Octoberfest is Here!

Festival planner Octobrunerk is preparing for the upcoming beer festival, Octoberfest. He has invited the top three Brewmasters to Sanctum and Pandaemonium to come to the festival and promised a big reward to the one who can brew the best beer. While not persuaded by the the festival or the promise of reward, the Brewmasters were intrigued by the chance to compete against each other and determine once and for all whose beer is best. 


- How to Participate - 

Phase One: Harvesting Barley (October 7 to October 21)

During the event, you can speak to NPC Octobrunerk to receive a daily quest to collect 20 Fresh Barley which can be found in world and instance drops.

You'll be rewarded 1 Dried Barley and 5 Lite Beers for completing the quest. The Lite Beer will recover 5% of your Energy of Repose and the Dried Barley can be used at one of three Brewmasters to purchase a claim ticket. Spend your Dried Barley wisely, since the Brewmaster you choose will determine your rewards based on their ranking in the contest.

This daily quest is repeatable only during Phase One with a maximum of 14 claim tickets.


Phase Two: The Contest Winner (October 21 to November 4)

During  the three Brewmasters will now offer prizes in exchange for the claim tickets earned during Phase One. The prizes offered will differ based on their ranking and claim tickets can only be redeemed at the Brewmaster they came from originally. We recommend going with one Brewmaster to maximize your rewards.


- Location - 

Event NPCs can be found in Pandaemonium for Asmodians and Sanctum for Elyos.


- Rewards - 

Once Phase Two starts on October 21, one of the Brewmasters (Eimaj, Reklov, or Nitram) will be declared the victor. Each Brewmaster will offer various rewards for the appropriate claim tickets. You can also purchase the victor's winning claim ticket on the store if an item catches your fancy.

From the victorious Brewmaster, you can pick up the [Event] Winner's Thank-you Gift for 12 claim tickets. The box includes:

*[Title Card] Drunken Master - 90 day pass

*[Event] First Place Beer - x10 - Replenishes 20% Energy of Repose

*Medal Box - Chance for Ceramium Medal or Fragemented Ceramium


The runner up Brewmaster offers [Event] Runner-up’s Thank-you Gift that includes:

*[Event] Second Place Beer - x10 - Replenishes 10% Energy of Repose

*Medal Box - Chance for Ceramium Medal or Fragemented Ceramium


The third Brewmaster offers [Event] Consolation Thank-you Gift that includes:

*[Event] Third Place Beer - x10 - Replenishes 5% Energy of Repose

*Medal Box - Chance for Ceramium Medal or Fragemented Ceramium


Each Thank-you Gift will also give you one other reward item with the Winner's Gift having the better odds.

*Blood Mark Box

*Dynatoum's Brazen Armor Box

*Dynatoum's Brazen Weapon Box

*Omega Enchantment Stone

*Tempering Solution



Phases One will be available until October 21 and Phase Two will start on October 21 and end on November 4. Collect your barley and get your bets in!

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 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 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.

Talk Like A Pirate, Dress Like a Pirate!


Yarr! A rich bounty has been unearthed fer all ye scallywags. Set sail for the Black Cloud Marketplace and stake your claim on special Pirate costumes and weapon skins. But act fast! These deals will only be available for a limited time.

Click here to see all the Pirate items!

Player's Choice Sale - September 16, 2015

The votes are in and the items for this year's Player's Choice Sale have chosen! We have a few new items on the store like a permanent Akumu Sidekick Summoning Lamp, Pureheart and Heartseeker weapon skins make a return, and a bunch of discounted items-- all for a limited time!

New Items

You've asked and we've added it. New to the store for a limited time include permanent pets. Also available is the Tomul and Denku Skin set.

Returning Items

Heartseek and Pureheart weapon skins make a grand return along with Aetherboard mounts.

Discounted Items

We have a bunch of consumable, supply, style, pets and housing items-- some discounted up to 50% off. Pick up discounted Lockbox Keys, Augment bundles, Title Cards, and even housing souvenirs at a cheaper price.


You can see all sale items and more in our in-game shop or click here to see it on the web store.