News Archive

An Additional 48 Hour Solo Flashback Event

Monday, August 15, 2016
Over the weekend, we ran a 48 hour Solo Flashback Event and it was very popular. Due to technical problems, we had to restart the event after a few hours. To say sorry to the players that were inconvenienced by this, we'll be running another copy of this event next weekend, with a different prize pool! Read More.

Useful Atlas of Worlds Interviews and The Lioneye's Watch Podcast

Monday, August 15, 2016
Over the weekend, we announced the details of our upcoming Atlas of Worlds expansion, which briefly touched on what to expect when it launches on September 2nd. Many members of our community have had questions about the expansion. Two pieces of journalist coverage in particular happen to answer a lot of these questions. We've highlighted them in today's post, as well information about a new community podcast and a small expansion teaser. Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Saturday, August 13, 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%. Remember to check out the Atlas of Worlds Expansion announcement and our new Atlas Supporter Packs. Thanks again for the generous support! Read More.

We're Proud to Announce Our Upcoming Expansion: Atlas of Worlds!

Friday, August 12, 2016
Our upcoming 2.4.0 expansion is called Atlas of Worlds, and it includes a major update to Path of Exile's end-game! For more information about this expansion, check out the full Atlas of Worlds page or the trailer! Journalists will also be covering exclusive details of the expansion. We'll update this news post as these articles are shared. Read More.

The Press Tour is Complete. New Supporter Packs Tomorrow!

Thursday, August 11, 2016
We've completed the press tour for our latest expansion and are doing last minute preparations for tomorrow's big reveal. The press embargo lifts at 2pm Pacific Time (this is 9am in New Zealand). We'll post a roundup of news coverage on our site as the outlets reveal their information! We're releasing new supporter packs tomorrow, so today is your last chance to get an Ascendancy or Prophecy pack! If you want to reserve one, arrange a payment plan by emailing Read More.

An Update From the Press Tour!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
The GGG team is currently working really hard to get ready for our full expansion announcement on Saturday (NZT, two days from now). Meanwhile, Chris and Jonathan are spending their last day on the 2.4.0 press tour before they head back to New Zealand to join the team before the announcement. All of our expansion related news is embargoed until this announcement so we can't share anything exciting just yet, however, we do have an exclusive photo from Chris and Jonathan's press suite to share! Read More.

Development Manifesto - Prophecy as a Core Game Mechanic

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Prophecy started in early June 2016 and introduced the new NPC Navali, as well as the Silver Coins she would accept in exchange for quests. These quests introduced new goals and rewards in the world of Wraeclast. Prophecy was released without an accompanying expansion and was the main feature of the 2.3.0 release. Prophecy contained a lot of content, as well as having a fully-voiced NPC with nearly six thousand words of voice acting. Read more.

How the San Francisco Fan Meet-Up Went

Monday, August 8, 2016
Yesterday Chris and Jonathan met with over fifty Path of Exile fans at The Press Club in San Francisco. While the contents of this weekend's expansion reveal were kept secret, there was a lot of discussion of issues important to the community. Inside sources have it on good authority that Chris was especially pleased that so many community members were able to see his glorious beard in person. He was also pleased by the wide variety of Path of Exile T-shirts present at the event. We've taken some photos for you to check out! Read More.

2.4.0 League Crafted Items

Sunday, August 7, 2016
As with every expansion, alongside our upcoming update we will be introducing a new league. While we aren't yet ready to tell you the details, we thought we'd show you some of the results from our internal testing. Read More.

Upcoming Unique Items

Thursday, August 4, 2016
While our next major expansion has a focus on Path of Exile's end-game, there will of course also be an influx of new unique items as well. Today we're showing off three items you can expect to find after the update, each one designed by a different supporter! Read More.

Preliminary Performance Improvement Results

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Yesterday we deployed the 2.3.3 update which included an experimental new performance improvement that you can opt into. Today's news post includes some of the results of this experiment so far. For more information about the nature of the improvements, check out this explanatory video. Read More.

San Francisco Fan Meet Up & Patch 2.3.3

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Chris and Jonathan are going to be in San Francisco next week to hold a press tour for the upcoming 2.4.0 expansion. If you're interested in meeting with two of the founders of Grinding Gear Games, they'll be hosting a fan meet-up on Sunday August 7th at 4pm (PST). If you're in or around the area, you should come on by! You might even get to see one of these. In other news, we'll be releasing 2.3.3 (with the experimental performance improvements) today! Read More.

Ascendancy and Prophecy Supporter Packs End Next Week!

Monday, August 1, 2016
The Prophecy and Ascendancy Supporter Packs end next week at midnight on August 11th (US time). We want to post a huge thank you to everyone who has supported the game and has made expansions like 2.4.0 possible! Read More.

Varied Prophecy Statistics

Sunday, July 31, 2016
For today's news we've rounded up some Prophecy Statistics to share with the community. They include the top ten prophecies players have completed, most popular uniques, top skills, boss kills and more! Read More.

Get Your Free Darkness Mystery Box When you Spend Points!

Thursday, July 28, 2016
This weekend we're launching a Darkness Mystery Box give-away when you spend any amount of points in the store. Yes, this totally means you can purchase a Mystery Box and receive another Mystery Box as a bonus gift from us! Read More.

Developer Interview - Hrishikesh - Game Designer

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Today we're continuing our series of interviews with developers who fulfil various roles in the company. This week we sat down with Hrishikesh, the newest member of the design team, and discussed his journey from designing the Cloak of Defiance as a member of the community, to designing content as a member of the Grinding Gear Games team. Read More.

The Darkness Mystery Box Soundtrack

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
The Darkness Mystery Boxes will go off sale in approximately five weeks when the Prophecy Leagues end on August 30th. To show our appreciation to everyone who has purchased a mystery box we're making the soundtrack of the Darkness Mystery Box trailer available for free download. Read More.

Performance Improvements in 2.3.3

Monday, July 25, 2016
Content Update 2.3.3 is a patch that's exclusively devoted to introducing a new performance feature for players to beta test. This feature should improve frame rate significantly where there is a lot action on the screen. Jonathan, our Technical Director, has created a video showing off the improvements that are possible. Read More.

Russian Garena User Account Migration

Monday, July 25, 2016
The Garena CIS (Russia) Path of Exile servers will shut down on August 29 due to Garena Russia ceasing all operations. Starting from that day, users will be able to use a web page to gain access to their CIS accounts on the Grinding Gear Games international Path of Exile realm. A full migration to our international servers will be available including all characters, items, purchased microtransactions and points balances. We look forward to welcoming these users to our server. Read More.

Improvements to the Website

Sunday, July 24, 2016
Earlier this year, we hired a second web developer. In the past, we've only had singular web developers working alone. While they've all been great, this has only been enough man-power to cover the essentials of what the website needs. Now that we have a second pair of hands, we've been able to work on more of the non-essential but good-to-have features! Read More.