Kicking off their updates for the year, Trion Worlds and XLGAMES’ free-to-play fantasy sandbox MMORPG ArcheAge has received a major update.
Known as Update 2.5: Bloodsong, this update grants access to the MMO’s first puzzle-style dungeon, Mistsong Summit, which seeks to immerse players in the “world of the forgotten demigoddess Aria, an illusory paradise of beauty and splendor”. Adventurers can enter the summit and heed the call of the Bloodsong, though, not all who enter will return, as Aria aims to drain the life force of those who dare step into her dream world. The Mistsong Summit, available to level 55 players, features scalable difficulty, with a specialized Hard Mode coming soon.
ArcheAge 2.5 also provides access to new arenas, PvP Modes, rewards, achievements and more. A summary of this additional content can be found below:
New Mistsong Summit inspired quests – In addition to the three new bosses in the 5-player Mistsong Summit dungeon, 14 all-new quests related to the Mistsong Summit storyline have been added to the game. New armor, Lunafrosts and other items can be obtained by conquering dungeon objectives.
New Arenas and PvP modes – Two new types of Balanced Arena modes have been added with the Bloodsong update, accessible to any player over level 30: a 1 vs. 1 Sparring Arena and a 3 vs. 3 Skirmish Arena. All participants may choose from one of eight gladiator skill sets and are automatically scaled to level 55 with all buffs and consumables disabled. A winner is declared when two of the three 7 minute matches are won.
New Rewards and Achievements – Players are now showered with all-new rewards for achieving level 55 through in-game mail. “Blood, Sweat and Training” daily quests are also now available along with the new arenas, with increased rewards for victories in multiple arena types.
Other New Additions – 50 all new furniture pieces along with all-new player housing options have been added, along with the ability to use a mount and battle pet simultaneously and a new Moby Drake Fishing Boat.
Existing, returning and new ArcheAge players can take advantage of a new Bloodsong Welcome Promotion, which offers a free costume, the Springsong Greeman Suit and free combat pat, the Wisdom Tree Pet. Players will also receive 14 days of free gifts including consumables and other Bloodsong-themed items.