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December 31, 2020

Farewell to 2020!

Farewell to 2020

EpicDuel is now live with the last release of 2020 and the last release before the demise of Flash! Install the Artix Games Launcher and welcome 2021 as the Gifting event continues!


New Items

Visit Endless M4tr1x at Titan's Peak to get new rare weapons crafted by Bido to commemorate the end of 2020!

  • MMXX Redeemer P
  • MMXX Redeemer E
  • MMXX Blades P
  • MMXX Blades E
  • MMXX Axe P
  • MMXX Axe E
  • MMXX Staff P
  • MMXX Staff E

New Achievements

Celebrate the end of the year with the 2020 Victory achievement available now in the achievement shop! This badge will eventually go rare, so grab it now while you can!



  • Cyber Hunter
    • Plasma Grenade: Plus 1 energy damage every .32 Support instead of .38.
    • Memory Leak: Plus 1 poison damage every 2 Support; Increase 1 poison damage every 1.3 levels above 20; Decrease 1 poison damage every 1.3 damage level under 20; Cost increase 20 per level; Base level 1 is now 10, going up by 5 per level to 55.
  • Mercenary
    • Artillery Strike: Stat requirement Dexterity; Level 1 will require 16, increasing by 2 per level with a max of 34.
  • Blood Mage
    • Energy Parasite: Gain 135% of the amount drained


Artix Games Launcher

As of the publication of this post, Flash is hours away from being blocked by most major browsers. If you haven't yet, please download the latest version of the Artix Games Launcher! This will guarantee you can continue to play all your favorite Artix Entertainment browser games, including EpicDuel! 

Have a happy and safe New Year and Duel On!

Tags: Nightwraith


December 23, 2020

2020 Holiday Patch

Today we brought the servers down for a few quick changes and to release tens of thousands of names from inactive accounts. Here is a rundown of all the changes from today's update!


Name Changes

While the servers were down today, ~50K character names were released. If there was a name you've been anxious to claim for years, now is your best chance. Also, the parameters for purging old accounts was relaxed slightly to allow names to become available more frequently. Please, don't email about special requests for names. If an account is truly inactive, it will become available in time. 


Drop Rates

The drops rates on several new weapons recently added to the gifting pool such as the Krampus Curse weapons were reviewed. No obvious issues were found, but a change was made to allow the class-specific weapons be slightly more likely to be included in gifts. We tested on the Dev server and were able to successfully receive these weapons through gifting to confirm the drop rates were correct.



Some folks thought it would be a ho-ho-hilarious to quickly buy and sell all the limited-quantity items so nobody else could have them. To stop this, we've temporarily put a hold of selling any limited-quantity items for the duration of Gifting. 2020 has been a hard enough year. When faced with the choice or kindness or malice, please choose kindness.


Holly Jolly Holiday

On a more cheerful note, we had a great gifting event yesterday with Mods, Testers, Charfade, and Korin! It's always exciting to cram 170 people into one room in EpicDuel for gifting pandemonium (Delta V doesn't have covid, so they don't need social distancing)! I think EpicDuel is the only game on the AE network that can manage that, even if we do need to completely hide characters to do it. It proves that the fire for EpicDuel still burns after over a decade, through the one of the most turbulent years in memory. Thank you for sticking by us, and may you all have a safe and happy Holiday!

Tags: Nightwraith


December 18, 2020

Creative Collections

Creative Collections

After 2 weeks of gifting your inventory is probably packed with new weapons. What will you do with them? Before you sell them or store them for posterity, visit Deuce and Bido for 46 new missions allowing you to cash in on your gifting collections with incredible Credit rewards and new achievements!


New Missions!

Deuce and Bido are offering 4 new mission chains to allow you to cash in on your collected gifts! 

