On the weekend of the 5th and 6th of November we're holding a three day racing event with a schedule of one-hour races every second hour. It's a one hour on, one hour off race weekend. There are also some prizes to be given out!

Regarding the absence of a formal race season, Chris explains:

We're currently working on the new 2.5.0 league (for December) and our largest-ever expansion, 3.0.0, which will be released next year. To hit these deadlines, we have decided not to put development resources towards new race technology yet. Despite Path of Exile's popularity increasing with each release, our race season attendance has been getting worse season after season. We are confident that improvements like asynchronous racing will solve this, but the time is not now. I am very sorry to the racing community. I understand that a weekend of races isn't a perfect replacement for an entire ranked season with new prizes, but hopefully it's enjoyable and enough to scratch the racing itch for many players. I'm also sorry about not communicating this earlier, but we only made the call recently (with much internal debate) and wanted to make sure we had some events planned as a replacement.

The race weekend starts at Nov 04, 2016 11:00 AM (EDT) (This is displayed in your local time). The first race will start at this time and run for one hour. Once it ends, there will be an hour break and another race will start and run for one hour. It will continue like this for the weekend.

Check out the schedule below for more information! Click here to view the schedule in your local time zone.


Prizes

By reaching level 10 in any race you will be awarded a Carnage Mystery Box! This applies only once per account. Multiple level 10 characters will not grant multiple mystery boxes.

The top of each class in each race will be awarded a Demigod's Dominance Body Armour.

10 out of the top 50 players of each race will receive a specific armour set. 30 out of the top 300 players of each race will receive a set of footprints. These winners will be selected through a random draw. This excludes cutthroat races where no microtransactions will be awarded.



The prizes will be awarded after the weekend of races has concluded. We'll be issuing these manually during the work-day. If you're interested in racing but you're not sure how to get started, check out our Racing Guide here and information about race types here. As per usual, if you're unable to participate in the races, be sure to check out the action live on Twitch. Best of luck everybody!
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RACE HYPU! Kreygasm
yay
hype
Do you feel in charge?
is it really 3 day, I mean, really?

edit: a popcorn racing weekend is better than no race season at all I suppose, oh well.
edit2: such let down, I remember chris saying it was sooo easy making a new league/race with the existing mods..
Last edited by selcuk on Oct 25, 2016, 11:52:05 PM
Yea, races
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10 out of the top 50 players of each race will receive a specific armour set. 30 out of the top 300

This X out of Y, means "X random out of top Y" or smth else?
at least they are honest :)



still waiting for those channel skils guys . hopefuly they will come along with mtx for alternate channel skills animation too ;p
IGN : FireHC
Last edited by Achilion on Oct 25, 2016, 11:32:51 PM
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Kshatry wrote:
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10 out of the top 50 players of each race will receive a specific armour set. 30 out of the top 300

This X out of Y, means "X random out of top Y" or smth else?


Yes, it's random. Being in the top 50 of a race gives you a chance to be one of the 10 winners of an armour set.

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