Update Delivers New Storyline After Major Triumph Over Black Mage
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#MapleStory—MapleStory, the iconic free-to-play global MMORPG from Nexon, is celebrating the defeat of the Black Mage with its latest game update, Glory: Strengthened Alliances. This marks the newest storyline following the overturn of Maple World’s legendary antagonist and will be available to players on November 20, 2019.
In this next phase, Maplers can join the legendary Glory Guard as part of the Glory event, running from November 20, 2019 to January 28, 2020. Players will receive Glory, earn Special Supply Boxes, and meet with exciting new missions as they progress through the ranks of the Maple Alliance’s Glory Guard forces.
Additionally, Hoyoung, a new Anima thief class, will be available on December 4, 2019. Originally from a temple in the mountains of Grandis, Hoyoung finds himself traveling the lands of Maple World to reseal the monsters he accidentally unleashed after unlocking the ancient seal. Equipped with a Ritual Fan and Fan Tassel, along with a variety of skills, Hoyoung is determined to undo his mistake by resealing the monsters he let out, with the help of Taotie, one of the four perils.
Several quality of life improvements will also be applied in this update. Experience required to level up from 220 – 234 will be decreased by 25 percent. New balancing changes, including New 5th Job Skills, which increases player stats and damage, will provide a smoother, fairer, and more enjoyable MapleStory experience to all.
Players can enjoy additional events beginning November 20, including:
- Glory Pre-Registration – Players who join the Glory Guard by December 3 will receive VIP Royal Hair and Face Coupon rewards.
- Tera Burning – Maplers who make new Tera Burning characters gain two extra levels per level-up until they reach 200!
- Extreme Breakthrough Event – Players who level up new characters from 201 to 220 will receive various rewards and access to missions with special items, including the Extreme Breakthrough Damage Skin.
To learn more about MapleStory Glory: Strengthened Alliances update, please visit http://maplestory.nexon.net/micro-site/glory.
- MapleStory Glory: Strengthened Alliances Trailer
- MapleStory Glory: Strengthened Alliances Screenshots
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