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EverQuest II News

Latest Headlines for EverQuest II

  • Double XP Weekend

    Everquest II devs have posted that this weekend (February 18-22) will net players double experience in preparation for Tuesday's release of the Destiny of Velious expansion. Double XP ends at the precise moment that Velious goes live so get in there and level up!

    Reported on Feb 18, 2011
  • Velious NDA Lifted

    Sony Online Entertainment has announced that the non-disclosure agreement for the Everquest 2 expansion, Destiny of Velious, has been lifted. The expansion is scheduled to be released next week with new content and more. Players are now free to discuss their experiences during the beta phase.

    Reported on Feb 16, 2011
  • Bang for Your Buck: EverQuest 2 Extended

    In a new series here at, former F2P Survivor Guy Adam Tingle is writing Bang for Your Buck. His self proclaimed goal is to prove to our readers that there really isn't such thing as "free to play" but does claim there is such a thing as the "most free to play" MMO. In his inaugural column, Adam takes a look at Everquest 2 Extended, Sony Online Entertainment's F2P iteration of the classic MMO. Check it out and then let us know your thoughts on Adam's new column.

    Reported on Feb 11, 2011
  • Destiny of Velious Interview

    The eighth Everquest II expansion, Destiny of Velious, is scheduled to be released in late February. The new expansion will bring a lot of interesting new features and content to EQII. Industry Relations Manager Garrett Fuller caught up with Producer Dave Georgeson and Game Designer Carlos Mora to talk about Destiny of Velious. We've got terrific information and exclusive screens so be sure to check it out!

    Reported on Feb 10, 2011
  • Mobile App Arrives

    In another example of the interconnectedness between electronic devices and gamers, Sony Online Entertainment has released EQII Mobile for Everquest 2 players. The mobile app is available for iOS and Android devices in each one's respective app store. Players can use the app to participate in chat, check in-game mail, review character stats, access achievements, view the world map, and search for items.

    Reported on Jan 27, 2011
  • Velious Collector's Edition Detailed

    Sony Online Entertainment has begun taking pre-orders for the collector's edition of the upcoming Everquest 2 expansion, Destiny of Velious. The digital collector's edition features several exclusive perks including a Husky pet, a summer home, teleportation portraits and more. Destiny of Velious is scheduled to deploy on February 22nd. The CE is $59.99 for preorder but will go up to $89.99 on release day.

    Reported on Jan 19, 2011
  • Destiny of Velious Delayed

    Sony Online Entertainment and the Everquest II team have announced that the Destiny of Velious expansion pack has been delayed. Originally slated for release on February 8th, the expansion has been rescheduled for February 22nd due to beta player feedback. The good news is that more closed beta testers will be added in the very near future.

    Reported on Jan 14, 2011
  • Fortune League Opens on Facebook

    Sony Online Entertainment has announced that Fortune League has opened on Facebook. Fortune League allows players to engage with Everquest II in "snackable" sessions and introduces new players to the game via the Facebook game application. The casual strategy game also gives EQ2 players the opportunity to score in-game swag for playing the Facebook game.

    Reported on Jan 11, 2011
  • Destiny of Velious Beta Begins

    Dave "Smokejumper" Georgeson has announced that the closed beta invitations for the Everquest II expansion, Destiny of Velious, have gone out and that players need to check into their Station accounts to get started and/or to apply for the closed beta.

    Reported on Jan 05, 2011
  • Double XP Event Begins

    Sony Online Entertainment and Everquest 2 devs have announced that a double experience event from Monday, December 27th through Thursday, December 30th. The event will be live on both standard Everquest 2 servers and the Everquest 2 Extended servers.

    Reported on Dec 27, 2010
  • Destiny of Velious Beta Coming Soon

    In a short post on the official forums, Everquest II producer Dave Georgeson announced that Destiny of Velious, the upcoming expansion for EQII, is nearing its closed beta phase of development. Georgeson told readers that Destiny of Velious is currently in the 'friends and family' in-house beta phase but will shortly enter closed beta.

    Reported on Dec 21, 2010
  • Frostfell Has Descended Upon Norrath!

    The folks over at Sony Online Entertainment have announced a slew of Holiday Content for their games. Third on the list, Everquest and Everquest II are currently celebrating the Norrath tradition of Frostfell!

    Reported on Dec 19, 2010
  • Velious Winter Rewards Detailed

    The Everquest II page has been updated with some new information about the rewards players will receive if they purchase the upcoming expansion, Destiny of Velious. Each month during the chilly days of winter, players will receive a pair of rewards that, according to devs, are awesome.

    Reported on Dec 10, 2010
  • Extended: Free Gold Membership Weekend

    Folks playing on the Everquest 2 Extended servers will have the opportunity to experience the benefits of 'gold membership' this coming weekend. From November 19th to the 21st, players will have access to the same benefits as paid members including seven character slots, spell tiers, equipment grades, six bag slots, unlimited coin limitations, eight shared bank slots, 75 journal quests and more.

    Reported on Nov 19, 2010
  • Looking at EQII Extended

    Everquest II Extended, the free to play version of the game, has been up and running for awhile now.'s Phil James takes a look at Everquest II Extended and gives his first impressions of his journey through the F2P version. See what Phil found that was helpful and those things that might hinder one's experiences. Have you played EQ2 Extended? Let us know what you've experienced on our forums.

    Reported on Nov 03, 2010
  • Sony's Halloween Happenings

    Sony Online Entertainment has tons of Halloween happenings for players in all of the games in its stable. Everything from Sith O'Lanterns to werewolves to the Skinwalker to EQ II's Nights of the Dead will be live any day now. There will be plenty of thrills and chills for everyone in SOE's games. Grab all the details at your favorite game site.

    Reported on Oct 22, 2010
  • Server Merges Announced

    Everquest II Senior Producer Dave Georgeson has announced a series of server merges beginning the week of November 16th. Combining servers is something that players have long asked for and awaited Developers anticipate the moves will bring more robust game play experiences to players. Sixteen servers will be affected by the mergers, eleven will not.

    Reported on Oct 19, 2010
  • Ghouls & Beasties Return

    Ghosties and ghoulies and things that go *BUMP* in the night have returned to Everquest 2. The Nights of the Dead live event will be running on all EQ2 servers from now through November 8th. New NPCs can craft a book of recipes and players can trick or treat in several locations.

    Reported on Oct 15, 2010
  • Arcanum Revealed

    Sony Online Entertainment has successfully deployed Update 58: Arcanum Revealed to all Everquest 2 servers. Arcanum Revealed brings on line a brand new zone, new quests and rare loot among many other improvements. To grab the latest game version, simply log into the game to begin the download.

    Reported on Oct 13, 2010
  • Extended: Things Change

    In his latest column, writer Phil James takes a look at Everquest 2 Extended. Phil walks readers through character creation and the initial stages of the game. Is EQ2X all its purported to be? Read Phil's article to find out and then let us know of your experiences with Everquest 2 Extended.

    Reported on Oct 06, 2010