News Archive

Q&A with the Developers!

Monday, December 28, 2015
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

Sunday, December 27, 2015
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.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Friday, December 25, 2015
We're running an extended sale on Stash Tabs this weekend! For the first 48 hours (Friday and 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, and Happy Holidays! Read More.

Happy Holidays! Get your free Winter Mystery Box!

Thursday, December 24, 2015
On behalf of everyone at Grinding Gear Games, I'd like to wish you all a merry Christmas and happy holidays! We hope that you're all enjoying the Talisman league as much as we are and are getting some well-deserved time off! In the festive spirit, we're offering a free Winter Mystery Box to anyone who clicks this link from today until the end of December 26th. We're also running an extended stash tab sale this weekend. Premium Stash Tab Bundles will go on sale tonight and will be discounted for two days. Regular Stash Tab Bundles will be discounted the following day. Enjoy! Read More.

Upcoming Divination Cards

Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Today, we have a preview of some upcoming Divination Cards for you. These include Divination Cards that can be handed in for a Six-Link Body Armour, Voltaxic Rift and more! Read More.

Talisman Challenge League Stats (and 2.1.1b Patch)

Wednesday, December 23, 2015
The Talisman Challenge Leagues are going extremely well! They have the highest player retention we've seen so far compared to past Path of Exile challenge leagues. Today's news post is a summary of the community's progress through the 32 challenges present in these leagues. We're around 12.5% of the way through the leagues, but some players have managed to complete many of the most difficult challenges so far to earn pieces of their armour sets. In other news, we're currently deploying the 2.1.1b patch, which includes many bug fixes. Click here to check out its patch notes! Read More.

Recent Community Questions Answered!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
We recently posted the answers to some of your common questions about poison and Talisman. Since then, we've received many replies asking more questions. We've compiled these questions from around the community and answered as many as we can in today's news post. Read More.

Community Showcase

Monday, December 21, 2015
Today's community round-up contains some of the latest community submissions. This includes a video compilation of dumb ways to die in Wraeclast, a remix of the Solaris soundtrack, fan art, an exile's birthday cake and more! Read More.

2.1.1 Patch Notes

Friday, December 18, 2015
We've just deployed the 2.1.1 Patch Notes which contains a new Divination Card related to the Goddess-Sword trio. The patch will also enable the possibility to control-click talismans from your inventory to Stone Circles and back again. Talismans now display their tier as part of their item information. Among other bug fixes, we have also corrected Blade Vortex so that it's no longer possible to snapshot certain support gems while at least one blade remains active. There are many other changes, so check out the full patch notes! Read More.

The Winter Mystery Box - Including New and Exclusive Microtransactions!

Thursday, December 17, 2015
To celebrate both the holiday season and our upcoming Winterheart race season, we're introducing the Winter Mystery Box, which is on sale from today until January 5th! Each box grants you one random cold-themed microtransaction, with value equal to at least that of the box (15 points). There are 19 awesome icy prizes to win. The boxes also include new and exclusive microtransactions like the Arctic Armour Set, Northern Light Effect, Arctic Lynx Pet, Ice Crystal Hideout Decoration and the Wolf Pet! Check out this video compilation of all the microtransactions contained in the Winter Mystery Box! Read More.

The Hunt for Rigwald - Prizes by Alienware

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Alienware have generously given us four Alienware Alpha micro-desktop gaming machines as prizes for a competition in the new Talisman leagues! Anyone who kills Rigwald in the new challenge leagues is eligible to win one. We'll be awarding them to two players in the Standard version and another to two players in the Hardcore version. By killing Rigwald you will also go into the draw to win one of 15 Premium Stash Tab Bundles in the Standard or Hardcore version (30 available in total). Prizes will be drawn when the league ends in early March next year! Read More.

Talisman and Poison Questions and Answers

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Talisman is the most complex league we have ever introduced. Understandably, we've had many people ask questions about how certain aspects work. Today we're answering some of the most common questions and, as an added bonus towards the end, also covering some of the complexities of the revamped Poison mechanic. Read More.

Additional Improvements to Content Update 2.1.0

Monday, December 14, 2015
The launch of the Talisman Challenge Leagues and Content Update 2.1.0 this weekend was very successful! Some of our developers worked through the weekend to release patches 2.1.0b, 2.1.0c and two hotfixes, which address some early issues. We're planning more incremental updates over the next few days and have a 2.1.1 update lined up for hopefully later this week. Read More.

Content update 2.1.0 and the Talisman Challenge Leagues are now live!

Friday, December 11, 2015
Content update 2.1.0 and the Talisman Challenge Leagues are now live! Check out the patch notes here. If you'd like to help support Path of Exile, please consider purchasing a Supporter Pack or one of the new microtransactions introduced with Content Update 2.1.0. Thanks again for your generous support! We really hope you enjoy the new content and leagues! Read More.

2.1.0 Content Update and Talisman League Deployment Timeline!

Friday, December 11, 2015
We're launching Content Update 2.1.0 and the Talisman Challenge Leagues tomorrow! Two hours before the countdown timer hits zero, the servers will be taken down. At this time players will be able to begin patching the 2.1.0 Content Update. When the servers come up you'll be able to begin playing the new Talisman Challenge leagues! You can read the full patch notes for the 2.1.0 Content Update and Talisman Challenge leagues here. Read More.

Talisman Challenges and Upcoming Items!

Thursday, December 10, 2015
The Talisman Challenge leagues will commence with the deployment of 2.1.0 in under 41 hours! The challenge leagues contain 32 challenges to complete. You will be awarded with pieces of the Rigwald Armour Set for reaching different thresholds of completed challenges. Today's news post outlines these challenges as well as some exciting new items and the Poison Support Gem! Read More.

Content Update 2.1.0 Patch Notes

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
You can now preview the Patch Notes for Content Update 2.1.0! These are the preliminary patch notes and while they are currently accurate, they are subject to change prior to the release of the 2.1.0 Content Update and Talisman Leagues this weekend. Read More.

Darkshrine Event Winners!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
The Darkshrine Events have now ended and winners have been chosen for the submission prizes and the level-threshold prizes. Read More.

Development Manifesto: Content Update 2.1.0 Balance Changes

Monday, December 7, 2015
The design team have written a manifesto post that outlines some of the balance changes occurring with content update 2.1.0. While it's still subject to change, the passive tree is also available to those who would like to preview it. Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Saturday, December 5, 2015
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.