NCSoft West has set the date for when Blade & Soul will launch in North America and Europe. It’ll be on January 19th 2016 at 12AM EST, to be precise.
If you purchase a Disciple or Master Pack for the game then you’ll be able to reserve your name on January 11th. Plus, all Founder’s Pack purchasers will be able to start playing the game on January 15th.
It has also been confirmed that Blade & Soul will launch in the west with seven classes, 30 dungeons, a level cap of 45, and the skill-based 1v1 Arena.
NCSoft is hoping that western players will take to the PvP Arena and enter the 2016 World Championship in Busan, Korea. To this end, a competitive PvP tournament qualifier will be held in the west with pre-season rankings beginning soon after launch. More details on that are due at a later date.
If you can’t wait until January 19th to play Blade & Soul then you’ll want to get into the second closed beta weekend which will run from November 24th to November 30th.