News Archive

Improvements to Master Missions

Nov 8, 2016 5:58:29 PM
We've been keeping a little secret tucked away in our guild stash and we're now ready to reveal it. In Content Update 2.4.2 we're going to introduce improvements to how some master missions work. Among other things, these improvements should eliminate a lot of backtracking! Read More.

Upcoming Release Timeline

Nov 7, 2016 9:07:11 PM
It's a busy time in Path of Exile with many releases coming up. Today's news post summarises our current timeline and explains the relative scope of the 2.4.2 and 2.5.0 updates. Read More.

Skill Gem Reveal: Blade Flurry

Nov 6, 2016 10:28:26 PM
Content Update 2.4.2 is just around the corner and contains three new channeled skills. Last week we revealed the mechanics of the Scorching Ray Skill Gem. Today we're revealing the second channeled skill from this update: Blade Flurry. Read More.

Too Much Clutter? Check Out the Super Stash Sale!

Nov 4, 2016 12:00:18 AM
Tired of being a beast of burden? Too much clutter? We've got you covered! This race weekend we're holding a sale on every type of stash tab. This includes everything from Currency Stash Tabs and Premium Stash Tab Bundles to Guild Stash Tabs. Read More.

Build of the Week S06E08 Ranged Attack Totem Tactical Nuke by russelhentz

Nov 2, 2016 5:03:25 PM
Based on community nominations for Build of the Week, we've selected the Ranged Attack Totem Tactical Nuke by russelhentz for the season six finale episode! The episode showcases a Chieftain from the Hardcore Essence League that creates continuous bursts of inescapable explosions from each totem it summons. Read More.

Scorching Ray Skill Gem Mechanics

Nov 1, 2016 5:27:04 PM
Recently we revealed a teaser video of one of the upcoming channeled skills in Patch 2.4.2. We're happy to unveil this new skill: Scorching Ray! Today's news post covers some of the finer details of how this skill works. Read More.

Essence Statistics

Oct 31, 2016 10:28:13 PM
The Essence Challenge leagues are currently in their ninth week. The leagues have had our highest player retention ever and we're really pleased with how many people are engaged in the new challenges. We've assembled some statistics that demonstrate how many challenges have been completed in addition to what and how essences are being used. Read More.

Daily Deal Watchlist

Oct 30, 2016 11:39:09 PM
When we launched the Atlas of Worlds expansion we also introduced a new Watchlist system to the microtransaction store. It's now possible to save a microtransaction to your Watchlist so that you are notified via email when that item is put on sale. We've assembled some statistics of the microtransactions that players are saving to their Watchlists. Read More.

Gloom Armour and Wings on Sale Now!

Oct 29, 2016 3:08:04 AM
Feeling gloomy that Halloween falls on a Monday this year? (Thanks, 2016!) Now you can deck yourself out entirely in black to get in the Halloween spirit regardless of what day it is. This weekend we're having a three-day sale on the Gloom Armour Set and Gloom Wings microtransactions. It's also the last weekend to get a free Carnage Mystery Box when you spend points in the store! Read More.

Progress Update for 2.4.2

Oct 27, 2016 7:08:50 PM
In a previous news post, we explained our plans for the 2.4.2 and 2.4.3 patches. Today, we have prepared an update on their development status for you. Read More.

Build of the Week S06E07: The Freezerator by maddognils

Oct 26, 2016 7:05:30 PM
This week's episode of Build of the Week features maddognils' Assassin that uses two Cospri's Malices to carve his way through enemies with a tempest of cold skills. Read More.

Weekend of Races!

Oct 25, 2016 11:23:02 PM
On the weekend of the 5th-7th of November (NZT) we're holding a three day racing event with a schedule of one-hour races every second hour. It's a one hour on, one hour off race weekend. There are also some prizes to be given out! Read More.

New Path of Exile Wallpapers!

Oct 24, 2016 10:36:58 PM
When the Atlas of Worlds expansion launched it also included a visual update to the passive tree with character art representing class-areas of the tree. We've transformed these images into desktop wallpapers to share with the community. Read More.

Our Three Year Release Anniversary

Oct 23, 2016 9:59:40 PM
Three years ago, on October 23, 2013, Path of Exile left Beta and was formally released. Since then, we've launched five expansions, fourteen challenge leagues and countless smaller updates. Path of Exile has been translated into Brazilian Portuguese, Thai, Russian, and both Traditional and Simplified Chinese. Over those years, Grinding Gear Games has quadrupled from 22 staff members to 88. The purpose of today's news post is to briefly thank everyone who has made Path of Exile the game it is today. Read More.

Celebrate Halloween with a Free Carnage Mystery Box with any Points Spent!

Oct 20, 2016 6:31:43 PM
We're celebrating Halloween by offering a free Carnage Mystery Box when you spend points in the store. You could look positively disgusting with some Carnage Wings or creep out your friends by brushing past them with your Grasping Hands Pet. What better way to to get into the spooky spirit than to adorn yourself with blood and other grisly horrors? Read More.

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.