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Lineage 2 Essence's Freezing Update Arrives This Summer

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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The next big update for Lineage 2: Essence is called the Freezing Update. And, perhaps paradoxically, it’s set to arrive this summer. Here’s what you can expect in the game’s next big update.

Given that the update is called the Freezing Update, it makes sense to expect some winter touches. To that end, there will be a new location called the Frost Lord’s Castle. In this castle, you’ll face monsters in addition to a bunch of raid bosses. These raid bosses only spawn at certain times, specifically on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday evenings.

If you defeat all the bosses, you’ll face off against Frost Lord Glakias. Defeating Glakias will see you rewarded where you’ll have a chance to win the unique Frost Lord’s weapon which contains special powers and a unique look.

Additionally, this update brings new skills for crafters like Fortune Seekers’ Fortune Time. Healers will also see some changes as well. For example, Cardinals, Eva's Saints and Shillien Saints. Cardinals' new skills will let them restore all HP/CP to nearby clan members and equalize their party's health.

Lineage 2 Essence is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game for Windows created by the South Korean developer NCSOFT. It is a prequel to the original Lineage and is set 150 years before the first game. In fact, it hosted its anniversary just last December.

It’s also an alternate free to play version to Lineage 2 is being developed alongside it. In 17 years since the release of Lineage 2, it has receved many content patches that advanced the main storyline and expanded the world available to players. In Europe Lineage 2 and its versions are published by Innova on the 4game platform.


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Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.