Lineage II is a fantasy MMORPG developed and published by NCSoft. A prequel to the original Lineage, Lineage II sets players in a land at war between three kingdoms, creating a strong emphasis on PvP. The game features massive server-wide PvP siege battles, raid bosses, an advanced combat system with real-time tactical decisions, clans with Clan Halls, and pets and mounts.
Lineage II has had several content patches, including The Chaotic Chronicle, The Chaotic Throne, and Goddess of Destruction. With Goddess of Destruction, the game adopted a free-to-play model with an item shop.
4game has announced that a Lineage 2 Classic free play weekend has kicked off and will run through Monday, August 31st. Players can log into the 4game version to claim three days of free access that will include 150% bonus XP and a special discount for a 1-month subscription.
MMORPG.com has been given 14 day trial keys for Lineage II Classic operated by 4Game for the EU region. Get your free trial key while they last!
NCSoft has pulled out all the stops with a preview of Lineage II: Blood Alliance, a mobile tie-in to the venerated game. Currently it is in its testing phase in China, with players receiving a special gift pack.
Lineage II has been updated with the release of the Helios expansion that brings in five new factions, new abilities, new raid bosses and quests and much more.
Lineage II will be growing with a big new content expansion set to be released on June 29th. Called Helios, players will find a new zone, new raid bosses, a new faction and new skills.
Lineage II is ready to celebrate its 12th anniversary in a big way throughout the month of April. Several events, contests, sales and more are planned for players. To start things off, special server settings have been put in place that include no experience loss on death, free teleports and a vitality bonus increase.
Any potential players who have not tried out Lineage II Classic after March 23rd will be able to check out the game's latest updates for a week without cost and can take advantage of a month's subscription for half off.
The Lineage 2 team has unveiled the details behind a trio of servers that will be merging into a single unitl. Shilen, Magmeld and Bartz will be merging into a new server called Freya. The server merge is planned for April 13th and there are numerous FAQs to read regarding character and clan names, how to prepare for the merger, the merger process and much more.
For the first time, Lineage 2 Classic players in the EU will be able to take part in a castle siege event and work to capture one of four strongholds. Clans will take part in massive PvP action to take control of a stronghold and all the resources and wealth they provide.
Fans of hardcore Lineage II action will want to check out tomorrow's launch of the EU server. The launch on Tuesday will be for those players owning a founder's pack that comes with either 1- or 3-months of subscription time as well as other in-game perks. The L2 EU Classic server will open for everyone on December 29th.