Blade & Soul announces Shattered Empire update
Martial arts & bear wrestling enthusiasts rejoice! NCSoft has announced yet another major patch to their mmo Blade & Soul. Arriving April 27th, the newest update, "Shattered Empire", will deliver new content such as two new Heroic dungeons which require full parties to complete: Sogun's Lament and Cold Storage.
NCSoft promises these to be the hardest group content challenges added to the game to date. They will also be adding seven new floors to their single-player test-your-skills type dungeon, Mushin's Tower, bringing the total floors accessible up to fifteen. Finally, the patch brings a new objective-based PvP zone called Whirlwind Valley. This follows the beginning of their new PvP season that starts today.
NCSoft will also be doing a livestream of their recently released content and has started a log-in campaign to encourage players to participate in the newest PvP season.
Players who log in will receive free keys to open a Spring Treasure Trove - this seasons' in-game box with randomized content, as well as a chance to gain a unique outfit. There will also be prizes provided for viewers or participants in community hosted pvp events. The full list of participating partners can be found here, as well as a look at the seasonal reward costumes, Steel/Indomitable Will.
Since Blade & Soul's release in January, the company has since managed to release a full expansion, a new class, and many more features. The companies original intent was for their game's U.S. release was for a world-wide fighting mmorpg that would become a staple in the competitive e-sports scene. This update takes us one step closer to NCSoft realizing that dream.