News Archive

Video of some new 0.11.6 Trap Gems

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
We whipped up a quick video of Lightning Trap and the new Multiple Traps support gem that are coming in patch 0.11.6 next week. Two of the Unique items in 0.11.6 relate to traps. One of them allows you to do something with traps that previously only monsters could do. Read More.

Roccat Race Winners

Sunday, September 15, 2013
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Roccat races over the weekend! We've determined the winners (click through to the full post to see them). Read More.

Weekend Roccat Races, another 0.11.6 skill preview and Tabula Rasa shirt prototype

Friday, September 13, 2013
Don't forget the Roccat races this weekend! They're a chance to win gaming hardware even if you're not an elite racer (there are 15 prizes for random entrants who achieve certain levels). We've also prepared a teaser image of another upcoming 0.11.6 skill - currently called Smoke Mine. All the announced skills in this patch are Traps and Mines so far. In other news, we received a production prototype of the Tabula Rasa shirt featured in the J!NX supporter packs that we're shipping soon. You can see Erik holding it in this picture. Read More.

Well-dressed Exile Competition

Thursday, September 12, 2013
We're running a competition over the next two weeks. A fashion competition, of all things. Ever since we introduced Skin Transfer, we've been seeing a lot of players showing off the visual appearance that they've set up for their Exiles. Whether they're going overboard with Infernal Effects or just combining armour pieces in awesome combos, many players are certainly putting a lot of effort into dressing up uniquely. The competition has a variety of prizes ranging from points packs to Divine/Exalted supporter packs. The overall winner has their submission immortalised in the game as a Rogue Exile. To read the rules and to submit your entries, please go to this thread. Read More.

New Trap Skill in 0.11.6

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
We may not be able to talk about Release content, but the 0.11.6 patch is a few weeks away and contains some new skills! Here's a screenshot of a new trap skill. Read More.

Weekend Races with Roccat Hardware Prizes

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
This weekend, we're running four special one-hour race events. The gaming hardware company Roccat has kindly donated some hardware for us to award as physical prizes to winners and entrants. Read More.

0.11.5c Patch Notes and 1.0.0 Teaser

Monday, September 9, 2013
We've just deployed the 0.11.5c patch to fix some issues found in Friday's 0.11.5 patch. Work on 0.11.6 started today, which is a patch being produced mostly by Rory. He has spearheaded some new trap skills (which are looking pretty awesome). We're still six weeks out from deploying 1.0.0, but here's the smallest possible teaser I can get away with posting. Read More.

Stash Tab Bundle Sale

Saturday, September 7, 2013
Every few weeks we try to run a sale on Stash Tabs, so that price-conscious players can pick some up at a discount. Today's sale is a good one - we've only ever had them this cheap once before. Thanks again for your generous support, and have a great weekend in Wraeclast. Read More.

0.11.5 Success and Path of Exile Supporter Credits

Friday, September 6, 2013
We deployed 0.11.5 and 0.11.5b today. Skin Transfer has been selling really well. Thanks for the support! It's great to see so many threads about people making their characters look awesome. Read More.

Screenshots of In-game Microtransaction Store

Thursday, September 5, 2013
It's a late night at the office sorting out the patch for tomorrow (which will be ready in time!) so today's news is pretty brief. We've taken some screenshots of the the in-game microtransaction store from our internal version, to show you what to expect in the patch tomorrow. This one shows the same category screen that you're used to on the website store and this one demonstrates one of the new high quality preview screenshots that we've taken of each microtransaction effect. For more information about the patch (including actual functional changes that aren't about our business model), check out the preliminary patch notes we posted earlier in the week. Read More.

0.11.5 Deployment Timeline and Skin Transfer Video

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
We were expecting to deploy patch 0.11.5 tomorrow morning, but due to last minute problems with the new in-game microtransaction store, we're now targeting the following day (Friday, NZ time). If the problems with the store are not resolved in time, we'll just deploy the patch without it. It's not a critical gameplay feature and we'd rather have you playing the patch over the weekend. In other news, we've put together a video demonstrating Skin Transfer, one of the new microtransactions in this patch. Read More.

Preliminary 0.11.5 Patch Notes

Tuesday, September 3, 2013
We're expecting to deploy 0.11.5 in two days (Thursday, NZ time). We've prepared an early version of the patch notes that we're including in this news post to get feedback. If anything's unclear or confusing, please let us know! Read More.

Grinding Gear Games Office #3

Monday, September 2, 2013
We've been gradually expanding our team for almost seven years, and are now up to 33 core team members and around 10 customer support staff. For the last year we've been crammed into two small (80 square metre each) offices, but as of today we finally have a third office in the same building! The customer support and quality assurance teams are still settling in, but the new office will give us the space we need to continue to grow the team in the future. Read More.

Razer Footprints Promotion

Thursday, August 29, 2013
Path of Exile doesn't come with voice chat software built in. We've partnered with Razer to promote Path of Exile and their Razer Comms software, which is an excellent choice if you'd like to chat with your friends while playing. If you sign up for a Razer account to try out Comms, you're also entitled to an exclusive Razer Footprints Effect in Path of Exile. Read More.

Empower Support Gem, meet Brian at PAX Prime and Race Calendar importing

Thursday, August 29, 2013
Next week's 0.11.5 patch includes a new Support Gem. It's different than our normal ones because it only affects other gems once it has been leveled up to a certain amount of experience. Here's a screenshot of what a high-quality version of it looks like when you find it. We're leaving the rest of its details up to the community to discover. Read More.

0.11.4c Patch/Race Season Four Announced!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
We've deployed Patch 0.11.4c which fixes some bugs and adds support for Race Season Four, including the Endless Ledge event type. We've also posted the entire schedule of events for this season, which includes a list of the alternate art Unique item prizes. Read More.

The Endless Ledge

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
We're expecting to post the schedule for Race Season 4 tomorrow. One of the event types (which is not the signature event) is the Endless Ledge. This was designed as a low-budget new race type to provide variety from the normal races while we focus most of our development effort on the impending full release of Path of Exile. Click through to the full post for more information and screenshots! Read More.

Secret recipes and cryptic clues: The Goddess Scorned

Monday, August 26, 2013
(Guest post by Rhys) 0.11.4 introduced a very special Unique item, commissioned and co-designed by one of our Diamond Supporters. This unique cannot be dropped by monsters or chests, nor can it be created with an Orb of Chance. The only way to obtain one is through a vendor recipe... a secret recipe. We did give out a hint, though. In this article, I'll explain how... and why. Read More.

Upcoming 0.11.5 microtransaction effect - Infernal Anger Aura

Friday, August 23, 2013
Due to popular request, we've designed some cosmetic aura effects that are themed around various existing microtransaction sets. The first one, Infernal Anger Aura will be released in 0.11.5 and complements other infernal effects such as the Infernal Footprints, Infernal Basilisk or the upcoming Infernal Weapon Effect. Read More.

Important note regarding the 0.11.4 torrent

Thursday, August 22, 2013
If you downloaded patch 0.11.4 via a torrent, please make sure to set Content.ggpk so that it is not "Read Only". This can be done by selecting the file, right clicking and choosing Properties. The "Read Only" box should be unticked. This will prevent an issue where the patcher is unable to update you to the small 0.11.4b patch that was released today. Read More.