News Archive

An Interview with our Animation Department

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
An integral part of making exciting and immersive gameplay is making sure that you get your animations just right. We've interviewed our animation team to give some insight into this process. Read More.

Two-Week Flashback Perandus Events - The Votes Are In!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
The community polls to determine the changes to the Competitive Perandus Events have now closed and the decision has been made. The two-week competitive events will also include a schedule of Flashback Mods, including Onslaught, Ambush, Anarchy, Nemesis, Invasion and more! Read More.

Patch 2.2.2c has been deployed!

Monday, May 2, 2016
Patch 2.2.2c has just been deployed. The update includes nine new Divination Cards, bug fixes, changes to enchantments and more! Read More.

Changes to the Two-Week Competitive Perandus Events - Place your votes!

Monday, May 2, 2016
In response to your feedback on the Two-Week Perandus Events we announced last week, we're investigating options for making the events more challenging. We're going to leave the choice of event mods up to the community to vote on! Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Saturday, April 30, 2016
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%. If you're looking to buy points to purchase Stash Tabs, check out our Ascendancy supporter packs! Thanks again for the generous support! Read More.

Two-Week Competitive Perandus Events

Thursday, April 28, 2016
On May 6th (US time) we're launching a pair of competitive Perandus events that will run for sixteen days and will end on the 22nd May. We'll be awarding Demigod's Dominance body armours to the top 25 players of each Ascendancy class in both the Standard and Hardcore events. Reaching certain level thresholds will also put you in the draw to win some other awesome prizes! Read More.

The Dancing Dervish - An Insight into the Design Process

Thursday, April 28, 2016
There's a new developer-designed unique item coming soon: Dancing Dervish. Today, I'm going to share the story behind the origin, design process, and the final results. Read More.

Hideout Showcase

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Ever since the release of Forsaken Masters we've enjoyed seeing the creativity of the community in the form of hideouts. We've assembled a news post with some recent submissions that we were impressed with! Read More.

An Interview with our Level Design Department

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Every Path of Exile expansion involves a heavy amount of level design. As of the Talisman league last year, our challenge leagues have also started to benefit from the assistance of level designers. We recently expanded our level design team to three developers. Today's news post is an interview with them. Read More.

Upcoming Divination Cards

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Our next batch of Divination Cards are almost ready and will be included in a patch in the near future (possibly 2.2.2c). This series of cards include ones that redeem for a Corrupted Atziri's Disfavour, the House of Mirrors card, the Storm Cloud bow and more! Read More.

Skill Reveal - Spirit Offering

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Spirit Offering is a new skill for Necromancers and other summoners, and will be released in 2.3.0 alongside the next challenge league. It grants both offensive and defensive bonuses to minions - a strong middle-ground between Flesh Offering and Bone Offering. Read More.

Ascendancy Fan Art Competition Winners!

Thursday, April 21, 2016
The Ascendancy Fan Art Competition concluded yesterday, and as per usual, our community has produced some amazing results. Because of the immense number of superb entries, we've also added some extra prizes. There are eleven top picks who have won an armour pack, and three of those top ones have also won a forum avatar based on their submission! Read More.

2.2.2b Patch

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
We have deployed the 2.2.2b patch. You can read its Patch Notes here. This patch fixes various important issues like a crash with Lightning Golem in predictive mode. It also simplifies the vendor recipe for The Goddess Unleashed, so that it's easier for players to craft the sword. We've also introduced a new vendor recipe that allows you to gain a book that de-levels your character. This is useful when trying to control your exact character level for PvP and Labyrinth Leaderboard events. Read More.

Perandus Challenge League Statistics

Monday, April 18, 2016
The Perandus Leagues are going really well! We've received a lot of positive feedback from players who say this is the most engaged they've been in any recent league. It's great to see people completing more challenges than they normally do. We've put together some statistics of how many players have completed the different challenge thresholds. Read More.

Ascendancy Wallpapers

Sunday, April 17, 2016
We've created some Ascendancy Wallpapers for the community to use! You can find them in the Gallery or download the available sizes of each image by clicking the image in today's post. Read More.

The Goddess Unleashed

Friday, April 15, 2016
After four long months, the community has finally solved the riddle of The Goddess Unleashed and discovered the secret vendor recipe to forge it. Read More.

Community Showcase and Content Update 2.2.2

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Content Update 2.2.2 has just been deployed! It introduced the Labyrinth Leaderboards, new microtransactions, bug fixes, and much more! We also have a round-up of recent community content that we enjoyed and wanted to share with you all! Read More.

Content Update 2.2.2 Coming Tomorrow. Patch Notes Available Now!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Content Update 2.2.2 will be released tomorrow. Its Patch Notes are available here! It introduces the Labyrinth Leaderboards, new microtransactions, bug fixes, the Summon Lightning Golem skill gem, The Star of Wraeclast and much more! Read More.

Upcoming Microtransactions!

Monday, April 11, 2016
The upcoming 2.2.2 patch includes the new Summon Lightning Golem skill gem, the Labyrinth Leaderboards, bug fixes and more. It also introduces eight new microtransactions. Among them are the long-awaited Split Arrow and Lightning Arrow Skill Effects and the Arctic Ice Crown that was featured in our recent Humble Bundle promotion! Read More.

State of Exile Community Podcast - Featuring Chris Wilson

Sunday, April 10, 2016
The State of Exile Podcast is a long-standing community podcast which brings the community together twice a month to discuss relevant aspects of Path of Exile. Today Chris made a guest appearance to join the discussion which included topics like the Perandus league economy, trading and Premium Stash Tabs, The Labyrinth, Server Stability and much more. Check out the episode! Read More.