Shadow Arena drops hero video, plans big changes ahead of final beta

Yeah, they're finally nerfing Goyen


With its final beta coming up in just a week, Shadow Arena studio Pearl Abyss is ramping up the hype machine. Today’s hook is in the form of a new hero highlight video for the Black Desert-spinoff battle royale’s swordsman toon. “The first video highlights the skills and combos for the swordsman Jordine Ducas,” PA notes. “Jordan is a well-balanced character that can easily be picked up by new players.”

[AL:SA]Ahead of the test, PA has introduced AI matches for newbie players, testing out new heroes, or just chilling out and relaxing with co-op. The studio has likewise tweaked the game’s gear – something we’d pointed out as a problem during our own playthroughs – and adjusted mob spawning, the fog-shrinking-circle-of-doom, the point system, hero balancing, and new normal matches. Plus, the devs are nerfing Goyen – again, something both our PvP columnist and BDO columnist said needed to happen.

Need a key for the final beta beginning on April 17th? We’ve got plenty to pass around right here, and you can peek at the video while you wait.

Source: Press release, patch preview
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