News Archive

The Closed Beta of The Awakening is live!

Monday, April 20, 2015
Today we launched the Closed Beta of Path of Exile: The Awakening. After an initial wave of almost 400 users were added, the Beta Invite Timer was enabled. It invites a new user every five minutes. There are some prominent streamers playing right now, so check out their streams! Also, if you haven't signed up already, remember to do so! Read More.

What happens when Closed Beta starts tomorrow?

Monday, April 20, 2015
We've received a lot of questions about what's going to happen when the Closed Beta starts tomorrow. This post is a short explanation of how that'll work. It also includes a copy of the first Balance Notes for the expansion. Read More.

Final day for Forsaken Masters supporter packs

Monday, April 20, 2015
The Forsaken Masters Supporter Packs go off sale forever at the end of today in the Pacific timezone. That's around 6.5 hours from the time of this post. This is your last chance to purchase or upgrade to one of these packs. If you'd like to lock in a payment plan to buy one over time, please email about this today. Read More.

King Kaom Fight Video (Spoilers)

Friday, April 17, 2015
IGN have posted a video of the boss fight with King Kaom in Path of Exile: The Awakening. In the video, our technical director Jonathan walks James through the Kaom fight with an exclusive demo. Read More.

The Awakening Update: New Skills

Friday, April 17, 2015
We've updated the page for The Awakening and have added a dedicated page for the new skills we're adding in 2.0.0. We still have five new skills to add to this page in the near future! Also, remember that our Forsaken Masters supporter packs are only on sale until the end of this weekend. Get yours while you can! Thanks again for your generous support. Read More.

Unique Items - Personal Designs

Thursday, April 16, 2015
As well as devoting special attention to the design and assessment of the new Unique Items, we wanted each member of the Game Design team to make a Unique of their own. As well as just increasing the count of Uniques Items, it allowed each designer to add something they wanted to exist in Path of Exile. Read More.

The Awakening Update: Act Four

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
We've updated the page for The Awakening and have added a dedicated page for lore about Act Four. We'll be continuing to update the site over the next few weeks to add pages for new skills, the Jewel system and other changes. Read More.

Maraketh Weapons

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
In Path of Exile: The Awakening, we're introducing 13 new weapon types - the Maraketh Weapons. These exist in three different tiers (at the end of Normal, Cruel and Merciless), so there are a total of 39 different base types added. Today's news post includes linked versions of the first tier of Maraketh Weapons. Read More.

Closed Beta FAQ for Path of Exile: The Awakening

Monday, April 13, 2015
On Friday we announced Path of Exile: The Awakening and its Closed Beta test. You can check out some of the news coverage of The Awakening here. Over the weekend we received many questions about the upcoming Closed Beta. Today's news is a compilation of the most frequently asked questions. Read More.

Path of Exile: The Awakening (News Coverage)

Friday, April 10, 2015
We're proud to announce Path of Exile: The Awakening. Many different news sites are covering the announcement, and they'll be posting their articles and videos over the next few hours. We'll keep this news post updated with links to them. Check out initial coverage from Gamespot, Gamepedia, PC Gamer, Game Trailers, PC World, Shacknews,, MassivelyOP, GotGame, IGN and MMOHuts! Read More.

Our Press Tour is Complete

Friday, April 10, 2015
Jonathan and I have been in America this week promoting the upcoming Path of Exile expansion. We have given interviews, demos, screenshots, gameplay footage and food to dozens of news outlets. The gaming press are allowed to post this information from 9am (Pacific Time) tomorrow morning. Read More.

Community Showcase #9 and Hideout of the Week: The Exotic Wraeclastian Hotel

Thursday, April 9, 2015
This episode of Hideout of the Week features a Battle-Scarred Hideout that has been transformed into a luxurious grand hotel. We've also compiled an assortment of recent community content for your enjoyment. Read More.

Item Development - Information

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Nick's here with a look at how much information we give to players on items and skills, why sometimes we hold information back, and how these decisions may affect an upcoming unique in the expansion containing Act Four. Read More.

Path of Exile Digital Comic Issue #4 Now for Sale!

Monday, April 6, 2015
We're proud to announce that Issue #4 of the Path of Exile comic has been released in digital form! It's available as a standalone purchase or in a bundle with an exclusive microtransaction set - three Rebellion Mask Helmet Skins. Read More.

End of the Forsaken Masters Supporter Packs (with Video!)

Sunday, April 5, 2015
The current Forsaken Masters supporter packs will stop being sold at the end of Sunday April 19th PDT. We've created a video to highlight the contents of the current supporter packs. These are exclusive and won't be available again in future. If you're interested in a supporter pack, now is the time to purchase them before they become unavailable! Read More.

Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales!

Saturday, April 4, 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.

Item Filters

Thursday, April 2, 2015
As part of our expansion's Quality of Life improvements, we've added a comprehensive item filter system. Today's news post explains its capabilities and how to use it. Read More.

Hideout of the Week: Blood Shrine Palace of Malice

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Hideout of the Week is a video series that showcases awesome Hideouts created by Path of Exile community members. This week's episode is an Enlightened Hideout that has been transformed into a blood shrine. You can find more about this in the author's thread here. Read More.

Incident Report for April 1 Catastrophe

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Path of Exile service was disrupted today by a severe bug introduced in a patch this morning. We would like to sincerely apologise for this incident and assure you that we will be taking steps to prevent similar problems occurring in the future. This news post is the incident report describing what went wrong and our expected timeline for resolving it. Read More.

New Skill Development - Vigilant Strike

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Hi everyone, Rory here again. This week I'm going to reveal another of our upcoming skills, Vigilant Strike, and talk about how the skill was developed. With this skill, players will gain access to a new buff: Fortify. Read More.