News Archive

Flashback Events: Challenges Completed So Far

Monday, October 5, 2015
The One-month Flashback Events started on the weekend and have been running for two days so far. Completing challenges in these events awards you with pieces of the Golden Seraph Armour Set. Today's news post is a breakdown of how the community is going with regards to these goals after two days. Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Saturday, October 3, 2015
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%. Thanks again for the generous support! Read More.

2.0.4 Patch Deployment and Other News!

Friday, October 2, 2015
We've just deployed the 2.0.4 Update. This update included 12 Divination Cards from a previous news post and we've added one more. The Warbands and Tempest leagues have ended and the One-month Events start tomorrow! We have a list of those who won T-shirts for being the first 50 players in Warbands and Tempest leagues to complete the challenges. Read More.

Hideout Competition Winners!

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Our hideout competition ended yesterday. We received almost 200 submissions and the results have been amazing! We've had to increase our prize pool so that we can show appreciation for so many great hideouts. Read More.

2.0.4 Patch Notes and What Happens When the Challenge Leagues End!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
2.0.4 Patch Notes and What Happens When the Challenge Leagues End! The Warbands and Tempest leagues end on Friday afternoon. At this time, we'll take the realm down to migrate people's characters and hideouts to Standard and Hardcore. At this time we'll also deploy the 2.0.4 update. Check out the patch notes! Read More.

Build of the Week: Dariidar's Blink/Mirror Arrow Summoner

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
This week's episode features a level 91 Scion in the Warbands League that managed to clear the Hall of Grandmasters using Blink and Mirror Arrow. These two skills are traditionally used for movement and distraction, but in the hands of a summoner (rather than a traditional archer) the clones they generate become powerful damage dealers in their own right. Read More.

Hideout Competition, One-month Events, Leagues and Race Season Ending!

Sunday, September 27, 2015
There's a lot happening in the world of Wraeclast this week! Today's news post is just a simple reminder of things to remember over the next few days! Read More.

Full Details of One-month Flashback Events

Friday, September 25, 2015
We're running a pair of Flashback leagues starting next weekend (after the Warbands and Tempest challenge leagues end). One of the events is Hardcore and one is Standard. Today's news post includes full information about when they start and end, the final list of Flashback mods, their challenges and prizes (including hardware generously provided by Alienware!) Read More.

Development Manifesto: Map Changes in 2.0.4

Thursday, September 24, 2015
We've posted a development manifesto article about the upcoming changes to the map system that we'll be trialling in the one-month events that will run throughout October. These changes are the result of your feedback and our analysis of data from the Warbands and Tempest challenge leagues. They'll be included in the 2.0.4 patch late next week, prior to the events starting. We expect to post full information about the one-month leagues tomorrow. Read More.

Build of the Week: Kaepora's Triple Freezing Pulse Totem Build

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
This week’s episode showcases a Templar that has reached level 91 in the Tempest League using a trio of Freezing Pulse totems capable of freezing and shattering almost anything it comes across. Read More.

Development Manifesto Article on Warbands and Tempest Content

Monday, September 21, 2015
As the Warbands and Tempest challenge leagues enter their last week, we've posted a Development Manifesto article about what content from these leagues will make its way into the core game and in what form. We're also planning a manifesto post on Friday to discuss some changes related to Maps that we'll be trying out in the one-month leagues that start late next week. Read More.

Highlights from the Hideout Competition Submissions!

Monday, September 21, 2015
Last week we started a Themed Hideout Competition with some cool prizes! We've already received many creative submissions but there's still time to get your submissions in. If you're looking for some inspiration, here's some of the awesome ones we've seen so far! Read More.

Build of the Week: Iva's Vaal Ground Slam Build

Friday, September 18, 2015
This week's episode showcases a level 88 Marauder in the Warbands League that uses Vaal Ground Slam as its primary skill. Ordinarily Vaal skills are limited by having to gather the souls of slain monsters, and so can only be used infrequently. By using corrupted jewels this build greatly accelerates the rate at which souls are gained, so that each use of Vaal Ground Slam can potentially charge the next. Read More.

Rory's Skill Design Presentation!

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Last week our team visited the New Zealand Game Developers Conference where a few of our developers gave talks on their areas of expertise. Rory, one of our game designers, gave a presentation on the process we use when designing new skills. We've put together the slides from his talk and a video demonstration of a new skill to share his insight with you! Read More.

More Information About the Upcoming One-Month Event

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
A couple of weeks ago we asked for feedback on possible plans for a pair of one-month leagues. After internally discussing the 70+ pages of feedback in that thread, we've put together a proposal that we'd like more feedback on. Read More.

Malachai, The Nightmare - Concept Art

Monday, September 14, 2015
Everything from the art team, from items and microtransactions to monsters, areas and spells begins with concept art. A design is created that demonstrates look and feel of a character or other gameplay asset. This design is then used by the rest of the art team to work together to make the final product. Today's post shows some of the artistic process taken to design the ultimate Nightmare. Read More.

Community Showcase - Fun With Divination Cards, The Bloodbath Shuffle and More!

Monday, September 14, 2015
This week's community content includes fan art, a hand-made unique sword replica, a new dance craze and some fun with Divination Cards! Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Saturday, September 12, 2015
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%. Thanks again for the generous support! Read More.

Build of the Week is back! Check out StrangeCloud's Sustainable Perpetual Auto-caster

Thursday, September 10, 2015
We're excited to announce the beginning of Season Five of Build of the Week! Our first episode showcases a character that combines together several of the new unique items that were introduced in The Awakening to generate an endless maelstrom of spells once it takes damage. Read More.

Experimental Brazilian Gateway

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
We have added an experimental login gateway and set of game servers for South American users in Sao Paulo, Brazil. They're connected to the main Path of Exile realm, so you can log in and use your existing characters immediately. The gateway is hidden by default, but type "Brazil" in the gateway selector to try it out. We'll make it visible and public once we're happy with its stability and are ready to launch the region officially with a translated version of the game. We'd like to hear feedback on the performance of this gateway. In your feedback, please let us know what South American country you're connecting from. Read More.