Path of Exile News Path of Exile News Path of Exile Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:13:53 +0000 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.3 ( Black Friday Weekend Sale: 50% off ALL Microtransactions ALL microtransactions by 50%! Yes, this includes Stash Tabs! This is the largest discount we've ever done, and is in celebration of both Thanksgiving and our recent Torment/Bloodlines/PvP announcement. Rest assured that this discount isn't coming round again any time soon. Thanks again for your generous support and have a great weekend playing the new one-week leagues! Read More. ]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:00:28 +0000 One-week Races Start Tomorrow! Content Update 1.3.0 yesterday! Around 24 hours from now, our two one-week Rampage/Beyond races will start. For more information on these leagues, check out this news post. In other news, our Thanksgiving Wild Turkey is only for sale for another seven hours. At midnight PST, keep an eye out for our Black Friday Weekend Sale! Read More. ]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 01:12:41 +0000 Content Update 1.3.0: Torment, Bloodlines and PvP! Torment and Bloodlines Challenge Leagues and a large overhaul of our PvP systems. You'll be able to compete in PvP Tournament Seasons for prestige and prizes. As an addition to August's Forsaken Masters expansion, 1.3.0 also introduces Leo Redmane, Master of the Arena. Read More. ]]> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:41:26 +0000 Preview Video for New 1.3.0 Wand Skill Here's a short preview video of a new area-of-effect Wand Skill that we're introducing in Content Update 1.3.0. The skill causes physical damage explosions around the target that don't overlap it. As you can see in the video, it's pretty powerful when supported by Chain or Multiple Projectiles. On a related note, if you guys have any awesome name suggestions for this skill, we're keen to hear! Read More. ]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:02:29 +0000 Two One-week Rampage/Beyond Leagues Start this Weekend! here. Read More. ]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 03:38:26 +0000 Wild Turkey Pet and Race Season Nine Prizes Wild Turkey Pet to help you celebrate Thanksgiving! This is a limited-time microtransaction only available this week that won't be repeated in the future. In other news, Race Season Nine came to an end on Friday. We've awarded the alternate art Demigod's Eye prizes for the players who placed in the top 20 by points or as one of the first three of each class in Signature events. Click through for a full list of winners. Read More. ]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:29:25 +0000 How to Recover Lost Crafting Benches (and Other News) Read More. ]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:05 +0000 Rampage and Beyond have ended - prizes have been awarded! Read More. ]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:09:58 +0000 Recap of BotW/HotW Episodes and 1.3.0 Skill Tree Teaser here and here) of some of the Passive Skill Tree changes in the upcoming 1.3.0 update. Read More. ]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:44:42 +0000 What happens when the Rampage and Beyond Challenge Leagues end this week? Read More. ]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:40:39 +0000 Build of the Week Season 3 Episode 12: The Elemental Animator final episode of this season of Build of the Week which animates an army of fallen weapons to fight alongside its raised zombies and raging spirits. Elemental damage auras augment the minions with fire and lightning damage that is amplified by its Freezing Pulse/Elemental Proliferation combination. Check out his build guide here. Read More. ]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:59:54 +0000 Timeline for New Challenge Leagues, 1.3.0 PvP Update and PvP/Race Seasons Read More. ]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 02:10:51 +0000 Weekend Stash Tab Bundle Sales! 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. ]]> Sat, 15 Nov 2014 08:02:58 +0000 Hideout of the Week Episode 8: Mausoleum of Bones This week's hideout is called the Mausoleum of Bones and is an Enlightened Hideout that has been completely reskinned into a dark crypt. You can find out more information from the author's thread here. This is the last episode of this season of Hideout of the Week. It will be returning in December after the deployment of the large 1.3.0 PvP Update and new challenge leagues. In the meantime, keep making awesome hideouts - your creativity exceeded our expectations! Read More. ]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 02:21:07 +0000 1.2.4d Deployment and Imprint Restoration (Updated) patch 1.2.4d today. It added two new microtransactions - the Swordfish Ice Spear and Chicken Pet. It's pretty crazy how popular that Chicken is. Today's patch had a bug that destroyed imprints of items. Update: We have restored these imprints in their original locations. If there was something in the way, then they were restored to a remove-only tab called "Restored Item". Read More. ]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 23:44:46 +0000 Free Portal Effect when you use Karma Koin before November 16th! back in October, we're running a promotion where you receive a free Voidgate Portal Effect if you redeem a Karma Koin card to purchase any Path of Exile pack before November 16. This offer ends in a few days, so get your free portal now! Read on for more information about