press release

04. October 2013

TERA: Rising – October update delivers new high-level dungeons

Steampunk workshop expands item shop| Festivals ensure supplies for quests

Karlsruhe, 04.10.2013 – The fantasy world of action MMO TERA: Rising is being enhanced with additional content. The Steampunk workshop update provides player groups from level 60 with four brand-new dungeons consisting of a 10 player raid, a 3 or 5 player instance and a defence dungeon for 7 players. Heroes that face new dangers will be rewarded with an abundance of loot. Aside from the items included in the new PvE game content, the selection of PvP and crafting items has been increased. The item shop also gets some new additions: impressive Steampunk style equipment adds visual diversity.

Fighting evil together

The 10 player raid instance, Wonderholme, takes inspiration from Alice in Wonderland. Arborea’s adventurers go into battle against fantastic opponents who are reminiscent of the well known characters from the novel. The instance will be playable in both Normal and Hard modes.

The Channelworks are a new addition to TERA, being the first dungeon for 3 players which has no class restrictions. Before heroes brave the dangers in the subterranean tunnels, they can call upon one of 3 helpers who will stand by them during battle. The group line up decides what kind of role the supporter takes.

Of abandoned fleets and fierce giants

A fleet loaded with the mineral Noctenium has run aground at the Jagged Coast. A last report from the rescue party reported that monsters were on board the abandoned ships. In The Shattered Fleet, a new 5 player instance, brave fighters take on the problem and eliminate the raging disaster.

In Kezzel’s Gorge, a defence dungeon aimed at 7 players, a formidable opponent is awaiting fearless adventurers: Kezzel the giant is on the rampage there, trying to regain his riches, which were stolen by treasure hunters.

Fun and equipment for the whole country

Where new BAMs appear, fresh loot won’t be far away. Aside from new items in the instances and the raid, the update also brings additional items from the battlefields. It’s also worth crafting powerful new PvE and PvP equipment. To get hold of the special materials that are needed for this, the players have to prove themselves in demanding combat and challenges.

Three new festivals, providing exciting entertainment through special quests, instances and mini-games, promise a change from the hero’s daily pattern.

You can find an overview of all the Steampunk workshop update’s features at

About TERA

<p>TERA is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) set in a graphically stunning fantasy universe. TERA&rsquo;s uniqueness revolves around its groundbreaking True Action Combat. This system allows the players to truly master their characters and to aim with no automatic targeting system, thus pushing the boundaries of the MMO genre. Players and press both warmly received TERA, praising its state of the art visuals and notable innovations such as its political system. TERA has been playable free of charge since February 2013 and is available for download at</p>

About Gameforge

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.

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Title: TERA
Genre: Fantasy MMORPG
PEGI: 12
Platform: Windows PC
Release Date: 2012
Developer: Bluehole
Languages: EN, DE, FR

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21. March 2017

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21. September 2016

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08. July 2016

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25. May 2016

TERA – Ninjas from the Shadows!

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10. December 2015

TERA: Fate of Arun – New Class and Two New Dungeons

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17. November 2015

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16. July 2015

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06. May 2015

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21. April 2015

TERA: Fate of Arun – Gunner class announced

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27. February 2015

TERA: Part two of the Fate of Arun update released

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12. December 2014

TERA: Fate of Arun – Journey to the North

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20. November 2014

TERA: Rising – Fate of Arun trailer reveals four new instances

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30. October 2014

TERA: Rising – Fate of Arun update announced

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04. July 2013

TERA: Rising – Battle for the Corsairs’ Stronghold

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03. May 2013

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13. March 2013

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05. February 2013

TERA: Rising – Fantasy MMO Now Free to Play in Europe

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30. January 2013

TERA free-to-play to launch February 5th in Europe

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09. January 2013

TERA going Free-to-Play in Europe

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15. May 2012

Power and Intrigue

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03. May 2012

The Time Has Come

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27. April 2012

TERA Ready for Head Start

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30. March 2012

Dark Spirits Usher in the Fourth Closed Beta

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02. February 2012

Beta dates, Pre-Order and Sneak Peek Revealed

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12. January 2012

Frogster Announces TERA Beta Sign Up

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16. November 2011

The Mighty Three

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18. October 2011

Between a Rock and a Hot Place

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07. September 2011

Gamescom Dungeon Video

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18. August 2011

David and Goliath

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03. August 2011

Frogster Reveals European Launch Schedule for Anticipated MMO, TERA

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22. July 2011

To Hell and Back

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07. July 2011

Prayers That Fall on Deaf Ears

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08. June 2011

E3 2011

All the assets from Frogster’s games at this year’s show. It’s June, and that can only mean one thing, E3 is underway! Frogster is at this year’s show to show off two of its upcoming titles, TERA and Runes of Magic: Chapter IV - Lands… more

01. June 2011

Broaden Your Horizons

TERA update boasts new zones, level cap upgrade and more Just over 3 months after TERA, the action-MMO, launched in South Korea to record breaking numbers, publisher Frogster is pleased to announce a wide range of new updates players will be seeing when it launches… more

17. May 2011

The Art of an Arsenal

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31. March 2011

Dictators Need Not Apply

First European online test and new political system revealed. With a hiss and with a whir the cogs of TERA have been set in motion as Frogster announces the first online test of its systems is to start today, the 31st March. 1,500 of the… more

22. February 2011

The horror! The horror!

Two new trailers expose the murky depths of TERA's universe. The terror of the undead and the spider-infested caves of Arachne await you in the far-flung corners of TERA’s world. Explorers beware, for the perils you face inside these caves pose two very different and… more

16. February 2011

Faith in others is nothing without faith in yourself

In-depth background on High Elves and Priest revealed As the world of TERA draws ever closer, more information is uncovered about the mysterious High Elf race and Priest class.  The High Elves, a deeply spiritual and ambitious race from the great city of Allemantheia, will… more

25. January 2011

A Trail of Devastation

Getting Acquainted with the Classes Frogster is delighted to present eight fresh trailers showcasing impressive battle scenes from each class in TERA. The trailers will let fans discover special class features which have not yet been shown in any detail. Be it the magical presence… more

17. January 2011

TERA Launch Date Revealed

Frogster Announces European Release Date for Anticipated Action-MMO The wait is nearly over. European publishers Frogster have today announced the launch date for their much anticipated action MMO, TERA.  On May 3rd 2012, TERA will be available to purchase and digitally download across Europe. COO… more

11. January 2011

Promising start for TERA Open Beta Test in Korea

Latest trailer encourages thousands of players to register for the Open Beta Phase A new trailer announcing 11th January as the start of the Korean Open beta was unveiled a few days ago. In case you missed it, Frogster presents the localised version so you… more

16. December 2010

It’s a kind of magic…

Frogster unveils details on the human race history and two classes Frogster, the Berlin-based publisher, goes further on its revelations about TERA, the pioneering action packed MMORPG, expected to be launched in 2011. Further details on two classes, the Mystic and the Sorcerer, are released… more

22. November 2010

TERA on the red carpet

Brand new TERA trailer brings the story of TERA to life TERA offers gamers a back story packed with lore that is as rich as the graphics on-screen. The Berlin-based European publisher of TERA, Frogster, is pleased to unsheathe a sharp new trailer that shows… more

12. November 2010

TERA: “They aren’t going to stab themselves”

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29. October 2010

TERA-fying Halloween Assets Available for Download

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28. October 2010

Dark mystery meets deadly speed

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18. August 2010

Formal signing of licence agreement for TERA at Gamescom

Frogster board and Bluehole CEO seal the deal for the European licence at the Cologne games show Frogster and Bluehole kicked off Gamescom in Cologne this morning by officially signing the licence agreement to publish TERA in Europe. Gang-Seok Kim, CEO of Bluehole Studios, Inc.… more

18. August 2010

New trailer and new website for the Gamescom

Frogster unveils an exclusive action-packed trailer for TERA On the first day of the Gamescom, Frogster unveils a brand new and exclusive trailer and the start of the official website for their new heavyweight title, TERA. The video will first be shown on the TERA… more

12. August 2010

Arborea unveiled

The world of the state-of-the-art online game TERA relates its history Frogster, leading video game publisher based in Berlin, reveals some details about the lore of its highly-ambitious online role-playing game TERA. The developer Bluehole Studio Inc. spent years on the creation of the background… more

14. July 2010

Frogster brings TERA to Europe

Highly-ambitious action online role-playing game to set new standards and herald a new generation of MMORPGs in 2011 Frogster has secured the publishing rights to TERA and brings the highly-ambitious online role-playing game developed by Bluehole Studio Inc. to Europe. With this exciting new license,… more