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June 18, 2021

Inventory Upgrade!

Inventory Upgrade

Inventory Upgrade

Earlier this week we made many limited quantity items sellable to lighten the burden on players with sparse inventory space. Now, we're giving all players a complementary inventory buff with 20 additional slots and raising the inventory cap to 720!

  • Inventory Achievements adjusted +20
    • Epic Hoarder: 120
    • Extreme Hoarder: 220
    • Legendary Hoarder: 320
    • Grand Legendary Hoarder: 420
    • Ultra Legendary Hoarder: 520
    • Epic Legendary Hoarder: 620
    • Ultimate Legendary Hoarder (NEW): 720 slots
  • All players awarded +20 free inventory slots
  • Inventory cap raised to 720
  • New players begin with 50 inventory slots


Buddy Slot Upgrade

Need more room for friends but don't have the budget? We have you covered! Expand your social circle with 20 additional free buddy slots!

  • Buddy Achievements adjusted +20
    • Epic Buddy: 120
    • Extreme Buddy: 170
    • Legendary Buddy: 220
  • All players awarded +20 free buddy slots
  • Buddy slot cap raised to 220
  • New players begin with 30 buddy slots


New Gifting Prizes Added:

At long last two additional unique gifting rewards have made their way onto Delta V! Thank you again for your patience during this process, and it was a pleasure realizing your EpicDuel visions.

  • Lore Master's Alpha Demiurge - an angelic armor forged from a realm beyond time and space
  • runeknight's Gamma Bot - a gilded Gamma Bot with weapons fit to battle a kaiju

Bug Fix:

Revitalization (Credit only): armor Defense and Resistance now being removed correctly


Last Infernal Call:

Next week the Infernal Slayer 3 missions will leave and become permanently rare (for real)! You have one week to complete the challenge and obtain these unique weapons!


Player Appreciation Varium:

With next week's update we will be giving all players who have logged in since January 1, 2020 a bonus 750 Varium to spend as they chose. This should be especially exciting for those who have never been able to afford any Varium and want to see what all the hype is about! You can even take a bite and see what it tastes like! I wouldn't recommend this, however, as Fortune City dental care can be lethal!

Tags: Nightwraith


June 14, 2021

Patch Notes - 1.8.21

We just rolled a small update make several limited quantity items sellable. This should be valuable to players without Varium who cannot expand their inventories as well as players with hundreds of items who want to do some Spring cleaning. Remember that the reason for this restriction was to prevent players from buying and selling the entire stock of items to troll other players. As the items are no longer in shops, the restrictions are no longer needed.


New Changes

The following items are now able to be sold at merchants, freeing up valuable inventory space.

  • Blazing Celtic Hunter CC
  • Mystic Celtic Hunter CC
  • Blazing Celtic Destroyer CC
  • Mystic Celtic Destroyer CC
  • Blazing Celtic Pistol CC
  • Mystic Celtic Pistol CC
  • Blazing Celtic War Bow CC
  • Mystic Celtic War Bow CC
  • Legion Operative Pistol P
  • Legion Operative Pistol E
  • Legion Hero Slayer P
  • Legion Hero Slayer E
  • Legion Hero Dagger P
  • Legion Hero Dagger E
  • Bonefire Warlord P
  • Bonefire Warlord E
  • Darkside Slayer P
  • Darkside Slayer E
  • Darkside Shredder P
  • Darkside Shredder E
  • Legion Leviathan Cutlass P
  • Legion Leviathan Cutlass E
  • Legion Leviathan Breaker P
  • Legion Leviathan Breaker E
  • Legion Wrath Scythe P
  • Legion Wrath Scythe E
  • Legion Skewer P
  • Legion Skewer E
  • Legion Hero Destroyer P
  • Legion Hero Destroyer E

Tags: Nightwraith


June 11, 2021

Kraggor's Cache

Kraggor's Cache

Arcade Tokens weighing you down? Visit Kraggor in the Infernal Mines to play the newest arcade game to win his new collection!


NEW ARCADE: Kraggor's Cache

Visit Kraggor in the Infernal Mines (or any ArcadeBot scattered throughout Delta V) to play the latest arcade game: Kraggor's Cache! Spend arcade tokens to win a new collection of Infernal weapons, home items, and credit jackpots!

With a new arcade comes a new leaderboard to climb and a new arcade achievement to earn with 13 levels of evolution!


