En Masse Entertainment has announced that Violet, the blue-haired, great-sword wielding playable character will be joining En Masse’s Closers roster on July 3rd. She is the final member of the Wolf Dogs team.
Violet’s entry is matched with the removal of the Fatigue system from Closers’ English version. The Fatigue system limited every player’s dungeon entries. With its removal, players will no longer need to pay for VIP subscriptions or obtain stamina related consumables to increase the limit on dungeon entries. This will allow them to spend more time pursuing achievements, beating back the inter-dimensional monster invasion and collecting elite loot.
Nexon has announced that MapleStory 2 will launch its second closed beta in July. An exact date will be shared in the coming weeks. The North American server will be split into two: one in the West Coast and one in the East Coast. A new Oceania server will be added for better gameplay experience in that region.
CBT2 will have loads of new challenging content for players to beat which includes new dungeons with ramped up difficulties. 4-player parties will be able to take on much more challenging Hard Adventure dungeons. Take on the massive Balrog in the new dungeon called Temple of Immortals. Defeating him will grant players with Epic Equipment that are needed to move further into the chain of progressively harder dungeons.
Citadel Studios is inviting entire guilds to experience the beta version of Legends of Aria. In exchange for reporting bugs and submitting feedback via their guild leaders at least three times, guild members will be able to play the indie-developed sandbox MMORPG for three weeks. Players will also need to keep their guild mates in check since “participants also agree that if one guild member is caught using an exploit after more than 24 hours without reporting it, the entire guild is subject to removal from the test”.
Decked out with an arcannon and combat machinery, the Gunner class will make its way to the console version of TERA (Xbox One and PlayStation 4) on June 26th. To celebrate the new class, publisher En Masse Entertainment has announced a 33% off discount for TERA Founder’s Packs on Xbox One and PS4 from now through June 18th.
TERA players can unlock some unique items for their Gunner with a new pre-launch event. Specific in-game objectives can be completed to earn different letters to spell “GUNNER”. When players complete the collection task, they are rewarded with a Golden Will Suit costume and an Arcannon of Mettle weapon skin. For more information on the event, visit the official TERA site.
Developer and publisher PLAYWITH Interactive has announced that they will be releasing a new MMORPG titled Warlords Awakening on Steam in the summer. The announcement states that they are on the last stages of development and plan to open the game up to the public for Early Access. The Early Access is expected sometime in July.
The game will feature five unique classes (Blood Knight, Mage Psychic, Sniper, Assassin Warrior), three battle stances per class, battle pets, dungeons, raids, 4 vs 4 PvP and a pet breeding system.
Trion Worlds has announced that Defiance 2050 will release on July 10th with a head start beginning on July 6th for Xbox one, PlayStation 4 and PC. Founder’s Packs with exclusive outfits, titles and access to the head start are available to pre-order now on PC and will be available to pre-order on June 19th for Xbox One and on July 6th for PlayStation 4. A short open beta period will commence on June 22nd and end on June 25th for PC players. The open beta will allow players to experience new base classes, weapon enhancements and progression systems.
NPC dating has arrived in the Western version of Black Desert Online! Players can now express their affections toward their favorite NPCs. To win the heart of an NPC, a player must show affection and increase Amity through conversation or by giving gifts (Express Goodwill) to them. Gift giving consumes energy and upon reaching 1,000 Amity, the player can confess his or her feelings.
After some needed time to think over their received confessions, the NPC will decide on who becomes their lover. The relationship lasts for one week and the NPC may choose another lover when the week is over. If you keep the highest Amity, you can maintain your relationship with the NPC, but if not, the NPC may break up with you.
During Bethesda’s E3 2018 press conference, Bethesda and Zenimax Online announced the next two DLCs for The Elder Scrolls Online; Wolfhunter and Murkmire. Both DLCs will arrive in the second half of 2018.
Wolfhunter will arrive first as a dungeon DLC based around Tamriel’s werewolves. Two new group dungeons named Hunter Keep and March of Sacrifices will be added.
“..you’ll be able to dive into all-new stories surrounding those afflicted with the lycanthropic curse and even, perhaps, come face-to-face with the Daedric Prince Hircine himself.”
Microsoft has revealed at the Xbox E3 2018 press conference that the beta of Black Desert on Xbox One will begin in Fall 2018. The Xbox One version was initially planned to be released in the first half of 2018 as Black Desert publisher Pearl Abyss stated at the start of this year. At the time, it was also revealed that the Xbox One version will support 4K resolution.
Players are now able to sign up on the official Black Desert Xbox site for a chance to participate in the upcoming beta. Each Xbox account is eligible for only one beta key.
Watch the E3 2018 trailer below as well as the 4K trailer from last year which shows off some amazing environmental graphics and flashy combat skill animations.