News Archive

Build of the Week Season 4 Episode 1: Arc/Spark PvP Witch

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Gamespot have posted the first episode of Build of the Week Season 4 which features an Arc/Spark PvP witch designed by a Path of Exile community member. It's a great build to attempt if you're getting into PvP after our recent 1.3.0 update. For more information, check out the build guide here. Read More.

Torment/Bloodlines Challenges

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
The current Torment/Bloodlines challenge leagues contain eight difficult challenges. So far, six players have completed all eight of these, locking in their eligibility for one of the exclusive Torment/Bloodlines t-shirts that we'll be sending out to the first 50 people who complete them all. We haven't announced an end-date for these challenge leagues, so there are still several months left for you to earn yours! Read More.

Hall of Grandmasters Development Update 5

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
For previous news articles about the Hall of Grandmasters, check out development updates One, Two, Three and Four. We've now set up an entire Hall of 50 Grandmasters and are working on finishing touches (and rewards) prior to releasing the map. Once it's out, we'll update it with additional Halls as blocks of Grandmasters are ready. There's a new screenshot of it in action here. If you'd like to purchase a Grandmasters pack to immortalise your own character, you can do so here. Read More.

PvP Invitational Standings so far

Monday, January 5, 2015
After a busy weekend of PvP events, we have an updated list of players who are eligible to play in the PvP invitationals at the end of the season. Read More.

New Year's Gore Fireworks end this Weekend!

Friday, January 2, 2015
The Gore Fireworks that we're selling this week will stop being sold at the end of January 3, Pacific Time. They've been selling really well so far (who doesn't want to celebrate with a shower of blood?), but because they're consumable and only sold around the New Year, remember to stock up on them if you'd like more for the rest of the year! In other news, we're going to be resuming the Hideout of the Week video series in the coming weeks. We'll be selecting the first hideout later this week, so remember to post a thread about yours in the Hideout forum if you'd like to see it featured. Read More.

Challenge League Totem Pole Decoration Preview

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
A reward for completing challenges in the Torment and Bloodlines leagues is that you'll receive segments of a Totem Pole decoration that you can place in your hideout. Our artists have been working on creating an impressive Totem Pole that we'll be adding to the game in the coming weeks. Here's a concept sketch of what it looks like so far! The banners have room to display the icons of the relevant challenge leagues that the challenges were completed in. It'll be possible to collect multiple Totem Poles over time if you love completing challenges. Read More.

Path of Exile: 2014 Retrospective

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Today's the last day of 2014 in New Zealand, so we're wrapping the year up with a look back on Path of Exile's biggest year. We are so thankful for the help, support and feedback you guys have given over the last three years. In 2014, Path of Exile became bigger than we ever dreamed it would, and it's because of you guys spreading the word and encouraging friends to play. 2015 is going to be a huge year, with our largest ever expansion coming up really soon. We can't wait to share it with you! Read More.

State of Exile Podcast Episode 22 and Comic Issue #3 Teaser

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
The 22nd episode of the community State of Exile podcast has been released! Here's a link to it on YouTube. Issue #3 of our digital comic series is nearly complete - we're planning to release it in late January. Here's a teaser panel from that issue. You can purchase issue #1 here and #2 here. Read More.

1.3.0h Patch Notes, PvP Invitees so far and CTF Event Modification

Monday, December 29, 2014
We've deployed patch 1.3.0h. You can read its patch notes here. The remainder of today's news post discusses PvP results from the weekend! Read More.

Exclusive New Years Microtransaction: Gore Fireworks

Sunday, December 28, 2014
To celebrate the New Year in a way that's probably only appropriate in Path of Exile, we've released Gore Fireworks, which are only for sale until the end of January 3. They're sold in packs of ten for 15 points and are a consumable microtransaction. Have a gory New Year! Read More.

Tomorrow is last day for the Snow decorations!

Friday, December 26, 2014
At 9pm PST tomorrow, we'll be disabling the stack of ten Snow Hideout Decorations that we've been selling over this holiday week. They have been one of our most popular festive microtransactions so far. We have a cool microtransaction planned to celebrate the New Year. You'll find out about it over the weekend! In other news, we have a busy weekend of PvP and Race events ahead of us. We've put together a list of six streamers to check out who have been doing a great job with competitive PoE content recently. Read More.

No news today - Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 25, 2014
We try to post news every weekday, but today all of our developers are celebrating Christmas with their families. I hope everyone has a great holiday season and gets time to relax, spend time with loved ones and of course play some PoE ;) Read More.

Race Season Ten has Started! Preview of 3d Alternate Art for Alpha's Howl Reward.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Race Season Ten kicked off today! The artists have provided a work-in-progress shot of how the 3d alternate art for the Alpha's Howl race reward is coming along. Read More.

1.3.0g Patch and New Hideout Microtransactions!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
We've deployed the 1.3.0g patch. Its patch notes are here. In response to the popularity of the hideout microtransactions we added earlier this year, we've included a second set in today's patch. The Arcane Throne in particular has been custom-made as a high-end hideout decoration. Today's news post includes links to all of them for you to check out. Read More.

Races Start Tomorrow and Lots of PvP Updates

Monday, December 22, 2014
Tomorrow marks the start of Race Season Ten. It sees the return of Descent: Champions and includes Descent burst races. Its signature event is a 90 minute fixed-seed Brutal event, which is, well... Brutal. On a different note, today's news post covers a wide variety of PvP topics. Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Saturday, December 20, 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%. Also, remember to check out our new festive microtransactions introduced today. Thanks again for the generous support! Read More.

Holiday Microtransactions! Snow Decoration and Arctic Portal Effect

Saturday, December 20, 2014
Today's 1.3.0e patch included two new microtransactions - the Snow Decoration and Arctic Portal Effect! Snow is exclusively sold at Christmas and is only on sale from now until the end of December 26th. It's a stack of 10 hideout decorations that you can either place sparsely for light snow or close together for heavy snow. Like all other hideout decorations, they're reclaimable for free if you want to use them again in another hideout. The Arctic Portal Effect is available indefinitely and doesn't go off sale on the 26th. Read More.

PvP Tournament Season One Starts this Weekend!

Friday, December 19, 2014
Our first PvP Tournament Season starts this weekend! To participate, learn about the prizes, check out the schedule and read the PvP event rules! Today's news post covers more explanation of the different event types so you can choose which types suit you. Read More.

1.3.0d Patch Notes

Thursday, December 18, 2014
We've deployed patch 1.3.0d and have posted its patch notes here. This patch addresses many areas, ranging from PvP balance to changing how some of the Bloodlines mods work. Read More.

Increase to Tournament Season One Prizing!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
PvP Tournament Season One (US link, EU link) starts this weekend! Both Razer and Karma Koin have generously increased their contributions to the prize pool beyond what we initially announced, pushing the total to over $10,000 of hardware and game credit prizes! Click here for a full breakdown of prizes. Read More.