News Archive

Upcoming 1.2.4 Content Update and Race Season Nine

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Last week we posted about Race Season Nine. Because the race season uses tech from the 1.2.4 patch (which we're planning to deploy on Tuesday), we've confirmed a start date of that race season to be the weekend of October 25. We'll be posting a full schedule next week in advance of the season starting. Today's news update describes some of the changes in the upcoming 1.2.4 update! Read More.

Build of the Week Season 3 Episode 7: Righteous Fire Incinerate Atziri-killer

Monday, October 13, 2014
Gamespot have posted our seventh episode of this season of Build of the Week which showcases a build designed around a specific purpose. Killing Atziri, Queen of the Vaal, is a goal for many Path of Exile players. This week's build focuses on being able to handle this specialised end-game content with relatively attainable items. Check out his build guide here. Read More.

Cosmetic Armour Set Creation Process: Concept Art

Monday, October 13, 2014
We thought it would be interesting to showcase the process of developing some cosmetic armour sets. We picked two upcoming armour sets that we recently started work on (Infernal and Necrotic) and plan to post occasional news updates showing the different stages of their development. The first stage is creating Concept Art for the armour sets. Here are the concept images that were created for these ones: Infernal Armour Set and Necrotic Armour Set. These images are then given to high-poly artists - we'll post the results of their work once it's ready. Read More.

Hideout of the Week Episode 3: The Holy Mountain

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Hideout of the Week is a new video series that showcases awesome Hideouts created by Path of Exile community members. This week's hideout is a Coastal Hideout that has been modified to feature a staircase winding around a mountain made of rocks. You can find out more information from the author's thread here. Read More.

Comic Issue #2 Update

Thursday, October 9, 2014
A couple of months ago we released Issue #1 of our Path of Exile comic series. Issue #2 is almost ready - we are on track to release it within a couple of weeks. Click through to see a sample page of the second issue! Read More.

Hall of Grandmasters Development Update 3

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Grandmaster Supporters have been busy submitting characters for the Hall of Grandmasters Unique Map. We've been testing character importation and have recorded a video showing a work-in-progress fight against one Grandmaster. Eventually you'll be facing several at once! We're very pleased with how this encounter has turned out so far. As you can see in the video, the Grandmaster behaves a lot like a real player. For previous news about the Hall of Grandmasters, check out Development Update 1 and Development Update 2. Read More.

Build of the Week Season 3 Episode 6: Leap Slam Dyadus Ignite Shadow

Monday, October 6, 2014
Gamespot have posted our sixth episode of this season of Build of the Week which showcases a build which uses two copies of the same Unique Axe in different hands combined with an inferno of fire damage to create a devastating character that leaps from one enemy to the next, setting them on fire as it goes. Check out his build guide here. Read More.

Race Season Nine Preliminary Information

Monday, October 6, 2014
Many players have been asking about Race Season Nine. We're not yet ready to post the full details, but we've prepared today's news post to share some information about the season. Note that anything mentioned in this post could be changed by the time it's released, because we're still testing it aggressively. Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Saturday, October 4, 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.

Hideout of the Week Episode 2: Nature Will Take Over Everything

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Hideout of the Week is a new video series that showcases awesome Hideouts created by Path of Exile community members. This week's hideout is a Lush Hideout that is very elaborately decorated. You can find out more information from the author's thread here. Read More.

1.2.3b Patch Notes and Hall of Grandmasters Development Update 2

Thursday, October 2, 2014
We've deployed update 1.2.3b! As mentioned before, there are a variety of new item skins to check out in this patch. The rest of today's news post is an update on the status of the Hall of Grandmasters. Read More.

New Microtransactions in Tomorrow's 1.2.3b Update

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
We're putting together a small 1.2.3b update that will probably be deployed tomorrow. It primarily includes the first steps of the process that will allow Grandmaster Supporters to export their characters for inclusion in the Hall of Grandmasters. One other aspect of this patch is that we're adding nine new microtransaction item skins (eight weapon skins and a shield skin). Today's news post contains videos of those nine new skins. We'll post more information about the patch tomorrow! Read More.

Build of the Week Season 3 Episode 5: Hegemony's Era Crit Knockback Staff Duelist

Monday, September 29, 2014
Gamespot have posted our fifth episode of this season of Build of the Week which showcases a build where the creator of the character (Hegemony) is a high-tier supporter who has been allowed to design a unique item. His build uses this item and some clever tricks to create a very powerful character. Check out his build guide here. Read More.

Content Update 1.2.3 Has Been Deployed!

Monday, September 29, 2014
After several weeks of development, we've deployed Content Update 1.2.3. This patch included three new cosmetic pets - check them out! Read More.

1.2.3 Patch Notes

Thursday, September 25, 2014
We're planning to deploy Content Update 1.2.3 on Monday (NZ Time). We've posted its patch notes here for you to read in the meantime. Read More.

Hideout of the Week Episode 1: The Cavernous Library

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Hideout of the Week is a new video series that showcases awesome Hideouts created by Path of Exile community members. This week's hideout is a library that has been entirely changed to look like a cave! You can find out more information from the author's thread here. Read More.

1.2.3 Timeline and Other News

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
In order to give our Quality Assurance department enough time with Content Update 1.2.3, we've pushed its deployment back to Monday, NZ time. We expect to be able to post its full patch notes on Friday, so you'll be able to plan around its changes over the weekend. Read More.

Build of the Week Season 3 Episode 4: Multi-aura Blood Magic Summoner

Monday, September 22, 2014
Gamespot have posted our fourth episode of Build of the Week which showcases a modern summoner character created in Forsaken Masters. The build uses the Blood Magic keystone passive to apply many auras to the character's life total, forcing the "low life" status permanently. Check out his build guide here. Read More.

State of Exile Podcast and New 1.2.3 Screenshots

Monday, September 22, 2014
The fifteenth episode of the community State of Exile podcast was recorded today. It's in two parts, the second of which has Carl and Rory from our balance department as guest speakers. Part One is here and Part Two is here. In other news, we've released five new screenshots from the 1.2.3 patch (One Two Three Four Five). All of these screenshots show a new type of enemy skill (internally called "Beacons") that cause objects to be placed randomly that explode a few seconds later. In these screenshots, they are being used in some Haku mission variations. Read More.

Information about Next Week's 1.2.3 Content Update

Thursday, September 18, 2014
We're planning to deploy the 1.2.3 Content Update late next week. Today's news post includes some information about what's intended for the update, but shouldn't be treated as full patch notes. There are many other changes that aren't included in this post. Read More.