Changes include the addition of a new weapon tier: Upsurge Weapons, and appropriate new weapons fitting this new tier for all classes. These are the new top tier weapons in the game, and they weapons can only be upgraded via mythical enchantment. If you try to enchant and fail, the enchantment level you have won’t decrease. So you’ll be able to get steady progress through this new method, just in a new way. Initially, these new weapons will drop from the new dungeon, Hall of Trials, along with the True Upsurge Weapon, which has slightly different requirements for enchantment.
With the introduction of these new top-tier weapons, there’s also a Succession system that will let you transition existing gear into the new tier. Another related new system is the Evolution Progress system that will let you upgrade your weapons and accessories of other tiers. Some accessories will also get some new sockets, there are new mythical accessories, and an updated True Skystealer Ring.
Also in the update are new tiers for souls and pet auras, called Manifest Soul and Uproar Pet Aura.
The Hall of Trials dungeon complements all of these new changes. In this 4-player Demonsbane dungeon, you’ll have to head to Nykkari Island and rescue a friend. Of course, that rescue will come with some big challenges. As a Demonsbane dungeon, there are 20 levels to get through and challenges increase or change as you go unlock each level via demonsbane XP. Among the rewards for the new dungeon include a True Upsurge Weapon after clearing stage 8 for the first time, Upsurge Essence, Upsurge evolution stones, and more.
See the patch notes over at Blade & Soul.
Due to technical issues, the release of New Empires is currently delayed by an estimated 4 hours.We're sorry about this delay, and in particular to all the players who were excited to jump into this release.We'll issue a compensation package in the Hongmoon Store later. https://t.co/UwEh8279ZB— Blade & Soul (@bladeandsoul) May 11, 2022
There is currently a delay on the update, but the target is still today.