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The Chat Console

The Chat Console is used to communicate with other players and execute certain commands.

To access the chat console, click the chat icon () or press the chat key (mapped to ↵ Enter by default).


To chat with other players, open the chat console and type a message, then press ↵ Enter to send it.

Players can change which chat domain they send messages to at any time by selecting from the drop down menu in the chat console or by appending a message with the appropriate tag character. Additionally there are some chat domains that can be quickly selected by pressing the correct key combination.

Domain Tag Shortcut Purpose
Local N/A <chat key> Chat with nearby players within a town hub or zone instance.
Global # ⇧ Shift+<chat key> Communicate with a multitude of players within the same league.
Party % Ctrl+⇧ Shift+<chat key> Chat with all party members.
Whisper @<character> Ctrl+<chat key> Chat with a specific character only. The keyboard shortcut can be used to reply to the last whisper received.
Trade $ Communicate with players for the purpose of trading items.
Guild & Communicate within your guild.
Twitch ^ Communicate with the chat. Only works when streaming through the Path of Exile client. (This feature is removed)

To avoid having the chat console fill up with unwanted messages, players can leave global and trade chat by un-ticking the Join Global Chat and Join Trade Chat checkboxes respectively.

Within each league, the global and trade chat domains are made up of separate channels. When joining global or trade chat, players are automatically assigned to a channel. Players can change to a different channel at any time by using the /global <number> and /trade <number> commands. For example, entering /global 3 would allow the player to join global chat channel 3.

Popular channels

Global 820

/global 820 is a channel for sharing common or uncommon quests that you might encounter in your travels through Wraeclast.

The channel started when Forsaken Masters released, the masters could spawn randomly in areas and to effectively level them it was necessary to share masters with each other. With time it has grown to include challenges, Trial of Ascendancy and other quests that are better to do in large groups.

Users in that channel may use various acronyms to succinctly explain what they're offering. To keep spam to a minimum it is best to avoid repeating what you're looking for frequently.

This is, by far, the most popular global channel.

Other special chat channels

Type Number Purpose
Global 820 Masters/Trials/Challenges Group Recruitment
Trade 820 Paid services (rare challenges, expensive maps, etc.)
Global 100 Discord Global
Global 101 Guild Recruitment
Global 150 Mapping
Global 773 SSF
Global 911 Righteous Fire build players
Trade 800 Currency-Only Trading
Global 6666 Spectre Trading / Minion build players
Trade 5055 Non-Trade Community(very experienced guys hang out together)
Global 5055 Reddit Global


Various functions can be executed by entering commands in the chat console. The syntax of a command is a forward slash (/) followed by a string. Commands that require additional parameters are appended after the command string followed by a space.

