News Archive

Talisman Fan Art Competition Winners!

Jan 20, 2016 8:36:29 PM
The Talisman-themed Fan Art Competition has come to an end and the winners have been selected! We've also released patch 2.1.2 which contains many bug fixes and the new Skill Effect Microtransactions. Check out the full patch notes here. Read More.

Upcoming Divination Cards

Jan 19, 2016 6:37:54 PM
Our next batch of Divination Cards are ready to go and will be included in tomorrow's patch along with the New Skill Effect Microtransactions and many bug fixes. This series of cards include ones that redeem for Hyaon's Fury, Lioneye Items, a corrupted Vaults of Atziri Unique map and more! Read More.

New Skill Effect Microtransactions!

Jan 18, 2016 4:25:34 PM
Later this week we're releasing alternate skill effects for some of the skills that were introduced in 2.1.0. While they're not in the store yet, we couldn't wait to introduce Demonic Blade Vortex, Golden Bladefall, Arcane Contagion, Arcane Wither and Arcane Essence Drain. Read More.

Community Showcase

Jan 17, 2016 8:52:36 PM
This week's community round-up features some fan art, some early highlights of the Talisman leagues, a hideout and some fan fiction! Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Jan 16, 2016 3:04:58 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%. If you're looking to buy points to purchase Stash Tabs, remember to check out our new supporter packs! Thanks again for the generous support! Read More.

Talisman and Challenge Stats

Jan 14, 2016 7:42:22 PM
We're frequently asked for information on how Talismans are used. We've generated some stats for players of level 15 and above in the current challenge leagues. This news post also includes a breakdown of challenge completion stats at this five-week mark. Read More.

Patch 2.1.1d Information

Jan 13, 2016 7:05:37 PM
We've just deployed patch 2.1.1d that includes many bug fixes and adds new Talismans to the challenge leagues. For more information, check out the full patch notes. In the meantime, we have two teaser images of new stuff that's coming just around the corner. Read More.

More of Your Questions Answered!

Jan 12, 2016 6:11:28 PM
A couple of weeks ago we asked for questions from the community for us to answer. We posted our answers last week. As there were so many questions, we decided to answer some more of them today. Topics that were covered in the last set of answers generally haven't been included in these ones. Read More.

Talisman Challenge League Stats

Jan 11, 2016 5:36:21 PM
We're a month into the Talisman Challenge Leagues and they're proving to be our most popular challenge leagues ever! Today's news covers some recent statistics from the leagues as well as reminders about the Talisman-Themed Fan Art Competition! and The Hunt for Rigwald to win Stash Tab Bundles and Alienware Prizing. Read More.

Skill Reveal - Earthquake

Jan 10, 2016 7:29:22 PM
The Ascendancy expansion will introduce some new skills to Path of Exile that create new ways for you to build your character. Earthquake is one such skill, a Melee slam attack with an interesting twist. Read More.

Answers to your Questions!

Jan 7, 2016 8:41:04 PM
Last week we asked for questions from the community for us to answer. Today, we've compiled the list of answers. Due to the number of questions (over 80 pages!), we weren't able to answer everything, but we've selected as many as we've had time to answer this week. Read More.

The Remaining Ascendancy Supporter Pack Prints!

Jan 6, 2016 11:15:34 PM
We recently showcased half of the art prints in the Ascendancy Supporter Packs. Today we're showing off the remaining prints from this set. If you're interested in receiving the art packs, you can do so by purchasing the Sovereign Supporter Pack. If you'd like your prints signed by members of the development team you can receive these by purchasing or upgrading to the Ascendant Supporter Pack. The Ascendant Supporter Pack comes with two sets of art packs, one signed and one un-signed. Thank you so much for your support! Read More.

Talisman-Themed Fan Art Competition!

Jan 5, 2016 11:03:59 PM
In the past, we've run many fan art competitions that have yielded amazing results from the community! We're starting a Talisman-themed competition today that will run for two 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.

Skill Reveal - Ice Trap and the Cluster Trap Support Gem

Jan 4, 2016 9:08:07 PM
Alongside the Ascendancy expansion in March, we're introducing some new skills to Path of Exile to add diversity to existing builds. One such skill is Ice Trap, a level 28 Area of Effect trap. Today, we're going to talk about how this skill works and about another support gem that we're introducing that works well with it. Read More.

Past of Exile - Early Alpha Screenshots

Jan 3, 2016 5:52:24 PM
To celebrate the start of 2016, we wanted to have a look back at what Path of Exile looked like in the past. We've previously posted some old screenshots here and here, so we wanted to cover an area today that we haven't posted screenshot of before - the early days of Path of Exile's private Alpha in 2010/2011! Read More.

Happy New Year! A 2015 Retrospective

Dec 31, 2015 6:31:42 PM
It's the start of 2016 here in New Zealand, so we wanted to post our annual retrospective on 2015. At the end of 2014, we said that it was our best year ever. We're proud to announce that 2015 was a better year for both the game and the company. 2016 is hopefully going to be an even bigger year - we've got some really exciting stuff planned, starting with the Ascendancy expansion in March. Read More.

Patch 2.1.1c Information

Dec 30, 2015 7:23:53 PM
We've just deployed Patch 2.1.1c, which adds a new Talisman, six new Divination Cards and fixes some other problems. You can read its patch notes here! Read More.

The Ascendancy Supporter Pack Art Prints

Dec 29, 2015 7:57:29 PM
Just before Christmas we started to send out the Art Packs from the recent Ascendancy Supporter Packs. Here's a look at 8 of the 16 prints being sent out to Sovereign and Ascendant Supporters! We'll post the others in the news later, though supporters who receive them are welcome to share. If you'd like to receive some of your own, you can buy a Sovereign or Ascendant Supporter pack here. Read More.

Q&A with the Developers!

Dec 28, 2015 6:55:06 PM
We're keen to answer some more questions from the community! Please post your questions in this thread and we'll compile the answers in a news post next week. While the majority of questions are often related to game mechanics, we're happy to answer questions from other areas too. If you want to know how to get into the games industry or what games our developers have been playing recently, then ask away! Questions about Ascendancy are permitted. We look forward to reading and answering your questions! Read More.

How the Chitus Letters Were Created

Dec 27, 2015 6:53:03 PM
In preparation for the announcement of Path of Exile: Ascendancy, we wanted to send all of our Highgate supporters an authentic-looking letter from Chitus Perandus to his uncle Cadiro. The letter describes how Chitus is going to attempt to run Izaro's Labyrinth in order to become Emperor. As you know from later lore, he succeeds. Like most game companies, we don't have experience at making custom letters with parchment paper and wax seals. It involved solving several problems and learning some new skills. Samantha, our customer support manager, has written today's post describing how the letters were made. Read More.