A new year is coming, but 2022 may be the beginning of the end for Rage of Bahamut after the next updates. Cygames announced that the upcoming set of new scenario events and gacha additions will be the game’s last [Thanks, Game Watch!].
According to the announcement, the last new scenario event update for Rage of Bahamut is scheduled to debut on January 31, 2022. Following that event, new features allowing players to repeat previous scenario events (or experience them for the first time) will be implemented.
Updates to the game’s gacha system will also be implemented starting on February 28, 2022. After the end of February, no new cards will be added to Rage of Bahamut‘s pool. Similarly, limited cards will have their limits removed, allowing them to appear in draws. Pricing and content, such as drop rates, will be reviewed as well, likely to make it easier for players to draw cards they’re looking for from the gacha.
All in all, the announced changes suggest Cygames is ready to put Rage of Bahamut in “maintenance mode.” The term originates in the MMORPG space, for when a game’s operators kept a title that was older or no longer growing accessible to players, but without any new content. Originally debuting in 2011 on Mobage’s browser-based game portal and mobile platforms, Rage of Bahamut is Cygames’ first and oldest game. Its English version opened in 2012 and shut down in 2016.
The game is a collectible card battle title, featuring various fantasy characters. Its characters have crossed over to numerous other Cygames titles, including Granblue Fantasy, Dragalia Lost, and Shadowverse. Rage of Bahamut also received multiple anime adaptations, including Rage of Bahamut: Genesis, Virgin Soul, and Mysteria Friends.
Rage of Bahamut is available on browser and mobile devices in Japan, and its next and final scenario update will take place on January 31, 2022.