Weekly Recap #377 September 13th – KurtzPel, ArcheAge Unchained, DCUO & More!
Caravan Stories launched this past week! And if you didn’t know already Caravan Stories is an anime inspired MMORPG that’s now live on Playstation 4 in North America. It is a PlayStation 4 exclusive. Already played by more than two million people in Japan, it offers a beautiful world and endless adventure. Players will engage in real-time combat, and build a party suited to the world’s dangers. NPC’s weaknesses can be complemented by the strength of the right tamed monster, and every role must work together to seal victory. There are nearly 300 unique heroes and beasts to recruit and tame, so no two players experience will be quite the same. Party management will be key, but every journey must have a well-equipped caravan. These will serve as the player’s progression hub. And in these caravan, players can customize their looks, unlock crafting, create resource generators, and so much more. It will support English text and Japanese audio and is free to play of course. It’s up to new adventurers coming to this world to help free the inhabitants of Iyarr from the mysterious Engima, a dark portal through which the evil of the old gods pours into the land. Players will form bonds with heroes and monsters, and build a party to do battle with evil.
Closers had a new character release this past week with Seth, the “Girl with Two Souls”. She is no ordinary Closer. Seth is the result of a girl named Anna being imbued with the primal power of the monster known as Sekhmet. She is the final member of the Wildhuter team, and a mighty, claw-wielding melee fighter. There will also be special login events for players to earn awesome rewards during Seth’s arrival, head over to MMOHuts.com for all the details.
Kurtzpel’s latest update, which hit this past week, comes with several exciting new features! In this update, the Synthesis System makes its debut as a new crafting system. Players can use Hildad’s Cube to synthesize new items and extract materials from existing items. These resources can be acquired through PVE missions, as well as PVP. Hildad’s Cube will also let players craft invisible accessories, so players can create the look they desire without sacrificing stats to do so. The first phase of the Guild System has been implemented; guilds have been requested by players since day one and are now ready to be created. Create a guild with up to 50 members and begin accruing Guild Ability Points today. In addition, a new 6-player PVE mission makes its debut, “Blazing Blades of Calamity”. Players must work together as a team to pass four phases to successfully defeat the Blazing Blade of Calamity. On top of all of that A new DLC of gear is available too, the “Battlesuit Outfit Set”, learn more and check out the patch notes at the site post at MMOHuts.com
Elsword Online has revealed the fifth and final portion of the demon realm of Rigomor this past week! Titan’s Grotto has officially been released, and it thrusts the El Search Party into the colossal threshold of the resplendent chamber known as Titan’s Grotto. Level-99 players with a required combat power above 450,000 can enter the dungeon during specified times and can use the ‘Titan’s Grotto Key’ for an additional entry. Throughout the month, players can receive item support to help on their journey to Rigomor by logging in for 20 accumulative minutes and partaking in daily quests. This weekend (9/14 – 9/15) you can receive three items to help you prepare for the fight against Rigomor’s big boss. Might not want to miss that, you’re probably going to need it.
Star Trek Online’s latest update, Awakening, hit PC this past week, with a console release planned for October. Players will warp to the year 2410 and team up with a Lt. Commander Paul Stamets (voiced by Anthony Rapp from Star Trek: Discovery) to stop the Klingons from destroying the Mycelial Network. A new series of patrols will await, where players repair rifts in the fabric of space. A new Task Force Operation and Mycelial Event also await to earn a new T6 starship. A new ship bundle also drops in the Zen Store in the next few weeks, which will include the debut of U.S.S. Somerville, a special collaboration with the Star Trek Comics by IDW Publishing. A full list of features in this update can be found in the link in the description below.
Archeage Unchained is coming soon, with its planned release on the 30th of September, and the developers took to a series of livestreams this past week to discuss the game in further detail. In their first livestream, Mervin Lee Kwai (Executive Producer) goes over the main changes, such as the Arche Pass. The new item, Diligence Coins can be earned through daily contracts from the free Arche Pass. They can be exchanged for consumables, boosts, and more. Mervin also discussed perhaps the most contentious change: The Marketplace. In summary, every item that is sold for Credits will be purely cosmetic. Items that could provide an advantage, such as boosts, can only be acquired through gameplay. In their second stream, the Community Team explained more details about the Unchained version, including the restriction of “Three accounts per player”. Towards the end of the stream, the CMs elaborate on the latest ArcheAge update, Shadows Revealed, which will be released together with ArcheAge: Unchained on the 30th for both versions (free-to-play and Unchained). The next stream will be today, September 13th, at 7 PM (Central European Summer Time), and Mervin will explain the differences between the F2P version of ArcheAge and ArcheAge: Unchained.
The latest update for War Thunder, 1.91 (Night Vision) has arrived. This update brings with it night vision devices and thermal sights in addition to Chinese tanks and aircraft. New vehicles include the MiG-21, F4C Phantom II, EC-665 Tiger HAD, and the SIDAM 25 Mistra.
Hi-Rez Studios announced this past week that PlayStation 4 Cross-Play compatibility will be implemented in Smite, Paladins, and Realm Royale’s next major updates. This makes Paladins the first and only online hero shooter to appear on five major platforms, with crossplay between them all. It’s honestly crazy they got Sony to play nice in order to make this happen so bravo Hi-Rez. SMITE will launch PS4 crossplay next week with the Underworld: Oddysey update and Realm Royale will see this crossplay in Early October.
MMOHuts fans looking for something new to play with Cross Platform in mind should click on over to our website, MMOHuts.com where Jason has just published a new article outlining some of our favorite free to play games with Cross Play enabled! While you’re there, check out our full review of Black Desert Online for the Playstation 4! Both of these articles have been linked in the description below.
Phoenix Labs, creators of behemoth-slaying Dauntless revealed this week that the title will be leaving Early Access soon. Version 1.0 will hit Xbox One, PS4, and PC on September 26th, 2019. A major seasonal expansion will also drop the same day, called “Aether Unbound”. Slayers can look forward to a new weapon, a new Behemoth, a new Hunt Pass, and much more. Aether Strikers are the new weapon, and they could not have come at a better time. A new Dire Behemoth, Tempestborne Stormclaw arrives this season, and it’s ready to fight. Aether Unbound also offers a different way to hunt and earn experience, using the new Bounty System. Of course, there will also be a new Hunt Pass, packed with in-game rewards. Aether Unbound is just the start of a new phase of the Dauntless journey.
DC Universe Online’s latest storyline released earlier this week, which is the first of two parts: Metal, Part 1. This is the first part of a series based on the DC Dark Knights Metal series, which is really cool if you’ve ever seen it. In Metal: Part 1, Batman breached the barrier between our world and the Dark Multiverse and has since disappeared. Players will storm the Dark Knights, which are twisted versions of Batman, bent on revenge. Episode 36: Metal Part II will be available in December 2019. This update is available on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The update will feature level agnostic content for players level 15 or higher for a limited time. The storyline will include single and multiplayer adventures set in iconic but twisted locales as our universe descends, and the episode will feature two new rewards including gear suits inspired by Donna Troy and the Merciless. Pretty cool new content if you ask me.
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