Blade & Soul: Revival Is coming later this year and NCSoft has compiled a glimpse of what to expect with this new lick of paint.
Due to drop in Q3 2021, Blade & Soul: Revival is the latest update to the long-running martial arts MMORPG from NCSoft. After nearly 9 years of adventures, this new update will unload more than just a fancy new graphics upgrade or a couple of additional dungeons. NCSoft is adding a ton of new changes that we’re hoping will find Blade & Soul’s desktop experience easily distinguishable from the shiny new Blade & Soul Revolution mobile port.
Along with some new screenshots, the team at NC has confirmed that this upcoming update will include the following:
- Class Changing – With new character class releases, shifting player metas, and other considerations in mind, Blade & Soul: Revival is implementing a new system, which will allow players the freedom to change classes and class-exclusive items. This system will be available to new and veteran players. The goal is to increase play options for everyone while keeping balance in check.
- Responsive Dungeon Combat System – In the quest to make Blade & Soul a more immersive MMO experience, the Responsive Dungeon Combat system will give players instant feedback for battle heroics. Pulling off a skill combo is crucial in Blade & Soul, and this system will emphasize that to players in real-time by way of on-screen animations. This goes beyond DPS as well – joint attacks, party protection, and other synergies will also receive the same positive feedback when well executed.
- Dungeon Difficulty System – Adding elite end-game dungeons turned into a short-term solution for players craving the most difficult Blade & Soul content. After completing it once, grinding it for gear became chore-like and didn’t recapture that same elated feeling of victory on subsequent clears. Blade & Soul will add a new dungeon difficulty system, expanding on the previous three levels that are currently in the game. The goal is to create more dynamic experiences to challenge players on subsequent playthroughs.
The highly anticipated skin-deep changes are still in the works too. The new teaser video for Blade & Soul: Revival includes a look at the Unreal Engine 4 graphics and UI improvements already confirmed for launch. NCSoft has confirmed that this is far from a comprehensive list and that every aspect of Blade & Soul is on the table. To keep track of all the changes before Blade & Soul: Revival lands, check out the official website for more on this free to play MMORPG now.