News Archive

Full Details of One-month Flashback Events

Sep 24, 2015 11:26:00 PM
We're running a pair of Flashback leagues starting next weekend (after the Warbands and Tempest challenge leagues end). One of the events is Hardcore and one is Standard. Today's news post includes full information about when they start and end, the final list of Flashback mods, their challenges and prizes (including hardware generously provided by Alienware!) Read More.

Development Manifesto: Map Changes in 2.0.4

Sep 23, 2015 10:52:24 PM
We've posted a development manifesto article about the upcoming changes to the map system that we'll be trialling in the one-month events that will run throughout October. These changes are the result of your feedback and our analysis of data from the Warbands and Tempest challenge leagues. They'll be included in the 2.0.4 patch late next week, prior to the events starting. We expect to post full information about the one-month leagues tomorrow. Read More.

Build of the Week: Kaepora's Triple Freezing Pulse Totem Build

Sep 22, 2015 11:26:45 PM
This week’s episode showcases a Templar that has reached level 91 in the Tempest League using a trio of Freezing Pulse totems capable of freezing and shattering almost anything it comes across. Read More.

Development Manifesto Article on Warbands and Tempest Content

Sep 21, 2015 7:15:29 PM
As the Warbands and Tempest challenge leagues enter their last week, we've posted a Development Manifesto article about what content from these leagues will make its way into the core game and in what form. We're also planning a manifesto post on Friday to discuss some changes related to Maps that we'll be trying out in the one-month leagues that start late next week. Read More.

Highlights from the Hideout Competition Submissions!

Sep 20, 2015 11:32:56 PM
Last week we started a Themed Hideout Competition with some cool prizes! We've already received many creative submissions but there's still time to get your submissions in. If you're looking for some inspiration, here's some of the awesome ones we've seen so far! Read More.

Build of the Week: Iva's Vaal Ground Slam Build

Sep 17, 2015 10:54:29 PM
This week's episode showcases a level 88 Marauder in the Warbands League that uses Vaal Ground Slam as its primary skill. Ordinarily Vaal skills are limited by having to gather the souls of slain monsters, and so can only be used infrequently. By using corrupted jewels this build greatly accelerates the rate at which souls are gained, so that each use of Vaal Ground Slam can potentially charge the next. Read More.

Rory's Skill Design Presentation!

Sep 16, 2015 8:47:33 PM
Last week our team visited the New Zealand Game Developers Conference where a few of our developers gave talks on their areas of expertise. Rory, one of our game designers, gave a presentation on the process we use when designing new skills. We've put together the slides from his talk and a video demonstration of a new skill to share his insight with you! Read More.

More Information About the Upcoming One-Month Event

Sep 16, 2015 12:04:23 AM
A couple of weeks ago we asked for feedback on possible plans for a pair of one-month leagues. After internally discussing the 70+ pages of feedback in that thread, we've put together a proposal that we'd like more feedback on. Read More.

Malachai, The Nightmare - Concept Art

Sep 14, 2015 7:57:33 PM
Everything from the art team, from items and microtransactions to monsters, areas and spells begins with concept art. A design is created that demonstrates look and feel of a character or other gameplay asset. This design is then used by the rest of the art team to work together to make the final product. Today's post shows some of the artistic process taken to design the ultimate Nightmare. Read More.

Community Showcase - Fun With Divination Cards, The Bloodbath Shuffle and More!

Sep 13, 2015 9:58:17 PM
This week's community content includes fan art, a hand-made unique sword replica, a new dance craze and some fun with Divination Cards! Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Sep 12, 2015 3:00:13 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%. Thanks again for the generous support! Read More.

Build of the Week is back! Check out StrangeCloud's Sustainable Perpetual Auto-caster

Sep 10, 2015 6:38:27 PM
We're excited to announce the beginning of Season Five of Build of the Week! Our first episode showcases a character that combines together several of the new unique items that were introduced in The Awakening to generate an endless maelstrom of spells once it takes damage. Read More.

Experimental Brazilian Gateway

Sep 9, 2015 7:08:15 PM
We have added an experimental login gateway and set of game servers for South American users in Sao Paulo, Brazil. They're connected to the main Path of Exile realm, so you can log in and use your existing characters immediately. The gateway is hidden by default, but type "Brazil" in the gateway selector to try it out. We'll make it visible and public once we're happy with its stability and are ready to launch the region officially with a translated version of the game. We'd like to hear feedback on the performance of this gateway. In your feedback, please let us know what South American country you're connecting from. Read More.

New Themed Hideout Competition with Prizes!

Sep 9, 2015 3:00:55 AM
We're starting a three-week-long hideout creation competition, the purpose of which is to create a hideout that has a cohesive theme demonstrated through the available decorations. To kick off the event, we're having a 24 hour sale on all hideout decorations! Read More.

The Next Set of Divination Cards!

Sep 7, 2015 10:13:32 PM
We have 12 new Divination Cards that are approaching completion and are ready enough to share with you all! We don't currently have a scheduled date for their release, but we're eager to show them off in the meantime! If you'd like to create your own Divination Card, check out the Highgate Pack. Read More.

Community Content - Art, Music, Fan Fiction and more!

Sep 7, 2015 12:53:54 AM
This week's community showcase includes two pieces of fan art, a soundtrack remix, fan fiction and a fast-moving Atziri run! Read More.

Share your Feedback on an Upcoming One-month Event!

Sep 4, 2015 1:40:56 AM
The Bloodgrip Race Season started today and lasts for a month. Once the race season has ended, we're considering running a one-month event. It would probably start in the first or second week of October. The purpose of today's news post is to ask for feedback on the various ways we can run this event. Read More.

2.0.3 Patch Notes, New Eagle Guardian Totem and Verdant Throne Microtransactions!

Sep 2, 2015 8:46:50 PM
We've just deployed the 2.0.3 content update. You can find the notes for this patch here. The update added more Divination Cards, some drop rate changes, and also introduced two new microtransactions: Eagle Guardian Totem Skin and Verdant Throne Hideout Decoration. Read More.

Community-Made Build Guides!

Sep 2, 2015 12:01:38 AM
These community build posts are created to share viable builds for players who are not sure what build to play. Today we're featuring a party-support Marauder, an Ethereal Knives Shadow and more! Read More.

2.0.3 Content Update Deployment Plan

Aug 31, 2015 11:39:34 PM
On Thursday NZT we're expecting to release our 2.0.3 update which contains new Divination Cards, balance changes, bug fixes and some interesting drop rate changes. Chris has made a development manifesto post with more information about this. We've also released a single teaser screenshot of what else is to come! Read More.