Dragon Nest prepares first official update
Dragon Nest’s first official (post-launch) update will go live on October 26, bringing with it Halloween events.
To begin with, a new end-game boss will arrive to challenge players: Cerberus. This guardian watches over Black Mountain Path, and drops level 32 epic gear, plus crafting materials for the newly craftable Cereberus armor sets. Ghoul Mode will be the newest PvP mode to arrive, introducing the “Town of Silence” map where teams of up to eight must survive as humans, or destroy as ghouls.
The week will also bring special Halloween events, including the ability to earn Halloween coupons (by hunting “Pumpkin Ducks”), which can be exchanged for helmet prizes.
Dragon Nest is published by Nexon, which also publishes Vindictus and Dungeon Fighter Online.
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The Hellhound Comes to Dragon Nest Next Week
A new nest encounter, PvP mode and Halloween-themed events to arrive soon
Just in time for the frights and chills of the season, Nexon America’s Dragon Nest will receive its first post-launch content update next Wednesday, Oct. 26. A new end-game nest encounter will open up, along with a ghoulish new player versus player (PvP) mode and a variety of Halloween-themed in game events and items.
Cerberus, a monstrous three-headed canine and guardian of Hell, has been released from the Abyss. He now haunts the Black Mountain Path, and his presence is drawing adventurers from throughout the Northern Kingdom as they seek the beast’s massive treasure hoard. Cerberus is known to drop level 32 epic quality armor and weapons, as well as materials used to craft the epic Cerberus armor and clothing. Additionally, defeating Cerberus on the new “Hell” difficulty level will yield level 32 epic quality accessories. Adventures in search of fame, fortune, and some of the most challenging achievements need look no further than this monstrous nest encounter.
Players who enjoy PvP combat also have a great deal to look forward to next week with the addition of Ghoul Mode. Played on the new map Town of Silence, players will be split into two teams. The Ghoul team will try to kill and convert all of the untainted players into Ghouls, thereby assuring victory for the undead horde. The opposing team must try and survive the ghoulish onslaught, either by defeating all of the ghouls in combat or holding out long enough for the clock to tick down to zero. Played with a total of either four, eight, 12 or 16 players, Ghoul Mode offers up an entirely new type of PvP challenge for players wishing to test their combat prowess and tactics against their fellow adventurers.
Characters of all levels will also get to enjoy the events of the season coming to Dragon Nest next week. Players can earn Halloween coupons by hunting Pumpkin Ducks in dungeons, and then redeem them for a variety of wearable pumpkin helmets. In the Dragon Vault, players who want to get into the spirit of the Halloween season will have a wide variety of new costumes to choose from.
Dragon Nest follows the story of a band of adventurers as they battle the corrupt dragons and their followers in order to save Verathea, the once pure and beautiful world created by the goddess Althea. Players enter this world, join their friends and battle hordes of evil creatures and boss monsters bent on destroying Verathea.
Dragon Nest is an online action RPG and is a recipient of IGN’s Editor’s Choice Award. Developed by Eyedentity Games, Dragon Nest is published by Nexon America in the United States, Canada, and Oceania. For the latest news and information on Dragon Nest and to download and play for free, visit http://dragonnest.nexon.net.