Berlin, Germany, 27th August 2015 – The greatest adventure in the history of Drakensang Online has begun! Bigpoint, one of the world’s leading developers and publishers of online games, has launched the largest expansion for their successful hack’n’slash MMORPG since the original release of the game. The add-on “Rise of Balor” brings many exciting quests to the world of Dracania. Travelling the dark jungles of the continent Lor’Tac, players explore 16 brand-new maps and battle one of the most powerful bosses, Balor himself. Bigpoint also announced that the game’s community now consists of more than 30 Million registered users, which makes Drakensang Online one of the most successful hack’n’slash titles in the world.
Bigpoint raised the level cap in order to provide experienced players with new challenges. The heart of Drakensang Online—the character skill system—has been completely revised and converted to a skill and talent mastery system for all four character classes. Players can choose freely how to distribute talent points, which can also be reorganized to try out different builds and play styles.
“We are thrilled to finally open the doors to Lor’Tac for all players. We started working on this expansion ten months ago and are now happy to bring ‘Rise of Balor’ to the servers. This marks the first of several important milestones which will greatly improve and change Drakensang,” says Jason Durall, Lead Game Designer at Bigpoint Berlin. “In the past few years, the game has been constantly evolving, not only in regards to new content but also in terms of graphics, fair monetization, and improved gameplay—and we have much more in store for players in the near future.”