News Archive

Death and Taxes Unique Map Retrospective

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
I'm Rory Rackham from the Design and Balance team. Today I'm going to be giving you a glimpse of our unique map creation by talking about the development of Death and Taxes. Read More.

Build of the Week: Season 2 Episode 9

Monday, June 9, 2014
This week's Build of the Week episode is a dual-claw melee shadow created by community member ninedeadeyes. If you're interested in reading more about the build, he has posted a build guide here. To submit your own build for a future episode, just post it in the appropriate class forum! Read More.

Breakdown of Saturday's Marathon Sales Day

Monday, June 9, 2014
The 24 hourly deals we ran on Saturday were a great success! We asked the community to vote on which microtransactions they'd like to see discounted by 50% and then ran the sales back-to-back for a full day. This generated a lot of very interesting sales data that I've summarised in this post. Click through to see the full table. Read More.

The 24 Hour Marathon of Hourly Deals has Started!

Saturday, June 7, 2014
For the next 24 hours, a different microtransaction will be on sale each hour at 50% off! You voted for what effects you wanted to see discounted and we assembled a list that should make almost everyone happy. Click here to see the current deal! Read More.

Action Screenshot Competition

Friday, June 6, 2014
We've found that some of the best Path of Exile screenshots are ones taken by fans, so we're running a screenshot competition over the next two weeks to capture some awesome screenshots. Rather than general static images of characters standing around, we'd like to highlight Path of Exile's combat by showcasing your skills as captured by you in action screenshots. Click through for more information on the guidelines and prizes! Read More.

Pick the deals for Saturday's Marathon Sale!

Thursday, June 5, 2014
On Saturday (starting at midnight PST) we'll be running our first ever 24 hour Marathon Sale! A different microtransaction will be discounted by 50% every hour. The trick (and fun) behind the promotion is that you don't know what's on sale in what slots, so you can check the sales hourly to possibly grab amazing deals on microtransactions you've been waiting for. We'll spread the effects out among different timezones so that everyone has a good chance to grab something awesome. Rather than picking the schedule of effects ourselves, we'd like to put you in control - tell us what effects you'd like to see discounted by 50% and we'll get to work building a list of the popular ones! Read More.

1.1.4b Patch Notes and Race Season Eight Schedule

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
The small hotfix 1.1.4b has been deployed - its patch notes are here. We've also posted the schedule for the upcoming Race Season Eight that starts this weekend. Read More.

Build of the Week: Season 2 Episode 8

Monday, June 2, 2014
This week's episode of Build of the Week showcases the top five builds in our recent two-week race! Click through for links to their build guides and twitch channels. To submit a build for the next episode, just post it in the appropriate class forum on Read More.

State of Exile Podcast, Amazon Mayhem Promotion and Other News

Monday, June 2, 2014
Episode 7 of the community State of Exile podcast has been posted! The Amazon Mayhem promotion ends quite soon. If you're interested in buying any of the packs (and have a US amazon billing address), the links are here: $20 pack, $40 pack, $60 pack. In other news, we'll be starting Race Season Eight this coming weekend and expect to post the full schedule on Wednesday, NZ time. Build of the Week Season 2 Episode 8 is ready to be posted tomorrow. Six weeks in a row! Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Saturday, May 31, 2014
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.

Two-week Race Infographic

Friday, May 30, 2014
After our two-week charity race ended last weekend, we were swamped with requests for an infographic showing key information from the race. Click through to check it out! Read More.

Content Update 1.1.4 has been Deployed

Thursday, May 29, 2014
We deployed content update 1.1.4 this afternoon. Its patch notes have been posted here. If you haven't already seen them, we've posted videos of the three new microtransactions: Soul Nexus Clarity Aura, Tentacle Wings Back Attachment and Bandana Helmet Skin. All three can be purchased here. Thanks again for your support! Read More.

Charity Roundup - $25,610 raised for Child's Play!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Over the two-week race, we sold 4976 Angelic Masks for a total of $24,880. We will be donating this entire amount to the Child's Play charity. In addition, $730 of contributions were made directly to the charity in our name. This is a total of $25,610 which is an amazing amount to raise for a good cause. We'll cover the few thousand dollars of payment processing fees. As promised, here's a video of me shaving my head once we reached the $25,000 goal. Read More.

Content Update 1.1.4 Teaser Video

Monday, May 26, 2014
ZiggyD has created a teaser video for patch 1.1.4 which shows off much of what we're adding later this week. We'd like to thank him for the time and enthusiasm he put into the video. Let us know what you think! Read More.

Build of the Week: Season 2 Episode 7

Monday, May 26, 2014
This week's episode of Build of the Week can be found here. It covers SpaceJanitor's cast-on-crit Shadow and is really spectacular to watch in action. There's a build guide here if you're interested in finding out more about how to create a character like this. To submit your own build for a future episode, just post about it in the class subsections of our forums. Read More.

Two-Week Race Prizes

Monday, May 26, 2014
We've determined the winners of the prizes for the two-week race. We'll be contacting the winners via PM on the site to let them know what they've won and to arrange shipping for any physical prizes. Click through for the list of who won what prizes! Read More.

The Two-Week Race has Ended!

Saturday, May 24, 2014
After two hectic weeks, our Ambush/Invasion charity race is over. The ladder is preserved here and has some very impressive results. Over 15,000 characters reached level 43, and 76 characters reached level 90! We will be determining the prizes soon and will update this post when they are ready. Thanks for your patience - we expect we'll have it calculated early in the workday tomorrow, NZ time. Read More.

Amazon Mayhem Promotion and Path of Exile

Thursday, May 22, 2014
For the next two weeks, Amazon is running its Mayhem promotion and Path of Exile is participating. There are three packs you can buy (through Amazon only), all of which include points equal to the value of the pack, plus some other bonus microtransactions. Click through for more information about the packs: $20 pack, $40 pack, $60 pack. Read More.

Quick Video of New 1.1.4 Feature

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
In content update 1.1.4, you can use spare Vaal fragments to open Vaal areas on demand. The eight fragment types each open a different level area (from 66 to 73). We've recorded a short video showing how this works. This will be very useful in the future when Sacrifice of the Vaal is replaced by the next expansion and we have to reduce the spawn rate of Vaal side areas. Read More.

Vaal Clarity Skill and Tentacle Wings Screenshot

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The upcoming content update 1.1.4 contains several new Vaal skills including the Vaal Clarity aura. It also contains some new microtransactions such as the Tentacle Wings Back Attachment. We've taken a screenshot of both for you here. Read More.