Karlsruhe, Germany (March 3, 2022) — Today, Gameforge — leading Western publisher of popular multiplayer online games including AION, NosTale, OGame, and Metin2 — along with partners Wangyuan Shengtang & Aurogon, are thrilled to announce that their stunning massively-multiplayer online role-playing game Swords of Legends Online is updating to version 2.0: The Firestone Legacy, alongside shifting to a free-to-play model, opening the mythical world of Shenzhou to even more players around the world.
“Community feedback has always informed our decisions, and 2022 will be no different,” said Noemi Feller, Vice President of Product at Gameforge. “The goal with the free-to-play model is to draw more players into SOLO and grow our community to make the game more enjoyable for everyone. And with the addition of our biggest update yet, The Firestone Legacy, we hope to show players new and old that there will be no shortage of content for them to enjoy in the coming year and beyond.”
Update 2.0: The Firestone Legacy, the first massive expansion to Swords of Legends Online, is finally available to everyone. Continuing the story with Chapters 11 and 12, The Firestone Legacy adds two new classes, five new zones, new PvP and PvE maps and raids, and so much more! It’s time for players to venture into previously unexplored corners of Shenzhou and continue writing their legends.
View the Swords of Legends Online: The Firestone Legacy launch trailer below:
Update 2.0: The Firestone Legacy includes:
With the shift to the free-to-play model, more players can now begin their legendary adventure in Shenzhou, having access to all available content at no cost. All in-game purchases will be restricted to cosmetics, including Battle Passes; there will be no pay-to-win elements in Swords of Legends Online. Players who have previously purchased the game will be eligible to receive valuable in-game items and bonuses. The full details can be found in the FAQ located on the Swords of Legends Online community page: 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: The Firestone Legacy is now available free-to-play in all regions for Windows PC via the official Gameforge client, Steam, and Epic Games Store with text language support in English, French, German, and English voiceovers.
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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.