News Archive

1.2.2b Patch

Friday, September 12, 2014
We're deploying a 1.2.2b patch to fix a few issues with today's 1.2.2 deploy. Thanks for your patience! One feature that people are enjoying in today's patch is the ability to unleash pets in your hideout. We've seen some pretty awesome hideouts with large collections of pets so far. Someone purchased over 100 Wetas! If you haven't checked out the three new skill effects in 1.2.2, they're over here. Read More.

1.2.2 Deployment and Item Issue

Friday, September 12, 2014
We have deployed Content Update 1.2.2 - it's patch notes are here. We quickly noticed that some crafted items were unable to be loaded due to a bug in the patch. We shut the realm down and fixed the problem. The items that were affected have been restored to remove-only stash tabs. Other than this issue, we hope you enjoy the 1.2.2 patch! Read More.

Content Update 1.2.2 Patch Notes and Screenshot

Thursday, September 11, 2014
We've posted the patch notes for tomorrow's 1.2.2 Content Update. One of the new features is that microtransaction portal effects now apply to portals created by Map Devices. We've posted a screenshot of this for you to check out. Read More.

Showcase your Hideouts!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Since the release of Forsaken Masters, players have been constructing awesome and elaborate Hideouts. We've seen some really clever designs and are keen to start showcasing our favourite ones. We're planning to release a weekly video (probably around a minute or so long) that displays our favourite hideout that we saw that week. We've created a Forum for you to share your hideouts with each other. We'll choose hideouts that either look awesome or use decorations in clever ways. Please include pictures of your hideout in your thread and feel free to explain why you designed your hideout the way you did. We're looking forward to seeing more of your designs! Read More.

GameSpot Presents Build of the Week Season 3 Episode 2: Dual-Curse "Pledge of Hands" Arc Build

Monday, September 8, 2014
Gamespot are hosting our second episode of Build of the Week, which is now live. This episode showcases a Dual-Curse "Pledge of Hands" Arc Witch created by FoxTactics. He has posted a build guide here. This build packs quite a punch considering it was created from items found in the first 10 days of new challenge leagues. Read More.

Miscellaneous News Roundup

Monday, September 8, 2014
With the release of Content Update 1.2.2 later this week, there are a handful of minor news topics to talk about. Click through for more information! Read More.

More Content Update 1.2.2 Information

Friday, September 5, 2014
We're in the final stretches of development on the 1.2.2 Content Update. In addition to Roaming Pets and some new microtransaction effects discussed previously, the patch contains various other quality of life improvements. Click through for more information! Read More.

GameSpot Presents Build of the Week Season 3 Episode 1: Fire Overkill Proliferation Templar

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
With the release of Forsaken Masters out of the way, Build of the Week Season 3 has begun! Gamespot have generously agreed to host our first episode, which is live today. This episode covers a Fire Overkill Proliferation Templar created by Killertortilla. He has posted a build guide here. Read More.

Two of the new 1.2.2 Skill Effect Microtransactions

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
In addition to the Roaming Pets feature and several other changes, next week's 1.2.2 content update contains several new microtransactions. We've posted videos of two new skill effects: Demonic Reave and Ghostflame Summon Raging Spirit. Read More.

Hall of Grandmasters: Development Update 1

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
The Grandmaster Supporter Pack includes the ability to immortalise one of your characters in the Hall of Grandmasters unique map. If you'd like to read more about what The Hall of Grandmasters is, lots of information is at the bottom of the purchase page. Today's news article is an update on how development of the map is going. We'll post more updates in the news as progress continues! Read More.

Roaming Pets in Hideouts

Monday, September 1, 2014
Our next Forsaken Masters Content Update (1.2.2) allows you to keep your pets in your hideout. We've taken a screenshot of what it looks like with a variety of scorpions roaming around. We'll be posting more information about the other contents of 1.2.2 in the coming days. Read More.

Content Update 1.2.1 is Now Live!

Friday, August 29, 2014
We've deployed Content Update 1.2.1. Its patch notes have been posted here. As well as many small changes, we've added a set of five new Level 8 crafting mods. These mods are different to anything else in the game currently, as they affect the rules of what mods can be added or changed on an item. We've also introduced three new microtransactions: The Formosan Bear Pet, Steam-powered Portal effect and Hussar Wings. Enjoy! Read More.

Chris does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Having been challenged by both our community and the D3 Development Team, I donated $100 to ALSA and did the Ice Bucket Challenge. If you can, please donate too! ALS is a heinous disease and fighting it is a very worthwhile cause. I've challenged Max Schaefer from Runic Games, Mike Diskett from 5 Lives Studios and Sean from Bro Team Pill. Read More.

Two of the New Microtransaction Effects (Coming Soon)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The Forsaken Masters release didn't include any new microtransactions, but we're planning to release some new ones in the very near future. Here are videos of the Hussar Wings Back Attachment and Steam-powered Portal Effect! Read More.

1.2.0c Patch Notes and Supporter Pack Signed Art

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
We've deployed update 1.2.0c - its patch notes are here. Some of the Forsaken Masters Supporter Packs contain sets of signed concept art (from Path of Exile's past, present and future) that we ship out to Master and Grandmaster supporters. We've started preparing these packs for signing and shipping. We expect to start sending them out late this week or early next week. You'll receive an email as we ship your pack. Read More.

New Player Concurrency Record, 1.2.0c Preview and State of Exile Podcast

Monday, August 25, 2014
Over the weekend we hit a new record of 154,300 users playing Path of Exile simultaneously! We're currently preparing a 1.2.0c patch (likely to be deployed tomorrow) which includes a lot of improvements to the Forsaken Masters experience. For example, you'll now be able to sell items to vendors in other people's hideouts, which will make mapping a lot more convenient! Read More.

Weekend News Update (Stash Tab Sales, Server Stability, Concurrency Record, Beyond Updates)

Saturday, August 23, 2014
We are running two sales on Stash Tab Bundles this weekend! 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! Click through for more information about what we've been working on this weekend. Read More.

1.2.0b Patch Notes and Player Concurrency Record

Friday, August 22, 2014
After a small serverside hotfix yesterday, we released a larger 1.2.0b patch today to address some more post-launch bugs and balance issues. With the release of Forsaken Masters and the recent opening of Garena's Taiwanese servers, Path of Exile is hitting all-time records of player concurrency! Last night we had a total of 117,500 players playing simultaneously. We're really looking forward to seeing how high we can push it over the weekend. Read More.

Forsaken Masters is Live!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
We released the Forsaken Masters expansion an hour ago and were met with an immense flood of users. For the third release in a row, the player numbers were high enough to kill our website but leave the game servers intact. Player concurrency has already broken Sacrifice of the Vaal records and is still going up! Thanks for your enthusiasm and kind words. Enjoy Forsaken Masters and remember to invite some friends to play with you. We've ordered a lot more servers to fill! Read More.

Official Forsaken Masters Patch Notes and Deployment Timeline

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
We've posted the Forsaken Masters Patch Notes here. The expansion will be released approximately 16 hours from the time of this post. When the countdown reaches 2 hours to go (8am NZ time), we will shut down the game servers and set up the ability to pre-patch the expansion. You'll be able to join a queue until the countdown reaches zero. See you then! Read More.