News Archive

Hideout of the Week: The Settlement

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Hideout of the Week is a video series that showcases Hideouts that have been created by Path of Exile community members. This week's episode is an unearthed hideout called The Settlement which has been used to create a small gothic village. You can find out more information from the author's thread here. Read More.

Race Schedule and more PvP Talisman of the Victor Prizes!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
We've posted the Race Schedule for this upcoming race season! We're expecting to post the PvP schedule tomorrow. We've also increased the number of Talismans of the Victor that we're giving out in the upcoming PvP season. Each event will now award a Talisman of the Victor to the highest ranked Torment player and the highest ranked Bloodlines player (rather than just the highest overall). Read More.

February-March Competitive Season

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Our new season of competitive Path of Exile play starts this coming weekend. It includes both our eleventh Race Season and second PvP Seasons, with prizes generously provided by Alienware! Today's news post will describe the broad changes from previous seasons of competitive play. We'll be posting full schedules within a couple of days. Read More.

New Skill Development - Part 1

Monday, February 9, 2015
Hi all, Rory here. Over the next few weeks, I'm going to be giving you all a glimpse into our skill design process as we go through it. We'll start where most skill development now starts: By asking what the game needs. A month ago, Mark "Neonspyder" and I discussed options for skills that we could release with Act 4 that would both solve problems builds had and give more optional upgrades to players. We intended to release many of them at level 34 as a reward for progressing through the new content, so they would need to adjust or enhance existing builds, rather than be a skill you build around. Here is the tale of one of them. Read More.

Build of the Week: Avatar of Fire Shockwave Totem Witch

Friday, February 6, 2015
We've posted Season 4 Episode 5 of Build of the Week. This week's build is Witch that uses Avatar of Fire and a clever combination of items to convert all of the damage from two Shockwave Totems and a Hatred Aura to fire damage, which is amplified by their passives. For more information, check out the author's build guide here! Read More.

Fan Art Competition and Community Showcase #4

Thursday, February 5, 2015
We are really enjoying your submissions to our Community Showcase forum and we're keen to see more! In light of this, we are hosting a Fan Art competition for the next two weeks! Today's Community Showcase features a short animation, fan art, a hideout/fanfiction cross-over and a pickle surprise! We hope you enjoy these entries as much as we did. Read More.

Hideout of the Week: The Scarlet Corsair

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Hideout of the Week is a video series that showcases awesome Hideouts created by Path of Exile community members. This week's hideout is a small port for a ship called The Scarlet Corsair which captures the rugged nature of a pirate's life. You can find out more information from the author's thread here. Read More.

Patch 1.3.1 has been Deployed!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
We've successfully deployed patch 1.3.1, which introduces the Hall of the Grandmasters Unique Map and many other changes. Click here to read its patch notes. This patch contained two new microtransactions - the Seraph Bow Skin and the Verdant Blink and Mirror Arrow Effect. You should also check out the new Season Eleven Race Rewards! Read More.

1.3.1 Patch, New Microtransaction Videos, Unique Item Preview and Design Process

Monday, February 2, 2015
We're expecting to deploy patch 1.3.1 tomorrow. We will release the full patch notes during the deployment countdown. In the meantime, today's news update includes new microtransaction videos, our current unique design plan for Act Four and information about our next Race and PvP seasons. Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Saturday, January 31, 2015
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! Read More.

Build of the Week Season 4 Episode 4: Vaal Molten Shell Scold's Cycloner

Friday, January 30, 2015
We've posted Season 4 Episode 4 of Build of the Week. This week's build is a very cool combo - it uses Vaal Molten Shell and the Scold's Bridle unique helmet to constantly explode itself while using Cyclone to kill monsters. For more information, check out the author's build guide here! Read More.

Community Showcase #3

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Thank you to everyone who has been submitting their creative works to our community! It's been great to see what you guys come up with. Today's Community Showcase includes two pieces of fan art, a satirical Atziri-kill guide and a highlight. Read More.

Hall of Grandmasters Development Update 6

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The Hall of the Grandmasters map will be introduced in patch 1.3.1 which we're currently planning to deploy early next week at the latest. We've assembled this news piece to give you an insight into what's coming and an overview of the development process. Read More.

Hideout of the Week Season 2 Episode 3: Tranquil Battle-Scarred Hideout

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Hideout of the Week is a video series that showcases awesome Hideouts created by Path of Exile community members. This week's hideout is a Battle-Scarred Hideout created by community member ChestyPuller and transforms Vagan's Hideout into a place of peaceful solitude. You can find out more information from the author's thread here. Read More.

Patch 1.3.1 Update and new Bow Microtransactions!

Sunday, January 25, 2015
While the rest of the team is working hard on Act 4, we've prepared a few updates for patch 1.3.1 which we're expecting to deploy before the end of the week. It will include two new uniques items designed by our supporters, balance changes to Bloodlines mods, PvP skill and preconstructed character balance changes, and the Hall of the Grandmasters Map! Read More.

Koala Pet for Sale - Australia Day Only!

Sunday, January 25, 2015
Today's Australia Day, so we're celebrating with an exclusive pet that's only available today. Based on Charan's Plummeting Ursa monster, we're selling a grey Koala Pet and will be contributing 10% of the proceeds towards the Australian Koala Foundation to help preserve the species. Thanks for your support! Click here to see a video of the Koala Pet in action. Read More.

Build of the Week Season 4 Episode 3, Challenge Completion Progress and Australia Day Teaser

Friday, January 23, 2015
We've posted Season 4 Episode 3 of Build of the Week. This week's episode showcases a build from LordSidro, the player who won seven out of sixteen Swiss tournaments, the American Invitational and its grudge match last season. For more information, check out his build guide here! Read More.

Path of Exile Digital Comic Issue #3 Now for Sale!

Thursday, January 22, 2015
We're proud to announce that Issue #3 of the Path of Exile comic has been released in digital form! It's available as a standalone purchase or in a bundle with an exclusive microtransaction set - the Gem-powered Armour Set (featuring a back attachment, gloves, boots, helmet and body armour). Read More.

Hideout of the Week Season 2 Episode 2: Watergate Hamlet

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Hideout of the Week is a video series that showcases awesome Hideouts created by Path of Exile community members. This week's hideout is called the Watergate Hamlet and depicts an amazingly detailed town. It's one of our favourite episodes so far! You can find out more information from the author's thread here. Read More.

Race Season Ten Prizes, Patch 1.3.0k and Cheating

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
After four weeks of intense competition, Race Season Ten has come to an end. We've awarded the alternate art Demigod's Eye prizes for the players who placed in the top 20 by points or as one of the first three of each class in Signature events. While much of the news focus has been on PvP recently, this was a very successful race season and we're planning to share the competitive limelight with further race seasons. We'll be announcing details of Race Season Eleven in early February. We also deployed the 1.3.0k patch today. Its patch notes are here. Read More.