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Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Kakao Games
Developer: KRAFTON Game Union
Release Date: Sept. 29, 2021

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'Elyon' Kicks Off Closed Beta In Europe And North America

by Rainier on May 6, 2021 @ 6:39 p.m. PDT

Set in a world of magical technology and unlimited potential, Elyon is an MMORPG that has you compete in fierce faction wars, take on challenging group combat and features advanced character build options.

Elyon takes place in a high fantasy steampunk world where machines and magic rule and everyone is dependent on flight to explore, travel, and conquer. In search of a new home, adventurers take to the skies using a wide selection of airships, vehicles, and flying mounts to traverse Elyon’s open, highly vertical world.

Vehicles and mounts in Elyon serve more than just the purpose of transportation; they will also provide adventurers with the ultimate battle experience― Elyon’s Realm vs Realm PvP mode. In RvR, factions fight for fame and glory, taking turns to lead offensive and defensive efforts using all kinds of flying vehicles. Players can also join the fight from the ground with mechs and anti-air artillery to fight airborne threats―or initiate ground based aerial attacks depending on the map and strategy. Various strategic weapons such as cannons, mines, and attack buffs are at each faction’s disposal to tip the balance in their favour. The combination of ground-based and aerial combat makes each fight challenging and dynamic.

Most of Elyon’s content is highly customizable, allowing players to tailor detailed aspects of their play experience and unleash their creativity. An airship, for instance, can have its type, appearance, color, and performance modified. Players can even create their own quests, alter their hunting grounds, and change the difficulty when battling monsters in dungeons or hunting areas.

Kakao Games and Bluehole Studio announced that Elyon’s first closed beta test will begin on May 6 at 12:00 UTC, running until May 10 at 8:00 UTC. Players have been selected from sign up requests, but even if you were not one of them, there will be many opportunities to gain access through various events and partnerships!

During the test, you will be able to experience a wide spectrum of content spanning from Realm vs Realm, Clan Wars, and Arenas, to dungeons, lifeskills, and world quests. Players will be able to play all the game’s general contents localized in English. During the weekend (May 8-9) players can also experience massive scale Realm Wars and Clan vs Clan Wars.

Throughout the beta, Kakao Games will be broadcasting on their Twitch channel from May 6 to 9 between 15:00 and 21:00 UTC. The broadcast will provide an introduction and guide to Elyon’s mechanics & classes, interviews with community players and our very own CM Karim participating in the Realm Wars. For players who have not received closed beta access, a number of keys will be provided, along with a small amount of game passes that can be used during the official launch later this year!

Over the past few years Elyon (formerly known as A:IR) has gone through vast changes in many parts of its gameplay experience, from leveling flow adjustments to the conversion of the combat into an action-based system. While Bluehole Studio, Inc. are continuously working on making Elyon a great MMORPG, Kakao Games are preparing at an ever-increasing pace to release the game outside of Korea and are excited to hear players' feedback!

Key Features:

  • Extensive character customization: Create your own unique character with extensive customization tools and detail-oriented options. Want to go the extra mile? Take your look to the next level with the Equipment Dye system.
  • Deep skill customization: Modify the way your skills and character respond with Skill Attributes, Rune Attributes, and Mana Awakening.
  • Realm vs Realm battles: Engage in large scale Realm vs Realm battles with the assistance of heavy artillery, mechas, and dragons!
  • Clan Wars: Compete with other clans and establish yourself as the best of the best. Top clans get to control Dimensional Portals and collect taxes from any player that enters them.
  • Gather, craft, and trade: Make your own high grade equipment and other consumables that will aid you in battle. Have unused materials? You can sell them via Trading and make a profit!
  • Open-world PvP: Players of opposing Realms can attack each other anywhere in the world. When in conflict zones, players can claim Laurel Wreaths of Greed, allowing them to attack any player be it enemy or ally - but the use of such power comes with dire risks.
  • Dungeons, Arenas and Dimensional Portals: Enjoy a variety of PvP and PvE content, from classic 1vs1 to Free For All arenas, to dungeons filled with clever mechanics. Dimensional Portals will lead you to planes of rich resources that will help you become stronger.

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