News Archive

New Microtransactions in Tomorrow's 1.2.3b Update

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
We're putting together a small 1.2.3b update that will probably be deployed tomorrow. It primarily includes the first steps of the process that will allow Grandmaster Supporters to export their characters for inclusion in the Hall of Grandmasters. One other aspect of this patch is that we're adding nine new microtransaction item skins (eight weapon skins and a shield skin). Today's news post contains videos of those nine new skins. We'll post more information about the patch tomorrow! Read More.

Build of the Week Season 3 Episode 5: Hegemony's Era Crit Knockback Staff Duelist

Monday, September 29, 2014
Gamespot have posted our fifth episode of this season of Build of the Week which showcases a build where the creator of the character (Hegemony) is a high-tier supporter who has been allowed to design a unique item. His build uses this item and some clever tricks to create a very powerful character. Check out his build guide here. Read More.

Content Update 1.2.3 Has Been Deployed!

Monday, September 29, 2014
After several weeks of development, we've deployed Content Update 1.2.3. This patch included three new cosmetic pets - check them out! Read More.

1.2.3 Patch Notes

Thursday, September 25, 2014
We're planning to deploy Content Update 1.2.3 on Monday (NZ Time). We've posted its patch notes here for you to read in the meantime. Read More.

Hideout of the Week Episode 1: The Cavernous Library

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Hideout of the Week is a new video series that showcases awesome Hideouts created by Path of Exile community members. This week's hideout is a library that has been entirely changed to look like a cave! You can find out more information from the author's thread here. Read More.

1.2.3 Timeline and Other News

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
In order to give our Quality Assurance department enough time with Content Update 1.2.3, we've pushed its deployment back to Monday, NZ time. We expect to be able to post its full patch notes on Friday, so you'll be able to plan around its changes over the weekend. Read More.

Build of the Week Season 3 Episode 4: Multi-aura Blood Magic Summoner

Monday, September 22, 2014
Gamespot have posted our fourth episode of Build of the Week which showcases a modern summoner character created in Forsaken Masters. The build uses the Blood Magic keystone passive to apply many auras to the character's life total, forcing the "low life" status permanently. Check out his build guide here. Read More.

State of Exile Podcast and New 1.2.3 Screenshots

Monday, September 22, 2014
The fifteenth episode of the community State of Exile podcast was recorded today. It's in two parts, the second of which has Carl and Rory from our balance department as guest speakers. Part One is here and Part Two is here. In other news, we've released five new screenshots from the 1.2.3 patch (One Two Three Four Five). All of these screenshots show a new type of enemy skill (internally called "Beacons") that cause objects to be placed randomly that explode a few seconds later. In these screenshots, they are being used in some Haku mission variations. Read More.

Information about Next Week's 1.2.3 Content Update

Thursday, September 18, 2014
We're planning to deploy the 1.2.3 Content Update late next week. Today's news post includes some information about what's intended for the update, but shouldn't be treated as full patch notes. There are many other changes that aren't included in this post. Read More.

Schedule for last 12 hours of Marathon Sale

Thursday, September 18, 2014
The Hourly Deals Marathon Sale mentioned yesterday is half way through and is doing really well! Now that each deal has appeared once and will repeat in the same order, we're publishing a schedule of the deals so that you can plan to be online at the right time for the one you want, if you missed it so far. Read More.

24 Hour Marathon Sale Tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Tomorrow, from 9am PST (4am NZ time), we'll be discounting a microtransaction by 50% every hour for 24 hours! To give people two chances at each effect, we've selected 12 microtransactions and will be repeating the set twice (so if you miss out on one, just check back again 12 hours later). They cover a lot of popular weapon effects, wings and helmet effects. Deep discounts on the most popular microtransactions like these don't come along often! Read More.

Build of the Week Season 3 Episode 3: Chin Sol Three Dragons Damage-over-time Ranger

Monday, September 15, 2014
Gamespot have posted our third episode of Build of the Week which showcases a Chin Sol Three Dragons Damage-over-time Ranger created by rrtson. Check out his build guide here - it's really well written. Read More.

Upcoming 1.2.3 Pets

Monday, September 15, 2014
We're tentatively aiming to have Content Update 1.2.3 ready by late next week. In addition to other features that we'll be talking about later, we're including three new purchasable pets! Check out videos of the Blue Land Crab, Formosan Deer and Nursery Web Spider. Pets have been incredibly popular now that you can unleash them in hideouts in last week's 1.2.2 update. Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Sales

Saturday, September 13, 2014
We are running three sales on Stash Tabs 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%. On Monday, Single Premium Tabs are discounted by 25%. Thanks again for the generous support! Read More.

1.2.2b Patch

Friday, September 12, 2014
We're deploying a 1.2.2b patch to fix a few issues with today's 1.2.2 deploy. Thanks for your patience! One feature that people are enjoying in today's patch is the ability to unleash pets in your hideout. We've seen some pretty awesome hideouts with large collections of pets so far. Someone purchased over 100 Wetas! If you haven't checked out the three new skill effects in 1.2.2, they're over here. Read More.

1.2.2 Deployment and Item Issue

Friday, September 12, 2014
We have deployed Content Update 1.2.2 - it's patch notes are here. We quickly noticed that some crafted items were unable to be loaded due to a bug in the patch. We shut the realm down and fixed the problem. The items that were affected have been restored to remove-only stash tabs. Other than this issue, we hope you enjoy the 1.2.2 patch! Read More.

Content Update 1.2.2 Patch Notes and Screenshot

Thursday, September 11, 2014
We've posted the patch notes for tomorrow's 1.2.2 Content Update. One of the new features is that microtransaction portal effects now apply to portals created by Map Devices. We've posted a screenshot of this for you to check out. Read More.

Showcase your Hideouts!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Since the release of Forsaken Masters, players have been constructing awesome and elaborate Hideouts. We've seen some really clever designs and are keen to start showcasing our favourite ones. We're planning to release a weekly video (probably around a minute or so long) that displays our favourite hideout that we saw that week. We've created a Forum for you to share your hideouts with each other. We'll choose hideouts that either look awesome or use decorations in clever ways. Please include pictures of your hideout in your thread and feel free to explain why you designed your hideout the way you did. We're looking forward to seeing more of your designs! Read More.

GameSpot Presents Build of the Week Season 3 Episode 2: Dual-Curse "Pledge of Hands" Arc Build

Monday, September 8, 2014
Gamespot are hosting our second episode of Build of the Week, which is now live. This episode showcases a Dual-Curse "Pledge of Hands" Arc Witch created by FoxTactics. He has posted a build guide here. This build packs quite a punch considering it was created from items found in the first 10 days of new challenge leagues. Read More.

Miscellaneous News Roundup

Monday, September 8, 2014
With the release of Content Update 1.2.2 later this week, there are a handful of minor news topics to talk about. Click through for more information! Read More.