Blade & Soul’s Beluga Lagoon update is an homage to a whale

    
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It might not be the best idea to theme your MMORPG updates around “whales” in the current microtransaction climate, but that’s exactly what NCsoft is doing with next week’s Blade & Soul update.

“Can you win the White Whale’s favor?” asks the new patch preview splash page, and it of course means an actual pixel whale, not cash shop whales. The update’s called Beluga Lagoon, and it’ll bring along upgrade path previews, new legendary soul shields, a new legendary weapon, and a brand-new 6-on-6 PvP battleground.

“Beluga Lagoon serves as a staging ground for the annual White Whale Festival, organized by the Fish Network Guild. The festival honors the legendary flying White Whale, a bringer of luck and fortune. Twelve warriors pick sides and do 6v6 battle for the chance to win the White Whale’s favor.”

Expect the update to drop October 28th.

Source: Official site, press release