Infernal Slayer 3 Leaving Soon!

If you haven't completed the Infernal Quest missions yet, you'd better hurry! They won't last much long and then those missions (and mission prizes) will go rare permanently!

Tags: Nightwraith


June 04, 2021

Patch Notes - 1.8.19

We just rolled a small update to boost rewards for 1v1 and 2v2 battles. This increase is in addition to the Power Hour/Power Weekend credits and experience boost. Note that this increase will impact losses as well as victories.


New Changes

  • Increased reward multiplier for 1v1 battles from 2 to 2.4
  • Increased reward multiplier for 2v2 battles from 3 to 5


  • Defeating the Legendary Delta Vault in the mission "Legendary Vault Core" with only award the mission drop but not the achievement. This is a known limitation with NPC drops; they can only award an achievement or a drop, but not both. This achievement will be awarded manually until the mission chains go rare.

Tags: Nightwraith


May 28, 2021

Infernal Slayer 3

Infernal Slayer 3

Infernal Quest

The sage of the forgotten mines beneath the Wasteland Minetower, Kraggor has plans for a new, improved Infernal Slayer, but he needs your help to complete it! 

Visit the mighty mecha himself to being the Infernal Quest Part 1 with the starting mission Infernal Malfunction! These 22 missions will require a keen eye and adept skills to complete, but at the end new weapons and a new achievement await!


Varium Bonus

For a limited time, the 10,000 AP Varium packages will include more Varium! The Sea King Set now includes 12,000 Varium and the Varium-only package includes 15,000 Varium! These deals won't last forever so log in and power up today!

Tags: Nightwraith


May 21, 2021

Credit Core Collection

Credit Core Collection

POWER UP...with Credits?!

For awhile several power cores have dominated PvP. Unfortunately for many, these cores were only available for Varium. We want those who spend money to support EpicDuel to get a good value for their generous contributions, but if the game becomes too tilted in favor of Varium players, it can become a boring, if not hostile, experience for players who love the EpicDuel but cannot buy Varium. Walking this fine line between empowering Varium users without alienating Credit-only players has been a challenge as old as EpicDuel itself.

To help restore a bit of power to Credit-only players, we've made cores that had previously been Varium-only available for Credits. Please note that some of these cores are slightly less powerful than their Varium counterparts so there will still be a distinction for those who choose to purchase Varium. If this feature is popular enough, we can do the same for more Varium-only cores.

Now available at the War Memorial in the Infernal Mines:

  • Om Nom Bomb P x25: Summon a swarm to attack target and absorb 20% Physical damage to HP.
  • Om Nom Bomb E x25: Summon a swarm to attack target and absorb 20% Energy damage to HP.
  • Magma Grenade P x25: Physical grenade that lowers defenses by an increasing amount (0.8 per level) for 4 turns.
  • Magma Grenade E x25: Energy grenade that lowers defenses by an increasing amount (0.8 per level) for 4 turns.
  • Short Circuit Grenade P x25: A grenade that deals 75% Physical damage and puts a random skill into Cooldown.
  • Short Circuit Grenade E x25: A grenade that deals 75% Energy damage and puts a random skill into Cooldown.
  • Crystal Grenade x25: A grenade that reduces the target's energy by 25% of normal strike damage.
  • Stalagrenade P x25: Hardened Physical grenade that ignores 15% Defense with 10% Crit chance.
  • Stalagrenade E x25: Hardened Energy grenade that ignores 15% Defense with 10% Crit chance.
  • Hammer Grenade P x25: 60% Physical damage that removes armor for 2 rounds.
  • Hammer Grenade E x25: 60% Energy damage that removes armor for 2 rounds.

Now available at VendBots across Delta V:

  • Health Reserve x25: Restore health based on your armor’s defense (2.7 points of HP for every point of Defense)
  • Energy Reserve x25: Restore energy based on your armor’s resistance (2.7 points of Energy for every point of Resistance)
  • Thrown Shot x25: Throw away your shot, destroying your sidearm for 300 HP

Now available from Kraggor:

  • Revitalization: Sacrifice Armor's Defense / Resistance and an extra 25% for 6 turns for up to 800 HP.
  • Focused Fury: Attack with fury, dealing primary damage plus 8% of your target's max Health (Max 350).
  • TrueShot (Gun): Deal 75% Sidearm damage, increasing by 5% per round, (115% max).
  • Mana Burst: Reduce enemy energy by 25% of normal auxiliary damage.

