News Archive

Season One Europe PvP Invitational!

Saturday, January 17, 2015
At 7pm CET on Saturday (7am NZT Sunday, 10am PST Saturday), we hosted the Europe portion of our Season One PvP Invitational on our Twitch Channel. The event was commentated by streamer-extraordinaire WillyWonka and PvP-expert GreenDude! It's a double-elimination tournament that crowns a Standard and Hardcore champion, then hosts a grudge match that decides which league is better at PvP. The American invitational will be held one day later (5pm PST Sunday, which is 2pm NZT Monday or 2am CET). Today's news post will serve as the thread for the tournament, showing the invitees and the brackets they are playing in. Read More.

Community Showcase #2 and Patch News

Friday, January 16, 2015
We're pleased with the interest our Community Showcase forum has received so far. This week's showcase is a roundup from various sections of our community. It includes fan art, fan fiction and a 'Lemon Challenge' video made by one of our community streamers. We look forward to seeing what you guys come up with next! Read More.

Build of the Week Season 4 Episode 2: Ghudda's Ground Slam Duelist

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
This week's Build of the Week episode is hosted by GameTrailers! It features a Ground Slam duelist from our community's prolific build-creator Ghudda. For more information, check out his build guide here. Read More.

Announcing the PvP Season One America and Europe Invitationals

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
This weekend we'll be hosting two invitational tournaments that conclude our first PvP season. The European invitational tournament will be held at 7pm CET on Saturday January 17. This is 10am PST on Saturday or 7am Sunday in the NZST timezone. The American invitational tournament will be held at 5pm PST on Sunday January 18. This is 2am Monday CET or 2pm Monday in the NZST timezone. These tournaments will last approximately 2-3 hours and will be double-elimination tournaments with commentary provided by our community members WillyWonka and GreenDude. Each tournament will result in a Standard and a Hardcore winner being found, with those winners then fighting a grudge match against each other. The invitationals will be streamed live on our Twitch channel. Read More.

PvP Invitational Standings, State of Exile Podcast and Challenge Completion Update

Monday, January 12, 2015
We've now completed all of the Swiss events in PvP Season One. This means that 16 of the 32 invitational slots have been decided, with the remaining 16 going to people who place highly in Season Points or the 1v1 LLD Rankings by the end of this week. For more information about how the invites are decided, check out this page. We'll be posting more information about the invitationals such as their times and who is commentating them within a few days! Read More.

Hideout of the Week Season 2 Episode 1: The Torture Chamber

Monday, January 12, 2015
Hideout of the Week is a video series that showcases awesome Hideouts created by Path of Exile community members. This week's hideout is called the Torture Chamber and features a Library hideout that has been completely converted into a dark, gritty torture chamber. You can find out more information from the author's thread here. Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Saturday, January 10, 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.

New Community Showcase

Friday, January 9, 2015
In today’s news post we’d like to announce our new Community Showcase forum. We invite you to post your Path of Exile related work. This may include your fan fiction, fan art, cosplay, videos, podcasts, music, Twitch channels and more! We will periodically highlight submissions that are made in our Community Showcase news posts. Read More.

Build of the Week Season 4 Episode 1: Arc/Spark PvP Witch

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Gamespot have posted the first episode of Build of the Week Season 4 which features an Arc/Spark PvP witch designed by a Path of Exile community member. It's a great build to attempt if you're getting into PvP after our recent 1.3.0 update. For more information, check out the build guide here. Read More.

Torment/Bloodlines Challenges

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
The current Torment/Bloodlines challenge leagues contain eight difficult challenges. So far, six players have completed all eight of these, locking in their eligibility for one of the exclusive Torment/Bloodlines t-shirts that we'll be sending out to the first 50 people who complete them all. We haven't announced an end-date for these challenge leagues, so there are still several months left for you to earn yours! Read More.

Hall of Grandmasters Development Update 5

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
For previous news articles about the Hall of Grandmasters, check out development updates One, Two, Three and Four. We've now set up an entire Hall of 50 Grandmasters and are working on finishing touches (and rewards) prior to releasing the map. Once it's out, we'll update it with additional Halls as blocks of Grandmasters are ready. There's a new screenshot of it in action here. If you'd like to purchase a Grandmasters pack to immortalise your own character, you can do so here. Read More.

PvP Invitational Standings so far

Monday, January 5, 2015
After a busy weekend of PvP events, we have an updated list of players who are eligible to play in the PvP invitationals at the end of the season. Read More.

New Year's Gore Fireworks end this Weekend!

Friday, January 2, 2015
The Gore Fireworks that we're selling this week will stop being sold at the end of January 3, Pacific Time. They've been selling really well so far (who doesn't want to celebrate with a shower of blood?), but because they're consumable and only sold around the New Year, remember to stock up on them if you'd like more for the rest of the year! In other news, we're going to be resuming the Hideout of the Week video series in the coming weeks. We'll be selecting the first hideout later this week, so remember to post a thread about yours in the Hideout forum if you'd like to see it featured. Read More.

Challenge League Totem Pole Decoration Preview

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
A reward for completing challenges in the Torment and Bloodlines leagues is that you'll receive segments of a Totem Pole decoration that you can place in your hideout. Our artists have been working on creating an impressive Totem Pole that we'll be adding to the game in the coming weeks. Here's a concept sketch of what it looks like so far! The banners have room to display the icons of the relevant challenge leagues that the challenges were completed in. It'll be possible to collect multiple Totem Poles over time if you love completing challenges. Read More.

Path of Exile: 2014 Retrospective

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Today's the last day of 2014 in New Zealand, so we're wrapping the year up with a look back on Path of Exile's biggest year. We are so thankful for the help, support and feedback you guys have given over the last three years. In 2014, Path of Exile became bigger than we ever dreamed it would, and it's because of you guys spreading the word and encouraging friends to play. 2015 is going to be a huge year, with our largest ever expansion coming up really soon. We can't wait to share it with you! Read More.

State of Exile Podcast Episode 22 and Comic Issue #3 Teaser

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
The 22nd episode of the community State of Exile podcast has been released! Here's a link to it on YouTube. Issue #3 of our digital comic series is nearly complete - we're planning to release it in late January. Here's a teaser panel from that issue. You can purchase issue #1 here and #2 here. Read More.

1.3.0h Patch Notes, PvP Invitees so far and CTF Event Modification

Monday, December 29, 2014
We've deployed patch 1.3.0h. You can read its patch notes here. The remainder of today's news post discusses PvP results from the weekend! Read More.

Exclusive New Years Microtransaction: Gore Fireworks

Sunday, December 28, 2014
To celebrate the New Year in a way that's probably only appropriate in Path of Exile, we've released Gore Fireworks, which are only for sale until the end of January 3. They're sold in packs of ten for 15 points and are a consumable microtransaction. Have a gory New Year! Read More.

Tomorrow is last day for the Snow decorations!

Friday, December 26, 2014
At 9pm PST tomorrow, we'll be disabling the stack of ten Snow Hideout Decorations that we've been selling over this holiday week. They have been one of our most popular festive microtransactions so far. We have a cool microtransaction planned to celebrate the New Year. You'll find out about it over the weekend! In other news, we have a busy weekend of PvP and Race events ahead of us. We've put together a list of six streamers to check out who have been doing a great job with competitive PoE content recently. Read More.

No news today - Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 25, 2014
We try to post news every weekday, but today all of our developers are celebrating Christmas with their families. I hope everyone has a great holiday season and gets time to relax, spend time with loved ones and of course play some PoE ;) Read More.