News Archive

Developer Interview - Nick - Game Designer

Jan 2, 2017 3:11:53 PM
The Breach leagues are currently in full swing and we're glad to see that so many players are continuing to enjoy this league! We sat down with Nick, one of our game designers who came up with the initial concept for the Breach League to get his insights into his inspirations for game design, unique item design and how the concept of the Breach leagues evolved. Read More.

Happy New Year! A 2016 Retrospective

Jan 1, 2017 4:45:48 PM
It's the start of 2017 here in New Zealand. In addition to wishing the entire community a happy new year, we wanted to post our annual retrospective on 2016. We are proud to announce that, once again, we've had the best year so far for both the game and the company! 2017 is already looking good. In addition to launching Act 5 in the first half of the year, we also have some other exciting projects in the works. Read More.

Carnage Microtransactions In Store Now!

Dec 29, 2016 5:15:26 PM
The microtransactions that were introduced with the Carnage Mystery Box are now available in store! Among these new microtransactions are the Carnage Armour Set, Gore Weapon Effect, Carnage Wings, Gore Portal and much more! You can check out all the new microtransactions in the store here. Read More.

Developer Interview - Alex - Physics Programmer

Dec 28, 2016 4:20:36 PM
To celebrate the Breach Challenge league we introduced a set of supporter packs that included, cloaks, a new microtransaction type. Cloaks have been requested frequently for as long as Path of Exile has existed. Until recently we didn't have the tech to do them justice. That is, until Alex arrived on the scene. Alex is our physics programmer and was one of the driving forces for implementing our new cloth physics technology. We sat down with him to gain his insights into this process and his work. Read More.

Gore Fireworks in Store for a Limited Time Only!

Dec 27, 2016 5:29:33 PM
We're approaching the end of 2016 and what better way to commemorate this monumental year than with a shower of blood! Therefore, we're bringing back the Gore Fireworks for a limited time only! These are available in store until January 10th (NZT). Read More.

Legacy Patch Notes - Part One

Dec 26, 2016 3:17:01 PM
Path of Exile has been in development for ten years. The official wiki only lists reliable patch notes going back to Beta version 0.8.7. Prior to that, we still kept internal patch notes from version 0.5.0 onwards. Today's news post showcases the patch notes from version 0.8.6 back to 0.8.0. Enjoy the walk through Path of Exile's prehistory! Read More.

Happy Holidays! Get A Free Stormcaller Mystery Box!

Dec 25, 2016 3:02:28 PM
On behalf of everyone at Grinding Gear Games, I'd like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and happy holidays! We hope that you're all getting some relaxing time off to enjoy the Breach league! In the festive spirit, we're offering a free Stormcaller Mystery Box! Read More.

Three New Back Attachment Microtransactions

Dec 22, 2016 5:43:26 PM
We've just introduced three new back attachment microtransactions in the store! These three adornments include the Infernal Wings, Hive Back Attachment and Mana Wurm Back Attachment. You can check out all three in the store here. Read More.

Path of Exile Talent Competition Highlights

Dec 21, 2016 8:01:06 PM
Last week we introduced the Path of Exile Talent Competition that is open to Path of Exile themed submissions of any medium. We're only at the beginning of the competition and we've already seen work of amazing quality produced by the community. Many excellent submissions have already been made, but today we're showing off just a few! Read More.

Breach League Statistics

Dec 20, 2016 6:54:02 PM
The Breach Challenge Leagues are in their third week and we're happy to hear many players reporting that this league has been some of the most fun they've had in the game. In particular, it seems that the community is enjoying how challenging Breach gameplay can be! We've gathered some statistics to give insight into Breach Domain related deaths and popular skills and uniques being used. Read More.

A Preview of Content Update 2.5.1 - Divination Cards and 3D Art

Dec 19, 2016 4:44:09 PM
Content Update 2.5.1 is scheduled to deploy this week and contains an update to the Divination Stash, many new Divination Cards, new 3D art, bug fixes and more! Today we're showing off the new Divination Cards and a sample of 3D art from this update. Read More.

An Update to the Divination Stash Tab

Dec 18, 2016 4:39:15 PM
Recently we introduced three new types of Stash Tabs and a Special Stash Tab Bundle that includes all three at a discounted price. Based on your feedback, we're adding a new feature to the Divination Stash Tab! Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Dec 17, 2016 2:25:22 AM
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%. We also released many new microtransactions this week! Be sure to check out our Christmas Microtransactions, including the limited-time-only Yeti Mask! Thank you so much for your support! Read More.

Christmas Microtransactions!

Dec 15, 2016 4:38:15 PM
To celebrate the holiday season, we're releasing three new appropriately-themed microtransactions! Even though we're relaxing in the sun for Christmas here in New Zealand, for much of the world it's snowing! In the spirit of winter, we're introducing the Arctic Character Effect and Arctic Wings. We're also introducing the Christmas-exclusive Yeti Mask! Read More.

Original Path of Exile Comic Art

Dec 14, 2016 7:22:17 PM
Earlier this week we launched a Path of Exile Talent Competition that invites the community to share their talents for some exclusive prizes! Among these prizes are four original pieces of art from the Path of Exile comic. These are the original drawings that were then coloured and used in the comic. There is only one of each page in existence. Because this is such a rare and valuable prize we wanted to show off some of the other pages that were made and potentially up for grabs if you participate in the Talent Competition. Read More.

New Microtransactions - Lunaris Armour Set, Golden Parakeet, New Back Attachments

Dec 13, 2016 10:11:01 PM
We recently deployed Patch 2.5.0d that contains some small improvements to the game and four new microtransactions: the Lunaris Armour Set, Ghostflame Back Attachment and Hydra Back Attachment. Earlier this week also marked the one-year anniversary of our Brazilian community! To celebrate this we're introducing the Golden Parakeet pet that is modeled after one of their native parrots that festively displays the national colours of Brazil. Read More.

Path of Exile Talent Competition

Dec 12, 2016 4:48:02 PM
Do you have a hidden talent? Can you make Path of Exile-themed content with this talent? Now is your time to shine! We're launching an all-inclusive Path of Exile Talent Competition! Anything you can create that's Path of Exile-themed is welcome. Read More.

Developer Interview - Rian - Gameplay Programmer

Dec 11, 2016 11:48:49 PM
There are now more than ninety members of the Grinding Gear Games team and so many working parts that make Path of Exile what it is today. We have interviewed one of our gameplay programmers, Rian, to get some insight into who he is as a developer and the content he produces. Read More.

Content Update 2.5.0 Concept Art

Dec 8, 2016 3:02:54 PM
In Content Update 2.5.0 we released 55 new uniques, many of which you can view here. Along with their creepy flavour text, many of these new uniques also have some wicked 2D art. Today's news post reveals some of the concept art of some these uniques! Read More.

New Types of Stash Tabs!

Dec 7, 2016 4:16:24 PM
As Path of Exile grows, so too does the desire for new ways to store and organise your items. To help reduce the clutter, we've created three new types of Stash Tabs! Divination Stash Tabs, Essence Stash Tabs and Quad Stash Tabs are now available in the microtransaction store! We've also created a discounted bundle that includes all three new stash tabs! Read More.