Now available from Titan:

  • Infinity Power Strike x25: Same as Varium
  • Infinity Mind Spears x25: Same as Varium
  • Infinity Power Strike: Spend 95 HP for 105% strike damage. Blockable.
  • Infinity Mind Spears: Summon a piercing barrage, ignoring 15% of a target's Defense.


Other Core Adjustment

Infernal Surge: 6 turn cooldown; reusable


New Achievement! 

View your achievement shops to grab the limited Heroic Memorial 2021 achievement! 

Bug Fix

Soul Siphon: no longer gives target rage.

Tags: Nightwraith


May 14, 2021

Cores Unlocked!

Cores Unlocked

Hear that? That's the sound of hundreds of core slots unlocking on a host of rare items from throughout EpicDuel's history! Dust off your favorite weapons from your crowded inventory or BankBot and assemble the build and aesthetic of your epic dreams!


New Dread Weapons!

The Exile Leader and Administrator 10 have crafted a new generation of Dread weapons to help you previal.

  • Dread Phase Edge P
  • Dread Phase Edge E
  • Dread Phase Blaster P
  • Dread Phase Blaster E
  • Dread Phase Cannon P
  • Dread Phase Cannon E


Core Unlocked!

For years many EpicDuel weapons and armors of coveted rarity were locked to one or two cores. Though this gave the items unique attributes, they were often left to rust as the PvP meta shifted to new builds. Now, finally, most of these restrictions have been lifted as these Passive and Active core slots have been unlocked!

Armors Unlocked

  • Platinum's Pride
  • Botanical Battle Suit M
  • Botanical Battle Suit F
  • Blood Hawk Armor
  • Hazmat Suit
  • ProtoSartorium Armor CC
  • ProtoSartorium Armor

Weapons Unlocked:

  • Ghoul Cannon 2018
  • Spectral Blaster 2018
  • Vampiric Boomstick P (active only)
  • Vampiric Boomstick E (active only)
  • Ishmael's Impaler P
  • Ishmael's Impaler E
  • Stun Cannon
  • Stun Blaster
  • Stun Cannon 2018
  • Stun Blaster 2018
  • Infernal Interdictor
  • Bionic Battlegear
  • Omega Obliterator
  • Omega Slayer
  • Omega Onslaughter
  • Omega Impaler
  • Omega Obliterator 2018
  • Omega Slayer 2018
  • Omega Onslaughter 2018
  • Omega Impaler 2018
  • Azrael's Bane
  • Azrael's Annihilator P
  • Azrael's Annihilator E
  • Azrael's Reaper
  • Azrael's Spirit
  • Botanical Battlegear P
  • Botanical Battlegear E
  • Exile Battlegear P
  • Exile Battlegear E
  • Legion Battlegear P
  • Legion Battlegear E
  • Dread Desolator P
  • Dread Desolator E
  • Black Abyss Battlegear P
  • Black Abyss Battlegear E
  • Black Abyss Slayer P
  • Black Abyss Slayer E
  • Blood Hawk Slayer P
  • Blood Hawk Slayer E
  • Blood Hawk Battlegear P
  • Blood Hawk Battlegear E
  • Lionhart's Carnage
  • Lionhart's Knowledge
  • Kartherax's Destroyer P
  • Kartherax's Destroyer E
  • Kartherax's Reaper P
  • Kartherax's Reaper E
  • Frozen Fury Destroyer P
  • Frozen Fury Destroyer E
  • Frozen Fury Scythe P
  • Frozen Fury Scythe E
  • Frozen Fury Blaster P
  • Frozen Fury Blaster E
  • Frozen Fury Annihilator P
  • Frozen Fury Annihilator E
  • Bio Berserker P
  • Bio Berserker E
  • Bio Slayer P
  • Bio Slayer E
  • Bio Blaster P
  • Bio Blaster E
  • Bio Hunter Rifle P
  • Bio Hunter Rifle E
  • Azrael's Evolution P
  • Azrael's Evolution E
  • Azrael's Bloodletter P
  • Azrael's Bloodletter E
  • Azrael's Punisher P
  • Azrael's Punisher E
  • Infinity Titan Sword P
  • Infinity Titan Sword E
  • Infinity Titan Axe P
  • Infinity Titan Axe E
  • Infinity Titan Daggers P
  • Infinity Titan Daggers E
  • Infinity Titan Maul P
  • Infinity Titan Maul E
  • Infinity Titan Staff P
  • Infinity Titan Staff E


Welcome New Testers!

