News Archive

[Xbox One] 3.1.4 Patch Status

Feb 20, 2018 10:00:28 PM
Last week we released Patch 3.1.4 on PC. We have nearly finished testing this patch on Xbox One and we expect to be able to release it to the live realm by the end of the work week. Today's post gives an overview of the status of this patch and what to expect. Read More.

Development Manifesto: Ascendancy Changes

Feb 20, 2018 8:14:30 PM
Alongside the Bestiary Challenge League, Content Update 3.2.0 includes a significant balance pass over all Ascendancy Classes. We revealed two of those last week, and have another three to show you today, with the rest being posted between now and the patch notes mid-next-week. We have written a Development Manifesto article about the philosophy behind these changes, which includes videos of the three we are revealing today. Read More.

Boss Fight Reveal: Vilenta

Feb 19, 2018 7:09:38 PM
Alongside Content Update 3.2.0 and the Bestiary Challenge League, we're introducing a new boss encounter in Act 10 - Vilenta. We've created a video to showcase this fight. As a side note, we're currently preparing more information for you regarding the mechanics of the Bestiary League and updates to Ascendancy classes. We hope to post this within a couple of days. Hang tight! Read More.

Skill Reveal - Spectral Shield Throw

Feb 18, 2018 7:04:26 PM
Alongside the release of the Bestiary League, we're introducing the long-awaited Spectral Shield Throw skill. The skill throws a spectral copy of your shield that shatters on impact, striking surrounding enemies with shrapnel. This is the first skill to use shield defences for damage. Read More.

Announcing Path of Exile: Bestiary League

Feb 15, 2018 3:00:38 PM
We're proud to announce the Bestiary Challenge League which allows players to hunt and capture dangerous beasts and then defeat them to craft powerful items. This update also features a new NPC, new end-game bosses, dozens of new Unique Items, new Fated Uniques, new skill gems, new storyline quests, revamped Ascendancy Classes and more! Please read the announcement page, watch the trailer and check out the new supporter packs! Read More.

[Xbox One] New Microtransactions - Helmet Skins and Oriath-themed Cloaks!

Feb 14, 2018 10:08:52 PM
We've just released a collection of new microtransactions, including Helmet Skins and Oriath-themed Cloaks! Press the Menu button in-game to check them out in the store. Read More.

Abyss Packs End Soon - Get a Free Mystery Box When You Spend Points

Feb 14, 2018 8:17:26 PM
Tomorrow (Friday 9am NZDT) we'll announce the details of Content Update 3.2.0 and its Challenge League. Alongside the announcement we'll release new Supporter Packs which means you only have few hours left to grab your Abyss Supporter Packs before they leave the store forever. We're also offering a free Fire and Ice Mystery Box when you spend points until 3.2.0 launches! Read More.

Hideout Showcase

Feb 13, 2018 9:23:38 PM
We love that our players continue to create comfortable and amazing-looking hideouts for their Exiles. We've picked some nice hideouts from the Abyss league and want to share them with you while you're waiting for the 3.2.0 league announcement. Read More.

The Press Tour has Finished!

Feb 12, 2018 7:07:23 PM
We have finished the press tour for our next big release and will announce full details this Thursday at noon PST (Friday 9am NZ time). Keep an eye on your favourite games news sites for more information! Read More.

Winners of the 2018 Talent Competition

Feb 11, 2018 7:59:13 PM
Last week we concluded the 2018 Path of Exile Talent Competition where players were encouraged to submit their talent using any type of media. It's no surprise that the community has hit this one out of the park, yet again! We're excited to finally announce the winners! Read More.

Wings and Back Attachments Multisale

Feb 8, 2018 10:00:22 PM
This weekend we're holding a huge sale for all Wings and Back Attachment microtransactions! There are over 40 Wings and Back Attachments available at discounted prices. Check out the full selection of discounts here. Read More.

[Xbox One] New Microtransactions - Chaos Orb Helmet, Celestial Flameblast and more!

Feb 8, 2018 5:43:08 PM
We've just released a collection of new microtransactions, including the Chaos Orb Helmet, Gore Character Effect, Celestial Flameblast and Demonic Bladefall Skill Effect! Press the Menu button in-game to check them out in the store. Read More.

Preview of Unique Item Concept Art From 3.2.0

Feb 7, 2018 5:28:31 PM
The team are working hard leading up to the announcement of Content Update 3.2.0, and we're sure that you're eager to know its details! To whet your appetite, we'd like to share concept art from several upcoming unique items. Read More.

Development Manifesto: Abyss League Integration

Feb 6, 2018 7:36:49 PM
The Abyss Challenge League was introduced alongside the War for the Atlas expansion and we're very pleased by the amount of players that have been enjoying this league. We're sure that many of you are interested to know the future of the Abyss mechanics, so our team has written a Development Manifesto regarding the integration of the Abyss content. Read More.

Preview of Experimental Graphics Improvements

Feb 5, 2018 5:22:20 PM
Alex, one of our graphics programmers, has been working on some experimental visual improvements for Path of Exile. At the moment we have no explicit plans to introduce these to the game in a specific patch because we are still experimenting with how they work. In the meantime, we wanted to show you a small glimpse at what's being developed behind the scenes. Hopefully you'll see them in a future expansion when they're ready! Read More.

The Abyss Supporter Packs Ending Soon!

Feb 4, 2018 8:38:03 PM
On Thursday February 15th (PST) we will be announcing the full details of Content Update 3.2.0 and its new Challenge League. At that time we will be introducing a new set of league supporter packs which will mean that the Abyss Packs will leave the store then. Today's news post showcases what these packs contain as well as some fashion tips to help you min-max your glam factor. Read More.

Recent Serverside Performance Improvements and Super Stash Sale

Feb 1, 2018 10:21:34 PM
Last week, we deployed two sets of performance optimisations to our servers with the goal of minimising serverside processing spikes which could occur when large amounts of items drop simultaneously. Additionally, this weekend we're holding a Super Stash Sale where most of the stash tab varieties will be discounted. Read More.

Path of Exile Talent Competition Highlights

Jan 31, 2018 5:58:10 PM
The Path of Exile Talent Competition ends Monday, February 5 at 8pm (PST) but you still have some time to submit your work! In addition to written and still-art submissions, we've also received many video and music based submissions! Because of this eclectic mix of talent, we've decided to compile this week's highlights into a video. We hope you'll enjoy it! Read More.

Grinding Gear Games is Hiring a Senior Environment Artist and Senior Texture Artist

Jan 30, 2018 10:49:45 PM
The Grinding Gear Games team is still growing and we're looking for two new members to join our team. If you or anyone you know is a Senior Environment Artist or Senior Texture Artist please check out our job descriptions. If you're interested in applying you can email us at Read More.

New Microtransactions - Celestial Righteous Fire, new Cloaks and more!

Jan 30, 2018 6:04:02 PM
We've just released several new microtransactions, including Celestial Righteous Fire, Helmet Skins and Oriath-themed Cloaks! You can check them out here. Read More.