On November 24, 2021, the Lands Awakened update goes live. This update improves and expands nearly every aspect of Albion's open world: reworked open-world dungeons with limited-time events and exits in multiple zones, as well as open-world mobs that increase in power and value over time, offer substantial rewards to those who venture into unexplored zones. All five biomes have been overhauled with massively improved visuals and updated terrains and layouts, bringing new depth and vibrancy to exploration, travel, and gathering, and an expanded soundtrack with new city, Hideout, Tutorial, and Destiny Board themes, as well as numerous new combat cues, adds excitement and emotion to the world.
War Gloves, Albion's first completely new weapon line since launch, bring fast, brawler-style gameplay that also includes unique mobility and ranged options. Elite Combat Levels offer an advanced mastery option for those with enough dedication to a single weapon, offhand, or armor line, and the overall Fame progression for combat, gathering, crafting, and farming has been boosted significantly, allowing players to progress through Elite Levels more quickly.
Lands Awakened also opens up new dimensions in guild warfare and open-world PvP. Dynamically spawning treasure sites offer intrepid solo players and groups a chance at lucrative rewards and encourage spontaneous, small-scale clashes. Power Cores and Energy Crystals, two new open-world objectives, encourage strategic capture-the-flag style gameplay with huge rewards for those able to successfully deliver these items to a Hideout or Territory, and Headquarters Hideouts with massively increased defense offer dedicated guilds a more permanent home in Albion's most hostile lands. Guild Seasons have also been reworked with new Might, Favor, and Conqueror's Challenge systems that give each guild member the ability to contribute to their guild's seasonal progress, while earning valuable seasonal rewards for themselves.
Along with all this there are major quality-of-life improvements. Loadouts can now be purchased directly from the Marketplace, providing a means to quickly regear and get back into the game. Farming usability has been streamlined and optimized to tend to crops and animals with far fewer clicks. Rerolling items to improve their quality is now a more straightforward process with much clearer feedback, and crafting and refining fees are calculated and displayed more clearly. And as always, the update also includes a huge number of additional improvements, fixes, balance changes, and optimizations.
IMPROVED OPEN-WORLD PVE
NEW OPEN-WORLD PVP OBJECTIVES
MASSIVE OPEN-WORLD GRAPHICAL IMPROVEMENTS
For more on the improved open world graphics and a visual preview, check out this Dev Talk.
NEW WEAPON LINE: WAR GLOVES
Watch a Dev Talk on War Gloves to learn more and see them in action.
REWORKED GUILD SEASONS
ELITE LEVELS AND FAME BALANCING
EXPANDED SOUNDTRACK AND COMBAT AUDIO
To take a look behind the scenes at the making of this new music, check out this introduction from Marie Havemann, Senior Audio Designer.
ADDITIONAL IMPROVEMENTS AND FEATURES
• Rebalanced Focus and base crafting costs for various consumables and mounts
• Numerous combat balance changes
• Updated ability icons and thirteen new achievements
• ...and much more
November 24, 2021
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