This release was especially exciting as it was the first task of our new batch of testers! I'm pleased to welcome them all to the team, and they will be formally announced once their official AE personas have been chosen!

Tags: Nightwraith


May 04, 2021

The Tyrant's Trial Conclusion

The Tyrant's Trial Conclusion

The Tyrant's Trial, EpicDuel's first tournament of 2021 has concluded. Congratulations to all the 50 finalists, including the grand prize winner, Daddy!  Maintaining that dueling momentum for 2 weeks isn't easy, but you were able to rise to the challenge! Thank you everyone who participated in this anticipated introduction of EpicDuel's Tournament system.

The following prizes were awarded to the top 50 winners! Each tier receives all the awards from the lower tiers:

  • Platinum Tier
    • Alydriah's Armor
    • Alydriah's Avarice CC P
    • Alydriah's Avarice CC E
    • Alydriah custom hairstyle
  • Gold Tier
    • Alydriah's Arsenal P
    • Alydriah's Arsenal E
  • Silver Tier
    • Alydriah's Arbiter P
    • Alydriah's Arbiter E
    • Alydriah's Annihilator P
    • Alydriah's Annihilator E
  • Bronze Tier
    • Alydriah's Avarice P
      Alydriah's Avarice E


Tournament Post Mortem

Throughout this tournament we learned a few lessons and will make some changes for future tournaments. Botting, an issue in all online games, reared its ugly head here. This was expected, and we increased our regular patrols to identify and ban as many botters and dummy accounts as we could. We understand the temptation: logging off means missing out of duels which means fewer points. This is exacerbated by a longer tournament which can create dueling fatigue.


To help reduce the temptation and pressure, subsequent tournaments will be shorter, likely a week or less in length. We may also need to adjust scoring to discourage botting in Juggernaut, if not removing it from the tournament scoring completely. Juggernaut has been in a weird place for awhile in which it's the mode most susceptible to botters, while also being a safe-haven for players who need to grind XP and credits before facing the high rank Legendary players. We don't want to remove an entire battle mode, but adjustments will need to be made to ensure a PvP tournament is actually PvP and not AI vs AI.

Thanks to the flexibility of the Tournament system, we can introduce tournaments exclusively for single battle mode, like an all 2v2 tournament which could bring in new players to the mode who exclusively build for 1v1. 


May the Fourth

Like last year on the 4th of May, EpicDuel staff Twitter accounts will be distributing codes for "Star Saber" weapons! You'll need to be quick if you want to collect them all. Not all of them will drop today so you'll need to keep an eye on Twitter if you want to collect them all!

Tags: Nightwraith


April 15, 2021

The Tyrant's Trial Pregame

The Tyrant's Trial

The Tyrant's Trial is nearly ready to begin! Prepare and perfect your build to climb the leaderboard and secure epic prizes! The tournament will begin tomorrow at noon (EST) and will conclude at the end of the day Sunday May 2nd.


Power Up with New and Returning Weapons!

Celebrate Spring with a bounty of new items available at Bido:

  • Radiant Spring Sword P
  • Radiant Spring Sword E
  • Radiant Spring Blades P
  • Radiant Spring Blades E
  • Radiant Spring Axe P
  • Radiant Spring Axe E
  • Radiant Spring Staff P
  • Radiant Spring Staff E

To help eager Duelists power up before The Tyrant's Trial commences, the Infernal Fantasy items are now available at Kraggor:

  • Infernal Fantasy Buster P
  • Infernal Fantasy Buster E
  • Infernal Fantasy Blaster P
  • Infernal Fantasy Blaster E
  • Infernal Fantasy Bazooka P
  • Infernal Fantasy Bazooka E
  • Infernal Fantasy Battlegear P
  • Infernal Fantasy Battlegear E
  • Infernal Fantasy Knight
  • Revitalization
  • Focused Fury
  • TrueShot (Gun)
  • Mana Burst

Tester Progress

As mentioned last week, our list has been narrowed down to a few finalists, and those finalists will be contacted shortly after their accounts are reviewed. I wanted to get emails out this week, but I've been quite busy lately and I may not get to that. Thank you for your patience in this process as we're very excited to expand the testing team with experienced, passionate Duelists.