Karma Koin cards and where you can buy them. Read More. ]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 23:13:41 +0000 Videos of new Microtransactions in 1.2.4d Vaal Fragments change discussed on Monday, the small 1.2.4d update contains two new microtransactions. The first is a reskin for the popular Ice Spear skill: Swordfish Ice Spear. The second new microtransaction needs no introduction. Ever since players first saw chickens in the Forest Encampment, we've received a constant barrage of requests for them to be purchasable as pets and for hideouts. Read More. ]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 22:15:43 +0000 Build of the Week Season 3 Episode 11: Lightning Tendrils Crit Scion eleventh episode of this season of Build of the Week which uses a high crit-rate Ice Spear to generate Power Charges that are used for a devastating Lightning Tendrils attack. Herald of Thunder is used to cull and blind nearby enemies. Check out his build guide here. Read More. ]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 20:12:08 +0000 Vaal Fragment Changes in 1.2.4d Read More. ]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 03:30:17 +0000 Hideout of the Week Episode 7: Sinking Out Loud This week's hideout is called Sinking Out Loud and tells a story with about a ship and its eventual destiny. You can find out more information from the author's thread here. Read More. ]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 21:39:41 +0000 Grinding Gear Games is Hiring! four new job ads. If you'd like to apply for any of them, please email us at with as much relevant information as possible. Ideally include the job title as the subject of the email. We're open to receiving international applications for the three development jobs, but we'll only accept people with New Zealand Work Visas for the Customer Support role. We'll be posting more job ads in the future, but these four are the most urgent. Read More. ]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 02:24:33 +0000 Path of Exile Digital Comic Issue #2 Now for Sale! Read More. ]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 23:12:47 +0000 Build of the Week Season 3 Episode 10: The Arcane Archer tenth episode of this season of Build of the Week which showcases a build which may be holding a bow, but certainly isn't firing any arrows. It uses the Voltaxic Rift unique bow to convert the lightning damage of its Arc skill to chaos damage. Clever tricks are used to dual-curse enemies automatically and to trigger Frost Walls in front of enemies. Check out his build guide here. Read More. ]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 22:37:30 +0000 Melbourne Fan Meetup Recap and Photos Read More. ]]> Sun, 02 Nov 2014 19:28:25 +0000 Halloween Promotion Ends Tomorrow exclusive Halloween 2014 microtransactions are only on sale until the end of tomorrow, pacific time! That's around 31 hours from now. Have a great weekend! Read More. ]]> Sun, 02 Nov 2014 00:43:31 +0000 Hideout of the Week Episode 6: The Battle-Scarred Oasis This week's hideout is called the Battle-Scarred Oasis and uses some neat tricks to change the appearance of various objects. You can find out more information from the author's thread here. Read More. ]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:32:10 +0000 Hall of Grandmasters Development Update 4 One, Two and Three. Since the last update, we have succeeded in importing a handful of different Grandmasters and have been working on their AI. As we add more Grandmasters, the process gets faster because there are more building blocks to work with when setting them up. We've tried some experimental fights against a full wave of five Grandmasters. The results of one of those fights can be seen in this video. Read More. ]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:39:51 +0000 1.2.4b, PvP Alpha Testing, Melbourne Meetup and Comic 1.2.4b patch yesterday, which fixed several small problems. The testing of PvP changes on our Alpha server is going well - we expect to start tournament testing on Alpha in the coming weeks. If you're a PvP player who would like to help with this testing, please PM Qarl with a brief explanation of your PvP experience. Read More. ]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:29:20 +0000 Path of Exile now accepts Karma Koin! variety of retail locations including Gamestop, 7-Eleven, Walgreens, and a variety of grocery stores in various territories. Denominations include $10, $25 and $50. To celebrate this, Path of Exile and Karma Koin are running a promotion to give away a free Voidgate Portal effect (video here!) to everyone that purchases a Karma Koin card and redeems it in the shop for their first purchase. In addition, the free portal effect will be featured with Karma Koin on the pre-paid card displays in over 5000 Gamestop North American stores from October 27 to November 16. To use a Karma Koin card, just enter its PIN on the payment page when purchasing a pack. Read More. ]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 04:35:53 +0000 Build of the Week Season 3 Episode 9: The True Glass Cannon ninth episode of this season of Build of the Week which showcases a build that makes the ultimate sacrifice and forgoes all defenses to trigger a devastatingly powerful Discharge and set of Firestorms. While too fragile for hardcore mode, this character can kill the game's hardest bosses almost instantly. Check out his build guide here. Read More. ]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:16:35 +0000