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NCSoft has pushed live the latest update for Blade & Soul that adds new dungeons, a new 6v6 PvP mode, and more.

The update introduces two new PvE dungeons: Cold Storage, a fairly simple but lucrative daily dungeon, and Sogun?s Lament, which is described as “a new pinnacle in difficulty.”

There’s also a new objective-based 6v6 PvP mode called Whirlwind Valley that is not gear equalized. If you’re undergeared, you’re going to have a bad time.

Players can also take part in a brand new Spring Bounty XP Event that offers 50% bonus XP for defeating enemies, 50% bonus XP for daily quests, and 100% Guild Points for crafting and gathering. All of these bonuses will stack with other XP bonuses.

You can read the patch notes below:

General

  • Daily Challenge is now available!  Earn bonus rewards for certain Daily quests and get bonus rewards if you are able to complete 4 or more!
    • A Daily Challenge Tab has been added to Dragon Express where you can redeem Heavenly Energy.
  • Reduced the amount of Soulstones needed to craft Moonwater Plains items, including Moonwater Transformation Stones.
  • Additional sliders have been added for Monster and Background Effects Quality.
  • Fixed an issue where the /dance emote was not working.

Dungeons

  • Increased the amount of Frozen Stingers available from Avalanche Den, Lair of the Frozen Fang, and Awakened Necropolis.

PvP

  • Whirlwind Valley is now available!  Whirlwind Valley is an objective-based 6v6 PvP mode where teamwork and coordination is key.  This PvP mode is not gear equalized.
  • Fixed the use of unintended items in Duel Arena and Tag Match.
  • The following items are now available through PvP currencies from Duel Arena, Tag Match, and Whirlwind Valley (additional requirements are needed):
    • Hongmoon Pellet
    • Bloodshade Harbor Hongmoon Skillbooks (untradeable)
    • Retreived Hongmoon Secret Technique – Volume 1
    • Retrieved Hongmoon Secret Technique – Volume 2
    • Chilling Flame Elixir

Items

  • You can now resist Asura’s Brand in Sogun’s Lament when equipping the following items:
    • Awakened Oathbreaker Belt
    • True Oathbreaker Belt
    • Awakened Scorpio Belt
    • True Scorpio Belt
  • New items can now be stored in the Wardrobe, including the following previously avaialble items:
    • First Mate
    • Lover Boy Bow Tie
    • Bunny Fluff
  • The following items can now be mailed with Outfit Delivery Stamps:
    • White Night
    • Lover Boy Bow Tie
    • First Mate

Localization

  • Fixed and updated a large amount of text, voiceover, and cutscene localization in English, German, and French.

System

  • Fixed an issue where some accounts were not able to send mail to other characters on the same account.
  • Fixed an issue where external links could not be launched from the Announcements (F1) window.
  • The deletion timer for characters level 16 and higher has been reduced to 12 hours.

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89

Blade & Soul Shattered Empire update adds new dungeons, a new PvP mode, more

NCSoft has pushed live the latest update for Blade & Soul that adds new dungeons, a new 6v6 PvP mode, and more.

By Matthew Bennett | 04/28/2016 10:26 AM PT

News

NCSoft has pushed live the latest update for Blade & Soul that adds new dungeons, a new 6v6 PvP mode, and more.

The update introduces two new PvE dungeons: Cold Storage, a fairly simple but lucrative daily dungeon, and Sogun?s Lament, which is described as “a new pinnacle in difficulty.”

There’s also a new objective-based 6v6 PvP mode called Whirlwind Valley that is not gear equalized. If you’re undergeared, you’re going to have a bad time.

Players can also take part in a brand new Spring Bounty XP Event that offers 50% bonus XP for defeating enemies, 50% bonus XP for daily quests, and 100% Guild Points for crafting and gathering. All of these bonuses will stack with other XP bonuses.

You can read the patch notes below:

General

  • Daily Challenge is now available!  Earn bonus rewards for certain Daily quests and get bonus rewards if you are able to complete 4 or more!
    • A Daily Challenge Tab has been added to Dragon Express where you can redeem Heavenly Energy.
  • Reduced the amount of Soulstones needed to craft Moonwater Plains items, including Moonwater Transformation Stones.
  • Additional sliders have been added for Monster and Background Effects Quality.
  • Fixed an issue where the /dance emote was not working.

Dungeons

  • Increased the amount of Frozen Stingers available from Avalanche Den, Lair of the Frozen Fang, and Awakened Necropolis.

PvP

  • Whirlwind Valley is now available!  Whirlwind Valley is an objective-based 6v6 PvP mode where teamwork and coordination is key.  This PvP mode is not gear equalized.
  • Fixed the use of unintended items in Duel Arena and Tag Match.
  • The following items are now available through PvP currencies from Duel Arena, Tag Match, and Whirlwind Valley (additional requirements are needed):
    • Hongmoon Pellet
    • Bloodshade Harbor Hongmoon Skillbooks (untradeable)
    • Retreived Hongmoon Secret Technique – Volume 1
    • Retrieved Hongmoon Secret Technique – Volume 2
    • Chilling Flame Elixir

Items

  • You can now resist Asura’s Brand in Sogun’s Lament when equipping the following items:
    • Awakened Oathbreaker Belt
    • True Oathbreaker Belt
    • Awakened Scorpio Belt
    • True Scorpio Belt
  • New items can now be stored in the Wardrobe, including the following previously avaialble items:
    • First Mate
    • Lover Boy Bow Tie
    • Bunny Fluff
  • The following items can now be mailed with Outfit Delivery Stamps:
    • White Night
    • Lover Boy Bow Tie
    • First Mate

Localization

  • Fixed and updated a large amount of text, voiceover, and cutscene localization in English, German, and French.

System

  • Fixed an issue where some accounts were not able to send mail to other characters on the same account.
  • Fixed an issue where external links could not be launched from the Announcements (F1) window.
  • The deletion timer for characters level 16 and higher has been reduced to 12 hours.

Read More


About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89