Tags: Nightwraith


April 09, 2021

The Tyrant's Trial

The Tyrant's Trial

An announcement echoes through the streets of Fortune City: Alydriah requests (demands) your participation in the ultimate test of might and will. Will you accept the challenge?


The Tyrant's Trial Tournament

EpicDuel's 2nd official tournament and first tournament of 2021 with the new and improved tournament system (praise Titan) launches today! The Tournament officially starts Friday April 16 at 12 P.M. and will last until the end of Sunday May 2nd. How do you participate? Just follow these steps:

  • Visit the Tyrant Totem in Fortune City to purchase a ticket
  • The ticket is available from the "View Tournament Status" button
  • This ticket will give you an achievement that will track your progress
  • Once the tournament officially begins, your PvP wins will be tracked and counted towards your tournament score
  • The leaderboard will be visible from the Tournament Status interface
  • You can view the rules from the Tyrant Totem
  • Prizes will be awarded at the close of the tournament

Special thanks go to Titan for helping complete this highly-requested and anticipated feature! If this feature is successful, perhaps we can wrangle the demi-god to make even more progress on the vast EpicDuel feature wish-list!


Draconic Frost King's Avatar

The final Silver Secret package item will be delivered after today's update. This is a manual process so please allow about an hour to distribute them. This impressive new travel form utilizes both /boom and /fire commands.


Call for Tester Progress

Thank you everyone who applied to be an EpicDuel Tester. We received an astonishing amount of applications, but we were able to narrow the list down after rigorous review. The selected applicants will be contacted next week for a follow up to determine who will move on to the final interview. Thank you for your patience during this process! We appreciate all applications (Almost all. You know who you are.), as your interest in applying shows an exceptional dedication to the EpicDuel community.


EpicDuel 2021 Survey

Thank you all who were able to get to the end of this lengthy, but thorough, survey. The results have been reviewed and will help us prioritize feature and content development. We can't definitively promise anything, of course, but gaining a clear perspective of what you liked most of EpicDuel's history will help us craft a bright future for EpicDuel in 2021 and beyond.

Tags: Nightwraith


March 26, 2021

Dage's 2021 Collection

Dage 2021

Happy Belated Birthday Dage! Visit the leader of the fearsome Undead Legion for an assortment of new 2021 weapons!


New Undead Arsenal!

Embrace your dark and broody side with a new assortment of Dage the Evil-themed gear, available from the man himself! These will be limited quantity and unsellable until the items leave the shop.

  • Legion Operative Pistol P
  • Legion Operative Pistol E
  • Legion Hero Slayer P
  • Legion Hero Slayer E
  • Legion Hero Dagger P
  • Legion Hero Dagger E
  • Bonefire Warlord P
  • Bonefire Warlord E
  • Darkside Slayer P
  • Darkside Slayer E
  • Darkside Shredder P
  • Darkside Shredder E
  • Legion Leviathan Cutlass P
  • Legion Leviathan Cutlass E
  • Legion Leviathan Breaker P
  • Legion Leviathan Breaker E
  • Legion Wrath Scythe P
  • Legion Wrath Scythe E
  • Legion Skewer P
  • Legion Skewer E
  • Legion Hero Destroyer P
  • Legion Hero Destroyer E

As a bonus reward for partaking of this awesome collection, you'll receive the Dage Collector 2021 achievement! This is also another opportunity to challenge Nightmare Dage for his rare drops! If you already have his full collection, help a friend tackle this infernal challenge!

As new items arrive in Dage's shop, many of his 2019 and 2020 Collection items have been retired and tagged Rare.


New Dage Styles

  • Wrath Mask
  • Horse Skull Mask
  • Virgil Mask


New Dage Décor

Decorate your Underworld abode with new Dage-themed décor!

