News Archive

Fan Meetup/GDC Update

Monday, March 14, 2016
Yesterday afternoon we had one of our most successful fan meetups yet! Over 50 Path of Exile players made it to the bar we picked in San Francisco and spent three hours chatting with Jonathan, Erik and me. Today's news post includes a photo of the meetup and some information on how our trip to America for GDC is going! Read More.

Perandus Challenge Stats

Monday, March 14, 2016
We're just over a week into the Perandus challenge leagues so far, and some players are making great progress through the set of 40 challenges that those leagues contain. Today's news post contains a summary of where our community are up to! Read More.

The Solaris Mystery Box

Friday, March 11, 2016
With Patch 2.2.1 we're introducing the Solaris Mystery Box, which is on sale until the end of the Perandus Leagues (May 30)! Each box grants you one random Solaris-themed microtransaction, with value equal to at least that of the box (25 points). There are 32 awesome prizes to win including two new armour sets! Check out this video compilation of all the microtransactions contained in the Solaris Mystery Box! Read More.

Information about Update 2.2.1

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
It has been a long week! We've made great headway on crash/performance fixes while also finishing our first update to Ascendancy. We expect to deploy this 2.2.1 update tomorrow. Today's news post explains some of the stuff we have fixed recently and gives a preview of what to expect in tomorrow's patch. Read More.

San Francisco Fan Meet Up

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Chris, Jonathan and Erik are going to be in San Francisco next week for the Game Developers Conference. If you're interested in meeting with the founders of Path of Exile, they'll be hosting a fan meet-up on Sunday March 13th at 3pm! If you're in or around the area, you should come on by! Read More.

The Hunt for Rigwald Winners!

Monday, March 7, 2016
During our Talisman Challenge league we ran an event in association with Alienware. Players who killed Rigwald went in the draw to win one of four Alienware Alpha micro-desktop gaming machines. We also threw in 30 Premium Stash Tab Bundles as well! The winners have now been selected! Read More.

Current Development Priorities

Monday, March 7, 2016
With the weekend's initial launch of Ascendancy out of the way, our development team is now focused on fixing follow-up issues and making improvements based on player feedback. Today's news post details some of the areas we're working on. Read More.

Ascendancy is now live!

Friday, March 4, 2016
Path of Exile: Ascendancy is now live! We are extremely proud to announce that this has been our most successful launch so far. Player numbers have blown away all previous launches. The team will be continuing to make small bug fixes today and in the coming week. Thank you so much for your support everyone! Read More.

Path of Exile: Ascendancy launches tomorrow!

Friday, March 4, 2016
Clear the day, get your snacks, throw the cat outside - Ascendancy launches tomorrow! At 9am Pacific time the realm will go down for three hours. At this time you'll be able to start patching the expansion. At noon Pacific time the realm will come back and Path of Exile: Ascendancy and the Perandus Challenge leagues will be live! Read More.

Path of Exile: Ascendancy (2.2.0) Patch Notes

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
The Path of Exile: Ascendancy (2.2.0) Patch Notes are now live! These cover the full details of the changes coming to Path of Exile with the Ascendancy expansion that launches this weekend. Read More.

Information for Updating your Item Filters

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
We've gathered the relevant information you'll need to update your item filter in time for Ascendancy. If you're following someone else's loot filter it's likely that they'll update it and you'll need to download it again. If you're writing your own filter, here's some information you might need! Read More.

Update for Players who can't run Path of Exile

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Yesterday we deployed an update that includes the Visual Studio 2015 Redistributable (files that are needed in order for us to use the last five years of compiler improvements). This update worked perfectly for more than 99% of players, but a few people are having lingering issues running the game after the update. We believe we have a solution that will fix it for everyone. We expect to deploy this fix tomorrow or the next day. Thanks for your patience!

The Perandus League Challenges

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
The Perandus Challenge Leagues launch on March 4th alongside Path of Exile: Ascendancy. In the midst of taking on the Lord's Labyrinth and hunting for Perandus' treasure, there are also forty challenges to test yourself against for exclusive rewards. Completing thresholds of these challenges can earn you the Perandus Footprints, Perandus Weapon Effect and Perandus Portal Effect. Interested? Check out a video of these effects! Read More.

The Perandus Challenge Leagues

Monday, February 29, 2016
Launching alongside Path of Exile: Ascendancy on March 4, the Perandus Challenge Leagues offer the wealth of the Eternal Empire. Discover caches of Perandus family treasure, slay their guardians, and claim the coins contained within. Trade these coins to Cadiro Perandus himself to receive vital equipment and ancient artefacts. Read More.

First Wave of Trade Improvements

Monday, February 29, 2016
A very hot topic in the Path of Exile community is the upcoming improvements to trade. I'm happy to announce that the first wave of these improvements is complete. The first is removing the need to use third party tools to index your items by adding public stash tabs, and the second is adding support for third-party indexing websites to be able to find out if users are online reliably. We expect these to be deployed tomorrow alongside the updates to the third-party websites that we have been working with. Read More.

Perandus League Teaser

Sunday, February 28, 2016
Tomorrow we'll announce the full details of the upcoming Perandus Challenge Leagues that launch alongside Path of Exile: Ascendancy at the end of this week. In the meantime, we've created a brief teaser video for you to ponder. Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Saturday, February 27, 2016
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%. After the weekend we'll be running a Character Slot sale. If you're looking to buy points to purchase Stash Tabs, check out our Ascendancy supporter packs! Thanks again for the generous support! Read More.

ZiggyD Reveals the Scion Ascendancy Class: The Ascendant

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Community Streamer ZiggyD has revealed The Ascendant, the Scion's Ascendancy class. Check out his video to find out more about the Ascendant's powerful versatility. ZiggyD will also be streaming gameplay of The Ascendant live! Read More.

Skill Reveal: Sunder

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Alongside the Ascendancy expansion on March 4th, we're introducing a selection of new skills for Melee characters. Sunder is one of them, a mid-level skill that excels at destroying large groups of monsters. Read More.

Ascendancy Enchantments

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
With the launch of the Ascendancy expansion on March 4th, players who complete the Lord's Labyrinth can choose to add a powerful new enchantment to one of their items. Today, we'll reveal some of the enchantments rewarded for completing the Labyrinth on Merciless difficulty. Read More.