News Archive

Some Items from Content Update 1.3.0

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
We're releasing Content Update 1.3.0 this weekend! Path of Exile is a game about items, so in this news post we wanted to tease some of the interesting new item possibilities that this update contains. Read More.

Leo Redmane, Master of the Arena Video

Monday, December 8, 2014
We've released a one-minute master video for Leo Redmane, Master of the Arena. Showcasing Leo, his hideout and a lot of PvP content, this video completes the 1.3.0 set that our Torment and Bloodlines videos were part of. Content Update 1.3.0 will be released in four days! Read More.

Prizes awarded for Rampage/Beyond One-week Races

Monday, December 8, 2014
We've awarded the prizes for the One-week Rampage/Beyond Races that finished on the weekend. In total, 490 players received 900 stash tabs and 1080 separate microtransactions between them. We've sent all the winners a PM so that they can check for their prizes. Read More.

One-week Races Have Ended! Seraph Sale this Weekend!

Saturday, December 6, 2014
The two One-week Rampage/Beyond races have come to an end. We'll be calculating prizes on Monday and will announce/award them then. This weekend we're running a sale on microtransactions in the Seraph set. Seraph Spectral Throw is for sale today, the Seraph Sword Skin tomorrow, then the Seraph Shield Skin the next day and finally the Seraph Armour Pack. Read More.

PvP Tournament Season One Prizes

Friday, December 5, 2014
Razer and Karma Koin are the official sponsors of our PvP Tournament Season One! They've generously provided a gigantic pile of prizes that we are distributing to the winners of competitive tournaments and our Invitational event at the end of the season. Today's news post explains what prizes are on offer for the various tournament types. Read More.

PvP Season One Manifesto Post and Community Unique Design Part 2

Thursday, December 4, 2014
We've posted a Development Manifesto update about PvP Season One, explaining how it's structured. In other news, Rory and ZiggyD have prepared part #2 of the Community Designed Unique Item. Read More.

Torment Challenge League Preview Video

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Last week, we released a preview video for the Bloodlines Hardcore Challenge League. Today, we've published a similar video for the Torment Challenge League! In the Torment league, your adventures are haunted by the spirits of tormented criminals that yield their ill-gotten gains when slain. Eager to protect their trove, these spirits flee when encountered and imbue nearby monsters with dangerous powers, which improves their item drops. It's also possible for spirits to possess rare and unique enemies, greatly increasing their threat (and value!) to treasure-seeking exiles. Read More.

Torment and Bloodlines Challenges

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
At the end of next week we're starting the Torment and Bloodlines Challenge Leagues alongside the release of Content Update 1.3.0. These challenge leagues contain eight difficult challenges. Today's news post reveals full details of those challenges! For more information about Torment, Bloodlines and their prizes, check out this article. Read More.

Black Friday Sale Extended to Cyber Monday! Also State of Exile Podcast Developer Q&A

Monday, December 1, 2014
Due to immense demand, we've extended our Black Friday Weekend Sale to include Cyber Monday. The sale will now finish at the end of tomorrow (PST). So far players have been taking full advantage of the 50% discount we've applied to all microtransactions. The number of Stash Tabs purchased so far is quite impressive (as is the number of Weta Pets). Today I was a guest on the State of Exile podcast - you can see two hours of discussion about Path of Exile and Content Update 1.3.0 here! Read More.

One-week Rampage/Beyond Races have Begun

Saturday, November 29, 2014
The One-week Rampage/Beyond Races have started! The ladder for the Standard one is here and the Hardcore one is here. For more information about prizes, check out this announcement. In other news, our Black Friday Sale (50% off all microtransactions) is going exceptionally well. Thanks again for your generosity and hopefully you manage to get the microtransactions you want before the weekend's over. Have a great time in the new leagues! Read More.

