ArenaNet has announced that Guild Wars 2 fighters will be receiving an increase in bonuses for participating in World vs World from April 26th to May 3rd. The week-long boost will be for reward-track progress, world experience, and magic find. There is just one small catch: “it seems that a freak fluctuation in the fabric of the Mists will completely disable the downed state for the duration of the event.”
In preparation for the release of the Shadowbringers update, Square Enix has announced a recruitment for aid with stress testing Final Fantasy XIV‘s new World Visit System and their servers. Through the World Visit System, players will be able to instantly switch between Worlds. The new system will be added with Patch 4.57, Warriors of Light.
En Masse Entertainment has patched in the Cryomancer ‘Bai Winchester’, the latest character to join Closers‘ Wildhüter team. Bai wields her Ice Blade to deal massive damage with ice-based AoE sword spells.
The arrival of Bai brings several new events that will help her level up and catch up to the other characters. Bai characters will receive extra supplies through March 21st and 500 EMP (Premium Currency) will be rewarded to those who make it to level 67.
MORDHAU is a first and third person multiplayer melee slasher set in medieval times where you can take part in 64-player brawls, castle sieges and small-scale battles. The game was successfully crowd-funded over two years ago on Kickstarter with nearly $300,000 in pledges toward the original $80,000 goal. It will be available for purchase on Steam on April 29th.
In celebration of Albion Online’s free-to-play launch, Sandbox Interactive has announced that they will add a massive expansion to Albion’s world soon. The Outland Expansion will add three new regions in total; Siluria (equivalent in size and value to Cumbria), and West and East Glouvia (equivalent in size and value to West and East Anglia, respectively).
Albion Online‘s upcoming new areas are intended to give new players a chance to claim land for themselves when they launch with GvG Season 6 in early May. A massive rework to the Outlands region is also planned to be added later this year that will further increase the world’s size.
It sure has been some time since we last heard from Nexon about the world-building anime MMORPG Peria Chronicles. Just recently, Nexon has announced that the game is still on the horizon and that they are looking for testers to play it next month. From now (April 18th) to May 2nd, gamers with verified Korean Nexon accounts are able to register and apply for the first test phase. You will need a verified Korean phone number to apply for a chance to be chosen as a tester. Game testing will begin on May 9th and end on May 12th.
Pearl Abyss has announced that Black Desert Mobile will release the graceful Maehwa character on April 17th. The Maehwa is the female counterpart of the Musa. The female sword-wielder class specializes in weaving in and out of fights. She is known for being able to easily lock down single opponents in PvP.
Smilegate has announced the latest class addition to Lost Ark. The close-range damage dealer dubbed “Lance Master” is the first class to arrive since the game’s launch in Korea back in November of 2018. The heavy-hitting, tornado summoning lance wielder is able to switch between two stances to form different styles of combos.
Lance Master will arrive and wreck havoc in the Korean servers on April 24th. Players can take part in a pre-registration event to obtain special consumables and other bonus items.
NCSoft has announced that the number of Blade & Soul servers will be reduced from five to two on April 24th. North America & Europe will have one server each. After the weekly maintenance on April 10th, the character transfer service will be disabled for all servers.
North America Merge
Yura + Zulia ➟ Yura
Jinsoyun + Eisenherz + Naksun ➟ Jinsoyun