a preview of some of the items that have received 3D art for this update. Read More.