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January 27, 2011

A Heartwarming Update!

EpicDuel is finally defrosting today as the powerful winter-themed weapons disappear for another year.  However, those looking for rares to collect need to look no further than the Slayer, who will be carrying the brutal Heartbreaker weapons!  Rumor has it that something big and lethal is coming to Delta V in the next few weeks, and you'll need the best gear you can find to survive what's on the horizon!

Heartbreaker Weapons!

You can still grab the last of the frost gear until we go live with the new update.  However, to make room for the new gear, we are removing ALL of our current seasonal items including:

  • Seasonal rare weapons including Frostbane and the Frostbane promotion
  • Seasonal rare home items
  • Frost Warrior Achievement
  • Year of the Dragon Achievement

With the reintroduction of Heartbreaker gear, we are pleased to introduce a newcomer to the set: the nightmarish Azrael's Bane!

Azrael's Bane!

Developed by the most demented weapon smiths from across Delta V, this devastating sword will prepare all duelists who possess it for the terrors ahead with an added 5% chance to inflict critical strikes! Azrael's Bane with be available from Slayer at the Barren's Outpost, or free with the purchase of the 10,000 Varium package!  As an added bonus, I will share with you the creation of this beastly blade in a time-lapsed YouTube video!

The Forging of Azrael's Bane!

Charfade, the limited rare vendor, is also preparing for this exciting new event restocking with new offerings: Charfade's Launcher, an ingenious bazooka/catapult and Charfade's Blaster, a copy of her personal sidearm!  Will any or her previous rares be returning?  That's up to her!

Charfade's New Inventory!

Don't forget that HeroMart is now fully stocked with EpicDuel shirts!  Each shirt comes with a code that unlocks the EpicThreads achievement in EpicDuel and the Cyber Hunter armor in AdventureQuest Worlds!  While wearing the shirt you may feel an increased urge to duel and battle indigenous wildlife, but be advised: health packs do not exist IRL!

Epic Shirt!

New features in this update:

  • New promotional sword: Azrael's Bane, featuring a %5 critical strike chance!
  • Heartbreaker rares reintroduced!  Visit the Slayer to grab them!
  • Charfade's Launcher and Blaster introduced as limited-time rares!
  • Improved account creation process!
  • Guest conversion!  Easily convert guest accounts to a REAL account to save progress!
  • Interface improvements including a Logout button and in-game Server Select!


Features coming over in the next several weeks:

  • Event quests!
  • New Battle Modes including 2vs1 Boss Battles, and Survival mode!
  • Tournaments for rare prizes!
  • Much more!

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