NCSoft West has announced that Blade & Soul will be getting the “Rising Waters” update on February 10th.
It includes three new max-level PvE areas. The first of those is Bloodshade Harbor, a 6- or 4-player Heroic (purple) dungeon that challenges you go up against Blackram pirates, and Poharan’s boss Admiral Hae Mujin.
The second new area is actually the same place, Nightshade Harbor, but is a 24-player version. Oh, and it’s a lot darker given that night has fallen.
The third new area is Mushin’s Tower – Floors 1-7. It’s a single player Heroic dungeon that offers increasingly greater challenges in exchange better rewards. New floors will be added in future updates.
But that’s not all out of the “Rising Waters” update. It’ll also unlock five Hongmoon Levels to be gained after completion of a new quest – letting you gain experience beyond level 45, unlocking additional skill points for your character.
Plus, this update will mark the start of the PvP pre-season. A new in-game interface will show you how your skills stack up against other players. And you’ll be able to earn and spend Zen Beans – the game’s PvP currency – once you start competing. After the pre-season comes Season 1 which will, in a future update, let you earn high-level rewards for beating opponents.