  • Evolved Darkside Runes
  • Evolved Darkside Altar
  • Darkside Pillar Left
  • Darkside Pillar Right
  • Darkside Skull Left
  • Darkside Skull Right
  • Legion Hero Statue Right
  • Legion Hero Statue Left
  • Bonefire Sconce 1
  • Bonefire Sconce 2
  • Bonefire Sconce 1 Right
  • Bonefire Sconce 1 Left
  • Bonefire Sconce 2 Right
  • Bonefire Sconce 2 Left
  • Floating Skull Flame Right
  • Floating Skull Flame Left
  • Legion Hero Floating Right
  • Legion Hero Floating Left
  • Virgil Statue Right
  • Virgil Statue Left
  • Gluttony Statue Right
  • Gluttony Statue Left
  • Wrath Statue Right
  • Wrath Statue Left
  • Lust Statue Right
  • Lust Statue Left
  • Greed Statue Right
  • Greed Statue Left
  • Serpent Head Right
  • Serpent Head Left
  • Leviathan Serpent Right
  • Leviathan Serpent Left
  • Bonefire Wolf Right
  • Bonefire Wolf Left
  • Evolved Darkside Wolf R
  • Evolved Darkside Wolf L
  • Crossed Legion Skewers
  • Legion Skewer Right
  • Legion Skewer Left
  • Crossed Legion Pistols
  • Legion Operative Pistols R
  • Legion Operative Pistols L
  • Crossed Legion Wrath Scythes
  • Legion Wrath Scythe R
  • Legion Wrath Scythe L
  • Underworld Scourge Crescent
  • Undead Hero Emblem
  • Undead Hero Banner

These home items will not count towards the Dage Collector 2021 achievement.


Tournaments! (For Real This Time)

It's been over a year since Tournaments were "coming soon" to EpicDuel, and I'm happy to say that they're nearly ready to launch. Why the long wait? Titan and I were about halfway done with the feature last year, but his magic was needed on the AQ3D team. It happens! Finally, we were able to allocate dedicated time to finish the feature and deliver on a promise to EpicDuel players. Functionally, they will be similar to the Golden Yeti Tournament of yore, but much more robust to allow for placement ranges, achievements, prizes, and themes. Participation for the first Tournament will secured by purchasing a Ticket from the Tournament NPC (not yet in-game). The first tournament date will be announced soon and offer brand new prizes, achievements, and a PvP challenge not seen on Delta V in ages!


Call for Testers Continues

EpicDuel's call for testers is still underway. To date, we have received over 100 survey applications, and we're in the process of reviewing them to narrow the list down for follow-up interviews. If you haven't applied yet, it's not too late to apply!


Misc Changes

  • Legendary Endless M4tr1x will no longer drop Omega Wolf Shards.

Tags: Nightwraith


March 18, 2021

Patch Notes - 1.8.12

We just rolled a small patch with fixes, graphical optimization, and structural updates for an exciting new feature!

New Features/Changes

  • Database and game client updated in preparation for new feature launching soon!

Bug Fixes

  • Skull Cracker was using the damage type of the primary weapon instead of sidearm
  • Optimization of CC Celtic Hunter and Celtic Cleaver weapons to help reduce lag
  • Adjusted skills for several NPCs that may have been causing battles to hang and turns to skip

Tags: Nightwraith


March 12, 2021

Call for EpicDuel Testers 2021

Call for Testers 2021

EpicDuel Tester Search 2021

It's been awhile since our last call for testers and a few aspects of the process have changed so please read the rules and requirements carefully. 

Think you have what it takes? We are looking for someone who is:

  • Experienced (this does NOT necessarily mean you have to have 5 level 40 Legendary characters)
  • Knowledgeable (you should know how all the various parts of the game play)
  • A good communicator (if you cannot explain the bug you've experienced, we cannot fix it)
  • Available (if you'll only have time to pop in for an hour or two, this is not for you)
  • Easy to work with (our testers work hard and have fun. Since this is a volunteer position, we want everyone to enjoy what they do and who they work with. Even if you are an amazing, reliable tester, you can and will be booted for having a bad attitude.)

We will be looking at your EpicDuel account history, AE account history, social networking and forum accounts if you have them, and arranging a Discord interview to talk individually with potential candidates. 

Want to apply? Here is what you need to do:

  1. Follow this link to the EpicDuel Tester Google Form.
  2. Fill all the required fields. 
  3. You must be at least 18 years old to be considered for this position. No exceptions.
  4. If you send an application via email or Twitter or anything else other than the Google form, your application will not be considered.

