Karlsruhe, 10th April 2014 – version 4.5 of multiple award winning fantasy MMO AION Free to Play launches today in all European language versions. The most striking addition of this update is the second class specialisation for the Engineer. Starting at level 10, players can now, if desired, slip into the role of the well-protected Aethertech. On top of this, the update is also brings eight new instances to the South Katalam, the Katalam Underground and the upper Abyss.
A trailer for the 4.5 update is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJO9-q4kp98
The power of technology: the Engineer becomes the Aethertech
The Aethertech’s weapon is the Aether Key, which can be used both as a powerful striking weapon and also as the tool for summoning their Mech. This technological masterpiece draws all attacks, protecting fellow combatants from damage. In battle, they are to be found on the front lines and work well as tanks.
PvE refreshment is also taken care of: eight new instances keep the excitement high at the later stage of the game. The Rune Shield Tower located in the Katalam Underground can be entered starting at level 65. The Steel Wall Bastion Battlefield is located in South Katalam. Six more instances also await in the upper Abyss region and are suitable for players between the levels of 61 and 65
A little history lesson: the Mech and its role in the faction war
Once the Elyos and Asmodians discovered the Petralith energy core they immediately began to research new weapon types. With the aid of the schematics and the parts collected from the Sauro War Depot, they finalised the machine components and extracted the energy sources from the Id technology provided by Hyperion. The result was the Aethertech’s Mech. Elyos and Asmodians both share the opinion that the Aethertech is a new turning point on the field of battle.
AION is Asian premium game development studio NCsoft®’s most successful MMO game and remains one of the most popular titles in South Korea. Millions of players all over the world populate the lands and territories of the fantasy world of Atreia. The game has been continually expanded and enhanced with countless updates. Aside from numerous features and functions, this includes standards of the MMO genre such as new instances, interesting reward systems and better level opportunities through quests and innovations. These innovations include the mentor system, where experienced players help out beginners and both sides benefit. AION has been free-to-play since the 29th February 2012, allowing players to experience the game in its entirety for free.