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Upgrade Arcade Fall 2015


Come one, come all, to the Upgrade Arcade! Try your luck by upgrading an on-screen weapon to the next level.  At certain Upgrade Levels, you will unlock different prizes including Stigma Bundles, Aether Glider wings, and the all-new Quick Frillneck mount!  Step right up! Don’t be shy – we’ll even give you a free try!

- How to Play -

The Upgrade Arcade can be accessed by clicking the smiling Shugo icon on the lower right corner of your screen. Use this icon to play, browse the prize list, or check out the Help guide.

To play, you’ll need an Arcade Token. One Arcade Token is consumed each time you begin playing at level 1, and will last until you claim a prize. This means it’s possible for you to get to Upgrade Level 8 on one token!

Click Play to start the mini-game and you'll see the weapon on the screen change before you. Subsequently by clicking Play, you will continue to upgrade the weapon and the Upgrade Level. There is a chance to fail at each upgrade level so play wisely!If you want to claim your prize, click Reward and a random item from the tier's prize list will be placed in your inventory.


If your upgrade fails at Upgrade Level 6 or higher, you have two choices. You can claim your level 1 prize, or you can click the Resume option to spend two tokens and regain your place! The Resume icon lights up to let you know it can be used, but can only be used once per play.

As you play the Upgrade Arcade, you will notice the Frenzy Meter filling up. Every token you use to play or resume will fill up the bar. Once the bar is full, Frenzy Mode begins and you have 90 seconds of boosted upgrade chances and additional Frenzy Rewards! Click away!


- Where to Get Arcade Tokens -

There are a few ways for you to get tokens for the Upgrade Arcade.

  1. A survey will be available for players level 30+ for (1) Arcade Token. One survey per server per account.
  2. Prestige Badge holders will receive an additional (2) Arcade Token via survey each week of the event.
  3. Arcade Tokens can also be purchased individually or as a bundle from the in-game shop or web store.


- Rewards -

The rewards can be viewed in the Upgrade Arcade menu and are distributed randomly from the upgrade tier you end on. Remember, you can claim your reward at any time. If you want that prize at Upgrade Level 6 without risking a failure on your next attempt, hit the Rewards button to claim it right away. Keep in mind that if your upgrade fails and you do not resume playing, through choice or lack of tokens, you will only get a prize from Upgrade Level 1.


Try your luck at the Upgrade Arcade! Mini-game ends October 21, 2015.

Weekly Server Maintenance - September 30, 2015, 5:30 AM Central

There will be a scheduled maintenance period tomorrow, Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 5:30 AM to 10:30 AM Central Time. The game servers will be unavailable for approximately 5 hours.

- Changes -

  1. Routine server updates and modifications.
  2. Panesterra Fortresses will be reset to Balaur.
  3. 6th Anniversary events will end. Please use your final Aetherflames and collect your last buffs.
  4. The Upgrade Arcade will be available for three weeks.


Thank you for your patience!

Website Maintenance - Monday, September 28th, 2015, 6:00am Central

On Monday, September 28th, we'll be having website maintenance from 7:00am to 1:05pm Central Time. During this time the website, forums, game log in, and Aion store purchases will be unavailable. However, if you are already logged in to the game you'll still be able to play normally.

Weekly Server Maintenance - September 23, 2015, 5:30 AM Central

There will be a scheduled maintenance period tomorrow, Wednesday, September 23, 2015 from 5:30 AM to 11:30 AM Central Time. The game servers will be unavailable for approximately 6 hours and 45 minutes.

- Changes -

  1. Routine server updates and modifications.

Additionally, the forums and store will be unavailable from 7:00 am to 11:30 am Central Time for an extended maintenance. 

Thank you for your patience!

6th Anniversary Sale


It's not a birthday celebration without presents, so for Aion's 6th Anniversary we've got some special items on sale. Let's celebrate!


Cube & Warehous Expansion Tickets (Level 4)

Add more space to your inventory with the Cube and Warehouse expansion tickets.


Daevic Fortune Cookie

Open this treat for a chance at many powerful and exlusive items.

Gender Switch Ticket

Use this ticket to change your character's gender.

Dyes - True Black & True White

Is your costume lacking something? Mix it up with some new dye.


Check out all the items on the store here.

6th Anniversary Birthday Card Winners

Happy 6th birthday Daevas!

We received a lot of great birthday card submissions and it wasn't easy to narrow it down to our winners, but here they are. These winners got their hands on a Joyful Festival costume and two Tempering Solutions!

Winners - Hand Drawn



Hezudes - Israphel

Ireneh - Kahrun


Skypea - Israphel


Winners - Digitally Drawn



Bennywong - Kahrun

PhoniexMeiYin - Tiamat


Curry - Tiamat


Prizes will be delivered to the character within 48 hours. Thank you all for your support in celebrating another great year.

6th Anniversary Cakes & Monsters Event


Aion's 6th Anniversary is rapidly approaching, and we want to celebrate with you. We've had a great year and on September 22nd, we'll be joining you in game to celebrate with cakes, monsters and buffs. 

On September 22nd, log on to your characters and look out for members of the Aion team. On each server and faction, we'll be spawning cakes, summoning monsters, and giving out cake buffs to top it all off. 

- Date & Time - 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 

All servers/All factions - 6pm PDT until 7pm PDT / 8pm CDT until 9pm CDT


Once the team is online, we will make announcements in-game so keep your eyes peeled.
While you wait, our 6th Anniversary Events are ongoing so get the full details here.