“Currently, the game is available in over 150 countries, 12 languages and has more than 2.4 billion hours of gameplay. […] Following the release [of the remaster], the number of returning users increased 104% month-over-month in North America and Europe, 246% in Taiwan, 144% in Turkey. The number of new users increased 24% month-over-month in North America and Europe, 35% in Turkey.”
In other BDO news, MMO Culture has an article up this week covering a revamped employe benefits program rolling out to Pearl Abyss in Korea this month. It seems laudably generous, at least to me here in the US; it includes IVF coverage, eldercare support, a month of vacation, and childcare services.
Today is also patch day for the MMORPG itself: The update adds guild alliances, improves swimming, integrates new story quests for entering Aakman and Hystria, and changes the Node War ruleset. Again.
Finally, the studios have released a new teaser trailer for the free-to-play Drieghan expansion still scheduled for launch later in 2018. “This update will feature a large mountainous area, over 300 challenging quests, fresh nodes to conquer and a new menacing dragon boss called Garmoth,” Kakao says. The game will be playable at EGX later this month.