News Archive

Build of the Week Video 1 and Fan Art Gallery

Saturday, June 16, 2012
We've posted the first episode of our Build of the Week video series here. There's a thread to discuss it here. We've also uploaded a gallery of Fan Art! Also, make sure not to miss our first 0.9.11 teaser. Read More.

0.9.11 Teaser

Friday, June 15, 2012
This is an item that you might find in the upcoming 0.9.11 patch. Read More.

Path of Exile 0.9.10 has been deployed!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
We've deployed the 0.9.10 patch and are now working on a 0.9.10b follow-up patch (which will address any small issues found today) and the large 0.9.11 patch which is due in approximately three weeks. You can find today's patch notes here. Read More.

0.9.10 Patch Notes

Monday, June 4, 2012
The 0.9.10 patch will be deployed tomorrow. It fixes a lot of important problems and adds many demanded features, such as item comparisons, public parties and short duration loot allocation. The patch notes are here! Read More.

Upcoming Patch Schedule and Open Beta News

Friday, June 1, 2012

We expect that Path of Exile will enter Open Beta in mid-August. At that point our final character wipe will occur and the game will be permanently available for everyone to play.

We've posted an in-depth explanation and a schedule of what we plan to include in each patch before Open Beta in this forum thread. Included is a sneak preview of some of the new content that we've been working on. Read More.

0.9.10 Deployment Timeline

Thursday, May 31, 2012
We expect to deploy 0.9.10 in the morning of Tuesday, June 5, NZ time. This allows us the Monday workday to fix any problems that have been found in Alpha testing over the weekend. Read More.

0.9.10 Information and News

Friday, May 25, 2012
I haven't posted a proper status update since the Public Stress Test weekend a couple of weeks ago. Sorry about that! Things have been super busy with the 0.9.10 patch and the leadup to Open Beta. Read More.

Recent News and 0.9.10 Information

Friday, May 25, 2012
We've posted a big news update that discusses how the last Public Stress Test Weekend went and describes many of the big features in the upcoming 0.9.10 patch. It includes a screenshot of the notice board that is used with our new public parties system. We also mention what's on the horizon with 0.9.11 patch and the upcoming Open Beta! Read More.

The second Public Stress Test Weekend has begun!

Saturday, May 12, 2012
The floodgates have opened! Our beta servers will be available for public access for the next 55 hours. For information about the public weekend, read this. If you'd like to support development and receive access to the Closed Beta, do so here. Read More.

CynicalBrit's exclusive Shadow footage

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
TotalBiscuit has posted an exclusive preview video of his playtime with the new Shadow class. Until Friday, this is the only way you can see a Shadow in action - check it out! Read More.

0.9.9 Deployment and Short Downtime

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
We're deploying the 0.9.9 patch in 45 minutes (at noon, NZ time). There will be up to 10 minutes of downtime while we perform a legacy migration. Read More.

0.9.9 Patch Notes

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
We're deploying the 0.9.9 patch tomorrow. It represents the last month of development effort and we feel that it is by far the best Path of Exile patch we've created yet. The patch notes are here! Read More.

Rockpapershotgun announces the Shadow, Path of Exile's sixth character class!

Monday, May 7, 2012
Rockpapershotgun.com have posted an exclusive preview of the Shadow, our Dexterity/Intelligence character class! After years of development, we're very proud with this character class. It's so much fun to play, and we hope you enjoy reading their preview. The character class will be permanently enabled in the Beta this coming weekend! Read More.

Next weekend is our second Public Stress Test Weekend

Monday, May 7, 2012
The Path of Exile servers will be open for public access from 5pm Friday (May 11) to 11:59pm Sunday (May 13), Pacific Daylight Time for our second Public Stress Test Weekend. Our new character class, the Shadow will be available for everyone to play. We look forward to seeing you there! Read More.

0.9.9 Information

Friday, April 27, 2012
0.9.9 will be deployed on approximately May 8, NZ time. I'm not going to attempt to list all the features here (I'll update with a lot more info next week), but a few specific things people have been waiting for are: Read More.

$200,000 raised so far!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Today we sent out a press release announcing that we have sold over $200,000USD of supporter packs to over 13,000 fans. 13 people have bought the Diamond Pack so far. We're amazed by the generosity of the community and are deeply thankful. This money will help fund a substantial amount of future development and will secure the future of the game. Of course, we're nowhere near the break-even point yet, but sales so far exceeded our expectations. Please continue to spread the word about Path of Exile! We now support the option to upgrade from one type of supporter pack to another, if you'd like to increase the size of your contribution. Please email support@grindinggear.com to discuss this.

Server reboot and 150mb client patch

Thursday, April 5, 2012
Thanks for your patience on this hectic day. Read More.

Support Path of Exile!

Thursday, April 5, 2012
We've opened up sales of microtransaction points packages. These all with come with Beta access and a variety of extra rewards depending on the tier purchased. Once you've got some microtransaction points, you can spend them on stash tabs and character slots with plenty more options coming soon as we implement them! Read More.