News Archive

A Preview of Content Update 2.5.1 - Divination Cards and 3D Art

Dec 19, 2016 4:44:09 PM
Content Update 2.5.1 is scheduled to deploy this week and contains an update to the Divination Stash, many new Divination Cards, new 3D art, bug fixes and more! Today we're showing off the new Divination Cards and a sample of 3D art from this update. Read More.

An Update to the Divination Stash Tab

Dec 18, 2016 4:39:15 PM
Recently we introduced three new types of Stash Tabs and a Special Stash Tab Bundle that includes all three at a discounted price. Based on your feedback, we're adding a new feature to the Divination Stash Tab! Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Dec 17, 2016 2:25:22 AM
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 released many new microtransactions this week! Be sure to check out our Christmas Microtransactions, including the limited-time-only Yeti Mask! Thank you so much for your support! Read More.

Christmas Microtransactions!

Dec 15, 2016 4:38:15 PM
To celebrate the holiday season, we're releasing three new appropriately-themed microtransactions! Even though we're relaxing in the sun for Christmas here in New Zealand, for much of the world it's snowing! In the spirit of winter, we're introducing the Arctic Character Effect and Arctic Wings. We're also introducing the Christmas-exclusive Yeti Mask! Read More.

Original Path of Exile Comic Art

Dec 14, 2016 7:22:17 PM
Earlier this week we launched a Path of Exile Talent Competition that invites the community to share their talents for some exclusive prizes! Among these prizes are four original pieces of art from the Path of Exile comic. These are the original drawings that were then coloured and used in the comic. There is only one of each page in existence. Because this is such a rare and valuable prize we wanted to show off some of the other pages that were made and potentially up for grabs if you participate in the Talent Competition. Read More.

New Microtransactions - Lunaris Armour Set, Golden Parakeet, New Back Attachments

Dec 13, 2016 10:11:01 PM
We recently deployed Patch 2.5.0d that contains some small improvements to the game and four new microtransactions: the Lunaris Armour Set, Ghostflame Back Attachment and Hydra Back Attachment. Earlier this week also marked the one-year anniversary of our Brazilian community! To celebrate this we're introducing the Golden Parakeet pet that is modeled after one of their native parrots that festively displays the national colours of Brazil. Read More.

Path of Exile Talent Competition

Dec 12, 2016 4:48:02 PM
Do you have a hidden talent? Can you make Path of Exile-themed content with this talent? Now is your time to shine! We're launching an all-inclusive Path of Exile Talent Competition! Anything you can create that's Path of Exile-themed is welcome. Read More.

Developer Interview - Rian - Gameplay Programmer

Dec 11, 2016 11:48:49 PM
There are now more than ninety members of the Grinding Gear Games team and so many working parts that make Path of Exile what it is today. We have interviewed one of our gameplay programmers, Rian, to get some insight into who he is as a developer and the content he produces. Read More.

Content Update 2.5.0 Concept Art

Dec 8, 2016 3:02:54 PM
In Content Update 2.5.0 we released 55 new uniques, many of which you can view here. Along with their creepy flavour text, many of these new uniques also have some wicked 2D art. Today's news post reveals some of the concept art of some these uniques! Read More.

New Types of Stash Tabs!

Dec 7, 2016 4:16:24 PM
As Path of Exile grows, so too does the desire for new ways to store and organise your items. To help reduce the clutter, we've created three new types of Stash Tabs! Divination Stash Tabs, Essence Stash Tabs and Quad Stash Tabs are now available in the microtransaction store! We've also created a discounted bundle that includes all three new stash tabs! Read More.

Patch 2.5.0b / What Builds are GGG Playing?

Dec 6, 2016 10:57:17 PM
Tomorrow we're deploying Patch 2.5.0b that includes various bug fixes, an increase to the hover boxes on Breach chests to make them easier to click on and several other improvements. For more information, check out the full patch notes. We also talked to many members of the Grinding Gear Games team to find out what build they're playing in the Breach League! Read More.

New Uniques Discovered So Far!

Dec 5, 2016 8:58:00 PM
In Content Update 2.5.0 we introduced 55 new unique items to the game. We revealed some of these ahead of time and the community has been working hard to uncover the remaining ones. In case you've missed any of the reveals so far, we've put all of the publicly-known uniques into one place for your reference. Read More.

Content Update 2.5.0 Launch Summary

Dec 4, 2016 8:42:20 PM
The launch of Content Update 2.5.0 and the Breach Challenge League over the weekend went extremely well! We are proud to announce that this has officially been our most successful update so far. Not only have we completely destroyed past player concurrency numbers but a huge portion of those players have noted the smoothness of the launch and are really enjoying the new Breach mechanics! Read More.

The Stormcaller Mystery Box

Dec 3, 2016 2:04:13 PM
We've just released the Stormcaller Mystery Box which will be on sale until the end of the Breach Challenge League. Each box grants you one random Stormcaller-themed microtransaction, with value equal to at least that of the box (30 points). There are 36 awesome prizes to win including two armour sets, a new back attachment and other new effects! Check out this video compilation of all the microtransactions contained in the Stormcaller Mystery Box! Read More.

Breach is now live!

Dec 2, 2016 3:59:45 PM
The Breach Challenge Leagues and Content Update 2.5.0 are now live! We have an unprecedented amount of players online right now and we're completely stoked by the turnout for this league! If you're enjoying the Breach league, please consider purchasing one of our new Breach Supporter Packs. Thank you so much for your support! We hope you have a blast playing the new content! Read More.

Character Slot Sale - Last Day for Mystery Boxes - Breach Launches Tomorrow!

Dec 1, 2016 9:17:37 PM
Content Update 2.5.0 and the Breach Challenge Leagues launch tomorrow! We have all the information you need to know about what happens when the update launches tomorrow. In the meantime, we're running a sale on extra character slots! It's also your last chance to get a Carnage Mystery Box. You can also get a free Carnage Mystery Box when you spend points in the store. Read More.

ZiggyD Reveals Upcoming Jewels!

Nov 30, 2016 11:11:02 PM
In Content Update 2.5.0 we're releasing four new unique jewels, three Primordial Jewels and one limited-use jewel that rewards you for having multiple Primordial Jewels socketed in your passive tree. ZiggyD has created a video that showcases the possibilities that are created by using these new jewels in conjunction with the upcoming damage buffs to Golems! Read More.

Item Filter and Skill Tree Information for 2.5.0

Nov 30, 2016 4:27:50 PM
Content Update 2.5.0 and the Breach Challenge Leagues launch in less than two days! We know you're all eager to get prepared before the launch, so we've assembled the necessary item filter and skill tree data to get you on your way. This will be particularly useful for creators of build guides and item filters! Read More.

Content Update 2.5.0 Patch Notes

Nov 29, 2016 7:48:32 PM
Content Update 2.5.0 and the Breach Challenge leagues launch this weekend! Alongside many other improvements, this update includes new unique items, new challenges and rewards, adjustments to Master Missions, and our new 64-bit Path of Exile client that uses DirectX 11! For more information, check out the full patch notes. Read More.

Breach League Challenges and Rewards

Nov 28, 2016 8:58:23 PM
The Breach Challenge Leagues launch on December 2nd alongside Content Update 2.5.0. There are forty challenges to test yourself against for exclusive rewards. Completing thresholds of these challenges can earn you the Breach Footprints, Breach Portal Effect and Demonic Wings. Interested? Check out the full news post to view the challenges! Read More.