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Naraka: Bladepoint

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: 24 Entertainment
Release Date: Aug. 12, 2021

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'Naraka: Bladepoint' Season 12 Will Add New Hero, Game Mode, System Rework And More Next Week - Trailer

by Rainier on April 2, 2024 @ 2:29 p.m. PDT

Naraka: Bladepoint is a free multiplayer action game that offers close-range action set on the mysterious Eastern region called Morus.

Naraka: Bladepoint is a 60-player unchained multiplayer combat title that features a boundless movement system that allows players to climb, hang, and even parkour.

With an aim-at-whatever-you-want grappling hook and a sophisticated yet beginner-friendly combat system involving accessible block & parry mechanics, Naraka: Bladepoint is designed to provide a brand-new experience of melee combat and world exploration.

Integrating Eastern aesthetics and philosophy, Naraka: Bladepoint presents a forsaken realm of splendid landscapes as well as inexplicable enigmas.

NetEase Games and developer 24 Entertainment are excited to share an overview on what to look forward to in Naraka: Bladepoint’s Season 12: ‘Tenacity’!

The upcoming season of the melee battle royale introduces the new hero Lyam Liu, the new casual mode “Hot Potato Counter”, a Talent rework and more!

New Hero: Lyam Liu

The name of Season 12 ‘Tenacity’ is more than just that, as it will have a number of themed influences on Naraka: Bladepoint. Introducing Lyam Liu, the newest hero to join the battle royale, who has the ability to control metal, making him a deadly competitor in a contest of blades. Liu will be first playable on the test server, starting April 18. Apropos hero releases: Starting with S12, new heroes will now release on the test server at the beginning of a new season, rather than half-way through.

PVP Potential System Rework

Another major update arriving with Season 12 is about the game’s Potential System. Currently quite complex, Potentials were especially tricky for newcomers to wrap their head around. ‘Tenacity’ will come with a complete Potential rework, de-complicating the system and encouraging more variety instead of a few go-to choices.

New Mode: Hot Potato Counter!

Adding to Naraka: Bladepoint’ numerous casual activities next season is the new casual mode Hot Potato Counter! This fun new casual game adds a ball to the arena, which players attack instead of each other. Attacks, Counters and Skills control the ball until it turns red, which indicates it can be shot towards an enemy or passed to an ally. But watch out: the ball speeds up with every exchange!

April Fool’s Weapon: Hands

Meanwhile revealed as an April Fool's joke, the team actually added a new weapon to Naraka: Bladepoint: Hands! Available until April 10, players will be able to slap their enemies on the battlefield  a true master of martial arts doesn’t need metal or wood to fight, for their hands are the only weapon they need.

More Updates and Modes in the works

Since the game features so many different casual modes with the introduction of Hot Potato Counter, Casual Modes will now rotate weekly starting with Season 12. This list of activities will soon be expanded by even more fun ways to experience Naraka: Bladepoint! A number of balance changes to heroes like Hadi, Yueshan and Tessa round-up the preview for ‘Tenacity’.

Key Features:

  • Unchained action combat system: super free map interaction + grappling hook
    • Switch between 10+ weapons to customize your killings
    • Melee combat meets Battle Royale
    • Vertical map design
    • Resurrection system
    • Interactive map design allows you to roam Morus Island with freedom. Walk every path, reach every place, and eliminate every opponent.
    • Every player is equipped with a grappling hook that can be aimed at anyone, anywhere...
      • Assault: Zip through obstacles to pounce on your target
      • Ambush: Hide in the darkness and surprise your targets with deadly long-range takedowns
      • Avoid: Escape from battles in a flash with a well-aimed grappling hook maneuver
  • Unique block & parry mechanics: No defense or block button
  • Stunning Eastern art style
    • Six deadly charming characters
    • There is only fighting, death or life. Only one can remain.
    • Remains of behemoths, deserted townships, enigmatic temples
    • Explore a vast, mysterious battlefield

Naraka: Bladepoint is free to play on PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam).

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