Heroes of Arkesia,
The June Update arrives in Arkesia tomorrow. Downtime will begin on June 13 at 12AM PDT (8AM UTC) and is expected to last 4 hours. The continent of Elgacia arrives, complete with a cinematic storyline and a new end-game Abyssal Dungeon. Bask in the Arkesian sun (or slay demons) in the new summertime swimsuit cosmetic collection, or turn into a tall glass of beer in the Balthorr Event Raid. Find the full list of content, events, skins, and other updates below!
Spotlight - Elgacia
New Continent - Elgacia
The Demon invasion beginning in South Vern and the Legion Commanders' powers are growing with the Chaos Gates all over world. With Kazeros' resurrection nigh due to the Dimensional Rift, it's time for gates of Elgacia to open. Kadan and Nineveh will lead you to Elgacia, the land of Lazeniths. What will happen in the final paradise built by Regulus? Explore Ereonnor, the city of light built in reverence to the Gods, the blessed Hestera Garden, and the sacred Mount Phylantos in the continent of Elgacia as you uncover the secrets of the Lazeniths.
The continent of Elgacia also includes:
A new Field Boss, Israfel, with a recommended Item Level of 1540+
Elgacia Adventurer’s Tome, which includes a new emote, "Gift", a new song "Song of the Lazeniths", and a Wisdom Potion
Rapport NPCs and quests
Titles, Achievements, Cards, and Card Sets
Elgacia Jukebox Songs
Elgacia Knowledge Transfer
Speak to 'Solar Knight Rahel', an NPC in Vern Castle to receive the 'Paradise of the Dreamless" quest to start exploring Elgacia. The 'Paradise of the Dreamless' quest requires reaching Item Level 1460 and completing 'The Gate of Paradise Opens' quest. To travel to Ereonnor, play 'Song of the Heavens' once unlocked while in Arkesia. To travel to Nia Village, use pillar of light located next to Albion at Ereonnor in Elgacia.
Kayangel, Light’s Sanctuary Abyssal Dungeon
Abyssal Dungeon that can be accessed after completing Elgacia story: Face guardians of light at 'Eternal Cradle of Light'. Can be accessed with a world quest, 'Breaking the Cage' after completing Elgacia story. The storyline isn’t the only epic experience in Elgacia. Kayangel, Light’s Sanctuary also arrives— a 4-player Abyssal Dungeon that can be accessed after completing the Elgacia story. The Kayangel Abyssal Dungeon has two difficulties; Normal and Hard, and has 4 gates to save your progress.
Normal Mode will require Item Level 1540+
Hard Mode will require Item Level 1580+
The harder the difficulty, the more impressive the rewards will be, such as Empyrean of Contemplation which grants the ability to upgrade Ancient Legion Raid gear set bonuses to level 3. After clearing Hard Mode 'Eternal Cradle of Light' gates 2 and 4, players have a chance to obtain two special mounts; Silent Wings and Forbidden Wings. A new 'Light-Reflecting Mirror' NPC was added for players to exchange Light's Trial (a Kayangel Clear Reward) for various rewards such as Gems, Stone of Chaos, and more. Another key reward are materials that upgrade Ability Stones to Ancient. More information on this new system can be found in ‘General Updates’.
Balthorr Raid Event
Balthorr drank too much beer and is now hopelessly drunk. Calm him down to get special rewards in a new event! Receive an event quest from 'Legendary Secret Tavern Master' located in each major city. Progress through the quests to unlock a ticket to the Balthorr Raid Event, which can be completed once per day at the Great Castle's Tavern. Transform into a beer and work with others to calm down Balthorr. The raid opens every day at the following server times:
Participate to earn event tokens that can be spent on a variety of special rewards, such as the new Legendary Card Packs (find more information in General Updates) Pheons, cosmetics, honing materials, and more! Event tokens can be earned once per day in the event, or by completing Chaos Dungeons or Guardian Raids.
Fortunespire Part II
The final 25 floors of Fortunespire (26 to 50) have opened. With special first-time clear rewards such as a new Masterpiece collectible, Greater Skill Point Potion, honing materials, and more, Fortunespire has many rewards for those able to vanquish its challenges. Subsequent characters on a player’s roster can clear for additional rewards. Item Level Requirements:
Floors 26 - 30: 1540+
Floors 31 - 35: 1550+
Floors 36 - 40: 1560+
Floors 41 - 45: 1570+
Floors 46 - 50: 1580+
The Mokoko buff’s limit has been extended (from 1445) and now ends at 1475.
Below 1415: Damage to NPCs increased by 20%, damage received from NPCs decreased by 40%
1415 - 1474: Damage to NPCs increased by 15%, damage received from NPCs decreased by 30%
The Mokoko Challenge will also extend up to 1475.
Ability Stone Upgrades
Added a system that allows players to upgrade Relic Ability Stones all the way to Ancient. Upgrading Ability Stones increases the Vitality of the base effect and the Vitality of the facet level bonus. The Engraving Effect doesn't change and remains the same upon upgrade. There are 4 levels, and each level requires different upgrade materials and player Item Level to complete. Materials for upgrading to all 4 levels can be earned in the Kayangel Abyssal Dungeon. However, the materials for the fourth level (Book of Judgement) can only be obtained from Kayangel Hard.
Upgrading to Level 1 requires Light Spear & Gold
Upgrading to Level 2 requires Crystal of Order & Gold
Upgrading to Level 3 requires Brilliant Orb & Gold
Upgrading to Level 4 (Ancient) requires Book of Judgement & Gold
Upgrades take place at the Ability Stone Faceting NPC. If all requirements (level and materials) are met, the upgrade can be conducted to a target stage by skipping the stages in between. The quantity of the materials required is cumulative. At the Light-Reflecting Mirror NPC, you can exchange upgrade materials into higher level materials. The conversion rates are:
Light Spear x9 converts to Crystal of Order x1
Crystal of Order x7 converts to Brilliant Orb x1
Brilliant Orb x5 converts to Book of Judgement x1
New Card Pack versions have been added, which include 'Abyss Legendary' card packs. Legendary Card Pack II allows a selection between original 'Legendary' packs or new 'Abyss Legendary' packs, which include Demon Legion Commander cards. The new cards can be obtained from in-game activities and the in-game store.
Updated the daily log-in reward track.
The Text-to-speech setting is now automatically enabled when using the Game Entry Narration accessibility feature.
Increased the daily "Add Item" restrictions for Market/Auction House from 20 to 40 items.
Player Report feature has been integrated to the Guest Book list. To report, go to the ‘Writing Status’ list in the Guest Book, and right click the character name to report.
The card packs in the in-game store have been updated to include the Abyss Legendary card packs. Bask in the Arkesian sun (or slay demons) in the new summertime swimsuit cosmetic collection. New cosmetics are now available, including swimwear, the Windsurfer Mount, and Frog pets!
Arkpass Season 3 will launch in a week on June 21. Stay tuned for more details and a showcase of the cosmetics leading up to the weekly update.
Fixed an issue causing duplicate Fusion Material Chests without recipe information to appear in the Codex.
Fixed an issue causing the "UTC" label to not be shown for the suspension messaging expiration date.
Fixed an issue causing the Xenon/Mercury Nightrider Sword hilt for the Deathblade to not change colors when dyed.
That’s everything in the June Update - but keep an eye out for Ark Pass Season 3 arriving in a week which keeps the rewards coming! In the meantime, we’ll see you in Arkesia.