Neowiz has made an announcement about the future of Bless Online. The Early Access MMO has a release date. It will be launching on October 23, 2018. More importantly, it will be free-to-play when it debuts. At and after launch, more game updates will be released.
In the official Steam announcement, Neowiz also revealed how people who supported the game in its Early Access period by purchasing the $29.99 base game, $39.99 Deluxe Edition Upgrade DLC, and $119.99 Collector’s Edition Upgrade DLC, will be compensated after Bless Online launches and goes free-to-play. There will be different Reward Tiers. Here is a list going over the tiers and rewards. In addition, weapon skins will be given to people who were Early Access players and return to Bless Online within an as-yet-unknown period after the full launch.
- Base Game: 90 day premium membership, exclusive Great Lord Pysus’ Nobility Set
- Standard Edition: 90 day premium membership, exclusive Great Lord Pysus’ Nobility Set, exclusive Lumen Mobile Weapon Nepa mount skin
- Deluxe Edition/Deluxe Edition Upgrade: 180 day premium membership, exclusive Great Lord Pysus’ Nobility Set, exclusive Lumen Mobile Weapon Nepa mount skin, exclusive Strong Friend Mekka pet skin
- Collector’s Edition/Collector’s Edition Upgrade: lifetime premium membership, exclusive Great Lord Pysus’ Nobility Set, exclusive Lumen Mobile Weapon Nepa mount skin, exclusive Strong Friend Mekka pet skin
In addition to the free-to-play and launch announcement, new content was revealed for Bless Online. The Patala Raid is immediately available for people to participate in. It allows a group of 10 players, all of whom have to be at level 45 and have a gear score of at least 8913, can go into a dungeon and fight six bosses once a week. Midbosses can drop Animosity armor, Ananta’s Flame, Contorted Chain of the Beyond, Contorted Wings of the Beyond, while the final boss drops level 45 legendary weapons, Storm weapons, and the Sword Body of Flogas.
A Halloween event has also begun in Bless Online. People can take part in five quests to earn rewards, two costumes that look like they may have been inspired by Nightmare Before Christmas have been added, and there will be Halloween-themed events.
Bless Online is immediately available on PCs via Steam Early Access for $29.99. As a reminder, it is a completely separate game from Bless Unleashed for the Xbox One.