NCSOFT West today released its first content update for Blade & Soul, only weeks after its launch in North America and Europe. Titled Rising Waters, the update features three new pieces of challenging max-level PvE content that players can access after defeating Vice Admiral Poharan herself.
Additionally, NCSOFT has confirmed that Blade & Soul has now surpassed 2 million players in the US and Europe, only three weeks since its official launch.
New content in Rising Waters includes Bloodshade/Nightshade Harbor, Mushin’s Tower – Floors 1-7, and five new Hongmoon Levels. Available as a 6 or 4 player Heroic dungeon, Bloodshade Harbor and its 24-player version, Nightshade Harbor, offers players new challenges against the evil Blackram pirates and Poharan’s boss, Admiral Hae Mujin.
Players can also ascend Mushin’s Tower – a single player Heroic dungeon – for even more challenges and greater rewards on their path towards revenge. And finally, the new Hongmoon Levels will allow players to continue to gain experience beyond level 45, unlocking additional skill points to increase your character’s strength in combat.
This update will also mark the start of the PvP preseason, with new in-game UI to help players evaluate their skills and earn Zen Beans (the Blade & Soul PvP currency) from competing against other players. More information will be available in the future on the PvP aspects once Blade & Soul moves from preseason to Season 1.