News Archive

Amazon Mayhem Promotion and Path of Exile

Thursday, May 22, 2014
For the next two weeks, Amazon is running its Mayhem promotion and Path of Exile is participating. There are three packs you can buy (through Amazon only), all of which include points equal to the value of the pack, plus some other bonus microtransactions. Click through for more information about the packs: $20 pack, $40 pack, $60 pack. Read More.

Quick Video of New 1.1.4 Feature

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
In content update 1.1.4, you can use spare Vaal fragments to open Vaal areas on demand. The eight fragment types each open a different level area (from 66 to 73). We've recorded a short video showing how this works. This will be very useful in the future when Sacrifice of the Vaal is replaced by the next expansion and we have to reduce the spawn rate of Vaal side areas. Read More.

Vaal Clarity Skill and Tentacle Wings Screenshot

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The upcoming content update 1.1.4 contains several new Vaal skills including the Vaal Clarity aura. It also contains some new microtransactions such as the Tentacle Wings Back Attachment. We've taken a screenshot of both for you here. Read More.

Build of the Week: Season 2 Episode 6

Monday, May 19, 2014
We've posted Season 2, Episode 6 of Build of the Week. The video showcases RaizQT's degeneration trapper that was one of the first to kill Atziri in the two-week race! The creator of the build has posted a guide here. If you'd like your build to be shown in a future episode, post it to the appropriate class forum. We're picking next week's one later today! Read More.

Two-week Race Update and State of Exile Podcast

Monday, May 19, 2014
The two-week charity race is going really well! As you can see from the ladder, players are reaching record-setting levels because of the presence of both Ambush strongboxes and Invasion bosses. There's still plenty of time to reach level 40 to become eligible for the awesome physical prizes. The hosts of the State of Exile podcast have posted the most recent episode here - check it out! Read More.

Development Manifesto Update and Weekend Deals

Friday, May 16, 2014
We've updated the Development Manifesto article on Client Performance and have added new ones on Rebalancing Internal Unique Item Rarities and The Signature Race of Race Season Eight. Please check them out and let us know what you think! This weekend (starting tomorrow) we'll be running daily deals on the Seraph Armour Set and the Seraph Weapon Effect. Enjoy! Read More.

New Upcoming 3D Art for Uniques in 1.1.4

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Content update 1.1.4 includes new in-game 3D artwork for several popular Unique items. We've taken screenshots of two examples: Chernobog's Pillar and Fencoil. The 1.1.4 patch is currently scheduled for late-May. More information will be posted over the next couple of weeks. Read More.

Mao Kun Retrospective

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
I'm Rory Rackham from the Design & Balance team, and today I'll be talking about the design process behind Mao Kun, a Supporter designed Unique Map released in the 1.1.2 patch. Read More.

Build of the Week: Season 2 Episode 5

Monday, May 12, 2014
We've posted this week's episode of Build of the Week! It showcases iznobest's Incinerate build created around the "The Three Dragons" unique. He has previously written up a detailed build guide here. If you'd like to submit your build for a future episode, just post in the appropriate Class Forum. Read More.

Charity Race Update and Race Season Seven Results

Monday, May 12, 2014
Our two-week charity race started yesterday and is going really well! We've raised over $14,000 for Child's Play so far and expect to be able to beat $25k before the race ends. We've also awarded the alternate art Demigod's Bounty prizes for the players who did really well in Race Season Seven. Click through for a full list of winners. Read More.

The Two-Week Charity Race has Started!

Saturday, May 10, 2014
Our two-week hybrid Ambush/Invasion charity race to support the Child's Play charity just started. Click here for more information on the event including its awesome prizes. You only need to reach level 40 to be eligible to win physical prizes such as Razer mice and keyboards, NVIDIA graphics cards and Turtle Beach headsets - in two weeks this is a very straightforward goal. If you're interested in an idea of what to run in the race, try out this recent Build of the Week, selected for that purpose! Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Sales!

Saturday, May 10, 2014
We are running three sales on Stash Tab Bundles this weekend! For the first 24 hours (Saturday, PST), we've discounted Regular Stash Tab Bundles by 26.6%. On Sunday, Premium Stash Tab Bundles are discounted by 17.5%. On Monday, Stash Tab Upgrades are discounted by 33%. Thanks again for the generous support! Read More.

Angelic Mask (Child's Play Charity item) is now available!

Friday, May 9, 2014
The two-week charity race starts in a couple of days, but we've decided to make the purchase of the $5 Angelic Mask Helmet Skin available immediately. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Child's Play charity once the race is over. The mask is only available until May 24 (US time), and supports a great cause. Since posting it, we've already raised over $3000 and are hoping to raise $10,000 or even more! Click here if you'd like to purchase one, or here to go to the Child's Play site if you want to make a larger donation. Read More.

Turtle Beach Headsets: More Hardware Prizes for the Charity Race!

Thursday, May 8, 2014
Turtle Beach have generously contributed to our upcoming two-week Charity Race that benefits Child's Play beginning this weekend. They're providing eight Turtle Beach Ear Force Z SEVEN Gaming Headsets which we'll be including in the prize pool for participants. This is the first time we've partnered with Turtle Beach and we'd really like to thank them for helping a good cause. Read More.

Molten Strike Retrospective

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
I’m Rory Rackham from the Design & Balance team, and today I’ll be talking about the design process behind Molten Strike, the skill we added to the game in the recent 1.1.3 patch. Read More.

Build of the Week: Season 2 Episode 4 (Two-week Race Build)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
This week's Build of the Week episode is about a build that we're suggesting for players who are unsure what to run in the upcoming two-week Ambush/Invasion charity race. Click through to read the supplementary notes to the video. Read More.

Our First Two Week Charity Race Event

Monday, May 5, 2014
From May 10 to 24 (US time), we'll be running a two week Path of Exile Ambush/Invasion race event to benefit the Child's Play charity. Child's Play is a charitable organisation that raises money to provide toys and games for children in over 70 hospitals worldwide. Click through for more information including the event rules and information on the prizes! Read More.

Race Season Seven Update

Friday, May 2, 2014
There are approximately 38 events left in Race Season Seven, over the next nine days. On the day the season ends, we'll be starting a two-week event (more news about this will be announced on Monday). Today's news post includes information about the end of Race Season Seven and an exclusive look at its alternate art Demigod's Bounty reward. Read More.

1.1.3 Deployed and Chris on this Week's State of Exile Podcast

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Content Update 1.1.3 has been deployed successfully. The patch notes are here and new microtransactions are here. Thanks for the support as always! This Sunday (US time) I'll be a guest on the State of Exile podcast (episode 5). Click through to read more about the episode. Read More.

1.1.3 Patch Notes and Deployment Timeline

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
We'll be deploying Content Update 1.1.3 tomorrow, in the early afternoon (NZ time). Its patch notes have been posted here. We'd also like to give advance notice that we'll be running a two-week Ambush/Invasion league from May 11-25 (NZ time). More information about the event (and its prizes) will likely be announced on Monday (NZ time), but we wanted to make sure you knew the date range in advance. Read More.