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”.
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.
Developer Phoenix Labs has announced that the first major content pack of the multiplayer action RPG Dauntless will arrive in August 2018. The content pack is called The Coming Storm which will include a new weapon, new challenges and a new area called Ostia. Dauntless states that players will be able to “play it free”.
Phoenix Labs’ CEO and Co-founder Jesse Houston and Director of Marketing Nick Clifford also revealed new information about upcoming content for Dauntless in an E3 2018 interview. Jesse states that in about eight weeks, a new behemoth and the sixth weapon type will make their way into the game. The next weapon will be a completely range weapon.
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.
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.”
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.