Blade & Soul swept January’s MMO market with over 1 million player number count. The game’s Reddit page was one of the most popular game subreddits last month. In February I predict B&S will remain big in the market. On the other hand, Black Desert will start closed beta 2 which is a good thing for February’s MMO market.
Blade & Soul’s western version is catching up with the latest version by releasing content update in a high frequency. This month the game gets the first major update Rising Waters on February 10, which brings new adventure to players who have defeated Poharan, the end-game villain of the launch version.
Players can challenge new max level dungeons Bloodshade Harbor and Nightshade Harbor and battle against new enemies in Blackram pirates, including Poharan’s boss, Admiral Hae Mujin. On the other hand, Mushin’s Tower floors 1–7 will be available. This is a single-player heroic dungeon that rewards the best players greater prizes.
Other contents in this update:
Hongmoon Level 5
Hongmoon Levels allow you to continue to gain experience beyond level 45, and unlock additional skill points to increase your character’s strength in combat. This update will unlock five Hongmoon Levels immediately upon reaching Level 45.
The update will also mark the start of the PvP preseason, with a new in-game UI to see how your skills stack up. You’ll also be able to earn and spend Zen Beans—the Blade & Soul PvP currency—from competing against others. As we move from the preseason to Season 1 in a future update, we’ll have more information on the high-level rewards you’ll be able to earn from dominating your opponents.