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MMORPG | Setting:Fantasy | Status:Final  (rel 04/27/04)  | Pub:NCSoft
PVP:Yes | Distribution:Download,Retail | Retail Price:n/a | Pay Type:Free | Monthly Fee:Free
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Lineage 2 News

Latest Headlines for Lineage 2

  • High Five Update Live on the 15th

    NCSoft and the Lineage II dev team have announced that the High Five update will be applied on February 15th on all servers. The patch brings a new hunting system, graphics updates, new skills, new raid bosses, updated buffs and more.

    Reported on Feb 14, 2011
  • Devs <3 Players

    The Lineage II team has announced that players will be receiving several in-game items in appreciation for their support and assistance in making "helpful and convenient" changes to the game. Players will receive a special bracelet that allows them to summon a Cupid and fifteen chocolate cookies that will instantly restore Vitality.

    Reported on Feb 08, 2011
  • High Five Arrives on PTS

    Lineage II players looking to experience the big changes coming with the arrival of the High Five update will want to check into the public test server. High Five has been released to the PTS and the dev team has posted detailed instructions on how to participate in testing out the planned changes.

    Reported on Feb 03, 2011
  • High Five Preliminary Patch Notes

    NCWest has posted a new thread on the official Lineage II forums with the preliminary patch notes for the upcoming High Five update. The effort came about due to players releasing incorrect information from poor translations of the Korean patch notes. The forum post details thirteen features that have been extensively overhauled for High Five and, while the patch notes are not finalized, it's a terrific forward-look at what's coming.

    Reported on Jan 31, 2011
  • Revita Pops for All

    NCSoft and the Lineage II development team have a surprise for players inconvenienced by the server maintenance yesterday: Five free revita pops.

    Reported on Dec 16, 2010
  • Wintermelon Woes Event

    NCSoft and Lineage 2 devs have announced the start of the Wintermelon Woes event that will run from December 14th through December 28th. Players are charged with helping Puss the Cat smash all the mistakenly ordered wintermelons. Luckily, Puss the Cat has put presents for adventurers inside most of the wintermelons to make it worth their while for assisting him.

    Reported on Dec 15, 2010
  • Double XP Maintenance

    Lineage II shut down for maintenance yesterday in order to get players primed for the ongoing Double XP weekend, lasting until the regular server maintenance on Tuesday, December 14th

    Reported on Dec 11, 2010
  • Goddess of Destruction Sneak Peek

    NCSoft and the Lineage II team have a preview of upcoming changes coming to the game in the form of the Goddess of Destruction. The sneak peek shows off recently released information at last week's GStar convention in South Korea.

    Reported on Dec 06, 2010
  • Double XP Coming Next Week

    NCSoft and the Lineage II dev team have announced a double experience 'weekend' running from Friday, December 10th through Tuesday, December 14th. The double experience stacks with enhanced XP items and with things such as Revita pops.

    Reported on Dec 02, 2010
  • Accounts to be Reactivated

    NCSoft and Lineage II devs have announced that all accounts in good standing will be reactivated from December 7-15, 2010. During the reactivation period, players will be able to check out the changes that have come with Gracia and other updates and will be able to participate in holiday adventures too.

    Reported on Nov 29, 2010
  • Crime Doesn't Pay

    This week, our friends over at are reporting a story about a duo who were duping Lineage II users out of some of their user information, including log ins and passwords. Check out the story!

    Reported on Nov 25, 2010
  • Accounts Reactivated for a Time

    Lineage II accounts in good standing that have lapsed have been reactivated from now until December 7th. Players will have full advantage of the entire game and will also have the opportunity to purchase game time for up to 50% off once the reactivation campaign ends.

    Reported on Nov 23, 2010
  • Showing Off the Potential

    The Lineage II team has revealed a Korean video that shows off some potential changes coming to the game in the next several months. In addition, a pair of new lore stories has been released. The team is promising more information about "Lineage II New Project" during the G-Star 2010 convention to be held next week. Check out the video by clicking the image below.

    Reported on Nov 04, 2010
  • GM Event Survey

    NCSoft and the Lineage II development team are looking for player feedback about last week's Trick or Treat GM event. To gather information, the team has a survey for players to complete with the expressed goal of making future GM events even better.

    Reported on Nov 02, 2010
  • Free Server Transfers

    As the Lineage II team has announced that free server transfer codes have been added to every account that has been active in the past year. Server transfer codes are good from November 2, 2010 through January 1, 2011. The site has the full instructions on how to access and use server transfer codes.

    Reported on Oct 29, 2010
  • GM Trick or Treat Event

    Lineage 2 players have the opportunity to participate in this year's GM Trick or Treat Event from October 26-28, 2010. During event times, an 'elpy' will appear and players will have 20 seconds to respond 'Trick or Treat' via chat. Those who successfully shout out will be transported to the GM area to receive major loot and a werewolf transformation when returning to the game.

    Reported on Oct 26, 2010
  • Server Merges Announced

    NCSoft has announced server mergers in both North America and Europe beginning October 5, 2010. North American servers will be merged into a single server with the same happening in Europe. NCSoft is taking nominations for the new combined server names and has announced that any characters under level 20 that have not been played in the last year will be deleted when servers unite.

    Reported on Sep 13, 2010
  • Freya Screenshot Contest

    Lineage 2 devs have announced a Freya screenshot contest. Players are being asked to explore the new Freya area and take their best screenshots to send in to devs. The contest is divided up by difficulty areas and photo artists are being asked to pick one category. Each category will see first, second and third place prizes awarded and everyone else will receive a participation prize too.

    Reported on Aug 29, 2010
  • Too Much of a Good Thing?

    One man thinks that Lineage II is too much of a good thing and has brought a lawsuit against NCSoft claiming that the game made him ""unable to function independently in usual daily activities such as getting up, getting dressed, bathing or communicating with family and friends" according to a report at The Hawaii man is seeking unspecified damages and wrote in his complaint that he would not have "played if (he) knew (he) would become addicted to the game".

    Reported on Aug 20, 2010
  • Explore Freya

    Lineage II players who want to check out the upcoming Freya update will want to log into the public test server beginning on July 29th. The interactive Freya site will also go live that day. Devs have a lot of activities planned for the public test server.

    Reported on Jul 22, 2010