News Archive

The Fall of Oriath: New Concept Art

Jun 4, 2017 10:24:47 PM
We are just days away from the start of the Beta for The Fall of Oriath, but we still have time to share some teasers and concept art from upcoming content before you see it all for yourselves. In today's news we are revealing three new pieces of concept art, including Garukhan, the goddess from Act Nine, the second form of Solaris and Lunaris from Act Eight and the symbol of Kitava. Read More.

New Microtransaction System, Super Stash Sale and Weekend Events!

Jun 2, 2017 12:22:26 AM
Our long-awaited Microtransaction System upgrade is ready for deployment early next week, before the Beta for The Fall of Oriath launches on Wednesday (US time). Today's news post includes a video describing some of the benefits of the new system. It's also a Super Stash Sale this weekend, which means that every type of stash tab is discounted this weekend! Don't forget, the Beta Events also start tomorrow! Read More.

Beta Events Schedule - Win Beta Keys and Microtransactions!

Jun 1, 2017 12:38:13 AM
This weekend, we're launching our Events Schedule that will run in parallel to the Beta for our upcoming The Fall of Oriath expansion! There are five weeks of events and many prizes to be won: Beta Keys, Demigod's Dominances and plenty of microtransactions! Read More.

Development Manifesto: Breach and Legacy as Core Game Mechanics

May 30, 2017 7:34:40 PM
Our Breach and Legacy Challenge Leagues are our two most recent leagues and both have generated a lot of buzz from the community. As such, many players are eager to hear what the future of these league mechanics will be. Our team has written a Development Manifesto regarding these plans. Read More.

New 3D Art for Supporter Uniques - Work in Progress Preview

May 29, 2017 9:44:26 PM
While working on larger features for The Fall of Oriath expansion, some team members have been quietly working on small improvements to the game, including adding new 3D art for some supporter-made unique items! While the 3D art for these uniques is still in progress, we have a preview to share in the meantime. Read More.

The Fall of Oriath: Boss Concept Art

May 28, 2017 11:45:50 PM
In our upcoming expansion, The Fall of Oriath, you will not only visit new areas of Oriath and Wraeclast, but you will also encounter new dangerous monsters and powerful gods. Today we're revealing concept art of some of these new bosses, including High Templar Avarius from Act Five, the Brine King and Abberath from Act Six and Ralakesh, the Master of Million Faces from Act Seven. Read More.

The Fall of Oriath: Returning Characters in Acts 6-10

May 25, 2017 11:33:01 PM
To close off this week of news, we've created another preview of upcoming content in The Fall of Oriath! In Act Five you'll leave Wraeclast and return to Oriath to face new enemies and witness its fall. Upon your return to Wraeclast, you'll find it changed. Some of the challenges you face will be unfamiliar to you, and some obstacles will vary depending on your actions from the past. In this preview video, you'll discover some of the familiar faces you can meet in Acts Six through Ten. Read More.

The Fall of Oriath: Gruthkul, Mother of Despair

May 24, 2017 7:34:18 PM
The Beta for our upcoming 3.0.0 expansion, The Fall of Oriath, is expected to launch in two weeks! This also means that only two weeks remain to get your exclusive Atlas of Worlds supporter packs before they leave the store. In the meantime, we've created a video that reveals another boss from Act Seven: Gruthkul, Mother of Despair! Read More.

Get the Purple Portal, Purple Weapon Effect and Purple Footprints Free with Twitch Prime!

May 23, 2017 5:00:22 PM
Path of Exile has partnered with Twitch Prime to bring you the Purple Portal, Purple Weapon Effect and Purple Footprints for free when you subscribe to Twitch Prime! Until the 19th of June you'll be able to redeem these free cosmetic effects by starting a free one-month trial with Twitch Prime and linking your Path of Exile account to Twitch. Read More.

