Heroes of Arkesia,
The July Spells in Spades update released a vast amount of content into Arkesia last week, with the Arcanist Advanced Class, Valtan Inferno Raid, the Maharaka Summer Festival, Challenge Abyssal Raids, new progression events, and more! Make sure to check out the full list in the release notes if you haven’t ventured into Arkesia to experience it firsthand yet.
Despite the flurry of new content, we know players are excited to know what’s arriving in Arkesia over the remaining summer months. In August and September, things will work a little differently. Rather than having a single major update for each month, we’ll be splitting up the changes, updates, and new content into three updates— a smaller content update in August, a quality of life and back-end tech update in early September, and a final major content update near the end of September.
The content and updates found below are some of the highlights we know players are looking forward to, and similar to the previous roadmaps, isn’t a comprehensive list of everything releasing in these updates. Stay tuned to our website, social channels, and the release notes for the full list of new content, store updates, events, bug-fixes, and more.
The Pet Ranch is the perfect place to play, grow, and earn rewards with your pet. Complete the ‘Yay, Pet Ranch!’ quest after you’ve unlocked the farm, the cave, and have a pet. Recover your pet’s morale, manage pet functions, and earn Jelly Cookies that can be exchanged for valuable rewards!
Maharaka Festival – Blooming Mokokos
The ongoing Maharaka festival will receive new activities in the August Update – The leaves from the Marahaka Tree in Maharaka Paradise are known to bring good luck. Collect as many as you can during the Marahara Festival and exchange them for mounts, animal skins, and more!
September – Part 1
As we mentioned above, September will have two key updates. The first September update will include some key back-end technical updates paving the way for the second September Update. We also thought it would be a good time to integrate some of the recent quality of life improvements recently added in the South Korea region. We’ll have the full list of changes detailed in the update’s release notes, but some of the key QoL features that players can look forward to include:
Global Chat Room (announced in Korea as LoaTalk), Chat improvements, and Guild Group Chat.
Improved cross-server interaction, including interacting with people from different servers in Strongholds, and being able to add friends from different servers.
2 new hairstyles for each starting class.
Trixion Training Grounds updates to become a better practice environment to test out many different combinations (skill runes/gems/engravings/cards) of settings with more skill points.
A PvP Class balance patch.
Better PvP settings, improved Guild systems, and improved support and settings for controllers.
September – Part 2
The second update in September will be the major content update, including a new Advanced Class, Legion Raid, and events. This update will also include some server merges. We’ll continue to monitor which worlds could use a merge, and provide comprehensive details on which servers are merging and how the merge functions leading up to the update.
New Advanced Class – Machinist
The Machinist arrives in Arkesia armed to the teeth with highest-tech machine guns, laser weapons, and drones found in Arthentine—ready to blast, burn, and neutralize any threat with surgical precision. When standard weapons and drone strikes aren’t enough to take down a target, the Machinist can activate their identity skill and suit up in cutting-edge technology with the Hypersync ability. Energy cores for the high-tech Hypersync suit can be charged by landing attacks, and once entered, Hypersync core energy will be expended by abilities until the Machinist runs out. The Machinist will join the Deadeye, Gunslinger, Artillerist, and Sharpshooter as the fifth Gunner Advanced Class.
Kakul Saydon Legion Raid
Kakul-Saydon enters the battlefield in the third Legion Raid. In this raid, you’ll face the insanity of the Midnight Circus as you battle members of the Mayhem Legion and Legion Commander Kakul-Saydon. No revives are available mid-battle, so be ready to fight for your life. Differing from Valtan & Vykas, Kakul-Saydon is a four-player Legion raid. This Legion Raid has 3 gates, and is complete with a swathe of new unique characteristics, abilities, and mechanics. While players will need to be Item Level 1475 to attempt the Normal difficulty of the raid, an easier version of the raid called Midnight Circus: Rehearsal can be entered by players at Item Level 1385 for to practice the difficult mechanics and teamwork required to vanquish the Mayhem Legion.
New Events, New Skins & More!
There will be new events, new skins and more in September. We’re excited to witness the epic battles against Kakul-Saydon, and witness the high-tech battlefield prowess of the Machinist in action. Stay tuned to our website, social channels, and the release notes for the full list of new islands, store updates, events, bug-fixes, and more over the coming months. We’ll see you in Arkesia!