It’s a well-known fact that Blade & Soul is getting an engine upgrade to Unreal Engine 4. How much will that actually do for the game, though? Sure, we’ve all seen the trailers about the engine upgrade, but those are trailers and are thus intended to delight and surprise. YouTuber Rendermax has the answer for you with a nearly 20-minute walkthrough of the game using the UE4 client on the Korean Frontier server.
The bright side is that the game definitely looks good. On the flip side, though, there’s clearly more work to be done; he’s up front about the fact that the client crashed multiple times for him whilst filming, and it’s rather difficult to play in areas with more than about 10 people at once. While there’s certainly no release date for this upgrade on the Western version, it’s still nice to get a glimpse of what the client and the upgrades will look like in action.
Source: Rendermax on YouTube; thanks to Rafael for the tip!