Albion Online’s Joseph patch arrives next week; check out the new trailer


Joseph is coming to Albion Online, and he’s not interested in drinking tea or exchanging pleasantries or wearing anything akin to an amazing technicolor dreamcoat. No, he’s the game’s first big patch since its launch this past summer (and its seemingly unending DDOS attack problems). And he’s dropping by next week, totally announced, so you have plenty of time to clean.

His big claim to fame is a new 5v5 PvP arena system, which may seem an odd addition to a PvP sandbox, but hey, somebody must want this. “The Arena is a new mode where you are matched against worthy opponents in a 5v5 control point battle,” Sandbox Interactive explains. “Be in the team to capture the most Runestones, maintain a high score, and you will be granted redeemable Arena Sigils for great rewards. Ready to put your skills to the test? Need to practice for higher Tier PvP battles? Enter the Arena and prove yourself with your friends, guild mates, or on your own.”

Joseph will bring other presents too, including treasure sites, smart casting mechanics, UI updates, new weapon abilities, and a pair of new expeditions. Yeah, maybe anthropomorphizing patches is weird after all. The brand-new patch is down below!

Source: Official site, press release

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The nerf to healers was the straw that broke the camels back for me, also the fact that only huge guilds can prosper was another nail in the coffin. Unfortunately this game will most likely only fulfill a small niche of players.

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we might jump into this for the arena pvp on a casual basis. when we’d do the circles in teh world we’d generally get zerged to death pretty badly and even sized groups would never come in when they saw us lol.