Aion Classic 2.0 Update
Publisher Gameforge introduces numerous new contents to the game: Instances, locations, quests, and skills—plus an increased level cap.
AION Classic EU gets even better: Update 2.0: Storm in Balaurea significantly expands the popular Classic version of the beloved MMO!
Update 2.0: Storm in Balaurea is coming to AION Classic EU later this summer—with it, a wealth of new content will not only provide additional variety in the already vast and colorful fantasy world of the popular MMO but also expand the game in a meaningful way. This version of Update 2.0 is unique to the EU region, with significantly more content and quality-of-life improvements than were available for other regions at this stage.
Watch the AION Classic Update 2.0 announcement trailer here on F2P.com
About AION Classic Update 2.0
Content Update 2.0: Storm in Balaurea, planned for release later this summer, raises the level cap for all heroes to 55. This significant milestone empowers players of both the Asmodian and Elyos factions to engage in an epic battle against the formidable Balaur, a powerful dragon-like race. Asmodians and Elyos of levels higher than 50 now have the opportunity to venture into the perilous new zones of Balaurea.
In addition to new equipment, this update will provide more levels for crafting and gathering skills as players continue their adventures. With Storm in Balaurea, Gameforge is also reintroducing several PvE and PvP instances that are very popular with fans.
The new PvE instances are intended for players of level 51 and above and, with the exception of the solo instance Taloc’s Hollow, should only be entered in groups of two to six players.
• Beshmundir Temple
• Udas Temple
• Lower Udas Temple
• Taloc’s Hollow
• Upper Abyss Instances
The PvP instances are available once a day, some for 1v1 and some for groups of 6v6 players of level 51 or higher.
• Chantra Dredgion
• Tiarkh Testing Lab
• Empyrean Crucible
The Roadmap for 2023
Following the significant release of Update 2.0 in the summer, the roadmap continues rapidly in autumn and winter! The Gameforge and NCSoft teams are working hard to provide AION Classic players with an enjoyable gaming experience in the long run, filled with things familiar from the AION Live version based on community feedback but also with content never seen before in the live version.
In autumn, Update 2.4 will be released, with which Gameforge will further expand the selection of popular instances with something exciting for both PvP and PvE fans.
• Liberated Beshmundir Temple
• Abyssal Splinter
• Arena of Glory
In winter, update 2.5 will be released, and with it, more well-known and brand-new instances:
• Solus Eris
• Deathly Chamber
• Crucible Challenge
• Padmarashka’s Cave
“With the tremendous success of AION Classic in South Korea, we knew anticipation was high for the European launch, but the reception from the community exceeded even our highest expectations,” says Lucas Bourguignon, Product Manager for AION Classic at Gameforge. “We even had to launch a second server soon after release to prevent long queue times. We are convinced that Content Update 2.0: Storm in Balaurea, the first major content update for European players, will give the game further impetus. We are clearly showing the direction in which AION Classic will develop in the future, bringing quality content updates at an enjoyable pace for our players.”
About AION Classic EU:
AION Classic offers all gamers the opportunity to return to Atreia and relive the beginnings of the world-famous MMO. The servers of AION Classic are permanently available, and the game is constantly being developed by the developers at NCSoft.
With plenty of options in character creation and the multitude of playable classes and specializations, MMORPG fans can experience AION Classic the way they want. It offers the four original classes (Warrior, Scout, Mage, and Priest) and eight specializations (Gladiator, Templar, Ranger, Assassin, Spiritmaster, Sorcerer, Cleric, and Chanter), so players can develop their heroes in whichever direction they choose.
AION Classic unites all European players on an international cluster available in English, French, and German. Gameforge offers support in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Polish (as with the live version of AION). Players will also be able to enjoy various seasonal in-game events and activities specific to AION Classic EU. This way, all fans can enjoy the same great AION gaming experience.
Source: Gameforge - AION Classic