NCSoft’s MMORPG Blade and Soul was only released a few weeks ago, but has reached over two million players. Additionally, the game has already received some additional content mostly aimed at mid and high level players and PvP. Titled Rising Waters, the update features three new pieces of challenging max-level PvE content.
New content in Rising Waters includes Bloodshade/Nightshade Harbor, Mushin’s Tower – Floors 1-7, and five new Hongmoon Levels. Available as a 6 or 4 player Heroic dungeon, Bloodshade Harbor and its 24-player version, Nightshade Harbor, offers players new challenges against the evil Blackram pirates and Poharan’s boss, Admiral Hae Mujin. The new Hongmoon Levels will allow players to continue to gain experience beyond level 45, unlocking additional skill points to increase characters’ strength in combat.
This update will also mark the start of the PvP preseason, with new in-game UI to help players evaluate their skills and earn Zen Beans (the Blade & Soul PvP currency) from competing against other players.