Blade and Soul Western Release Announcement

blade_dancer-1According to NCSoft West’s announcement, 19th January, 2016, at 06:00 CET (05:00 UTC) is the set date for the launch of Blade & Soul in Europe and North America. On 11th January, Name Reservation will be available for Disciple and Master Pack buyers prior to the official launch. On 15th January, the Head Start period for all Founder’s Pack buyers will begin.

According to Tim Granich, senior director of Marketing at NCSOFT West, “This is a big day for us, as we’re able to share the official launch date of Blade & Soul for all Western players. We’ve already had tens of thousands of players in our first two closed beta weekends, and look forward to welcoming many more beginning with the next beta weekend on 24th November and all the way through launch”.

Closed Beta 2015 Weekend Schedule

Weekend 1: Oct 30–Nov 2 [English only]
Weekend 2: Nov 13–16 [English only]
Weekend 3: Nov 24–30 [English, French, German]
Weekend 4: Dec 11–14 [English, French, German]
Weekend 5: Dec 18–21 [English, French, German]

Recently completing its second closed beta weekend, this free-to-play MMO will feature launch content including seven classes for players to choose from, 30 dungeons, a character level cap of 45, and the popular skill-based 1v1  PvP Arena.

Learn how to reach the level cap within 2 days with this Blade and Soul Strategy Guide by Killer Guides. In-depth leveling strategies, class builds, crafting and gathering tips, gold making and more are included in this nifty manual. I myself bought the guide already and wrote my review here.

The highlight of the game’s growing eSport’s presence is the Arena. Recently, NCSoft hosted the 2015 World Championship for Blade & Soul in Busan, South Korea that was attended by over 6,000 people in the course of 2 days. In the 2016 World Championship, NCSOFT plans to have North American and European representatives to participate. That is after they join in a competitive PvP tournament qualifier in the West. Soon after launch, pre-season rankings in North America and Europe will begin. Buy blade and soul gold and get a good headstart can be a good idea as well.

Blade and Soul Founder PackThere are three packs that are can now be pre-ordered, as follows:

  • Initiate Pack – €22.49 / £18.99 / $24.99
    Closed Beta and Head Start access
    Receive two exclusive titles – Founder and Pursuer of the Wind
    20,800 Premium Points (used to increase your Premium Membership Tier)
  • Disciple Pack – €69.99 / £54.99 / $74.99
    Closed Beta and Head Start access
    Receive three exclusive titles – Founder, Pursuer of the Wind and Defender of the Ancestors
    34,400 Premium Points (used to increase your Premium Membership Tier)
    Create one character and secure character name before Head Start
    Gain two extra character slots at launch for a total of four character slots
    Starter item pack including 30-day premium membership, food, repair tools and more items
  • Master Pack – €114.99 / £94.99 / $124.99
    Closed Beta and Head Start access
    Receive four exclusive titles – Founder, Pursuer of the Wind, Defender of the Ancestors and Master of the Golden Path
    48,800 Premium Points (used to increase your Premium Membership Tier)
    Create two characters and secure character names before Head Start
    Gain five extra character slots at launch for a total of seven character slots
    Two exclusive costumes, one exclusive head accessory and one exclusive weapon skin
    Master item pack including 90-day premium membership, Dragon Trade pouches, potions and more

There will be restricted possibilities to gain access through the official beta signup on the Blade & Soul website if players don’t buy a Founder’s Pack.

Learn how to reach the level cap within 2 days with this Blade and Soul Strategy Guide by Killer Guides. In-depth leveling strategies, class builds, crafting and gathering tips, gold making and more are included in this nifty manual. I myself bought the guide already and wrote my review here.