According to an announcement via the official Japanese TERA Twitter account, the long-running MMORPG will end service. The official end date for the Japanese server is April 20, 2022. While the game will end service in April, the major Patch 114 update will still go forth as planned on January 26, 2022. [Thanks, Famitsu!]
Patch 114 will add a new main quest, dungeon, and equipment into the game. As well, the Slayer and Archer classes will be able to obtain Mastery following this patch. Patch 114 is already in the Korean version of the game. As the Japanese TERA server will end on April 20, that leaves about three months for players to enjoy Patch 114 content.
After the end of service, the Japanese TERA social media accounts will also all close down. These accounts are Twitter, LINE, YouTube, and Discord. In addition, there will be no refunds on premium currency. As a reminder, this closure will only affect the Japanese TERA account. Those on other servers will be able to keep their premium currency and play the game past April 20, 2022.
TERA originally launched in 2011 in South Korea. The MMORPG uses real-time battle system, implementing a crosshair cursor that the player targets rather than clicking on individual enemies. Like other MMOs, it features systems such as crafting and PvP.
TERA is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC. The Japanese server will end service on April 20, 2022.