Command Category Function
/help Displays a list of most console commands.
/bug <description>
/debug <description>
Reports a bug and gives you the report reference number. Additional information can be provided with <description>.
/ladder Displays the top ten characters on the current ladder.
/played Character Displays the length of time the current character has been played.
/age Character Displays how long ago the current character was created.
/passives Character Displays a summary of all passive skill points and the Deal with the Bandits reward the character has gained.
/deaths Character Displays how many deaths the current character has incurred.
/remaining Displays how many monsters remain alive in the current area.
/destroy Use with caution! Destroys the item on cursor.
/recoveroldcraftingbenchitem Recovers an item placed in now inaccessible Masters and Harvest crafting bench.
/itemlevel Displays the level of the item on cursor.
/pvp Displays Win/Loss/Disconnect statistics for 1v1 and 3v3 PvP.
/fixmyhelmet Updates an existing non-unique helmet to new art.
/oos Forces resync.
/dance Perform a dance if you own that microtransaction.
/status <text> Social Change your status. Status is displayed to all friends as an alert when changed, and is shown to friends in the social window.
/invite <character> Social Sends a party invite to <character>.
/kick <character> Social Kicks <character> from the party.
/party_description <description> Social Changes the description of the party to <description>.
/tradewith <character> Social Initiates a trade with <character>. Characters must be in the same town hub instance to trade.
/friend <character> Social Adds <character> to the friends list.
/unfriend <character> Social Removes <character> from the friends list.
/accept <character> Social Accepts friend request.
/leave Social Leaves the party.
/ignore <character>
/squelch <character>
Chat Adds a player account specified by character name to the ignore list. No messages will be received from ignored players.
/unignore <character>
/unsquelch <character>
Chat Removes a player account specified by character name from the ignore list.
/clear_ignore_list Chat Removes all player accounts from the ignore list.
/whois <character> Displays a character's level, class, league, and whether he is online.
/afk <message> Chat Turns AFK mode on, replying with <message> when someone whispers you. A default message will be used if one isn't specified.
/afkoff Chat Turns off AFK mode
/dnd <message>
/donotdisturb <message>
Chat Toggles Do Not Disturb mode for chat. When on, no messages including whispers will be received. A custom autoreply message will be used if a <message> is added.
/global <number> Chat Joins global chat channel <number>.
/trade <number> Chat Joins trade chat channel <number>.
Chat Clears the chat console of text.
/hideout Quick travel Sends you to your hideout. Only useable while in town.
/hideout <character> Quick travel Sends you to character's hideout. Only useable while in town.
/guild Quick travel Sends you to Guild hideout. Only useable while in town.
/menagerie Quick travel Sends you to your Menagerie. Only useable while in town.
/delve Quick travel Sends you to your Azurite Mine. Only useable while in town.
/exit Exits the game to the Character selection screen.
/reset_xp Resets the experience-per-hour estimation tool.
/recheck_achievements Forces a recheck of certain achievements.
/autoreply <message> Chat Replying with <message> when someone whispers you.
Chat Chat suppression.
/save_hideout Saves the current Hideout layout to a file that can be later loaded or shared.
/spectate <character> Spectate a character. Character must be mutual friend or guildmate AND must be in a PVP area.
/itemfilter <filter name> Set the filter to the specified one. Also refreshes the item filter.
/kills Character Displays the total number of monsters the current character has killed.
/atlaspassives Displays a summary of all atlas passive skill points the character has gained (league-wide).
/reloaditemfilter Refreshes the currently loaded item filter.
/convertracereward Use with caution! Destroys the alternate art unique item on cursor, transforming it into an item skin that can be used on your account. Consider carefully whether you want to do this; the skin cannot be traded to other players or turned back into the original item.


These dynamic variables can be used with relevant commands.

Variable Category Function
@last Chat Used with commands to target the last player who contacted you. Primarily used via external tools (such as Awakened PoE Trade) for trading etc. Will not work if you have not yet been contacted by anyone since logging in. Examples: "@last Thanks!" or "/invite @last" or "/tradewith @last" or "/hideout @last"

Obsolete / Removed Commands

These commands were present in the game previously, but have been removed, or no longer function.

Command Removed In Function
/claim_crafting_benches 2.6.3 Adds all your available crafting benches to your hideout stash.
/synthesis 3.7.0 Sends you to your Memory Nexus. Only useable while in town.
/harvest 3.11.2b Sends you to your Sacred Grove. Only useable while in town.
/abandon_daily 3.8.0 Abandons your ongoing daily master missions.
/metamorph 3.23.0 Sends you to Tane's Laboratory. Only useable while in town.

