New Update for Age of Conan Now Available

Posted by at 11:30 am on April 1, 2010

Funcom has announced the launch of a new update to -˜Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures’. The Update 7: -˜Shrines of Bori’ follows in a long line of free updates that have all introduced new content, new features and groundbreaking enhancements to the massively multiplayer online game that was awarded -˜Most Improved MMO of 2009′ by earlier this year due in part to the many additional hours of content and gameplay that the development team has introduced to the game since launch.

“We’re very happy to bring new content to our loyal PvP players,” says Funcom Game Director and Executive Producer Craig Morrison. “The new content and the raising of the PvP level cap show we are committed to our fans and committed to continuously update and improve on an already fantastic game. The new in-game event will give players a taste of our upcoming expansion -˜Rise of the Godslayer’. As always there are also a lot of smaller improvements and additions packed in there.”

Update 7: -˜Shrines of Bori’ adds entirely new PvP armor set to every class, attainable by playing the new PvP content. Situated around the village of Brandoc, shrines in honor of the war god Bori provides the setting where players will experience an ongoing conflict. Guilds will be able to wage war over shrines that can be captured and destroyed within the war-torn lands of the Border Kingdoms. The new reward system emphasizes conflict over cooperation, so get ready to test your alliances. The PvP experience points now also scale with players’ current PvP level, creating a more dynamic and exciting experience.

The update brings with it a new in-game event called -˜The Silver Atrium’. The event will introduce players to assassins from the Far East lands of Khitai, the setting for the upcoming expansion -˜Rise of the Godslayer’. There are also several tweaks to gameplay including a new in-game map and the ability to toggle quests on the go.

Launching in May 2008 -˜Age of Conan’ quickly became a smash hit in retail, shipping over 1.2 million copies around the world. In North America, the most prominent online gaming market in the west, -˜Age of Conan’ became the third best-selling PC title of the year in 2008. In the weeks after launch -˜Age of Conan’ simultaneously topped the charts in 17 countries, and the game received critical acclaim from gaming press across the globe. -˜Age of Conan’ is now available in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Polish localized versions, and is being prepared for launch in Korea as well.

For more information and how to purchase -˜Age of Conan’ please visit -˜Age of Conan’ is also available as a free trial for players wanting to try their luck in Hyboria.

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