Blade & Soul, developed by NCSOFT's Team Bloodlust, tells the story of players' quest for vengeance and redemption against a backdrop of Asian fantasy, set in a beautifully crafted online world. Blade & Soul prominently features martial arts inspired combat and Windwalking movement, as depicted in classic Asian martial arts adventure films.
High-end progression is getting some love in the next Blade & Soul update that will feature a pair of new instanced raids. Skybreak Spire and Dawn of Khanda Vihar are 24-player raids that are suitable for only the most geared groups that are coordinated in game play and tactics. Each will feature a weekly lock out as well.
Blade & Soul will be receiving another beefy update on February 8, 2017 with the Wings of the Raven content expansion. Players will be able to take part in two brand new 24-player dungeons, a new Legendary upgrade path and what devs are calling a "new generation" of Legendary accessories.
Blade & Soul is turning one year old and the team has plans to share the fun with players. On logging in, players will receive a special first anniversary pouch filled with unsealing charms, fireworks, adornments, anniversary coins, a cupcake and a special costume designed by a community member. In addition, from January 18th to February 1st, players can grab more anniversary coins by participating in game content including dungeons, daily quests, and more.
Blade & Soul players can check into the game to see the new content delivered in the Ruins of Khanda Vihar patch that is now love. Players take off on a multi-chapter series of quests to discover what is behind the issues affecting the Sandstone Refuge. The quests take players across the world in a journey of discovery.
During G-Star 2016 NCSoft revealed a pair of interesting items for the Korean version of Blade & Soul. Most notably a large update will be deployed which will bring the 10th class, Gunslinger, to the game. In addition NCSoft revealed that the Korean version, which has been pay-to-play will be going F2P beginning next month. The update will appear on the Korean servers on December 14th.