The next major update for Aion arrives in just a few weeks, with amazing improvements to almost all major game systems and features. Aion: Awakened Legacy brings a refreshing and simplified experience for Daevas old and young, promising to create a streamlined and more enjoyable experience regardless of your experience with the game. If you’ve never played Aion before—or if you’re looking to return—there’s no better time than with this update.
Visit the Aion: Awakened Legacy update page to register your account to receive a free Awakened Gala Gift Pack to help your Daeva take its first steps in the new update.
Level Cap Raised to 80
Characters can now access new skills and abilities as they increase their power to level 80.
Leveling Campaign Revamped
The landscape has changed, offering new pathways and blocking old ones. The leveling campaign has been completely reworked to improve quest and progression flow, as well as increase how quickly a character can achieve max-level.
New Zone – Lakrum
A vast new land, dotted with long-forgotten ruins, has been discovered. Populated by mysterious new creatures and a solemn fortress guarded by the Jotun, the area known as Lakrum beckons adventurers to discover its secrets.
New Instance – Primeth’s Forge
Ereshkigal’s troops have invaded the home and workshop of the Jotun’s greatest smith: Primeth. Brave the dangers of an active forge, liberate Primeth, and discover the true intent of Ereshkigal’s plans before it’s too late.
Assume the appearance and power of creatures, monsters, and even a divine being, boosting your stats for a short time. By collecting multiple transformations of the same tier you can combine them to achieve truly incredible feats of combat prowess.
With the update we’re introducing a new Cubics system that can permanently increase your character’s stats. Within the new region of Lakrum, max level characters can traverse a portal to Qubrinerk’s Cubic Lab for a chance to obtain the magical Cubicles. Cubicles can then be stored in Cubics, which provide permanent stat increases.
Characters at max level will have the ability to further customize their builds for PvE and PvP combat through skill specializations called Daevanion Skills. These are able to be switched at any time out of combat, allowing you to customize your approach to each and every encounter.
Infernal Drakenspire Depths
The regular Drakenspire Depths is being integrated into the revamped leveling campaign as a solo dungeon. A new more difficult version of the raid—Infernal Drakenspire Depths—is once again an endgame raid, offering the most powerful gear in the game.
Equipment & Enchanting
With the vast changes coming in Aion: Awakened Legacy, an entirely new item-grade system in will impact a few systems. There are only three quality levels of new gear—Ancient, Legendary, and Ultimate—which reduces much of the complexity built up over past releases. Gear is also now strictly PvE or PvP focused, with each type of gear earnable only from that type of content. Enchanting is also specific to PvE and PvP, allowing you to specifically customize your character for the content you’re interested in.
The ability to Rift is back! Rifts are once again specific to level ranges, and restrict higher level characters from entering lower level Rifts. Lower level characters can still enter higher Rifts, encouraging groups and Legions to help support their members for higher level rewards.
Sieges are being reverted to a pre-Coalition version, putting the focus back on Legions and Leagues. We’re also reducing the number of sieges down to two: Lakrum Fortress and Divine Fortress.
These changes and a lot more will be explored through in-depth feature articles from now until Aion: Awakened Legacy releases on October 24. You also won’t want to miss our update overview livestream the Friday before release, at 11am PDT on October 19. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to know the minute we post a feature preview or promotion.