News Archive

Hall of Grandmasters Development Update 3

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Grandmaster Supporters have been busy submitting characters for the Hall of Grandmasters Unique Map. We've been testing character importation and have recorded a video showing a work-in-progress fight against one Grandmaster. Eventually you'll be facing several at once! We're very pleased with how this encounter has turned out so far. As you can see in the video, the Grandmaster behaves a lot like a real player. For previous news about the Hall of Grandmasters, check out Development Update 1 and Development Update 2. Read More.

Build of the Week Season 3 Episode 6: Leap Slam Dyadus Ignite Shadow

Monday, October 6, 2014
Gamespot have posted our sixth episode of this season of Build of the Week which showcases a build which uses two copies of the same Unique Axe in different hands combined with an inferno of fire damage to create a devastating character that leaps from one enemy to the next, setting them on fire as it goes. Check out his build guide here. Read More.

Race Season Nine Preliminary Information

Monday, October 6, 2014
Many players have been asking about Race Season Nine. We're not yet ready to post the full details, but we've prepared today's news post to share some information about the season. Note that anything mentioned in this post could be changed by the time it's released, because we're still testing it aggressively. Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Saturday, October 4, 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! Read More.

Hideout of the Week Episode 2: Nature Will Take Over Everything

Thursday, October 2, 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 Lush Hideout that is very elaborately decorated. You can find out more information from the author's thread here. Read More.

1.2.3b Patch Notes and Hall of Grandmasters Development Update 2

Thursday, October 2, 2014
We've deployed update 1.2.3b! As mentioned before, there are a variety of new item skins to check out in this patch. The rest of today's news post is an update on the status of the Hall of Grandmasters. Read More.

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.