Karlsruhe, Germany (January 31, 2022) — Today, Gameforge — leading Western publisher of popular multiplayer online games including AION, NosTale, OGame, Metin 2, and TERA — along with partners Wangyuan Shengtang & Aurogon, revealed several major milestones to come in the next few months for their stunning massively-multiplayer online role-playing game Swords of Legends Online. Soon, fans in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) will be able to seek legendary status in the mythical world of Shenzhou. The upcoming update 2.0 will introduce new classes, new zones, raids, PvP, 2 additional story chapters, and more! And soon, players will be able to join the battle for free as Gameforge opens Swords of Legends Online for everyone!
Swords of Legends Online Moves to Free-to-Play
Gameforge will be moving Swords of Legends Online to a free-to-play model with the release of the 2.0 update in late February of this year.
“The voices of our players and community have been, and will continue to be, at the forefront of our decision making—whether it is more content rolled out more quickly, localization updates, or otherwise—and this decision is no different,” said Noemi Feller, Vice President of Product at Gameforge. “Over the past few months, player population growth has become a concern for our community—and we have listened. After careful consideration and discussions with Wangyuan Shengtang & Aurogon, we have jointly decided to remove the paywall and allow more players to join SOLO and enjoy the vast amounts of content currently available, with even more already planned through 2022 and beyond.”
With the launch of 2.0, players can now forge their own legendary adventure completely free and without restrictions. All in-game purchases will remain cosmetic, as will Battle Passes. There will not be any pay-to-win elements. Players who have previously purchased the game will be eligible to receive a variety of exclusive cosmetics. The full details can be found on the FAQ located on the Swords of Legends Online community page: https://gf.link/SOLOF2PFaQEN.
Swords of Legends Online Comes to Fans in Russia and the CIS
Gameforge has acquired the rights to publish Swords of Legends Online in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. While text translations into Russian are currently in-progress and will be added to the game within a couple of months, Gameforge is making the game available to players in these regions for update 2.0’s launch and free-to-play so that they do not have to wait. The finished Russian builds will include text localization in Russian with English or the original Chinese voice acting. Full details can be found here: https://gameforge.com/en-GB/play/swords_of_legends_online.
Coming Soon: The First Expansion, Update 2.0: The Firestone Legacy
The long-awaited update 2.0: The Firestone Legacy—the first expansion to hit the game—is heading to Swords of Legends Online this February and will be completely free! With massive amounts of content, new character classes, new zones, dungeons, raids, PvP modes, and much, much more, there has never been a better time to soar the skies, hone your skills, and embark on an adventure of a lifetime!
Watch the teaser for Update 2.0: The Firestone Legacy:
Update 2.0: The Firestone Legacy includes:
You can find additional information about update 2.0: The Firestone Legacy by visiting the community post found here: https://gameforge.com/en-GB/play/swords_of_legends_online.
Based on the legends that inspired the multi-award-winning television series, several movies, novels, and a series of games including the recent MMORPG Gu Jian Qi Tan Online—which first launched in China in July of 2019—Swords of Legends Online introduces a fully remastered edition of the popular AAA saga to a whole new audience in Europe and the Americas, presented in glorious, high-definition visuals designed to take advantage of modern hardware. Players will explore an eon-long clash between the forces of light and darkness. Only those chosen by the legendary sword buried deep within them may unlock the powers necessary to banish the fog of evil, death, and destruction that threaten to consume this tempestuous world. With nine playable classes available, players will unravel the rich saga as they explore the exquisite world of Shenzhou, find a home among the clouds, and embark on epic adventures, battling challenging foes and bringing peace to the land once more.
Swords of Legends Online is now available for Windows PC via the official Gameforge client, Steam, and Epic Games Store with text language support in English, French, and German, and English or Chinese voiceovers. The game will be going Free-to-Play in late February 2022. The game will also become available for free in Russia and CIS with the release of 2.0: The Firestone Legacy, containing English text and VO. There will be a Russian release in Q2 2022 that will have Russian text with the option of English or Chinese VO.
Keep up to date with the latest Swords of Legends Online news by following the game on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Twitch, and Discord, and by liking it on Facebook and the official Swords of Legends Online website.
Founded in 2003, Gameforge is a leading Western publisher and operator of widely acclaimed Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) and Browser-based game titles. Gameforge builds highly active and enduring global communities by supporting players through the greatest quality LiveOps, provision of localized content, engaging community management, and frequent delivery of meaningful updates.
Gameforge’s diverse portfolio of highly successful gaming brands provides different worlds with engaging experiences for players from all walks of life: core MMORPG titles Swords of Legends Online, AION, Runes of Magic, and Metin2, beloved anime MMOs Elsword and NosTale, strategy-focused browser games like OGame and Ikariam, along with indie titles such as Trigon: Space Story.
More information is available on gameforge.com.