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Blade & Soul's Unreal Engine 4 Update Now Available To Pre-Download

Hitting On September 8th

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Blade & Soul's long-awaited Unreal Engine 4 update is finally coming on September 8th and players can now pre-download the update to prep for launch day.

The update itself brings the obvious graphical upgrade to the MMORPG, however it also brings with it improved game optimization, changes to the combat UI as well as a new class, the Dual Blade. The class itself was detailed a bit last month ahead of the launch, bringing a new melee DPS to the MMO, attacking enemies with devastating strikes, lightning speed and flashy combat, as NCSoft puts it.

The patch itself is now available for players to pre-download via the game launcher, according to the Blade & Soul Twitter account. In the NCSoft launcher, you'll select Blade & Soul and from there a drop down menu at the bottom of the page will show UE3 (LIVE). Hit that, select UE4 (Pre-download) and start the installation to prep for the September 8th launch. It should be noted that according to the official Unreal Engine 4 update page, you'll need to manually uninstall the UE3 version after September 8th to have an "uninterrupted player experience."

In case you're wondering how the update looks in action, check out the latest trailer showing the Dual Blade off in the embed below.


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