Path of Exile News Path of Exile News Path of Exile Sat, 20 Dec 2014 02:15:38 +0000 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.3 ( PvP Tournament Season One Starts this Weekend! learn about the prizes, check out the schedule and read the PvP event rules! Today's news post covers more explanation of the different event types so you can choose which types suit you. Read More. ]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:18:37 +0000 1.3.0d Patch Notes here. This patch addresses many areas, ranging from PvP balance to changing how some of the Bloodlines mods work. Read More. ]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:39:11 +0000 Increase to Tournament Season One Prizing! US link, EU link) starts this weekend! Both Razer and Karma Koin have generously increased their contributions to the prize pool beyond what we initially announced, pushing the total to over $10,000 of hardware and game credit prizes! Click here for a full breakdown of prizes. Read More. ]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:47:13 +0000 The Unique Items of 1.3.0 Read More. ]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:30:38 +0000 1.3.0b/1.3.0c Patch Notes and State of Exile Podcast! 1.3.0b and 1.3.0c. In other news, the most recent episode of the community State of Exile podcast was recorded earlier today. There's a copy on YouTube here! Read More. ]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:42:10 +0000 Content Update 1.3.0 is Live! Twitch Q&A, New Microtransactions and PvP Rating Ladders Content Update 1.3.0 went live! For an hour beforehand, Carl and I hosted a developer Q&A on our Twitch Channel. There's an archived copy of it available for your perusal. Today's update also introduced two new microtransactions - the Vapour Flicker Strike Effect and Serpent Egg Wand Skin. We've added some new ladders to the website - for PvP ratings! There are 48 ratings ladders in total. Here's an example of one on the American side. If you wanted to play on one of these ladders, just press "B" in game to open the Events and PvP panel. Events in Tournament Season One start next weekend! Read More. ]]> Sat, 13 Dec 2014 05:18:42 +0000 Content Update 1.3.0 Patch Notes, Deployment Timeline and Official Path of Exile Twitch Channel patch notes for tomorrow's big update! Today's news post discusses our deployment timeline and official Twitch channel that launches tomorrow alongside the update. Read More. ]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:43:30 +0000 PvP Manifesto Post and Patch Notes Teaser Development Manifesto post about various PvP Design and Balance scaling changes in 1.3.0. We'll be posting the full patch notes tomorrow, but I've included a small section of them in today's news post. Read More. ]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:40:14 +0000 Some Items from Content Update 1.3.0 Content Update 1.3.0 this weekend! Path of Exile is a game about items, so in this news post we wanted to tease some of the interesting new item possibilities that this update contains. Read More. ]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 03:42:34 +0000 Leo Redmane, Master of the Arena Video Leo Redmane, Master of the Arena. Showcasing Leo, his hideout and a lot of PvP content, this video completes the 1.3.0 set that our Torment and Bloodlines videos were part of. Content Update 1.3.0 will be released in four days! Read More. ]]> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 23:31:48 +0000 Prizes awarded for Rampage/Beyond One-week Races One-week Rampage/Beyond Races that finished on the weekend. In total, 490 players received 900 stash tabs and 1080 separate microtransactions between them. We've sent all the winners a PM so that they can check for their prizes. Read More. ]]> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 03:52:59 +0000 One-week Races Have Ended! Seraph Sale this Weekend! One-week Rampage/Beyond races have come to an end. We'll be calculating prizes on Monday and will announce/award them then. This weekend we're running a sale on microtransactions in the Seraph set. Seraph Spectral Throw is for sale today, the Seraph Sword Skin tomorrow, then the Seraph Shield Skin the next day and finally the Seraph Armour Pack. Read More. ]]> Sat, 06 Dec 2014 01:02:23 +0000 PvP Tournament Season One Prizes Razer and Karma Koin are the official sponsors of our PvP Tournament Season One! They've generously provided a gigantic pile of prizes that we are distributing to the winners of competitive tournaments and our Invitational event at the end of the season. Today's news post explains what prizes are on offer for the various tournament types. Read More. ]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:07:46 +0000 PvP Season One Manifesto Post and Community Unique Design Part 2 PvP Season One, explaining how it's structured. In other news, Rory and ZiggyD have prepared part #2 of the Community Designed Unique Item. Read More. ]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 09:20:40 +0000 Torment Challenge League Preview Video Bloodlines Hardcore Challenge League. Today, we've published a similar video for the Torment Challenge League! In the Torment league, your adventures are haunted by the spirits of tormented criminals that yield their ill-gotten gains when slain. Eager to protect their trove, these spirits flee when encountered and imbue nearby monsters with dangerous powers, which improves their item drops. It's also possible for spirits to possess rare and unique enemies, greatly increasing their threat (and value!) to treasure-seeking exiles. Read More. ]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 07:01:37 +0000 Torment and Bloodlines Challenges Content Update 1.3.0. These challenge leagues contain eight difficult challenges. Today's news post reveals full details of those challenges! For more information about Torment, Bloodlines and their prizes, check out this article. Read More. ]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 02:20:27 +0000 Black Friday Sale Extended to Cyber Monday! Also State of Exile Podcast Developer Q&A Black Friday Weekend Sale to include Cyber Monday. The sale will now finish at the end of tomorrow (PST). So far players have been taking full advantage of the 50% discount we've applied to all microtransactions. The number of Stash Tabs purchased so far is quite impressive (as is the number of Weta Pets). Today I was a guest on the State of Exile podcast - you can see two hours of discussion about Path of Exile and Content Update 1.3.0 here! Read More. ]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:15:05 +0000 One-week Rampage/Beyond Races have Begun here and the Hardcore one is here. For more information about prizes, check out this announcement. In other news, our Black Friday Sale (50% off all microtransactions) is going exceptionally well. Thanks again for your generosity and hopefully you manage to get the microtransactions you want before the weekend's over. Have a great time in the new leagues! Read More. ]]> Sat, 29 Nov 2014 01:43:31 +0000 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