Back during November’s G-Star in Seoul, NCsoft announced that Blade & Soul’s Korean version would be joining the Western and Taiwanese servers in their free-to-play business model, after four years as a pay-to-play title. Those changes are live today as part of the first chunk of the December update, along with gifts for players who’ve been loyally paying along the way.
The patch notes themselves are a 22,000 word translated monstrosity, but overseas players can expect the promised level bump to 55, new questlines, and character boosts. What isn’t in today’s update? That sweet Gunslinger class, which we’ll assume will roll out in part two.