Call to Arms
On March 17, 2021, the Call to Arms update goes live. The centerpiece of this massive content update is a complete rework of Faction Warfare, which has been expanded, improved, and streamlined. The new system allows Factions to take not just Outposts but entire regions as well, and rewards loyalty to a chosen Faction via updated Faction ranks and month-long Faction Campaigns with valuable rewards.
Caerleon joins the fight as a fully playable sixth Faction with a unique "lawless" playstyle, as well as its own trade missions, a new City Heart and crest, and a powerful new mount: the Caerleon Greywolf. Alongside the six regular Faction Mounts, each city now has its own Elite Faction Mount that offers powerful combat skills as well as a unique Faction ability that can only be used while flagged. To allow more space for Albion's growing population, the Royal Continent has been greatly expanded with numerous new regions. And to top it all off, a recurring Bandit Invasion event in the red zones offers thrilling large-scale combat for members of all Factions.
Call to Arms also brings major upgrades to Hellgates, introducing ten all-new Hellgate layouts and new demonic foes for varied and engaging PvE. Hellgate PvP takes on new dimensions as well, with the ability to chain Hellgates after a win and a rising lava mechanic that ensures a final showdown. And last but not least, new 10v10 Hellgates offer thrilling, high-stakes group PvP for new and veteran players alike.
Call to Arms also brings major quality-of life improvements. Loadouts allow players to create pre-selected builds to quick-equip from storage. Loadouts can be easily shared with friends and guildmates, and used by guilds to easily recruit for specific combat roles. Ability tooltips have been improved with optimized descriptions and color-coded text for easy readability. Animated vegetation brings new visual life to Albion's biomes. And finally, numerous additional improvements, fixes, balance changes, and optimizations have been implemented to make the world of Albion better than ever.
REVAMPED FACTION WARFARE SYSTEM
For more details of this massive rework, check out this Dev Talk introducing the major changes.
ALL-NEW CAERLEON FACTION
Like the other cities, Caerleon also has its own trade missions, as well as Faction Hearts that can be used to craft a Caerleon cape and two brand-new mounts.
Click here to watch a Dev Talk on the Caerleon Faction and its unique risks and opportunities.
ELITE FACTION MOUNTS
For more on Elite Mounts, including footage of them in action and detailed descriptions of their spells, check out this Dev Talk.
EXPANDED ROYAL CONTINENT & BANDIT ASSAULT
On top of all this, the new Faction Warfare system also brings a new Bandit Assault event, where Outposts in the red zones are reclaimed by bandits throughout the day. The Faction that reclaims the most territory will score a massive payout, but beware: others may be lying in wait to claim the spoils for themselves.
UPDATED ABILITY TOOLTIPS
ADDITIONAL IMPROVEMENTS AND FEATURES
• Rare Mount drops updated and rebalanced
• Numerous Combat Balance Changes
• ...and much more
Call to Arms
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