Version history

Version Changes
  • Alternate-art Unique Items can now be converted to account-bound microtransactions using the new "/convertracereward" chat command. The item will be destroyed, and you will be granted an account-bound microtransaction that changes the appearance of an item of the same type to match that of the destroyed item.
  • Added a new "/reloaditemfilter" chat command that can be used to well, reload your item filter!
  • Added /leave command to leave your current party.[1]
  • Added "Kick from Party" back to the options available when right-clicking another player's message in chat.
  • Fixed a bug where the /recheck_achievements chat command was not working for the Complete Cartography challenge.
  • It is now possible to navigate and interact with the chat window when using a controller.
  • Attempting to load an Item Filter when using a controller will now output success or failure messages to the chat window.
  • Added a "/kills" chat command to show your character's kill count.
  • The chat box is now focused upon opening it in Controller input mode.
  • Fixed an issue where whisper, party and global chat keyboard shortcuts did not work in Controller input mode.
  • Fixed an issue where chat defaulted to local instead of your most recent setting in Controller input mode.
  • Added a new '/atlaspassives' chat command that details the sources of your Atlas Passive Points, and those you may still be missing from quests.
  • The "/recheck_achievements" Chat command will now grant missing Microtransaction Challenge Rewards if you are missing any.
  • Ritual rewards that have been revealed can now be linked in chat.
  • Messages intended to be sent to a Global Chat Channel which contain "WTS" will now automatically change the chat window to a Trade Chat Channel. This has been done in a way which should not affect legitimate words that end in 'wts', such as newts.
  • You can now provide additional context when using the /bug command by typing /bug followed by any additional information. For example, /bug An item dropped in an inaccessible location.
  • Gems that are ready to level up now display their current level in the chat box notification.
  • Fixed a bug where chat was not defaulting to Local chat if you removed all symbols prior to your message.
  • You can now recover items that were placed in old crafting benches by typing /recoveroldcraftingbenchitem while in a town or hideout. If there are recoverable items, it will place one of them on your cursor.
  • Added a text output to chat when successfully capturing a beast.
  • Fixed a rare client crash that could occur when viewing items linked in chat by another player whose client was out of date.
  • Added the /menagerie command. [Undocumented This change was not documented by any official sources. It was discovered through player testing or datamining.]
  • Fixed a bug where disabling chat timestamps would cause previous chat window text to turn white.
  • Fixed a bug where unique items linked in chat would lose the italics on their flavour text if you closed and then reopened the chat window.
  • Fixed an overlapping display issue when your chat window and social pages were both open and you attempted to edit a note.
  • The game client now flashes if you receive a whisper message while it is minimised.
  • Fixed a bug which prevented your language settings from appropriately placing you into a chat channel.
  • Fixed a bug where you could be disconnected from chat channels that were full while changing areas.
  • SSF leagues share their global chat channels with their non-SSF equivalent. They have no access to trade chat channels.
  • The chat user interface has been improved. You can now toggle the display of all types of messages and can see how many of each type have arrived while that mode was disabled. By default, users are now subscribed to chats that they cannot see, so toggling it on will show prior messages.
  • Server announcements are now shown in a separate part of the chat UI.
  • The sender of a whisper message is now notified if the recipient doesn't receive it because they are changing areas.
  • The appearance of in-game whisper messages has been changed to better indicate the sender and receiver.
  • An option for chat message time stamps has been added.
  • Players can no longer talk while in Do Not Disturb mode.
  • System messages are no longer blocked while in Do Not Disturb mode.
  • Fixed issues with the /passives command showing incorrect values for Ascendants.
  • We now support multiple languages of chat channels and public parties. You can set your default language for chat and public parties in the options independently of your client language.
  • You can temporarily enter a global or trade chat channel in another language by using a chat command. Append the name of the language to the channel name. "/global 1 en" or "/global 1 english" ("br", "pt" and "portuguese" work also).
  • Being muted globally no longer prevents you talking in Guild Chat.
