News Archive

Development Manifesto: Content Update 3.1.0 Balance

Dec 4, 2017 6:41:26 PM
The War for the Atlas expansion launches later this week as part of the 3.1.0 Content Update that includes new items, gems, monsters and more. We will be releasing the full patch notes for this expansion tomorrow but in the meantime we wanted to share a more in-depth look at our thought processes behind some of the changes that are being made. You can check out the full manifesto here. Read More.

Atlas Migration Information

Dec 4, 2017 2:55:51 AM
We've received a few community questions about what will happen to your Atlas progression in the permanent leagues once 3.1.0 is live. We've taken a moment to detail some information about this and wanted to share it in this quick news post. Read More.

The Abyss League Challenges and Rewards

Dec 3, 2017 7:04:30 PM
The Abyss Challenge League launches alongside the War for the Atlas expansion that includes many new uniques, gems, enemies and more! As you break ground in the new league there are 40 challenges to conquer for exclusive rewards. Completing 12, 24 and 36 challenges can earn you the Abyss Helmet, Abyss Wings and Abyss Portal Effect respectively. Interested? Check out the full news post to view the challenges! Read More.

Supporter Packs Ending, Stash Sale, Get a Free Mystery Box When You Spend Points!

Nov 30, 2017 10:03:30 PM
Alongside the Harbinger League and 10-Day Mayhem Events ending early next week, we're also saying goodbye to the Harbinger League Hat, Harbinger League Supporter Packs and the Chaos and Order Mystery Box! It just so happens that we're also hosting a Super Stash Sale this weekend where every type of stash tab has been discounted. To tie all of these events together, we're also offering a free Chaos and Order Mystery Box when you spend points. Read More.

The Enslaver Gameplay Preview

Nov 29, 2017 6:48:44 PM
In the War for the Atlas you'll encounter four new enemies in the end-game. Once the Elder's influence is large enough, he can manifest in maps himself. As you approach the boss in these maps, you'll encounter The Elder destroying and consuming the map's boss to create an Elder Guardian that you must fight in its place. As a preview, we've created a video that showcases one of these battles with The Enslaver. Read More.

Watch Path of Exile live and win a Helmet Skin with Twitch Drops!

Nov 28, 2017 4:07:03 PM
Path of Exile has teamed up with Twitch to bring you Twitch Drops! Link your Path of Exile account with your Twitch account, watch your favourite streamer play Path of Exile and you could win one of 22 helmet skin microtransactions! To kick-off this event, ZiggyD is going to be streaming live with senior game designer, Rory to discuss the 3.1.0 expansion, including the design of the Abyss League, new skill and support gems and the War for the Atlas Mechanics! Read More.

New Skill and Support Gem Interactions

Nov 27, 2017 8:19:09 PM
The War for the Atlas expansion includes a plethora of new gems! These new skills and supports have interesting interactions with each other and with existing skills. All of the new Support Gems unlock new systems and mechanics for skills and our community members have asked many good questions about them! Today's news post focuses on talking in more depth about these new gems and their how they interact with others. Read More.

Upcoming Unique Items and Divination Cards

Nov 26, 2017 7:19:19 PM
With less than two weeks until the War for the Atlas begins, today we're showcasing some of the unique items and divination cards you'll soon be able to find. Read More.

Black Friday through to Cyber Monday Weekend Sale!

Nov 23, 2017 10:10:07 PM
We're hosting a huge selection of sales this weekend! There are over 200 microtransactions that will be on sale throughout the weekend with discounts ranging from 30% to 80% on selected microtransactions. The sales will change every hour, on the hour, so if you're interested in grabbing a great deal, be sure to keep your eyes peeled! Read More.

The Abyss Challenge League

Nov 22, 2017 6:30:32 PM
On Friday December 8th, the Abyss Challenge League will launch alongside War for the Atlas. Today's news post provides a first glimpse into the deadly challenges and valuable rewards of the Abyss Challenge League. Read More.

Adjustments to Existing Corpse Spells

Nov 21, 2017 8:09:15 PM
War for the Atlas includes four new spells, all of which interact in some way with corpses. To keep existing corpse-related skills relevant, we've made some adjustments to both of our existing corpse-aligned spells, the corpse-spawning Desecrate and the damaging Detonate Dead. Today's news post outlines what to expect from these changes. Read More.

New Boss Fight: Shakari

Nov 20, 2017 5:32:27 PM
Last week our trailer for Path of Exile: War for the Atlas teased many new aspects of the upcoming expansion. You may have noticed one new boss, Shakari who will appear in Act Nine! The team has been working hard on this fight and we're eager to share a full reveal of this gameplay in action. Check out the full demo video here. Read More.

The Hungry Loop Unique Ring

Nov 19, 2017 8:41:38 PM
Of the uniques we showed on our War for the Atlas announcement page, one in particular has caught the community's eye: The Hungry Loop. We've seen a lot of members of our community asking for clarification about how this little unique item works, so we want to clear up any confusion. Read More.

Path of Exile: War for the Atlas

Nov 16, 2017 3:00:23 PM
We're proud to announce Path of Exile: War for the Atlas which features the vicious conflict between The Shaper and the Elder, adds 32 new maps, new items, gems and also launches alongside our latest challenge league: Abyss! Check out the trailer and announcement page for more information. Read More.

Payment Improvements for Tomorrow's Supporter Packs

Nov 15, 2017 8:38:57 PM
Tomorrow we'll be announcing the 3.1.0 expansion, its challenge league and the new supporter packs! In preparation for these packs, we have added over 700 new payment methods and also now support processing payments in Euros. Read More.

Video Highlights from the Turmoil Event!

Nov 14, 2017 7:15:41 PM
We're about halfway through the ten-day Turmoil Event and we're very pleased with how many of you are competing in this event. We've already seen many excellent video highlights from people's experiences so far and wanted to share them with the broader community! Read More.

Development Manifesto: Monster Density in Maps

Nov 13, 2017 7:08:22 PM
With the official 3.1.0 announcement just around the corner, we wanted to take a moment to address a community concern that has arisen since 3.0.0 launched. The team has written a development manifesto regarding monster density in maps that outlines some of our upcoming plans. Check out the full post here. Read More.

The 3.1.0 Press Tour is Complete

Nov 12, 2017 9:11:22 PM
Chris and Jonathan have returned from the US West Coast press tour for our upcoming expansion. Journalists have this week to write up their impressions of the new content, with the press embargo being lifted at the same time that the expansion is announced at noon on Thursday this week (PST). Keep an eye out for their coverage then! Read More.

The Ten-Day Turmoil Event Starts Tomorrow!

Nov 9, 2017 8:37:57 PM
We're approximately one month away from the release of the 3.1.0 expansion, which means that there are only few weeks left before the end of the Harbinger Challenge League. This also means the beginning of pair of ten-day events! The Turmoil events will start very soon, so it's time to prepare yourself for the race! We've also updated our racing guide, so check it out if you need some helpful tips for the event. Read More.

Upcoming Unique Items

Nov 8, 2017 7:16:17 PM
In the leadup to the reveal of our December update, today we're showcasing a small sample of the unique items that are being added in 3.1.0. Read More.