The second Oberon patch has gone live on Albion Online’s test server, bringing changes to portals and balance adjustments as the game prepares to make the jump to free-to-play. The bulk of the changes in the new patch are to portals, which are being shuffled around so that Fort Sterling, Lynnhurst, Thetford, and Bridgewatch will each have two portal exits, while Martlock will have three, and Caerleon will retain four. In addition, each of the four royal cities — Fort Sterling, Thetford, Martlock, and Bridgewatch — has received its own Outland portal.
On top of that, the Adventurer’s Challenge system has received a couple of changes. Daily bonuses will now reward players with a Tome of Insight. In addition, when the game goes free-to-play on April 10th, free players will also be able to complete the daily challenges, earning 10 learning points for doing so, though weekly and monthly bonus rewards will remain limited to premium players.
Meanwhile, on the live servers, guilds across the world are gearing up for the beginning of the game’s sixth GvG season, which kicks off on April 20th. The season will run until the 13th of July, with two mid-season resets on May 18th and June 15th. It’s worth noting that GvG scores after the second reset are doubled, making the final month of the season especially crucial. If you want to read up on all of the details to make sure you and your guild are prepared to take on the competition, you can find them over on the game’s official forums.