  • You can now type /reset_xp in chat to reset the experience-per-hour estimation tool.
  • Trade chat is no longer enabled by default for new players.
  • Fixed a bug where the last item linked in a chat message wouldn't display its thumbnail image.
  • Fixed a bug where characters who die in a Hardcore league stay in that league's chat.
  • You can now change the window size and font size of the chat window.
  • In chat you can now press Tab as well as Enter to complete partial whisper names.
  • Fixed a bug where whispering or inviting a developer to your party from a message they have written in global chat would not work correctly.
  • Mirrored items that are linked in chat now have their art facing the correct direction.
  • When players enter PvP matches, their name and team is no longer announced to their enemies in chat.
  • Added the /abandon_daily chat command as a last resort to abandon daily missions which are stuck open.
  • Fixed bugs with /global and /trade chat commands.
  • Local chat has been disabled for spectators of PvP.
  • Fixed a bug where Korean and Telugu characters would not work in chat.
  • Trade chat has been rate-limited to prevent message flooding. The speed that it is set to (3 seconds per message) is still faster than the amount that is classified as abusive. If this reduces the amount of repeated messages in trade chat then we may be able to make the trade channels larger, so that messages get more exposure.
  • Players must now be level 2 or higher before they can use global or trade chat, unless they have previously had a level 25 character on their account.
  • Fixed a bug where the alt-hover that shows item level would not work in the chat window.
  • Fixed a bug where microtransactions would not show up on items linked in chat.
  • A checkbox has been added to allow Guild Chat to be hidden.
  • There's a guild chat channel (bound to the & symbol). It spans across leagues.
  • Transferred skins now display correctly when the item is linked in chat.
  • We have revamped the global chat system. You stay in the same channel throughout your session, even if you move between areas. Trade chat has been separated from global. You're told what chat channel you're in (they have numbers) and you can join a specific one if you want to (for example, /global 8 or /trade 3). You can be in up to one Global and one Trade channel at once. Channels are still separated by leagues. You can join a specific high channel number if you want a quiet place to talk to your friends.
  • The /trade command that trades with another player has been changed to /tradewith.
  • Twitch channel chat is integrated directly with the game client. Streamers can chat to their viewers in real time without having to check a separate chat window.
  • In Path of Exile, Twitch chat appears as another chat type alongside global, local, party and trade chat.
  • Players will get a chat icon indicating how many challenge categories they have completed when chatting in Anarchy and Onslaught leagues.
  • You can now press Ctrl+C while hovering an item in chat to copy a description of the item (including itemlevel) to the clipboard.
  • Pressing Ctrl+up in chat allows you to cycle through previous players you've talked to via whisper in this session.
  • Chat messages that are more than one line long now indent subsequent lines so that it's harder to confuse other players with fake messages.
  • There's now a /clear_ignore_list command that will remove all entries from the list of accounts you are ignoring chat messages from.
  • Players are now notified via chat when they've taken a screenshot.
  • The /debug command can't be used to cheat in races any more. Thanks guys.
  • Chat moderators can now chat in colour.
  • Added trade chat, which is like global chat but has the symbol $. It's hidden by default but it can be unhidden with the tickbox at the top of the chat window or the options screen. Please use trade chat for linking items for trade or for discussing trades. Moderators should encourage users to use trade chat and will mute people who ignore warnings and try to trade in global chat.
  • You now can't link more than three items in global chat. You have to use trade chat, whispers, local chat or party chat.
  • Global chat is now segregated in a different way than before. While each league is still completely separate, global chat is no longer segregated by difficulty in some leagues. Now, the server will automatically allocate players to separate global chats and create new chats as more players log in. This is necessary to support the additional players that Open Beta will bring.
  • There's now a message in chat to indicate when a trade is cancelled or accepted.
  • The key combination for linking items in chat is now Ctrl+Alt+Click. This can once again be performed at any time, even when chat is not open.
  • Alt-clicking an item now only links the item in chat if the chat window is open. This is because people hold alt to display sockets.
