News Archive

Patch 2.5.0b / What Builds are GGG Playing?

Dec 6, 2016 10:57:17 PM
Tomorrow we're deploying Patch 2.5.0b that includes various bug fixes, an increase to the hover boxes on Breach chests to make them easier to click on and several other improvements. For more information, check out the full patch notes. We also talked to many members of the Grinding Gear Games team to find out what build they're playing in the Breach League! Read More.

New Uniques Discovered So Far!

Dec 5, 2016 8:58:00 PM
In Content Update 2.5.0 we introduced 55 new unique items to the game. We revealed some of these ahead of time and the community has been working hard to uncover the remaining ones. In case you've missed any of the reveals so far, we've put all of the publicly-known uniques into one place for your reference. Read More.

Content Update 2.5.0 Launch Summary

Dec 4, 2016 8:42:20 PM
The launch of Content Update 2.5.0 and the Breach Challenge League over the weekend went extremely well! We are proud to announce that this has officially been our most successful update so far. Not only have we completely destroyed past player concurrency numbers but a huge portion of those players have noted the smoothness of the launch and are really enjoying the new Breach mechanics! Read More.

The Stormcaller Mystery Box

Dec 3, 2016 2:04:13 PM
We've just released the Stormcaller Mystery Box which will be on sale until the end of the Breach Challenge League. Each box grants you one random Stormcaller-themed microtransaction, with value equal to at least that of the box (30 points). There are 36 awesome prizes to win including two armour sets, a new back attachment and other new effects! Check out this video compilation of all the microtransactions contained in the Stormcaller Mystery Box! Read More.

Breach is now live!

Dec 2, 2016 3:59:45 PM
The Breach Challenge Leagues and Content Update 2.5.0 are now live! We have an unprecedented amount of players online right now and we're completely stoked by the turnout for this league! If you're enjoying the Breach league, please consider purchasing one of our new Breach Supporter Packs. Thank you so much for your support! We hope you have a blast playing the new content! Read More.

Character Slot Sale - Last Day for Mystery Boxes - Breach Launches Tomorrow!

Dec 1, 2016 9:17:37 PM
Content Update 2.5.0 and the Breach Challenge Leagues launch tomorrow! We have all the information you need to know about what happens when the update launches tomorrow. In the meantime, we're running a sale on extra character slots! It's also your last chance to get a Carnage Mystery Box. You can also get a free Carnage Mystery Box when you spend points in the store. Read More.

ZiggyD Reveals Upcoming Jewels!

Nov 30, 2016 11:11:02 PM
In Content Update 2.5.0 we're releasing four new unique jewels, three Primordial Jewels and one limited-use jewel that rewards you for having multiple Primordial Jewels socketed in your passive tree. ZiggyD has created a video that showcases the possibilities that are created by using these new jewels in conjunction with the upcoming damage buffs to Golems! Read More.

Item Filter and Skill Tree Information for 2.5.0

Nov 30, 2016 4:27:50 PM
Content Update 2.5.0 and the Breach Challenge Leagues launch in less than two days! We know you're all eager to get prepared before the launch, so we've assembled the necessary item filter and skill tree data to get you on your way. This will be particularly useful for creators of build guides and item filters! Read More.

Content Update 2.5.0 Patch Notes

Nov 29, 2016 7:48:32 PM
Content Update 2.5.0 and the Breach Challenge leagues launch this weekend! Alongside many other improvements, this update includes new unique items, new challenges and rewards, adjustments to Master Missions, and our new 64-bit Path of Exile client that uses DirectX 11! For more information, check out the full patch notes. Read More.

Breach League Challenges and Rewards

Nov 28, 2016 8:58:23 PM
The Breach Challenge Leagues launch on December 2nd alongside Content Update 2.5.0. There are forty challenges to test yourself against for exclusive rewards. Completing thresholds of these challenges can earn you the Breach Footprints, Breach Portal Effect and Demonic Wings. Interested? Check out the full news post to view the challenges! Read More.

Additions and Improvements to Map Mods

Nov 28, 2016 4:45:49 PM
In Content Update 2.5.0, we're making changes to the modifiers on maps! This includes some improvements to existing ones as well as adding many new ones. Today's news post outlines what you can expect. Read More.

Master the Breach

Nov 27, 2016 5:01:24 PM
In the Breach League, players will face powerful, once-invisible foes for a shot at great treasures. Some of these treasures, however, are far stronger while you remain inside a breach. Find out how you can improve your odds of victory in the next league! Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Nov 26, 2016 3:35:24 AM
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%. Also, remember to check out our Thanksgiving sale and Free Mystery Box when you spend points this weekend. Thanks again for the generous support! Read More.

Last Chance to get your Carnage Mystery Boxes! Get a free Mystery Box when you spend Points

Nov 24, 2016 10:26:06 PM
The Essence Challenge Leagues end at 10am November 29th (NZT) in preparation for the launch of the Breach Challenge Leagues later in the week. This means that it's the last week to get your Carnage Mystery Boxes! Alongside our Thanksgiving Week Sale we're also granting a free Carnage Mystery Box when you spend points in the store! Check out the full news post to find out more. Read More.

New Unique Items

Nov 23, 2016 5:17:58 PM
With just over a week until the launch of Breach, we know you're dying for info on what delightful goodies the Breachlords have stashed in their interdimensional pockets. So today we're showing off two unique items obtainable through Breach, and two that will be available in the rest of Wraeclast. Read More.

Thanksgiving Week Sale - 50% off Selected Microtransactions

Nov 22, 2016 10:30:49 PM
We're celebrating Thanksgiving week by offering a 50% discount on selected microtransactions! We frequently admire the fashionable ensembles the community creates and we've asked our resident stylists to put forward a few suggestions of their own. We've curated four full outfits that are designed to make your exiles look suave for any event, whether it's killing, being killed or amassing a wealth of fish. Check out this video showcase of all the outfits available! Read More.

Development Manifesto: Essence League

Nov 21, 2016 4:20:52 PM
At 10am November 29th (NZT) the Essence Leagues will come to a close in preparation for Content Update 2.5.0 and the new Breach Leagues! In the meantime, we know that many of you have been eagerly waiting to hear if the Essence League mechanics will make it to the core game. The answer is yes, they will! Carl has written a Development Manifesto with more information about how this implementation will work. Read More.

Recently Asked Community Questions

Nov 20, 2016 10:30:17 PM
Over the weekend we announced the details of our upcoming Breach Challenge League and 2.5.0 Content Update. As a result of this and the recent 2.4.2 Content Update we've noticed some recurring community questions that we want to address. Read More.

Announcing the Breach Challenge League and Path of Exile 2.5.0

Nov 18, 2016 3:59:47 PM
Today we're proud to announce December's Path of Exile update which includes the Breach Challenge League! Check out the Breach page, the trailer and please consider buying a Breach Supporter Pack! You can read more about Breach at the following media outlets: Massively Overpowered, GameSpot, MMOBOMB, Gamepedia,, MMOHuts. PCGamesN and Read More.

Content Update 2.4.2 Deployed

Nov 17, 2016 9:06:39 PM
We have finished deploying Content Update 2.4.2. You can see its patch notes here. There was a significant problem with our initial deploy that was not present on our testing realms. We rolled the patch back and spent a few hours fixing it. Thanks for your patience, and please enjoy the update. We will announce the December challenge league tomorrow at 1pm PST. Read More.