News Archive

Build of the Week S06E05: c9q9md's 10 Siege Ballista Build

Oct 12, 2016 10:11:23 PM
This week's episode of Build of the Week features c9q9md's 10 Siege Ballista Build. This Deadeye Ranger character from the Essence League focuses on being able to summon as many Siege Ballistas as possible by using the Iron Commander Unique Bow. Read More.

Atlas of Worlds Fan Art Competition Winners!

Oct 11, 2016 7:54:49 PM
The Atlas of Worlds Fan Art Competition ended yesterday and in their typical fashion our community has blown us away with their artistic talents. The top three entries have won a custom avatar to display their artwork while the top eight entries have won their choice of armour set from the store. Because of how many excellent entries we've received, we've also awarded a selection of entrants 200 points each. Check out the winners from this season's competition! Read More.

New Sextant Mods in Content Update 2.4.1

Oct 10, 2016 10:44:40 PM
Content Update 2.4.1 is scheduled for this coming Friday (New Zealand time). It contains new microtransactions, changes to the Atlas and new Sextant Mods! Today we're revealing five of these new mods. Read More.

Hideout Showcase

Oct 9, 2016 10:41:54 PM
Today's news post showcases more of our community's creative work in decorating their hideouts. We've created some screenshots of some of the highlights of players' recent work to share with you. We're always on the look for awesome hideouts, so if you'd like to submit yours for a future news post, just take a screenshot or video and make a post in the Hideouts forum. Read More.

Channelled Skill Teaser Video

Oct 6, 2016 4:43:45 PM
Content Update 2.4.1 (which contains Sextant improvements and other Atlas changes) is currently scheduled for Friday 14th October, NZT. In the meantime, a lot of the community has expressed an eagerness to see the new skills coming in the 2.4.2 update that should launch a couple of weeks after 2.4.1. These skills aren't ready to be completely revealed, but in the meantime we've created a teaser video of the first of the new three channeled skills! Read More.

Build of the Week S06E04: Mathil's DreamFeather Spectral Throw

Oct 5, 2016 5:29:20 PM
Today's Build of the Week episode features Mathil's level 92 Pathfinder Ranger that darts around the battlefield leaving a deadly trail of spectral blades. It's an Evasion-based character that scales Chaos Damage and aims to utilise Spectral Throw with as much Increased Attack and Projectile damage as possible! Read More.

ZiggyD's Community Unique Item - Concept Art Vote

Oct 4, 2016 10:54:17 PM
We've reached the 5th and final vote in our Community Designed Unique, where Grinding Gear Games, ZiggyD, and the community work together to design a unique item. The previous votes decided the base type, design goal, one of the special bonuses on the item, and the item's name and flavour text. This vote will decide the belt's in-game 2D artwork! Read More.

Developer Interview - Andrew - Sound Engineer

Oct 3, 2016 9:43:10 PM
The next in our series of developer interviews is Andrew, our audio engineer. He's been with us for five years and is a veteran of the Grinding Gear Games team. We sat down with him and discussed his history with Path of Exile and much more. Read More.

Community Showcase

Oct 2, 2016 11:26:01 PM
Today's community showcase post highlights the Hilariously Casual Non-Tryhard Podcast EP. 14, a 3D model based on the "Demon Horns" skin, Piety Chibi Art, Four Acts wallpaper, Path of Starve fanart and a remix of the Main Menu Theme. We hope you enjoy it! Read More.

Darkness Mystery Box Individual Microtransactions - Now In-Store!

Sep 29, 2016 7:25:53 PM
Sales of the Darkness Mystery Box ended about a month ago and it was a huge success. We'd like to thank you for your continuous support. We're also happy to announce that the non-exclusive microtransactions from the Darkness Box are now available in our store! This includes the Gloom Armour Set and its individual pieces, the Obsidian Seraph Armour Set and its individual pieces, Gloom Wings Back Attachment and the Gloom Herald Effect. Read More.

Build of the Week S06E03: djnat's Mistress of Agony

Sep 28, 2016 9:59:31 PM
Today we have released the third episode of season six of Build of the Week. This week's character is a level 93 Ascendant Scion that devastates enemies with powerful Damage over Time effects. This results in a less burst-damage-oriented build that may have a slightly slower clearspeed than others, but is extremely reliable and sustainable. It's an excellent choice for solo play. Read More.

Atlas of Worlds Fan Art Competition Highlights

Sep 27, 2016 10:41:58 PM
We're still one week away from the Atlas of Worlds Fan Art Competition deadline. Although it is not over yet, we'd like to showcase some of the highlights from the competition so far. There's still time to get your submissions in for a chance at some amazing prizes! Read More.

Carnage Box Videos and Development Manifesto

Sep 26, 2016 11:09:07 PM
Here it is! The second set of Carnage Mystery Box individual microtransaction videos. We also wanted to draw attention to a recent development manifesto, which confirms that we'll be restructuring Path of Exile's difficulty levels for the 3.0.0 expansion release next year. Read More.

The Plan for Upcoming 2.4.x Patches

Sep 25, 2016 10:37:16 PM
In addition to incremental patches like last week's 2.4.0g, we're also working on upcoming patches with specific content and features designed to augment and improve the Atlas of Worlds expansion. Today's news post highlights the key features and timeline for these patches. Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Sep 24, 2016 4:52:07 AM
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%. Also, remember to check out this week's new microtransactions! Thanks again for the generous support! Read More.

New Microtransactions: Black Hole Vortex and Frost Bolt and Flare Discharge

Sep 22, 2016 9:03:13 PM
We have some new microtransactions for you! The 2.4.0g patch (deployed today) introduces three new skill effects: Black Hole Vortex, Black Hole Frost Bolt and Flare Discharge. Check out the full patch notes for 2.4.0g here. Read More.

Build of The Week S06E02 - Hitma47's BurningWarp Elementalist

Sep 21, 2016 10:36:27 PM
We're proud to release the second episode of season six of Build of the Week. Today we'd like to present you the BurningWarp Elementalist, a level 91 Elementalist Witch in the Standard League that wreaks fiery havoc on anyone, or anything, in her path. Read More.

The Atlas of Worlds Supporter Pack Cloth Map

Sep 20, 2016 11:58:23 PM
Two of the Atlas of Worlds supporter packs include a special Cloth Map of the Atlas made from microfibre cloth. To demonstrate what it looks like and how large it is, we have made a video showing the cloth map in action! The initial shipment of 10,000 of these will be arriving within the next two weeks, and we intend to start shipping them out immediately when it does. To buy or upgrade your supporter pack, click here! Read More.

Atlas of Worlds Fan Art Competition

Sep 19, 2016 11:53:44 PM
We know you've been waiting for it! Here it is, a fan art competition themed around our recent Atlas of Worlds expansion and the Essence challenge league. The competition starts today and runs for three weeks. Eight winners will receive one armour set of their choice from the prize list and the top three winners will receive the opportunity to use a portion of their fan art as a custom forum avatar! Read More.

Carnage Mystery Box Videos and Chris on The Lioneye's Watch Podcast

Sep 18, 2016 11:37:14 PM
The Carnage Mystery Box launch was a huge success! For today's news post we'd like to share the videos of each individual microtransaction with you. As there are several microtransactions in the box, we decided to split the videos into two news posts. Today we have the first half, and we're going to post the second half next week. Additionally, Chris participated in The Lioneye's Watch Podcast today, answering some questions about the Atlas of Worlds expansion and the Essence Challenge Leagues. Make sure to check it out! Read More.