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.
The first major update for Life Is Feudal: MMO is coming soon and indie developer Bitbox has revealed the upcoming new content that will come with it. The highlights of the update are the unification of game worlds, PvP arenas, clergy, new outposts, slavery and guild rankings.
The game worlds will be united so that players can travel between them, but only once a week for regular players and once every two days for premium subscribers. Global chat will allow players to communicate and trade with everyone regardless of which area they reside in.
Manually gathering resources will no longer be as tiring with the new slave mechanics. Players can place up to four slaves per outpost to speed up productivity and earnings.
Nexon has announced that the next play session for MapleStory 2 will be another closed beta. The second closed beta will focus on stress testing Nexon’s servers so they are planning to double the number of accepted testers in comparison to the first closed beta. The first closed beta session lasted for one week from May 9th to May 16th. Nexon has yet to reveal when the second closed beta will begin or how long it will last.
A new Producers’ Blog series that will discuss hot topics, new content and a release plan will begin next week.
Black Desert Online has released the awakening of Lahn, the latest playable class addition to the game. This is quite fast considering the Lahn was just released in the Western version on May 23rd. Players can now begin Lahn’s Awakening Quest if they have reached level 56 with their Lahn characters. The awakening will let Lahn players wield a pair of chained Crimson Glaives that can be used to perform a new skill called Soul Raid for pulling enemies closer. Lahn is also able to swiflty switch between awakening and pre-awakening skills for a broader set of combos.
DJ2 Entertainment has announced a new set of major changes to the recently released Wild West Online. No later than June 15th, a new patch will be deployed that will bring the removal of “Mcfarlanes vs Steele” type of factions, the return of Sheriffs vs Outlaw as core gameplay, a free trial version and more.
Defined faction PvP was added when Wild West Online launched on Steam on May 10th and now they have chosen to remove the system due to its addition of unnecessary complexities to gameplay mechanics. As a replacement to the new “Mcfarlanes vs Steele” type of faction PvP, Sheriffs vs Outlaw will become the new two main factions in the game.
Neowiz has shared a preview of the next big PvP content coming soon to Bless Online called Siege of Castra. Siege of Castra is a large-scale 70 vs 70 faction PvP battle that all players over level 25 can participate in. Players begin in their respective faction’s military headquarters with one primary goal of defeating the opposing team’s faction commander who is located in their opponents’ military headquarters.
Infiltrating a base will not be easy and failure to eliminate the opposing faction’s commander will result in a tie. Neowiz states that “the key to victory is to adapt a unified yet swift attack tactic through forming a raid party and appointing a leader who will lead the faction.”
“All you have to do to get a one week trial key is…email me at sweathers at citadelstudios.net.”
Citadel Studios wants its players to bring a friend to Legends of Aria
. This week marks as the beginning of Bring-A-Friend Week which allows those with a working email account to receive a one week trial key to give out to their friends by asking for one from Citadel Studios via email
It seems that new players are also encouraged to ask for keys to try the buy-to-play game with Citadel Studios stating that “if you just want to try it yourself, not because you have a friend playing, well, welcome to you! We hope all of you love Legends of Aria.”
Gameforge has announced that the Western version of SoulWorker has received the housing update and a new Sprint Event. Starting at level 8, players can take a break from their ruthless monster-hunting and “chill out in their rooms.”
To access the housing system, players can press H to open up the accommodation menu. In the top-right, there is a button used to go inside of their apartments. There are also Home Manager devices in every town that can be used to access the instanced player housing.
The next stage of the ArcheAge: Legends Return fresh start servers will begin on June 13th with the Conquer phase. Players on Legends Return servers will receive an update that will allow them to claim land in the Golden Ruins, challenge the Serpentis raid dungeon, prove themselves in the Sea of Drowned Love and Sea of Drowned Love’s weekend version and defeat Meina and Glenn in Auroria.