  • Important plot NPCs in the wilderness that talk to you now have their text listed in the chat window, in green. This is used sparingly.
  • Fixed a rare crash when hovering items linked in chat.
  • The chat box now ignores Alt, Shift, and Ctrl so if those keys are bound as the highlight keys, they'll now work when the chat box is open.
  • Fixed a bug where scrolling up and down on the Friends List while having the Chat box focused would scroll both.
  • Fixed problems where the chat window would occlude vendor and NPC chat windows.
  • Forum moderators can now mute disruptive players in-game for up to 12 hours. They have (Mod) next to their name in chat.
  • The shortcut for linking an item in chat has changed from control-click to alt-click.
  • Whisper messages now have an arrow to indicate whether they were sent or received.
  • Global notifications during special leagues now appear even when Hide Global Chat is on.
  • Changed chat segregation settings for the Public Weekend. The Default league is segregated into 7 chats: Twilight Strand, Shore Encampment, the rest of Act One, all of Act Two, and then one chat per higher difficulty level.
  • The chat window now defaults to the last type of chat used in this session. This does not include whispers. Global chat is now the default chat when you join game.
  • Global chat in the Default league is now segregated so that there is a separate chat per difficulty level. The Maelstrom of Chaos is included in Merciless difficulty.
  • Items that have been linked in chat now don't show popups unless chat is actually open.
  • Added the ability to ignore a character. Type /ignore charactername (or /unignore charactername). Currently you can't view the list of who you've ignored yet. You can also right click on someone in chat and select "Ignore".
  • Increased the size of the chat box.
  • Fixed some font position issues with the chat box.
  • Separated global chat by league. Now you can only talk to people in the same league with global chat. This should make it easier to find parties and trades. Eventually global chat will need to be even further segregated.
  • Added a checkbox to the chat interface that allows you to hide global chat.
  • Added a /help command that explains other commands.
  • Added /itemlevel command, which tells you the generation level of the item on your cursor. This is useful for seeing what level monster or chest dropped it.
  • Chat messages now stay on screen longer before fading out.
  • Fixed bugs related to right clicking a character name in chat that had a chat mode symbol prefixed to it.
  • Overhaul of chat box that now supports partial scrolling of multiline messages properly.
  • Fixed a crash bug that occurred when resizing the screen after linking an item in chat.
  • Fixed a bug where whisper messages from someone in the same instance would appear as local messages.
  • There's now a text notification as gems level up.
  • Added /seed command that prints debug information about the current level, to include in bug reports.
  • Fixed item hovers not vanishing if the chat is scrolled while an item is hovered.
  • Fixed a bug where the message-type prefix is removed.
  • Fixed various annoying problems with the chat window.
  • Local chat is now green.
  • Chat now doesn't scroll to the bottom when a new message arrives if the log was scrolled up already.
  • Default chat type is now local chat (not party).
  • Fixed some problems and crashes related to linking items.
  • Scroll wheel should work in chat now properly.
  • All party actions now display messages.
  • Several display issues relating to chat have been fixed. Chat text containing the "@" symbol is now coloured correctly, chat word wrap problems fixed, coloured names in chat now fade out properly, fixed a bug where item icons would not fade from chat, chat now won't fade away when a linked item is hovered, and unique items linked in chat now display properly,.
  • /online command now shows who is online.
  • Chat box now supports multiple chat types more easily.
  • Chat text is now more readable against light backgrounds.
  • Item links can now not be partially backspaced.
  • Fixed crashes related to item linking.
  • Item linking now works in global chat (messages prefixed with a #).
  • Fixed inline item icon placement in multiline chat messages.
  • Player context menu is now disabled for chat messages when the chatbox is closed.
  • Added level to the /ladder command.
  • Disabled the /team cheats command. No more surprise PvP!
  • Fixed item linking to be unspoofable.
  • Fixes to text box in the chat interface.
  • Chat box now works correctly for long lines of text.
  • Lengthened chat message fade delay.
  • Increased duration that messages stay in the chat display to 10 seconds
  • Added the /invite, /leave, and /party commands for party functionality.
  • Added realm shutdown message.


  1. @pathofexile (March 31, 2023). "In Path of Exile: Crucible, we're adding the /leave command so you can leave parties more efficiently.". Twitter. Retrieved April 24, 2023.