  • Jolly Candy Collector
    • Holly Jolly Sword
    • Holly Jolly Jolts
    • Blades of Candy
    • Gleaming Jolly Claws
    • Jolly Axe of Doom
    • Jolly Soul Axe
    • Jolly Candy Staff
    • Jolly Candy Magician
    • Crunchy Candy Gun
    • Jolly Candy Blaster
    • Jolly Candy Cannon
    • Jolly Candy Kaboom
    • Jolly Battle Test
  • Krampus Curse Collector
    • Sword of the Krampus996
    • Krampus Spirit Sword
    • Claws of the Krampus
    • Glowing Claws of Evil
    • Axe the Krampus
    • Krampus Spirit Axe
    • Krampus Crackles
    • Krampus Catalyst
    • Krampus Caliber
    • Krampus Blaster
    • Krampus Cannon
    • Krampus Kaboom
    • Krampus Battle Test
  • Regal Festive Collector
    • Regal Festive Sword
    • Regal Energy
    • Golden Regal Blades
    • Electric Regal Edge
    • Regal Axe Edge
    • Gleaming Regal Edge
    • Regal Sorcerer
    • Regal Righteousness
    • Regal Festive Test
    • Regal Festive Finale
  • Frozen Frenzy Collector
    • Swords of Fire
    • Swords of Ice
    • Claws of Fire
    • Claws of Ice
    • Axes of Fire
    • Axes of Ice
    • Staffs of Fire
    • Staffs of Ice
    • Frozen Frenzy Test
    • Frozen Frenzy Finale

Tags: Nightwraith


December 11, 2020

Gifting 2020 Continues

Gifting Continues

Gifting continues at a furious pace as the gifting leaders shower Delta V with epic generosity! There's still plenty of time to get in on the gifting fun whether you plan on giving or getting as spontaneous and scheduled gifting events pop up all over the game world! 


Seasonal Rares Unleashed

Missed out on the rest of the year's releases and the multitude of seasonal rares that came along with them? No problem! We've returned nearly all the seasonal rares to their respective shops! Pirate weapons, Spring weapons, Harvest weapons, birthday weapons, and more all now available!


New Weapon Prizes!

More weapons have been added to the prize pool! You'll now have a chance to receive Deuce's Krampus Curse weapons with each gift unwrapped. Can you collect them all? There might be a reason to get the whole set very soon!

  • Krampus' Curse Sword P
  • Krampus' Curse Sword E
  • Krampus' Curse Claws P
  • Krampus' Curse Claws E
  • Krampus' Curse Axe P
  • Krampus' Curse Axe E
  • Krampus' Curse Staff P
  • Krampus' Curse Staff E
  • Krampus' Curse Blaster P
  • Krampus' Curse Blaster E
  • Krampus' Curse Cannon P
  • Krampus' Curse Cannon E


Bug Fixes:

  • Frozen Fist: Now affected by Reactive Armor
  • Focused Fury: Now affected by Reactive Armor

Tags: Nightwraith


December 04, 2020

Gifting 2020 Begins!

Gifting 2020 Begins

Gifting Begins! 

A new season of gifting has begun! Login now to give and receive inconceivable mountains of loot, earn achievements, and spread holiday cheer throughout Delta V! Let's send off 2020 on a high note! 


New Gifting Prizes!

This year, our talented artists have helped us include dozens of new weapons into the pool of possible prizes included in each gift! Can you collect them all? Also don't sleep on the daily prize claim! It boosts your achievement while giving you a free new home item, weapon, armor, or a big pile of credits!

Deuce's Jolly Candy Set

Bido's Regal Festive Set

New Items!

Visit Charfade for new, festive variations of her Mini Rex Morph!

  • Festive Mini Rex Mutation
  • Festive Rusted Mini Rex


New Achievement!

A new Frost Warrior 4.0 achievement has emerged in the achievement shop!



  • Mercenary:
    • Adrenaline replaced with Reactive Armor: Deal a % of melee damage back to attacker
  • Tactical Mercenary:
    • Atom Smasher replaced with Adrenaline Rush: Strike target to gain a % of Rage

Tags: Nightwraith


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