News Archive

Build of the Week S06E06: The_x_ile's Cast on Ignite Build

Oct 19, 2016 4:59:14 PM
This week's episode of Build of the Week features The_x_ile's Chieftain Marauder from the Essence League. By creating an interesting synergy between two new unique items, the character is able to unleash a onslaught of spells on any foe he ignites. Read More.

Totem Skin Microtransactions Updated, New Videos and Three Day Sale!

Oct 18, 2016 7:00:27 PM
In Content Update 2.4.1, we announced that most totem skins now work with all totem types (other than the Ancestral Totems). These skins also work with the Siege Ballista Totem! To celebrate this new versatility of totem skins, we've re-recorded their microtransaction videos and are holding a three day sale where we're discounting all totem skins that were available before Content Update 2.4.1. Read More.

Content Update 2.4.1 and New Microtransactions!

Oct 17, 2016 6:59:10 PM
Content Update 2.4.1 has just been deployed. This update includes changes to the Atlas, updates to Sextant Mods and bug fixes. You can find the full patch notes here. It also introduces five new microtransactions: the Imp Haste Aura, Carnage Vitality Aura, Trinity Purity of Elements, Verdant Split Arrow and the Dragon Totem Skin. Read More.

Community Highlights Video by Mirek Le Fou and the Lioneye's Watch Podcast Featuring Jonathan!

Oct 16, 2016 10:49:23 PM
In addition to our regularly scheduled news for today we wanted to make a post to highlight two awesome things that happened in our community this last week. Mirek Le Fou is renowned in the community for his impressive video work. He has recently released another Community Highlights video for the Atlas of Worlds expansion. Episode nine of the Lioneye's Watch Podcast aired today and featured our technical director, Jonathan Rogers! Read More.

Content Update 2.4.1 Patch Notes and Updated Deployment Timeline

Oct 16, 2016 9:57:04 PM
We have continued to test the Content Update 2.4.1 throughout the weekend expecting to deploy it this morning. Unfortunately, we've run into some last minute issues while testing the content of the patch and we feel it's safest to deploy it tomorrow morning after the issues are fixed. We apologise for any disruption this may have caused. In the meantime, we have tomorrow's patch notes ready to check out! Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Oct 15, 2016 3:39:32 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%. Thanks again for the generous support! Read More.

New 2.4.1 Sextant Mods Part II

Oct 13, 2016 5:54:10 PM
Content Update 2.4.1 is almost finished and will be deployed on Monday NZT. We apologise for the delay, but want to make sure that all known issues are solved before we release it. In the meantime, we have five more Cartographer's Sextant mods to reveal today. These will be released with the update on Monday. Thanks for your patience! Read More.

Build of the Week S06E05: c9q9md's 10 Siege Ballista Build

Oct 12, 2016 10:11:23 PM
This week's episode of Build of the Week features c9q9md's 10 Siege Ballista Build. This Deadeye Ranger character from the Essence League focuses on being able to summon as many Siege Ballistas as possible by using the Iron Commander Unique Bow. Read More.

Atlas of Worlds Fan Art Competition Winners!

Oct 11, 2016 7:54:49 PM
The Atlas of Worlds Fan Art Competition ended yesterday and in their typical fashion our community has blown us away with their artistic talents. The top three entries have won a custom avatar to display their artwork while the top eight entries have won their choice of armour set from the store. Because of how many excellent entries we've received, we've also awarded a selection of entrants 200 points each. Check out the winners from this season's competition! Read More.

New Sextant Mods in Content Update 2.4.1

Oct 10, 2016 10:44:40 PM
Content Update 2.4.1 is scheduled for this coming Friday (New Zealand time). It contains new microtransactions, changes to the Atlas and new Sextant Mods! Today we're revealing five of these new mods. Read More.

Hideout Showcase

Oct 9, 2016 10:41:54 PM
Today's news post showcases more of our community's creative work in decorating their hideouts. We've created some screenshots of some of the highlights of players' recent work to share with you. We're always on the look for awesome hideouts, so if you'd like to submit yours for a future news post, just take a screenshot or video and make a post in the Hideouts forum. Read More.

Channelled Skill Teaser Video

Oct 6, 2016 4:43:45 PM
Content Update 2.4.1 (which contains Sextant improvements and other Atlas changes) is currently scheduled for Friday 14th October, NZT. In the meantime, a lot of the community has expressed an eagerness to see the new skills coming in the 2.4.2 update that should launch a couple of weeks after 2.4.1. These skills aren't ready to be completely revealed, but in the meantime we've created a teaser video of the first of the new three channeled skills! Read More.

Build of the Week S06E04: Mathil's DreamFeather Spectral Throw

Oct 5, 2016 5:29:20 PM
Today's Build of the Week episode features Mathil's level 92 Pathfinder Ranger that darts around the battlefield leaving a deadly trail of spectral blades. It's an Evasion-based character that scales Chaos Damage and aims to utilise Spectral Throw with as much Increased Attack and Projectile damage as possible! Read More.

ZiggyD's Community Unique Item - Concept Art Vote

Oct 4, 2016 10:54:17 PM
We've reached the 5th and final vote in our Community Designed Unique, where Grinding Gear Games, ZiggyD, and the community work together to design a unique item. The previous votes decided the base type, design goal, one of the special bonuses on the item, and the item's name and flavour text. This vote will decide the belt's in-game 2D artwork! Read More.

Developer Interview - Andrew - Sound Engineer

Oct 3, 2016 9:43:10 PM
The next in our series of developer interviews is Andrew, our audio engineer. He's been with us for five years and is a veteran of the Grinding Gear Games team. We sat down with him and discussed his history with Path of Exile and much more. Read More.

Community Showcase

Oct 2, 2016 11:26:01 PM
Today's community showcase post highlights the Hilariously Casual Non-Tryhard Podcast EP. 14, a 3D model based on the "Demon Horns" skin, Piety Chibi Art, Four Acts wallpaper, Path of Starve fanart and a remix of the Main Menu Theme. We hope you enjoy it! Read More.

Darkness Mystery Box Individual Microtransactions - Now In-Store!

Sep 29, 2016 7:25:53 PM
Sales of the Darkness Mystery Box ended about a month ago and it was a huge success. We'd like to thank you for your continuous support. We're also happy to announce that the non-exclusive microtransactions from the Darkness Box are now available in our store! This includes the Gloom Armour Set and its individual pieces, the Obsidian Seraph Armour Set and its individual pieces, Gloom Wings Back Attachment and the Gloom Herald Effect. Read More.

Build of the Week S06E03: djnat's Mistress of Agony

Sep 28, 2016 9:59:31 PM
Today we have released the third episode of season six of Build of the Week. This week's character is a level 93 Ascendant Scion that devastates enemies with powerful Damage over Time effects. This results in a less burst-damage-oriented build that may have a slightly slower clearspeed than others, but is extremely reliable and sustainable. It's an excellent choice for solo play. Read More.

Atlas of Worlds Fan Art Competition Highlights

Sep 27, 2016 10:41:58 PM
We're still one week away from the Atlas of Worlds Fan Art Competition deadline. Although it is not over yet, we'd like to showcase some of the highlights from the competition so far. There's still time to get your submissions in for a chance at some amazing prizes! Read More.

Carnage Box Videos and Development Manifesto

Sep 26, 2016 11:09:07 PM
Here it is! The second set of Carnage Mystery Box individual microtransaction videos. We also wanted to draw attention to a recent development manifesto, which confirms that we'll be restructuring Path of Exile's difficulty levels for the 3.0.0 expansion release next year. Read More.