News Archive

Path of Exile Beta 0.9.3 is live!

Monday, November 14, 2011
Path of Exile has now entered the second phase of Closed Beta! The 0.9.3 patch has been deployed and is currently live on the servers. Final patch notes are here. We will be keeping an eye on server stability and will ramp up Beta invites as we push the server capacity. Read More.

Dev Diary: Some Additional Notes on 0.9.3

Monday, November 14, 2011

Hi, I am Carl de Visser, I started at Grinding Gear Games at the beginning of 0.9.3 development. I have been working with Chris on general game design and game balance. These are few notes, from my perspective, to expand on design features in the patch notes. Read More.

0.9.3 is now live!

Sunday, November 13, 2011
Patching may be a bit slow at first with the number of people that have to download it, but we're keeping an eye on it and the server stability. See you in game! Read More.

Preliminary 0.9.3 Patch Notes

Monday, November 7, 2011
The 0.9.3 patch will be deployed to Beta on November 14. We've posted the current patch notes here. They'll probably change somewhat over the next week. We're happy to answer questions about the patch notes in that thread! Read More.

0.9.3 will be deployed on November 14

Thursday, November 3, 2011
Here's the quote from my progress update thread in the general discussion forum. Thanks for your patience and for being great testers! Read More.

Leadup to 0.9.3: Screenshot 3

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

This screenshot shows a Templar using a new unannounced skill in the Prison. If you kill a monster with this skill, it will convert the slain foe to fight on your side for a brief time. The monsters in this screenshot are enchanted by a physical damage reflection aura from a nearby rare monster. Read More.

Leadup to 0.9.3

Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Hello, beta friends! We've started posting 0.9.3 information in the General Discussion forum. Read More.

Leadup to 0.9.3: Screenshot 1

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

In the week (or so) leading up to the 0.9.3 patch, we're posting screenshots of new content and features. Today's screenshot shows a Ranger using the new skill "Rain of Arrows" in the newly revamped Terraces area. Read More.

Leadup to 0.9.3: Screenshot 2

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

This next screenshot shows a Witch using the Firestorm skill in the Forest as seen on our 0.9.3 Alpha realm. Also visible are the new flask icons (they're different for each base flask type). Existing areas like this have been upgraded with new vegetation and environments. Read More.

24 October 0.9.3 Progress Update

Monday, October 24, 2011
I just posted in the main general discussion forum this thread. Read More.

0.9.3 will actually wipe all characters!

Saturday, October 15, 2011
For a variety of technical and practical reasons, we're going to wipe everyone's beta characters when 0.9.3 is deployed. Read More.

What's in 0.9.3?

Friday, September 30, 2011
I posted this in the General Discussion forum also, but am including it here for completeness. Here's an article explaining what's in 0.9.3 and why we made those design decisions. Read More.

Dev Diary: What's in Patch 0.9.3?

Friday, September 30, 2011

Feedback from the Closed Beta showed us that there were game balance issues that needed addressing alongside the addition of new features and content. While the features and content guys worked on hitting their own milestones, we assembled a strike team of three developers to perform a complete rebalance of Path of Exile for the upcoming 0.9.3 patch. In the process of doing this rebalance, it became clear that many fundamental game systems needed changing to take into account feedback. This article explains what we’ve changed so far and why. Read More.

Friday Sept 16 NZT Site/Beta Outage - Now with Incident report

Thursday, September 15, 2011
We have done our initial investigation now and I have prepared an incident report. You can see it further down in this thread - Jonathan Read More.

0.9.2 has been deployed

Monday, September 12, 2011
And we're live! Read More.

Sept 10 3:17pm NZT Server downtime

Saturday, September 10, 2011
The beta server was down for approximately one hour before we noticed and restarted it. It's a weekend here so we weren't paying as much attention to the server graphs as usual. Read More.

0.9.2 Beta Skills Sneak Peek

Friday, September 9, 2011
The 0.9.2 patch hit the Alpha realm today, and is due to be deployed to Beta pretty early next week. Among other changes, it includes several new skills (mostly curses). We uploaded a video that demonstrates two of the skills. Read More.

TotalBiscuit asks "WTF is Path of Exile"?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
TotalBiscuit of the immensely popular YouTube channel CynicalBrit has posted a lengthy video about Path of Exile. We strongly recommend checking it out! Read More.

Dev Diary: Path of Exile at PAX Prime 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

PAX Prime is an overwhelmingly awesome gaming expo held each year in Seattle. We attended in 2010 to promote Path of Exile (a few days after its announcement), but quickly learnt that it would have really helped to have a booth to attract journalists to. This year, we returned with a booth and a stack of 2400 Closed Beta DVDs to give to fans. Read More.

Our PAX Prime 2011 B-roll Footage

Friday, September 2, 2011
Here is the B-roll footage we prepared for PAX Prime 2011. It features PvP and cooperative PvE combat in a variety of areas. The video has no sound because we didn't need sound for the video playing in the booth. Read More.