NCSOFT announced that Blade & Soul will receive the update to Unreal Engine 4 on September 8th, 2021. The mythological MMO with a martial arts theme will receive a graphic upgrade as part of this update.
The game and network will be optimizations, new systems and a new playable class. The update is installed on the servers in Europe and America and has no influence on the current state of the accounts.
Enjoy lightning speed, devastating attacks, and flashy combat of these unique swordfighters. They live by the mantra: the best defense is a good offense. Pick our winning stance or cycle through them all and keep our enemy guessing on our next move. Attack with both blades facing forward, then charge with both blades facing backward and finish the deal with blades swinging opposite directions or summon our inner Lotus and let our Twin Swords dance through the fight harvesting on fluid and fluttering energy of harmony and balance. Master our way up to unlock powerful skills of true Dual Blade.
Forest of Echoes
Great Darkness is oozing out of the Dawnspring Forest and only we can stop it from spreading before it reaches the Savan Village and turns all living creatures against each other. Are we brave enough to head into the Forest of Echoes and purge Dark Energy? Keep the company tight! With this new four-player dungeon system now we only need four brave souls, not six, to seal up the bad juju and save the villagers.
Races in Blade & Soul
In the community of martial artists, there are four races:
- The deliberate Gon
- The mischevious Lyn
- The elegant Yun
- The industrious Jin
The deliberate Gon
The Gon believe that their ancestors were born from the breath of Dragons and they embrace this legend with pride. Physical power and combative skill are treasured among the Gon. They seek to make themselves strong, capable, and able to overcome any challenge, and use their might for the good of others. This can make Gon somewhat easy to trick, as the greedy use the Gon’s intimidating physique and trusting nature for personal gain. However, if we are true, friendships established with Gon are as strong as steel and we would have earned their loyalty for life. In their day to day lives, Gon move and speak at a calm and measured pace. This deliberate pacing was started to help nullify the other Gon trait: their famously short tempers. With their massive frame and incredible strength, little can stand in the way of these mighty people once a Gon has been moved to anger.
The mischevious Lyn
The Lyn, with their large ears and dainty tails, are descendants from the Kirin, legendary animals that were both mischievous and unpredictable. They have not survived in this dangerous world by mere chance; they have innately acute senses which steer them clear from danger and allow them to see treachery and deception where others cannot. More famously, the Lyn use these highly attuned senses to converse with beings from the Spirit Realm granting them the ability to commune with Familiars and harness the power of the earth. The Lyn are known for their somewhat unpredictable nature. During a single conversation, it is not unusual for a Lyn to convey a multitude of emotions, including hatred, fear, jealousy, love, and respect.
The elegant Yun
The Yun are a purely female race intrinsically entwined to the natural world. The planet serves as a guide for all Yun: they are heavily attuned to the rhythms of nature and dance to its tempo. The Funghuang, a mythical Asian bird, has passed her traits of elegance and grace to her descendants. The Yun’s innate aesthetic skills make them some of the best artisans in all the realm. Other races look to them as the pinnacle of artistic skill and creativity, as the Yun weave beauty into everything they do. The Yun have become increasingly involved in modern society as they look to restore balance to the world. Dignity is key to the Yun, and while they are able combatants, they balance their time spent fighting by teaching and meditating with others.
The industrious Jin
The word “Jin” means “Unyielding Effort” in the ancient language of the eastern continent. It is this characteristic that still defines the Jin people, who make up most of the world’s most celebrated people. Jin warriors may look fairly ordinary, and are certainly smaller than their Gon counterparts, but beneath a somewhat plain exterior lays incredible strength and tenacity, typical of the heirs of the Black Tortoise. Their versatility and never-say-die attitude gives Jin warriors a reputation that few would risk testing in the battlefield. Jin people are often friendly and considerate with a strong notion of right and wrong. Their warriors are often found traveling the continents, helping the needy by working selflessly wherever they were needed.
The Blade & Soul Update
The Blade & Soul Unreal Engine 4 Update goes live on September 8th, and fans can already prove their dedication as a member of the Hongmoon School with Resurrection Packs available now. The packages are available in three different levels – Apprentice, Master and Grandmaster contain an exclusive in-game character title, a 7-, 30- or 90-day premium membership and bonus items. The Master and Grandmaster package includes an appearance change voucher to customize the appearance of your own character. The Grandmaster package also contains the cosmetic item Galactic Wings. The packages can be pre-ordered here.