News Archive

Item Allocation Specifics

Friday, May 24, 2013
The upcoming 0.11.0 patch contains three modes for item allocation. We've been discussing them for a while but are now ready to explain the system that we're trying in this patch. Read More.

0.11.0's Weathered Carvings

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Another small feature in the upcoming 0.11.0 patch is the addition of Weathered Carvings to many Act One areas. These stones are remnants of the Karui civilisation and, when clicked, play a voice-acted passage of Wraeclast's past. These are entirely thematic and don't have any gameplay consequences but are a great opportunity to expose new players to more backstory. Read More.

Screenshot of a New 0.11.0 Feature

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
One of the small changes in the upcoming 0.11.0 patch is that the next few race events are shown on the character selection screen. This will make it easy to see what events are going to start soon when you begin your play session, without having to visit the full event calendar on the website. One of the goals of this patch is to make it easier to select which league to play in, so pulling out running/upcoming events helps achieve this. Read More.

Interview with Chris and Additional Season Two Races

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Australian site did an interview with Chris a few days ago which has been posted here. It's a direct transcript of a Skype conversation, rather than pre-prepared written answers. The interview discusses our Open Beta, Australian test server and a variety of other topics. Read More.

0.10.8c Patch Notes

Monday, May 20, 2013
Today's news update is just a quick one - Carl has posted the 0.10.8c patch notes. We're expecting to deploy it tomorrow. Read More.

Miscellaneous News

Friday, May 17, 2013
Today's news update covers a wide variety of topics - this week's Diamond Supporter Newsletter, some fansites, our t-shirt poll, Australian Gateway, upcoming patches and week five of this race season. Read More.

Supporter Pack Shirt Poll

Thursday, May 16, 2013
Based on feedback from the community, we've narrowed down our t-shirt options for the Open Beta supporter packs to two different designs - a plain black shirt with the Path of Exile logo or a white six-linked shirt (based on the Tabula Rasa Unique item added in 0.10.5). You can see quick mockups (not a real photo!) of the shirts here. Please use this poll to vote on which shirt you prefer! Read More.

0.10.8b Patch Notes and Other News

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
We'll be deploying patch 0.10.8b tomorrow, which contains this week's Uniques, bonuses for playing unidentified Maps and some other minor fixes. Its patch notes are here. We're also including a roundup of the status of some other upcoming things in this news post. Read More.

We now support paysafecard!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
We're really pleased to announce that we can now process payments using the paysafecard payment method, which is especially popular in Germany but is available all over the world. If you don't have a credit card and have been waiting for the ability to support us by purchasing some microtransactions, now's the time. Thanks very much for your continued support! Read More.

Upcoming Patches

Monday, May 13, 2013
Path of Exile's next major patch is not 0.10.9, as many people expect. Due to relatively important upcoming changes, the patch we will be deploying on approximately May 29 is labelled 0.11.0 and represents the second phase of Path of Exile's Open Beta. Read More.

0.10.8 Patch Deployed and Other News

Friday, May 10, 2013
Today saw the successful deployment of the 0.10.8 patch. We'll be announcing information about the next major patch early next week. It's going to be a big one! Today's news also covers some other miscellaneous updates. Read More.

0.10.8 Patch Notes and Short Video

Thursday, May 9, 2013
We're deploying the 0.10.8 patch tomorrow - its patch notes are here. One of the new things you'll notice in the Shore Encampment is the Letters of Exile, a clickable object that helps establish the backstory of some characters exiled to Wraeclast. I made a short video showing my favourite one (it's the third one shown). We're planning to add voice acting to it as soon as we can schedule some studio time. Read More.

Past Diamond Supporter Newsletters

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Diamond Supporters from the Closed Beta have the ability to help design a Unique item that is added to the game. Our designers Carl and Rory currently handle this process. In order to keep Diamond Supporters up to date on progress, they started sending out a weekly newsletter to those supporters. Over time it began to include more and more interesting information, so we'd like to share the 11 newsletters so far with you. Read More.

New microtransaction videos, short interview and 0.10.8 recipe news

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
This week's patch includes two new microtransaction effects. The videos that we include in the shop update are ready a few days early, so we've uploaded them in case you're interested: Demon Hand Cleave and Emerald Rain of Arrows. Read More.

0.10.8, Supporter Packs, Paysafecard and more

Monday, May 6, 2013
We've been working hard on the 0.10.8 patch and expect to deploy it on Thursday this week. This one has taken a little longer than a normal patch because there was a fair amount more balance work required than normal. It's getting very close to completion and we're really excited. Today's news update also covers a few other topics such as the Closed Beta and Open Beta supporter packs. Read More.

0.10.8 Information and Race Updates

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
We deployed 0.10.7b yesterday and have been working hard on the larger 0.10.8 patch which is approximately one week away from hitting the Open Beta realm. This update includes a broad overview of some of the changes we hope to fit into that patch. We also discuss some news about Season Two races. Read More.

0.10.7b Deployment Timeline and Patch Notes

Friday, April 26, 2013
We're expecting to deploy 0.10.7b on Monday, NZ time. It's basically ready but just needs a little more testing before we deploy it. We have posted its patch notes here. While this patch contains many useful fixes, it isn't a larger "content" patch like 0.10.8 will be. We're expecting to release more information about 0.10.8 and its schedule once we have confirmed a few of its final features. Read More.

0.10.7 Patch Notes and adjustments to Season Two Race times

Thursday, April 18, 2013
We're going to deploy the 0.10.7 patch tomorrow (Friday, NZ time)! Its patch notes are here. We've also adjusted the Season Two race times to be more appropriate for people in the EST timezone. Read More.

Race Season Two Announced!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Out first season of ladder races was a great success. We received excellent feedback from the community and have put together a second season that should be better in every respect. The new season starts this weekend - April 20 (New Zealand Time) and runs until June 2. A schedule of events can be viewed here. This article discusses what's different in Season Two. Read More.

Successful 0.10.6 deployment and initial Development Manifesto!

Friday, April 12, 2013
Today we deployed the 0.10.6 patch which included the new Searing Bond skill among other changes. We've also posted the first few articles in the Development Manifesto, which outlines our current thoughts on important issues. We try to be as transparent as possible with our development process, so this manifesto will hopefully be an interesting read if you'd like to see how we feel about difficult design topics. If you'd like to leave feedback about the manifesto, please use this thread. We'll be posting more manifesto topics over time and updating these based on feedback and our own internal testing. Read More.