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Albion Online Brings Big Hellgate Improvements In Latest Patch

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Albion Online's Call to Arms patch has received a balance pass, bringing improvements to the Hellgate content, as well as balancing combat within the MMO.

Hellgates, in case you've forgotten are a feature in Albion which provides both a PVE and PVP experience to players at the same time. These Hellgates are content where players are fighting over a dungeon against another team in the hopes of reaping the rewards themselves.

As such, this content thrives on the rewards you get, as well as the quality of the matchmaking. Albion has improved both, improving the rewards across every Hellgate mode, as well as removing te matchmaking delays when playing in chained Hellgates. Players will also notice that health and cooldowns will reset after an invasion, and whether or not you took part in the PVP aspect of the Hellgate, you'll receive a reward chest for your troubles.

Combat also got a pass with this patch, with a focuson "reducing the dominance" of certain items according to Albion's combat designer.

"This patch aims to bring a wider variety of healing staffs into the meta while reducing the dominance of certain items in specific content, like Dagger Pairs in 2v2 Hellgates and Quarterstaffs in Corrupted Dungeons. Sustain damage provided by the axe line is also reduced, to bring them more in line with other melee weapons. This patch also offers reworks of abilities that have been out of the spotlight recently."

You can check out all of the changes being made with today's patch on the Albion website for more info. Also, in case you missed it, the Morgana challenge returned to Albion Online this month, and the MMO is coming to iOS and Android devices this summer.


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Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore