Age of Conan’s Onslaught is live, the Funcom MMO’s ‘biggest update in years’

    
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Age of Conan’s Onslaught is live, the Funcom MMO’s ‘biggest update in years’

Back in 2018 and 2019, Funcom’s Age of Conan MMORPG – soon turning 12 years old, if you can believe it – ran the Saga of Blood, essentially a limited-time specialty server. It went over surprisingly well. It followed up with the Unconquered semi-permadeath mode. And then there was very little activity until earlier this spring, when we learned Funcom had returned its gaze to its second-oldest MMORPG to add a new group scenario called Onslaught. As of today, the new shinies are live – Funcom’s calling it “the biggest Age of Conan update in years.”

“Onslaught introduces a new game area based on Robert E. Howard’s Black Colossus (1933), one of the original short stories featuring Conan the Barbarian. Here, you will be faced with a new threat, as the ancient wizard Thugra Khotan has awoken after thousands of years and is seeking to fulfill his ambition of world domination. Waves of ferocious armies will charge at you on the steps of the great Ivory Dome of Kutchemes. The dome itself is said to contain unimaginable riches, but also a slumbering dread god. Players can also enjoy a new game mode, new quests, and a selection of new and exquisite weapons and armor, including powerful starmetal weapons and The Thugra Khotan Vanity Armor.”

Full content notes are up on the official site.

Source: Press release, official site

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Andrew Clear

Well, to be honest, it isn’t hard to make the “biggest update” in years for this game. I just hope the people who are still playing like the content that was just dropped, and gives them something fresh to grind for the years to come.

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Lateris

Did Tencent tell them to get some new content out there ?

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Bruno Brito

IF this is the start of them refocusing on their old MMOs, then great.

If not…this is not enough for me to even blink.

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Victor Barreiro Jr.

Hmmm… I wonder if my old character still exists. *curious*

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arimer

Well now what a pleasant surprise. Now do this regularly. Oh and do it for Secret world. Guess i’ll be installing AoC this weekend.

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Ashfyn Ninegold

AoC was a my favorite game back then. Logged on about 2 years ago and found the QoL was very poor by current standards. I like my comforts and AoC had hardly any. I usually don’t delete games, but unless there’s a major overhaul of things like inventory and such, AoC is not returning to my hard drive.

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Bruno Brito

AoC is a game that would benefit greatly from a level prunning ( no ability prunning tho ).

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sear.scar

So then, you’re not quite dead… heh.
It’s nice to see such attention from the studio: a sudden and not-that-smallish update for AoC — that’s ~inspiring, I’d say. The population — and the game still attracts quite many folks — deserve something like that.

P.S. oh, and I still hope we’ll get kind of “all in one” subscription: AO, AoC, and even The (legacy) SW — with the one sub covers all the games, you know.

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Toy Clown

This is surprising news. I went back to play for a month over a year ago when they were having something special going on, but found the game was full of bugs with no way to get them dealt with. Staff were non-existent, outside of those trying to create outfit idea topics, which only angered players further. I logged out and didn’t return when I had a game-breaking bug pop up, which made me really sad.

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Jack Pipsam

It’s good that there’s people at the company who still know how to work new things into the game.
Must be a nice surprise to those who main this game to suddenly get a proper update like this.

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sear.scar

*/Cheer* to those folks behind the game, I’d say. That’s good to know someone of such knowledge is still there.

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Malcolm Swoboda

“the biggest Age of Conan update in years.” – Technically quite true!