The first two story expansions of Star Wars: The Old Republic are now available for free until November 1st. They can be unlocked simply by entering the code “REVANSFATE” on the SWTOR redeem code page. The code offers access to Rise of the Hutt Cartel (Level 51 – 55) and Shadow of Revan (Level 56 – 60), so you can play the story free from Level 1 – 60!
The code also unlocks KOTOR companions, Jedi Knight Revan in the Star Wars mobile game Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes.
Amazon Games Studio has released a new video that shows in-game footage of the alpha version of their pre-colonial MMORPG, New World. The footage shows a male character running around and showing the various environments of a zone called ‘Windsward’. Watch the video below to see New World in its current state. The game is currently in alpha phase with an NDA for participants.
The newest major content expansion is on its way to Western version of ArcheAge. Trion Worlds has announced that ArcheAge’s 5.0 expansion called ‘Relics of Hiram’ will arrive on October 24th. Relics of Hiram (5.0+) will add the first ever new skill set called ‘Malediction’. This means that players will be able to play with a total of 45 new class combinations!
- New skill set: Malediction
- 45 new class combinations
- Increased Ancestral Level Cap from 7 to 34
- New Auroria zone: Western Hiram Mountains
- Ability to customize floors, walls, and ceilings for small and medium-sized houses
- Achievements for collecting ArcheAge mounts
- Changes to how tradepacks are valued (now based on duration)
- New tempering system
- Ability to queue for multiple arenas
Dynamight Studios has rebooted their crowdfunding for the upcoming SpatialOS-based sandbox MMO Fractured. For those who missed out on the successful Kickstarter campaign in July of this year, a new store has been opened on the official Fractured site that will allow supporters to contribute towards the development of the game by purchasing basic pledge packs. The packs currently range from €20 to €300 and will grant access to various testing phases.
Citadel Studios has announced that Legends of Aria will finally launch on Steam as an early access game on December 4th. Founder’s packs cost $29.99, $49.99 and $89.99. Each of which will give a 7-day early access head start, loyalty points, an in-game title and a cloak. All those who purchase Founder’s packs before December 3rd will receive the 7-day head start and all of the other Founder’s packs bonuses. This will be crucial to those who want to lay claim to plots of land and build their homes early.
MapleStory 2 is set to launch on October 10th and Nexon has announced the new content that players can look forward to when servers finally reopen. A new melee class that uses weapon runes called the Runeblade will join the lineup of playable characters. New zones including the resort island called Karkar Island will open up.
Black Desert Online is offering a chance for free-trial players to earn a free copy of the game. Those who complete the new 7-day Trial Challenge by October 17th will have their 7-day trials changed to Starter’s Packages that is $9.99 in value. What has to be done to achieve permanent access? Players need only to reach level 56 and complete their characters’ awakening quests.
Veterans inform us that completing the challenge can take as short as a day or two, so sign up now and join the preparation to explore the upcoming Drieghan content expansion in November. Visit the official Black Desert Online site for more information and to participate in the trial challenge.
Self-published by Neowiz, Bless Online will exit its early access phase and officially launch as a free-to-play game on Steam on October 23rd. Those who have purchased Bless Online’s early access will receive rewards for their patronage that includes 90 day to lifetime-long premium membership subscriptions, exclusive mount skins, costume skins and more.
A new major content update has also been recently introduced that brings the new 10-man Patala Raid dungeon, new enemies and more. Halloween-themed costumes have been added along with Halloween in-game events where players are asked to defeat pumpkin-headed enemies and collect candies in exchange for rewards.
For more information, visit the official Bless Online Steam page.
To celebrate the month-long march to Halloween, ArtCraft Entertainment is releasing previews of the monster races and creatures that exist in Crowfall. Not just the beasts that players will encounter in the wild, but also playable Monster Races that includes the gun-wielding Guineceans, the noble Centaurs, the gracious Elken folks and the hulking minotaurs.
Final Fantasy XIV has reached its fifth year of operation and the folks at Square Enix have released a set of new info-graphics. Wouldn’t you like to know how much Gil has been spent on repairs and how many times over that can repair the Leaning Tower of Pisa?
Some notable numbers to throw regarding Final Fantasy XIV’s current status include a total of 14 million players, 77,200,000 squats performed by the House Fortems Guards and 810,000 km of total flight distance for business trips by Yoshi-P (Naoki Yoshida), director and producer of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn!