Piggybacking off the news that Aion KR is going Free-to-Play, Aion NA has announced that their next update, the Heart of Frost, is coming to Aion on January 10th. Ereshkigal, a real-world goddess of the land of the dead, has assembled her armies in the now-icy core of the Abyss. Aion: Heart of Frost will see you facing off against her armies with all your might.
The Divine Fortress fight will have players and their allies fighting to reclaim the fortress from Ereshkigal’s icy army. Though as Ereshkigal’s forces grow in number, that isn’t the worst of player’s woes.
Ereshkigal’s troops rise from the dead, as Harvesters continue to experiment with Drana. As long as Ereshkigal’s forces can rise again and again, she will simply never be defeated, by virtue of sheer numbers alone.
Aion Abyss continues to be a source of great conflict in the game, a fact that won’t change when Update 4.91 comes to the European serves on April 27th.
The big feature of the patch will be the commencement of the Battle of the Landings. Players can surge forward to reinforce and protect landings in the Upper Abyss. There will be many ways to do this, depending on your playstyle; players can reinforce landings through quests, by killing world bosses, by conquering garrisons, and even by participating in an invasion into an enemy landing.
There are self-serving reasons to be part of this fight. When landings are reinforced, new quests, portals, and merchants appear for use by players.
NCsoft and the Aion team announced late yesterday that the upcoming 4.5 patch for their game brings with it the new Aethertech class. The Aethertech “utilizes magical mechanical mounts to unleash both short- and long-distance attacks, making it an ideal class to add to any raid, PvP or boss battle deep in the world of Atria. By pulsing aether through these armored suits, the Aethertech can form Gatling guns, rail guns, blades, electric whips, gigantic fists, and even rocket launchers to devastate their opponents.”
Players have been looking forward to the release of Aion v4.0 and today marks the day that it finally arrives. The latest update brings a host of big changes to the game including the addition of the Songweaver and Gunslinger classes.
Aion 4.0: Dark Betrayal also brings a new level cap of 65 that challenges veteran players to bring their considerable abilities back to the eternal Elyos/Asmodian conflict. Players can advance to the increased level cap in two new zones: the expansive realm of Katalam and the mystical realm of Danaria. Novel experiences lie in store, including a form of a mini-siege warfare at bases throughout the new zones and special benefits to the conquering faction. The recently uncovered Idian Depths will offer courageous adventurers the opportunity to enter eleven new instances each with new gear to be won.