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Bless Unleashed

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Neowiz Games
Developer: Round 8 Studio
Release Date: Aug. 6, 2021

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'Bless Unleashed' (ALL) Details Changes Coming To The Final PC Beta Next Month

by Rainier on April 28, 2021 @ 2:17 p.m. PDT

Bless Unleashed is a free-to-play MMORPG experience that takes place in an untamed world with a rich backstory created with hardcore MMO gamers in mind.

Powered by Unreal Engine 4, players will dive into an epic multiplayer journey across a vibrant persistent world where gods and mythical beasts exist.

Bless Unleashed takes place in an untamed world with a rich backstory created with hardcore MMO gamers in mind. With deep combo-driven mechanics, player customization and cooperative (PvE) and competitive (PvP) multiplayer, there is an endless amount of content and gameplay possibilities to keep players engaged.

The game utilizes the Unreal Engine 4, bringing unparalleled visuals to a fully realized fantasy world, offering one of the most stunning MMORPGs produced on a console platform. Players can enter an open persistent world where mythical beasts roam the land with integrated players-vs-player (PVP) mode. Five classic fantasy classes will be available for players to choose, from an arcane-wielding Mage to a bloodthirsty Berserker.

Neowiz and Round8 Studio revealed a laundry list of the many changes coming to the PC version of Bless Unleashed with the game’s final beta test which begins next week (May 12 through May 16) on Steam. From improved combat through better controls to better adventuring through improved UI, and many, many other changes - Bless Unleashed on PC is proving to be a massive undertaking for the studio as they look to make this the best possible version of Bless Unleashed for PC gamers.

“We’ve been listening to every player’s feedback during the beta tests,” said Jason Park, Round 8 Studio’s head of development. “Every little change has come out of feedback from our players and fans. We cannot wait to get this final test into their hands next week, and we hope you’ll all join in to see the fruits of our labor!”

This will be the last test of the many changes Round8 have made in response to player feedback before the game’s launch this summer. All those who participated in the previous two playtests will be able to play once again and try out all the additions to the game. Those who are interested playtesting can opt-in to the beta through via Steam and the official website.

The in-game Lumena Shop will also be checked to make sure that it works as intended on PC. To allow players to test and experience the in-game Lumena Shop, we will be giving out free Lumena during the Final Test period only.

“Enhanced Combat Through the Updated Skill System”

The development team is constantly working to provide a more unique and dynamic combat experience depending on the skills of each class and blessings, while providing a fundamental change in the combat system.

As mentioned in the previous posts, through this update, each blessing will have a unique combat mechanism, and character operation will differ based on the equipped blessings. Moreover, skills can be acquired through character level regardless of blessings. Users can expect an updated combat system through the diverse combination of skills and combos.

Updated Blessings

The updated blessings will each have unique buffs that can be strengthened as the level increases.

Experience a smoother combat flow even after using dodge!

Through this update, the combo phase will not break even when using dodge in the midst of a combo. This change will be applied equally to specific skills, and we believe users will be able to experience an even smoother combat flow than before.

“Further Improved UI/UX for PC Optimization”

1) Control Improvements

Because Bless Unleashed PC was developed based on a console service, we felt a need to further improve the operational convenience to be better suited for PC users using the keyboard and mouse.

For example, users previously had to use both the keyboard and mouse when navigating through the menu. Through this update, the menu has been improved so that the majority of operation can be done with just the mouse. We plan to further improve PC optimization by allowing more operations to be done with the use of the mouse.

In addition, the Hold (long press) operation has been further improved. We recognized that using the mouse for the Hold operation was extremely inconvenient in the PC environment, and although it is difficult to delete the Hold operation entirely, we are working to improve this operation in the following ways.

2) UI/UX Improvements

We are also constantly working to improve the UI/UX. For example, a translucent map function will be added so users can easily check the map while on the go. Furthermore, although previously it was difficult to check the tooltip when the icons were overlaid on the world map, this issue has been improved by the addition of a new button.

Moreover, please refer to the following for more details on various updates.

* UI that allows users to quickly and easily check the various effects applied to the character
* Addition of communication devices
Various communication systems will be provided to enable accurate communication during urgent combat situations
* Addition of an emoticon system
* Modified the issue of missing certain messages through the display of too many messages in the chat window
Addition of a chat custom function that allows users to select and view only the contents they choose to see
* View shortcut keys through the F8 button
* Addition of a HUD hide function
F7 shortcut key
* Addition of a screenshot function
F9 shortcut key

“New Field Elite Monsters and Bosses”

1) Emergence of Twisted Bosses!

Through this update, Twisted Field Bosses that are similar in appearance to the regular Bosses but have stronger and different patterns have been added. Additional effects such as debuff and area damage are added making the Bosses much more difficult to defeat as well as summoning minions to create a confusing combat experience.

These Twisted Bosses appear with a very low probability in the same location as the regular Field Bosses, and if not cleared for a certain period of time, disappear with the reappearance of the existing Bosses. Clear these Bosses to receive even better rewards!

2) Field Elite Monsters

Like the presence of the powerful Twisted Field Bosses, existing Elite Monsters have also been updated with special attack patterns and stronger powers. These Field Elite Monsters with various attack patterns will create a more dynamic and fun combat experience. In addition, we believe that the combination of the updated skills and combos will create an even better synergy during combat.

“Updated Dungeon and Matching System”

1) Dungeon Multi Matching System

It’s finally here! For faster matching, users can now queue up for many dungeons simultaneously. We believe that through this multi matching system, users will be able to experience diverse dungeon contents quicker and easier.

“Other Upcoming Changes”

1) Improvement of the Lock-on Function

The lock-on function has been improved so that users can play with a more convenient viewpoint than before.

After observing these inconveniences, the lock-on function has been improved so the camera is more stable during the movement of the lock-on target.

Users can check out this improved lock-on function during the Final Test and undergo a better combat experience.

Please note that these are just a few of the many changes and improvements to come, and you can directly experience these changes during the Final Test from May 12th - May 16th (PDT) / May 13th - May 17th (CEST).

Lastly, make sure to check out the previous posts on these improvements if you haven’t already.

The many changes being made to the game are being detailed in regular blogs on the Bless Unleashed Steam Page, as well as other important testing announcements.

Key Features

  • A Visually Stunning MMORPG Experience - Utilizing the Unreal Engine 4, the game brings unparalleled visuals and deep gameplay mechanics which offer one of the most beautiful MMORPGs built for a console platform.
  • Combo-Driven Gameplay - Survive a menagerie of mythical beasts and other players with deep and rewarding combat system that features skillful combo mechanics coupled with action-oriented combat with dodging. A progression system handcrafted for online play and an integrated players-vs-player (PVP) mode provide added challenges and rewards at every turn.
  • An Immersive Fantasy World - Dive into an open persistent world with a rich backstory and an intricate plot as players uncover divine secrets on their journey to defeat the return of an evil goddess.
  • A MMORPG Built for Modern Consoles - Built from the ground up to be a comprehensively and robustly supported live service, every aspect, from story to combat to skill progression, has been carefully crafted with the console experience in mind.
  • Classic Fantasy with a Twist – Choose between five classic fantasy jobs, including the arcane wielding Mage or the bloodthirsty Berserker. Travel the world in search of the truth about the gods with other adventurers and experience a personal brush with divinity.

Currently available for Xbox One and PS4, Bless Unleashed is coming to PC in 2021.

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