Black Friday Weekend Sale: 50% off ALL Microtransactions

Friday, November 28, 2014
For this Black Friday weekend only (Friday-Sunday PST), we're discounting ALL microtransactions by 50%! Yes, this includes Stash Tabs! This is the largest discount we've ever done, and is in celebration of both Thanksgiving and our recent Torment/Bloodlines/PvP announcement. Rest assured that this discount isn't coming round again any time soon. Thanks again for your generous support and have a great weekend playing the new one-week leagues! Read More.

One-week Races Start Tomorrow!

Friday, November 28, 2014
Thanks for the amazing response to the announcement of Content Update 1.3.0 yesterday! Around 24 hours from now, our two one-week Rampage/Beyond races will start. For more information on these leagues, check out this news post. In other news, our Thanksgiving Wild Turkey is only for sale for another seven hours. At midnight PST, keep an eye out for our Black Friday Weekend Sale! Read More.

Content Update 1.3.0: Torment, Bloodlines and PvP!

Thursday, November 27, 2014
In December we'll be releasing Path of Exile's 1.3.0 Content Update. It includes the Torment and Bloodlines Challenge Leagues and a large overhaul of our PvP systems. You'll be able to compete in PvP Tournament Seasons for prestige and prizes. As an addition to August's Forsaken Masters expansion, 1.3.0 also introduces Leo Redmane, Master of the Arena. Read More.

Preview Video for New 1.3.0 Wand Skill

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Here's a short preview video of a new area-of-effect Wand Skill that we're introducing in Content Update 1.3.0. The skill causes physical damage explosions around the target that don't overlap it. As you can see in the video, it's pretty powerful when supported by Chain or Multiple Projectiles. On a related note, if you guys have any awesome name suggestions for this skill, we're keen to hear! Read More.

Two One-week Rampage/Beyond Leagues Start this Weekend!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
We're running two one-week league events (one standard and one hardcore) that start this weekend. They'll have the properties of both of the recently completed Rampage and Beyond challenge leagues. Today's news post covers the details and prizes. There's a video version (created by community member HCMonstrLP) here. Read More.

Wild Turkey Pet and Race Season Nine Prizes

Monday, November 24, 2014
From today until the end of Thanksgiving (November 27 PST), we're selling a Wild Turkey Pet to help you celebrate Thanksgiving! This is a limited-time microtransaction only available this week that won't be repeated in the future. In other news, Race Season Nine came to an end on Friday. We've awarded the alternate art Demigod's Eye prizes for the players who placed in the top 20 by points or as one of the first three of each class in Signature events. Click through for a full list of winners. Read More.

How to Recover Lost Crafting Benches (and Other News)

Friday, November 21, 2014
If the league migration caused you to lose some crafting benches and you're unable to talk to the masters to get the benches back (because your existing masters have experience you don't want to lose), then we've added a command that should help you. Just enter your hideout and type "/claim_crafting_benches". Any benches you're entitled to will be sent to your hideout stash. Read More.

Rampage and Beyond have ended - prizes have been awarded!

Friday, November 21, 2014
The Rampage and Beyond challenge leagues have come to an end. Characters in these leagues have been migrated to the Standard and Hardcore leagues. New challenge leagues will start when 1.3.0 launches on December 12th (PST). 1350 players completed 5/8 challenges or more and have been awarded an exclusive Challenger's Silver Halo microtransaction. 113 players completed all 8 and have been awarded an exclusive Challenger's Golden Halo microtransaction. Read More.

Recap of BotW/HotW Episodes and 1.3.0 Skill Tree Teaser

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Now that the current seasons of Build of the Week and Hideout of the Week have ended, we've prepared a recap of all the episodes made since Forsaken Masters launched. If you haven't had a chance to check them out, then please do. In other news, Rory has prepared a couple of teaser images (here and here) of some of the Passive Skill Tree changes in the upcoming 1.3.0 update. Read More.

What happens when the Rampage and Beyond Challenge Leagues end this week?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Two days from now, the three-month Rampage and Beyond challenge leagues we introduced with Forsaken Masters will come to a close. At 1pm Thursday November 20 (PST), characters will be migrated to the Standard and Hardcore leagues. This news post describes how the process works and what properties of those leagues will make their way into the core game afterwards. Read More.