News Archive

Development Manifesto: Performance

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Path of Exile receives significant content and feature additions several times per year as we roll out new expansions and challenge leagues. Keeping the game performing well with these additions is an ongoing challenge. Chris' manifesto post details some of the issues and what we're doing about them. Read more.

Skill Reveal - Summon Lightning Golem

Monday, April 4, 2016
The upcoming 2.2.2 patch will introduce the new Summon Lightning Golem skill, completing the cycle of Elemental golems. The skill will summon an electrically charged golem that casts from range while supporting you and your allies. Read More.

Ascendancy Concept Art

Sunday, April 3, 2016
Now that Ascendancy is live, we would like to show you some of the internal process of how its art was made. Today's news compiles some Ascendancy concept art of Izaro, items, Cadiro, Gargoyles and more! Read More.

Second Wave of Trade Improvements

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Path of Exile players have long asked for more sophisticated trading tools. Today we're unveiling the second wave of upcoming trade improvements, which add the features that dedicated traders expect from modern software. Today's news post explains some of the new features that will enable you to execute a winning market strategy, regardless of your personal risk tolerance. Read More.

New Paris Gateway Added

Thursday, March 31, 2016
With the deployment of 2.2.1e, we have added a new gateway in Paris. This gateway is for players in France and other European players who have better routes to Paris than the other gateways. It can be selected on the login screen.

Solaris Mystery Box Soundtrack

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Recently we shared the interview with our in-house composer, Kamil. In this interview he mentioned his favourite tracks from Path of Exile, including the soundtrack from the recent Solaris Mystery Box video. We received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback about this track so it seems that the community loved it too! The Solaris Mystery Box sale has been a remarkable success and we wanted to thank you for your support by making this track available to everyone for free! Read More.

Ascendancy-Themed Fan Art Competition!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
It's that time again! We're launching a fan art competition themed around content introduced in the 2.2.0 Ascendancy update. The competition will run for three weeks and finish at the end of Wednesday the 20th of April (NZT). 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.

Interview with Composer Kamil Orman-Janowski

Monday, March 28, 2016
We've been working with Polish music composer Kamil Orman-Janowski for several years now. He created some of the most popular and evocative tracks in Path of Exile's soundtrack. You can listen to some of his work here. He recently moved to New Zealand and joined our development team full-time! Today's news post is an interview with him. Read More.

Path of Exile in China

Monday, March 28, 2016
At Tencent's annual UP Conference in Beijing on Friday, Grinding Gear Games and Tencent announced that we will work together to bring Path of Exile to players in Mainland China. The game will be available in Simplified Chinese with servers based in China. We're incredibly excited to work with Tencent and have a huge amount of respect for their immense power as a publisher in the region. Read More.

The Star of Wraeclast

Thursday, March 24, 2016
Last year, our Taiwanese publishing partner, Garena, ran a competition on their realm to design the art for an item: The Star of Wraeclast, a unique amulet that has long been a part of Path of Exile's story. They then let their community vote on the submitted art to determine the winner, and our team created the item based on that artwork. This special unique item will be patched into Path of Exile with the 2.2.2 update, and can be obtained by completing a hidden vendor recipe. This recipe differs between the Taiwanese realm and our realm. Read More.

Most Popular Perandus League Skills and Unique Items

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Perandus League has shown some of the greatest levels of character build diversity we've seen to date. With all that variety, it's interesting to see which skills and uniques are the most popular! Today we are going to show off a variety of top ten lists for skill and unique items used in the Perandus Leagues. Read More.

Currency Stash Tabs Available Now

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
We've added a new type of stash tab to Path of Exile - the Currency Stash Tab! This new type of tab has a slot for most types of currency in the game and can stack up to 5000. This lets you consolidate your wealth into one easy-to-access place. These are premium tabs, so they can be coloured, named and made public for trade indexers. To buy a Currency Stash Tab, click here! Click through to the full post to see a video of them in action. Read More.

Windows 10 Memory Leak Fixed

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
We have deployed a fix for a memory leak that affected only Windows 10 users. Read More.

Community Showcase

Sunday, March 20, 2016
Our team is still dedicated to prioritising game performance and stability, including memory usage, graphical performance and fixing crashes. Because this is where our focus is at right now we don't have any major game news for today. We'll have more in depth information about these improvements as soon as we can. In the meantime, we've assembled a community round-up that includes a hideout, Path of Exile comics, tattoos, videos and more! Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Saturday, March 19, 2016
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%. This is the first sale on Premium Tab Bundles that we've run since introducing their new trade capabilities a few weeks ago. If you're looking to buy points to purchase Stash Tabs, check out our Ascendancy supporter packs! Thanks again for the generous support! Read More.

Some Ascendancy Statistics

Thursday, March 17, 2016
With any new expansion, we are always very interested to see what has changed and what choices players have made. Ascendancy has a lot of new choices, and hence has lots of exciting stats. We hope you find them as interesting as we do. Read More.

Patch 2.2.1d Information

Thursday, March 17, 2016
We've just deployed patch 2.2.1d which contains several fixes to current issues. It includes improvements fixing issues with enchantments being applied for the challenges as well as fixes for issues with some skills such as Contagion and Ancestral Protector. It also includes a fix for a long standing Lightning Warp issue and some more updates to the Labyrinth. For full details, check out the patch notes.

The Perandus League Unique Items

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Designing unique items for the Perandus league posed some unique challenges. Previous leagues have had mechanics, items or themes around which unique items could be designed comparatively easily. Rampage, for example, had a mechanic we could trigger crazy stuff from. Warbands had the three warring factions, and through unique items we could build their history and culture. Read More.

Fan Meetup/GDC Update

Monday, March 14, 2016
Yesterday afternoon we had one of our most successful fan meetups yet! Over 50 Path of Exile players made it to the bar we picked in San Francisco and spent three hours chatting with Jonathan, Erik and me. Today's news post includes a photo of the meetup and some information on how our trip to America for GDC is going! Read More.

Perandus Challenge Stats

Monday, March 14, 2016
We're just over a week into the Perandus challenge leagues so far, and some players are making great progress through the set of 40 challenges that those leagues contain. Today's news post contains a summary of where our community are up to! Read More.