NCSoft is rolling out new content for the Western release of Blade & Soul, which recently went live back in January following a long stint of being live in Korea, China and Japan. The newest update will feature some brand new dungeons as well as the new class, the Warlock. The update is scheduled to go live on March 2.
Shacknews gives an overview of what the new content patch will be like for Blade & Soul that they're calling “Unchained”. The update follows on the “Rising Waters” update that they rolled out shortly after the game's release for North America and Europe.
There are several years' worth of updates that the West have yet to receive in their version of Blade & Soul so NCSoft has a lot of ground to cover in a short amount of time to play catch-up with the Eastern version of the popular MMO.
However, with a new character class and the brand new dungeon to explore, I doubt gamers in the West will be clamoring for even more content anytime soon. The Warlock class is a combo-focused magician. They don't have a North American trailer available just yet, but there's a trailer from when the character was first introduced more than a year ago that gives you an idea of how the class looks and operates, courtesy of Hanson Wang.
The Warlock is capable of using a lot of magic-oriented attacks intermixed with standard physical combos. As demonstrated in the trailer, the flashy magic attacks of the Warlock play out almost like something you would see out of Devil May Cry than the typical mage you see in games like Allods Online, World of Warcraft or Aion Online.
The Warlock will be available as a playable class for the Jin and Lyn races, and according to Shacknews the class will focus more on mid-ranged attacks with some crowd-control abilities and plenty of dark magic thrown in between.
In addition to the new character, the new dungeon will test the mettle of players in Blade & Soul for anywhere between four and six players. The new Naryu Labyrinth is designed for top-tier players who have maxed out their level. The dungeon will take place across three randomly generated stages that will keep players on their toes.
The Unchained update will also contain a patch for the Rising Waters patch, including the addition of a new floor level for Mushin's Tower. This will allow players to finally complete the tower and face off against Mushin.
Blade & Soul has already managed to surpass more than 2 million registered users for its Western release and the new steady drip of content should keep players engaged as they continue to discover new dungeons and grow their character. You can learn more about the visually stunning MMORPG by paying a visit to the official Blade & Soul website.