News Archive

Action Screenshot Competition Winners

Monday, June 23, 2014
The final submissions are in and our Action Screenshot Competition has concluded! We've spent the weekend poring over more than 1200 submissions and have narrowed them down to our winners. Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Saturday, June 21, 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 and remember to check out our new Verdant Set! Read More.

New Verdant Microtransaction Effects!

Friday, June 20, 2014
We've updated Path of Exile with the 1.1.4c patch, which introduces several new microtransactions, all themed around the popular Verdant Weapon Effect. We've added a Verdant Armour Skin Set that includes a Verdant Helmet, Verdant Body Armour, Verdant Gloves and Verdant Boots. These can all be purchased individually also. We've also added a Verdant Footprint Effect which fits the theme of this armour set. Thanks for your continued support! Read More.

Vaal Skill Gem Retrospective

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Vaal Skill Gems were one of the core elements of Sacrifice of the Vaal. In this article, Rory and I cover the development of this system. The first part of the article describes the original concept and its development. In the second part, Rory discusses the specifics of the Vaal Gems that have been introduced so far. Read More.

Development Manifesto Update: Snapshotting

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
To accompany the Build of the Week episode on snapshotting released yesterday, Mark, Nick and Brian have written an article explaining the changes that will occur regarding snapshotting. We've posted it in the development manifesto forum alongside articles on other upcoming game changes. Read More.

Build of the Week Season 2 Episode 10: Snapshotting

Monday, June 16, 2014
This week's Build of the Week episode demonstrates the concept of Snapshotting, which enables players to stack the benefits from several sets of equipment, gems or skills at once. We will be removing snapshotting from the game at the start of the next challenge leagues, so we created this episode as a memento of how it worked. To submit a build for a future Build of the Week episode, please post it in the appropriate class forum. Thanks! Read More.

Small Development Manifesto Update

Monday, June 16, 2014
We've done some housekeeping of the Development Manifesto, locking some old threads, updating others to be more up to date and introducing new threads on Content Update 1.1.5 Compiled Info and the Current Development Timeline (based on Friday's news post). There is likely to be another update with a new thread later this week as well. Read More.

Update on Expansion Development Timeline

Friday, June 13, 2014
Development of the upcoming mini-expansion (which we're referring to as 1.2.0 until the name is publicly revealed) is going really well! It's very different from Sacrifice of the Vaal, so we're really looking forward to seeing what you guys think of the new features and content once they're announced in July. We've recently been receiving a lot of requests for more information about when the expansion is scheduled for, so we've written today's news post to let you know what we're planning. Read More.

Action Screenshot Competition Prizes Increased

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Last week we announced our Action Screenshot Competition, which ends late next week. We've been really impressed with the quality of submitted screenshots, so we're going to raise the prize pool so that there are more winners and more generous prizes! Click through to see the updated prizes. Read More.

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 pathofexile.com. 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.