News Archive

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. Zana, Master Cartographer Reveal and Developer Walkthrough

Monday, August 18, 2014
IGN has posted two videos: A Forsaken Masters Developer Walkthrough and the Zana, Master Cartographer Teaser Trailer. Check them out here! This news post contains an explanation of how Zana's missions and crafting work! Read More.

Rampage and Beyond Challenges and their Prizes

Monday, August 18, 2014
Later this week, we're releasing Forsaken Masters and are starting the new Rampage and Beyond challenge leagues. These leagues contain eight difficult challenges. Today's news post reveals full details of what those challenges are and their prizes! Read More.

Arcane and Vampiric Armour Pack Weekend Sales

Saturday, August 16, 2014
Forsaken Masters is almost upon us! We're running a sale on Armour Skin Packs over the weekend. For the first 24 hours (Saturday, Pacific Time), we'll be discounting the Arcane Armour Pack by 23.6%. On Sunday, The Vampiric Armour Pack will be on sale with a similar discount. Thanks for all your support! We've also assembled a list of all of the videos for Forsaken Masters that we've released so far. Click through to check them out. Read More.

Massively Reveals: Tora, Master of the Hunt and Beyond League

Thursday, August 14, 2014
We've previously unveiled five of the seven Forsaken Masters. Today, Massively has exclusively revealed our sixth master: Tora, Master of the Hunt. Their article includes exclusive screenshots, a minute-long teaser trailer for Tora and the first information about our upcoming Beyond Challenge League. Check it out! Read More.

Path of Exile has launched in Taiwan!

Thursday, August 14, 2014
One hour ago, we launched a Taiwanese Path of Exile realm with our partner, Garena Online. Featuring a full Traditional Chinese translation and local Taiwanese servers, this realm is a great place for our Taiwanese community to invite their friends who previously weren't able to play our English version. If you're from Taiwan, check it out! Read More.

IncGamers and OnRPG reveal Vagan, Weaponmaster

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The fifth of the Forsaken Masters has been revealed! and have both posted coverage of Vagan, Weaponmaster (including the fifth Master teaser video). Check it out! Read More.