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EverQuest II News

Latest Headlines for EverQuest II

  • 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
  • Unlimited Character Slots

    Everquest II playerws will have the opportunity to create as many characters as they wish...for a price. Beginning October 5th, players will be able to purchase extra character slots in the Station Marketplace. There is no limit to the number of slots one can buy and the purchase is permanent.

    Reported on Sep 30, 2010
  • Extended Officially Launches

    Sony Online Entertainment has announced the official launch of Everquest II: Extended, the free-to-play version of the original. The Extended version allows players to take on the entire game, paying only for what they wish without the need for a subscription. To celebrate the launch, SOE is offering all players a cosmetic staff that can be picked up in Freeport.

    Reported on Sep 29, 2010
  • Double XP Weekend

    Thanks to the heads up from user Cyphers, we now know that Everquest II players will be able to earn double experience this weekend. This is particularly good news for US Everquest II players as this is the three day Labor Day weekend!

    Reported on Aug 31, 2010
  • Is New Halas Really New?

    It has been said that developers have a very short window of opportunity in which to grab a player's attention and, most importantly, to keep it. To that end,'s Phil James has a review of the recently overhauled starter zone in Everquest II. Find out if Phil thinks the reworked starter zone in EQII is enough to capture and retain a player's interest.

    Reported on Aug 30, 2010
  • User interfaces: Does ‘one size’ fit all? Hardly

    In his latest article, Michael Lafferty discusses the recent changes to the Everquest II user interface, or UI. While acknowledging some nice changes, Michael discovered that many players think that the new version leaves much to be desired. In comments from the players themselves, Michael discovers that one size does NOT fit all. Find out why.

    Reported on Aug 20, 2010
  • EQ2X Beta Released

    Sony Online Entertainment has announced that Everquest II Extended, the free-to-play version of the game, has had its beta client released. Players are also trying out the new web-based streaming downloader in an effort to get folks into the game much faster.

    Reported on Aug 20, 2010
  • EQ2X Delayed

    A forum post on the official Everquest II forums indicates that developers have run into a glitch and that Everquest 2 Extended, the free-to-play version of the game, will not deploy until August 19th. EQ2X was expected to launch today and developers are cautiously optimistic that they can try again on the 19th.

    Reported on Aug 18, 2010
  • An Intriguing Experiment: EverQuest II Extended

    In this week's Free Zone, Richard Aihoshi offers some provocative thoughts about Sony Online Entertainment's recent announcement about Everquest 2 Extended, the free-to-play version of the game set to go live as early as August 17th. Richard also asks questions and ponders the repercussions for other 'aging' titles.

    Reported on Aug 16, 2010
  • EQ II Extended Fan Faire Panel

    At last weekend's Sony Online Entertainment Fan Faire, Managing Editor Jon Wood sat in on what was probably the most controversial panel during the convention: The panel dealing with the recently announced Everquest II Extended and its free-to-play option. Developers David Georgeson, Rich Waters, Greg Spence and Tony Royce spent time discussing what EQ II Extended is and isn't as well as giving fans time to ask their questions.

    Reported on Aug 13, 2010
  • Latest Expansion Named

    The eighth expansion to the Everquest II series has been named. Called "Destiny of Velious", players will be taken to the Great Wastes of Velious. Among other things, Destiny of Velious will introduce flying mounts to the game for the first time, give players three hundred new quests to try out, ten new instanced dungeons and four new Heritage quests.

    Reported on Aug 10, 2010
  • Free To Play Service Coming Mid-August's Michael Lafferty has big news today for fans of Everquest 2: EQ2 is going free to play in mid-August. Michael had the chance to sit down with Producer Dave Georgeson to talk about this major step for Everquest II and for Sony Online Entertainment. Find out what it means for subscribers and new fans alike.

    Reported on Jul 27, 2010
  • Jace Hall Named as MC for SOE Fan Faire

    Sony Online Entertainment has just announced that Jason "Jace" Hall will be the master of ceremonies for the 2010 SOE Fan Faire to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada August 5-8, 2010. Hall will have several opportunities for MC duties: Kickoff Reception, Grand Banquet and Costume Contest.

    Reported on Jul 21, 2010
  • Want a Guild Name Change?

    A new premium item has shown up in the Sony Marketplace for Everquest II players. Guilds looking for a new and different name can now purchase a Guild Rename Potion. But at what cost?

    Reported on Jul 09, 2010
  • Double Station Cash and XP Weekend; New Station Cash Items

    EverQuest II Senior Producer Dave Georgeson recently announced that SOE has heard players' calls for a double XP weekend for this upcoming holiday weekend. Not only will players be enjoying double XP this weekend, they'll also receive double the Station Cash when redeeming Station Cash cards, double tradeskill experience, and even double AA experience.

    Reported on Jun 30, 2010