News Archive

New Skill Development - Part 3

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Hey guys and gals, Rory here again. For the third part of this series, we're going to go through the development of visual effects on the new Inspiring Cry and Abyssal Cry skills, and look at some of the balance changes that have been taking place with the Warcry mechanics. If you missed the first parts, you can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Read More.

Today Only - St. Patrick's Day Mystery Box!

Monday, March 16, 2015
We're celebrating St. Patrick's day by introducing a Green Mystery Box for one day only! Each box grants you one random green microtransaction, with value equal to at least that of the box (15 points). There are 21 awesome green prizes to win, such as pieces of the Ghostflame Set or the elusive Acid Scorpion. This sale ends at the end of March 17, so you had better get in quick! Read More.

Competitive Season Invitationals

Monday, March 16, 2015
The most recent Race and PvP seasons are now over! This coming weekend we'll be holding the invitational events for both PvP and Racing. These events pit the best competitors against each other in a final showdown with a chance to win some awesome Alienware Hardware. We'll post more information about the times and details of the Invitationals before the weekend. Invitees will be sent PMs with the information within a few days. Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Saturday, March 14, 2015
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.

Final Swiss and Race Events of the season!

Friday, March 13, 2015
This weekend we are running the final events of the current competitive seasons. This is your last chance to win your spot in our invitationals. We'll be posting the event invitations on Monday, so you'll need to get in quick to score your position! Read More.

Preview of Upcoming UI/QOL Improvements

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Our upcoming Path of Exile expansion contains a slew of Quality of Life improvements that we've been working on this year (many of which were suggested by community members). We plan on revealing all of these over the next few weeks of development, but we have taken an early screenshot to show a few of them today. The screenshot shows three QOL improvements: the party leader is indicated in blue on the minimap, party character names are shown, and there's now an optional in-game clock built into the UI. Note that these features are unfinished, and can/will look different by the time they're fully released. Read More.

Hideout of the Week: Lost Gates Exile

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Hideout of the Week is a video series that showcases awesome Hideouts created by Path of Exile community members. This week's episode is an exile's asylum that has been created in Zana's Immaculate Hideout. You can find out more information from the author's thread here. Read More.

Torment/Bloodlines Challenge Leagues End Date and One-Month Leagues!

Monday, March 9, 2015
The Torment and Bloodlines Challenge Leagues will end in two weeks, at 10am NZ time on Tuesday March 24 (this is 2pm Pacific Time on Monday March 23, and that night in Europe). Carl has posted an article explaining what will happen to various league content after the leagues end. We will be running a One-Month Torment/Bloodlines League Event that starts the following day, lasting until April 22 (NZ time). There will be both a Standard and Hardcore version of this event, running simultaneously. We'll announce more information about the prizes and exact details next week. Read More.

Build of the Week: Elemental Cleave Evasion Ranger

Sunday, March 8, 2015
We've posted this week's episode of Build of the Week. This week's build is a Ranger that combines an incredible evasion total with the unique items that scale with evasion - Queen of the Forest and two copies of Dreamfeather. This results in a very defensive melee character that can clear areas very quickly. For more information, check out the author's build guide here! Read More.

New Daily Deal Sale Packs!

Sunday, March 8, 2015
This weekend we're introducing two new Daily Deal Sale packs. Today's sale is the Ghostflame Pack which includes the Ghostflame Skull, Ghostflame Weapon Effect and Ghostflame Footprints. Tomorrow we will be running a sale of the Lightning Pack which includes the Lightning Skull, Lightning Weapon Effect and Lightning Footprints! Each sale reduces the overall price of these effects by almost 40%. Thank you for your generous support! Read More.

Community Showcase #7

Friday, March 6, 2015
We enjoyed the enthusiasm from our community over our recent art competition and so we’d like to plan for more competitions in future! In the meantime, this week’s Community Showcase includes a hideout creation time lapse, fan art, cosplay, and a gameplay video of the Headhunter belt in use. Read More.

Hideout of the Week: The Market District

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Hideout of the Week is a video series that showcases awesome Hideouts created by Path of Exile community members. This week’s episode is a Coastal Hideout that has been transformed into a realistic market district. You can find out more information from the author’s thread here here. Read More.

Comic Issue 4 Preview

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
The final fourth issue of our Path of Exile digital comic series is approaching release! Today's news post includes a teaser image from one of the pages of that issue. The final comic reveals the dramatic events that took place in Sarn during the time immediately before the cataclysm was triggered. If you're interested in purchasing the previous issues (or the exclusive microtransaction bundles that they come with), here are links to issues One, Two and Three. Read More.

Photos from San Francisco Fan Meetup

Monday, March 2, 2015
Some of our team are in California for the GDC conference so we held a fan meetup in San Francisco yesterday (7 developers and around 35 community members turned up). We had a great time hanging out and tried hard not to tease about fishing too much. We took several photos of the meetup - here's a group photo after several people had left, and here's one in a bar we went to. We try to run meetups in each city we go to, and we're looking forward to the next ones. Maybe Europe? Read More.

Build of the Week: Burning Arrow Trap Marauder

Sunday, March 1, 2015
We've posted this week's episode of Build of the Week. This week's build is a Marauder that uses Burning Arrow and Vaal Burning Arrow traps to burn rooms of enemies at a time. It stacks many damage multipliers simultaneously, which come from sources like the Point Blank keystone or the Chil Sol unique bow. For more information, check out the author's build guide here! Read More.

Community Showcase #6

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Community showcase is a news piece where we periodically round-up user submissions from our community. This week's showcase includes some highlights from our recent Fan Art Competition. and two attempts at linking a 6-socket item. Read More.

Hideout of the Week: Joe Schmoe VS. The Volcano

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Hideout of the Week is a video series that showcases awesome Hideouts created by Path of Exile community members. This week's episode is an Immaculate Hideout that has been transformed into an active volcano. You can find out more information from the author's thread here. Read More.

1.3.1c Patch and Answers to Developer Q&A

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
We've deployed Patch 1.3.1c, which improves client performance, fixes a bug and introduces two new microtransactions: Eagle Claw Wand Skin and the Ghost Flicker Strike Skill Effect. Today's news post also includes the answers to questions from the Developeract Q&A earlier this week. Read More.

Build of the Week: Sovyn's Block Templar

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
We've posted this week's episode of Build of the Week. This week's build is a Templar that is built to be incredibly tanky. It stacks many types of defenses and achieves an exceptional chance to block. It uses Static Strike as its offensive skill and can clear high-level content relatively easily. For more information, check out the author's build guide (which has been updated for over a year) here! Read More.

Developer Questions and Answers

Sunday, February 22, 2015
Our last Developer Q&A event was in December, so we feel it's time for another! We've previously used a variety of formats for answering community questions (in-game, a Twitch stream or via Raptr), so for this one we'll be answering questions posted in this forum thread. We'll let questions accumulate for two days and then will answer them in the news post on Wednesday (NZ time). Read More.