The Ascendant Class Changes

May 22, 2017 10:28:17 PM
In the upcoming 3.0.0 Beta, the Ascendant (Scion Ascendancy) class will undergo some significant changes that focus on making the class more powerful and on-par with the other classes. We've done this by taking some of the more build-defining features from the other eighteen Ascendancy classes and incorporating them on the Ascendant tree. Today's news post reveals the new tree and outlines some other changes that you can expect. Read More.

The Fall of Oriath: Act Seven Teasers

May 21, 2017 6:42:37 PM
The Beta for the upcoming Fall of Oriath expansion is getting closer every day. So far we've revealed teasers of new monsters, new environments and Act Six bosses. This week we're offering a first glimpse at what lies ahead in Act Seven. Click here for more information about how to join in the Beta! Read More.

Helmet Microtransactions on Sale - Get a Free Classic Mystery Box When you Spend Points!

May 19, 2017 12:03:43 AM
This weekend we're discounting all individual helmet microtransactions. While this excludes helmets from armour sets, there are 35 other new looks for your helmet available at discounted prices. For the duration of this sale, we're also offering a free Classic Mystery Box when you spend points! Read More.

Development Manifesto: Energy Shield and Life

May 17, 2017 7:45:38 PM
Our upcoming Beta for the Fall of Oriath is intended to allow players to test Path of Exile's balance as it undergoes a significant number of changes. Among these changes are those that are coming to Energy Shield and other defences as part of our overall review of game balance. The team has written a Development Manifesto about these changes and what you can expect. Read More.

The Fall of Oriath: Act Five Concept Art

May 16, 2017 9:52:32 PM
While the development team are working hard to prepare the upcoming Beta, we've picked some new concept art to share as a hint of what's to come. Today we're revealing images of monsters from Act Five of our upcoming expansion Path of Exile: the Fall of Oriath. They include the Vendigo monsters, Cultists of Kitava and some stained-glass windows with the Rise of Innocence. Read More.

Path of Exile and Twitch Prime Set To Partner Up Next Week!

May 16, 2017 3:02:42 PM
Next week, Path of Exile is partnering with Twitch Prime to bring you the new Purple Portal, Purple Weapon Effect and Purple Footprints Effect for free! These effects will only be available to Twitch Prime subscribers, but you can sign up for a free trial to receive them also. Read More.

Development Manifesto: Changes to the Labyrinth

May 15, 2017 6:55:33 PM
The decision to remove the Cruel and Merciless difficulties with the launch of Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath has a lot of tangentially-related changes associated with it. One of the largest is how the Labyrinth ties into gameplay and the new layout of the world. We've written a Development Manifesto that outlines the upcoming changes. Read More.

Extension of Legacy League

May 14, 2017 9:15:07 PM
Last week we posted a Beta FAQ where we mentioned that we were planning to run some events between the end of the Legacy League and the full release of The Fall of Oriath. These events would be concurrent to its Beta and some would grant Beta keys. There has been overwhelming feedback that the community would like us to extend the Legacy Leagues during the Beta so that continuing to play Legacy characters and find Relics would be an additional option. We have decided to do so. Read More.

Preview of the New Minimap and Super Stash Sale

May 12, 2017 12:07:19 AM
In The Fall of Oriath, we're improving Path of Exile's minimap to make it easier to navigate through complicated areas. Today's post includes a preview of the map and a little bit of insight into how the new map was made. This weekend we're also running a Super Stash Sale where we're discounting all stash tabs! Read More.

Damage Over Time Changes - More Information Part 2

May 10, 2017 7:35:41 PM
Over the last couple of weeks we've discussed upcoming changes to our Damage Over Time systems in three posts: Development Manifesto Part 1, Part 2 and a follow up that answered some of your questions. We've assembled a fourth post that addresses more of your questions about these changes. Read More.

The Fall of Oriath: Beta FAQ

May 9, 2017 7:12:28 PM
Earlier this year, we announced our upcoming expansion, Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath, which we will release in July. Featuring six new acts of content and significant balance changes (such as the removal of double dipping), it's absolutely necessary for us to run a Beta test for The Fall of Oriath. Today's news addresses some very common questions that players have been asking about the upcoming Beta. Read More.