News Archive

Hideout of the Week: The Scarlet Corsair

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Hideout of the Week is a video series that showcases awesome Hideouts created by Path of Exile community members. This week's hideout is a small port for a ship called The Scarlet Corsair which captures the rugged nature of a pirate's life. You can find out more information from the author's thread here. Read More.

Patch 1.3.1 has been Deployed!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
We've successfully deployed patch 1.3.1, which introduces the Hall of the Grandmasters Unique Map and many other changes. Click here to read its patch notes. This patch contained two new microtransactions - the Seraph Bow Skin and the Verdant Blink and Mirror Arrow Effect. You should also check out the new Season Eleven Race Rewards! Read More.

1.3.1 Patch, New Microtransaction Videos, Unique Item Preview and Design Process

Monday, February 2, 2015
We're expecting to deploy patch 1.3.1 tomorrow. We will release the full patch notes during the deployment countdown. In the meantime, today's news update includes new microtransaction videos, our current unique design plan for Act Four and information about our next Race and PvP seasons. Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Saturday, January 31, 2015
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.

Build of the Week Season 4 Episode 4: Vaal Molten Shell Scold's Cycloner

Friday, January 30, 2015
We've posted Season 4 Episode 4 of Build of the Week. This week's build is a very cool combo - it uses Vaal Molten Shell and the Scold's Bridle unique helmet to constantly explode itself while using Cyclone to kill monsters. For more information, check out the author's build guide here! Read More.

Community Showcase #3

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Thank you to everyone who has been submitting their creative works to our community! It's been great to see what you guys come up with. Today's Community Showcase includes two pieces of fan art, a satirical Atziri-kill guide and a highlight. Read More.

Hall of Grandmasters Development Update 6

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The Hall of the Grandmasters map will be introduced in patch 1.3.1 which we're currently planning to deploy early next week at the latest. We've assembled this news piece to give you an insight into what's coming and an overview of the development process. Read More.

Hideout of the Week Season 2 Episode 3: Tranquil Battle-Scarred Hideout

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Hideout of the Week is a video series that showcases awesome Hideouts created by Path of Exile community members. This week's hideout is a Battle-Scarred Hideout created by community member ChestyPuller and transforms Vagan's Hideout into a place of peaceful solitude. You can find out more information from the author's thread here. Read More.

Patch 1.3.1 Update and new Bow Microtransactions!

Sunday, January 25, 2015
While the rest of the team is working hard on Act 4, we've prepared a few updates for patch 1.3.1 which we're expecting to deploy before the end of the week. It will include two new uniques items designed by our supporters, balance changes to Bloodlines mods, PvP skill and preconstructed character balance changes, and the Hall of the Grandmasters Map! Read More.

Koala Pet for Sale - Australia Day Only!

Sunday, January 25, 2015
Today's Australia Day, so we're celebrating with an exclusive pet that's only available today. Based on Charan's Plummeting Ursa monster, we're selling a grey Koala Pet and will be contributing 10% of the proceeds towards the Australian Koala Foundation to help preserve the species. Thanks for your support! Click here to see a video of the Koala Pet in action. Read More.

Build of the Week Season 4 Episode 3, Challenge Completion Progress and Australia Day Teaser

Friday, January 23, 2015
We've posted Season 4 Episode 3 of Build of the Week. This week's episode showcases a build from LordSidro, the player who won seven out of sixteen Swiss tournaments, the American Invitational and its grudge match last season. For more information, check out his build guide here! Read More.

Path of Exile Digital Comic Issue #3 Now for Sale!

Thursday, January 22, 2015
We're proud to announce that Issue #3 of the Path of Exile comic has been released in digital form! It's available as a standalone purchase or in a bundle with an exclusive microtransaction set - the Gem-powered Armour Set (featuring a back attachment, gloves, boots, helmet and body armour). Read More.

