Nexon has launched today Dragon NestDragon Nest has been lauched today, and Nexon is releasing an expansive content update, Saint's Haven which includes a new central town, danger-filled dungeons, and an increased level cap.
Dragon Nest is available to play for free for residents of the United States, Canada and Oceania. Players who participated in the open beta test retain all of the characters, items and other enhancements theyve made, making for a seamless transition into a fully launched environment.
The most anticipated addition to Dragon Nest, is the addition of Saints Haven, a sprawling new city filled with vibrant characters. In addition to the quests that advance the main storyline, new daily quests will be available which players can complete for epic quality rewards.
Also part of todays update is an increased level cap of 32. Additionally, each character specialization will have six to eight new skills to master. Ten new dungeons are being added as well, allowing players the opportunity to put their newfound skills into action. For the achievement junkies, players can earn more than 250 new achievements stemming from the new dungeons and quests.
A new season of PvP ladder shop gear will be available for max level players to earn. Faction vendors will also make an appearance for the first time, offering players who have earned high standing among the worlds various factions the chance to earn unique items and discounts.
Dragon Nest represents the next big step Nexon is taking to bring exciting, engaging and accessible content to audiences in North America and beyond, said Daniel Kim, CEO of Nexon America. After witnessing the overwhelmingly positive response to the game during its open beta test, were confident that Dragon Nest will raise the bar for what an action MMORPG can be.
During the open beta test, players accomplished some amazing feats, such as:
· Players completed 103,387,490 dungeons
· 439,988 characters reached level 15 and attained the first subclass specialization
· 206,214 characters reached the games prior level cap of 24
· More than 2,957,400 player deaths occurred in dungeons on Abyss mode, the games hardest difficulty level
· The boss responsible for the greatest number of player deaths was General Ummamba, the final boss from the Minotaurs Nest encounter