Karlsruhe, 29.08.2013 – After countless successful test runs on the public test server, the day has finally arrived: Gameforge is releasing the much anticipated 4.0 update for AION Free-to-Play. Along with a new upper level limit of 65, three new areas and fresh content in the PvP and PvE areas, this enhancement brings a very special feature to Atreia: the new classes of Engineer and Artist.
Armed with harps, charm and a whole lot of feistiness: the new Engineer & Artist classes
With the introduction of the Engineer, a ranged combat class fascinated by technology and science is being implemented into the game. They make life difficult for their enemies from a distance with aether-enhanced firearms and a focus on speed and agility. Engineers – who develop into Gunners at level 10 – employ accurate aether revolvers or powerful aether cannons on their adventures.
The second new class in the 4.0 update is the Artist. Using the delicate sounds of various string instruments, they are capable not only attacking and cursing opponents, but also healing and strengthening allies too. When Artists reach level 10, they become Bards. These legendary singers perfect the skills of the artist, making them an extremely effective class during solo and group play.
Brand new in 4.0: maximum level, areas, instances and more
Aside from additional classes, the 4.0 update brings a whole lot more to Atreia: the previous maximum level of 60 is now being raised by 5 levels to level 65. Heroes can attain this level in the newly integrated areas surrounding Katalam, which are divided into north, south and underground regions. These also include six new instances, all of which promise high-level players hours of continuing adventures. PvP fans also get their money’s worth in 4.0 with new fortresses and garrison fights.
In addition to content for current players, 4.0 also provides lots of new features for beginners. The significantly faster levelling up in the lower level areas makes progression much more enjoyable for newbies. The redesigned interface has also received a lick of paint and comes with a fresh, modern look that, aside from offering enhanced functions, includes an improved quest tracker.
The 4.0 update at a glance
<p><p>&lt;p&gt;AION is Asian premium game development studio NCsoft&amp;reg;&amp;rsquo;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.&lt;/p&gt;</p></p>