Hideout of the Week Season 2 Episode 2: Watergate Hamlet

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Hideout of the Week is a video series that showcases awesome Hideouts created by Path of Exile community members. This week's hideout is called the Watergate Hamlet and depicts an amazingly detailed town. It's one of our favourite episodes so far! You can find out more information from the author's thread here. Read More.

Race Season Ten Prizes, Patch 1.3.0k and Cheating

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
After four weeks of intense competition, Race Season Ten has come to an end. We've awarded the alternate art Demigod's Eye prizes for the players who placed in the top 20 by points or as one of the first three of each class in Signature events. While much of the news focus has been on PvP recently, this was a very successful race season and we're planning to share the competitive limelight with further race seasons. We'll be announcing details of Race Season Eleven in early February. We also deployed the 1.3.0k patch today. Its patch notes are here. Read More.

PvP Season One has Finished!

Monday, January 19, 2015
PvP Season One is complete! The invitationals went really well. We'll be publishing them on our YouTube channel in a few days. In the meantime you can watch VODs of Europe here and America here. Thanks to our sponsors (Razer and Karma Koin) and to our community commentators GreenDude and WillyWonka. Congratulations to SirEdwards and Monstacookie, the winners of the European Invitational and to Lordsidro and lapiz, the winners of the American one. Prizes will be distributed tomorrow. Alternate Art Talismans of the Victor will be given to all Invitational participants and to the top 20 players on the overall Season Points ladder. Read More.

Season One America PvP Invitational!

Saturday, January 17, 2015
At 5pm PST on Sunday (2pm NZT Monday, 2am CET Monday), we'll be hosting the America portion of our Season One PvP Invitational on our Twitch Channel. The event will be commentated by streamer-extraordinaire WillyWonka and PvP-expert GreenDude! It's a double-elimination tournament that will crown a Standard and Hardcore champion, then host a grudge match that decides which league is better at PvP. The European invitational was held one day earlier and you can see its results/VOD here. Today's news post will serve as the thread for the American tournament, showing the invitees and the brackets they are playing in. We'll be updating it as it plays out! Read More.

Season One Europe PvP Invitational!

Saturday, January 17, 2015
At 7pm CET on Saturday (7am NZT Sunday, 10am PST Saturday), we hosted the Europe portion of our Season One PvP Invitational on our Twitch Channel. The event was commentated by streamer-extraordinaire WillyWonka and PvP-expert GreenDude! It's a double-elimination tournament that crowns a Standard and Hardcore champion, then hosts a grudge match that decides which league is better at PvP. The American invitational will be held one day later (5pm PST Sunday, which is 2pm NZT Monday or 2am CET). Today's news post will serve as the thread for the tournament, showing the invitees and the brackets they are playing in. Read More.

Community Showcase #2 and Patch News

Friday, January 16, 2015
We're pleased with the interest our Community Showcase forum has received so far. This week's showcase is a roundup from various sections of our community. It includes fan art, fan fiction and a 'Lemon Challenge' video made by one of our community streamers. We look forward to seeing what you guys come up with next! Read More.

Build of the Week Season 4 Episode 2: Ghudda's Ground Slam Duelist

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
This week's Build of the Week episode is hosted by GameTrailers! It features a Ground Slam duelist from our community's prolific build-creator Ghudda. For more information, check out his build guide here. Read More.

Announcing the PvP Season One America and Europe Invitationals

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
This weekend we'll be hosting two invitational tournaments that conclude our first PvP season. The European invitational tournament will be held at 7pm CET on Saturday January 17. This is 10am PST on Saturday or 7am Sunday in the NZST timezone. The American invitational tournament will be held at 5pm PST on Sunday January 18. This is 2am Monday CET or 2pm Monday in the NZST timezone. These tournaments will last approximately 2-3 hours and will be double-elimination tournaments with commentary provided by our community members WillyWonka and GreenDude. Each tournament will result in a Standard and a Hardcore winner being found, with those winners then fighting a grudge match against each other. The invitationals will be streamed live on our Twitch channel. Read More.