The official launch of Bless Online is a week away, and Neowiz has announced it is going to be replacing the game’s Founder’s Packs with new launch DLC packs for players to purchase. Founder’s Packs will be officially unavailable for purchase at 1:00 p.m. EDT on October 23rd, and the new Novice Pack, Warlord Pack, and Legendary Warlord Pack will be taking their places.
The cheapest of the packs, the Novice Pack, will run you $19.99 US, and it includes 30 days of premium membership, a bunch of 30-day buffs and benefits such as premium skins, gathering tools, and XP bonuses, as well as a skill-reset scroll and one free gender/appearance-change item. The next tier up is the Warlord Pack, which costs $49.99 US and includes everything in the Novice Pack plus 1,200 Lumena and the fiery Warlord weapon and costume skins, while the Legendary Warlord Pack will go for a whopping $99.99 US and will include everything in the Warlord Pack while also boosting the duration of the buffs and benefits to 60 days.
This seems like a particularly bold move in light of the game’s frankly catastrophic Western “open beta”/soft launch and the recent announcement that the Korean Bless Online servers would be shutting down this November. It’s worth noting, however, that these new DLC packs will not be necessary to play the game, as it will be free-to-play when it officially launches on October 23rd.