One application per person. We will read and consider applicants, but cannot reply to them all. If you are chosen to go through a further interview, we will contact you by e-mail. If we do not respond, we want to thank you for being awesome enough to volunteer! We are not obligated to explain why you were not accepted for the role. Applications will close Friday, April 2nd. We hope to accept around 5 testers but this can change based on quality of applications. We will begin contacting applicants we are interested in as soon as possible, but please understand it takes time to manually review and vet candidates. Contacting staff about your application status will not help your chances. 

Position Details

Please note that this is an unpaid position, but it does come with in-game perks and the opportunity to test game content as we develop it before release. Plus, most importantly, it is invaluable experience with a honest-to-goodness gaming company which will look good on ANY future resumes.


EpicDuel 2021 Survey

2020 ended on a high note for EpicDuel as the most dedicated fans from across the globe delivered the best gifting event yet! Help us make 2021 even better with your feedback! We wanted to have this survey out sooner, but this has been an exceedingly busy new year.

Please follow this link to the EpicDuel 2021 survey and help us make 2021 the best year yet!


New Celtic Content!

Visit Charfade for new CC variants of the Celtic Hunter Weapons!

  • Blazing Celtic Destroyer CC
  • Mystic Celtic Destroyer CC
  • Blazing Celtic Pistol CC
  • Mystic Celtic Pistol CC
  • Blazing Celtic War Bow CC
  • Mystic Celtic War Bow CC

Visit Naomi for new variants of the Celtic Cleaver!

  • Dark Celtic Cleaver (suggested by Raxzer)
  • Celtic Cleaver P CC
  • Celtic Cleaver E CC

Tags: Nightwraith


February 26, 2021

Celtic Hunter Gear Returns!

Celtic Hunter Returns

Celtic Hunter Weapons Return

The coveted Celtic Hunter Weapons and cores have returned to Charfade! Visit her at Mirv's Shop in the Barrens to browse her inventory for new and returning gear!

  • Blazing Celtic Hunter
  • Mystic Celtic Hunter
  • Blazing Celtic Destroyer
  • Mystic Celtic Destroyer
  • Blazing Celtic Pistol
  • Mystic Celtic Pistol
  • Blazing Celtic War Bow
  • Mystic Celtic War Bow
  • Blazing Celtic Hunter CC
  •  Mystic Celtic Hunter CC
  • Hunter's Mark
  • Skull Cracker
  • TrueShot (Auxiliary)


War Prize Update

For those of you who claimed the prize for the Barrens Outpost War, the Barrens Battlegear Blueprints will change to the Barrens Battlegear P, a mutating companion to the Barrens Buster sword.

New Achievement

In anticipation of EpicDuel's 12th anniversary, we're adding the Twelve Year Alpha achievement to the shops. It will be available for a limited time, so grab it while you can!


Item Stat Update

To increase build variety and give a power boost to lower levels, we've increased the amount of available stat points that can be added to Guns, Auxiliaries, and Armors.

Gun and Auxiliary Stats
Lvl 1 - 1
Lvl 2 - 2
Lvl 3 - 3
Lvl 4 - 3
Lvl 5 - 4
Lvl 6 - 4
Lvl 7 - 5
Lvl 8 - 5
Lvl 9 - 5
Lvl 10 - 6
Lvl 11 - 6
Lvl 12 7
Lvl 13 7
Lvl 14 8
Lvl 15 8
Lvl 16 9
Lvl 17 9
Lvl 18 -10
Lvl 19 -10
Lvl 20 -11
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Lvl 22 -12
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Lvl 33 - 17
Lvl 34 - 18
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Lvl 36 - 19
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Lvl 39 - 20
Lvl 40 - 21

Armor Stats
Lvl 1 - 1
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Lvl 9 8
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Lvl 12 10
Lvl 13 10
Lvl 14 11
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Lvl 16 12
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Lvl 20 14
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Lvl 28 18
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Lvl 32 20
Lvl 33 20
Lvl 34 21
Lvl 35 21
Lvl 36 - 22
Lvl 37 - 22
Lvl 38 - 23
Lvl 39 - 23
Lvl 40 - 24

Tags: Nightwraith


February 19, 2021

Poseidon's Wrath

Poseidon's Wrath

Poseidon's Wrath

As of this update, the top prize from the 2020 Gifting season has been complete: Poseidon's Bot. This custom creation will be awarded to Poseidon and the custom codes for the replica "Neptune" will be distributed shortly after servers reboot.

If you're still waiting on your prize, don't worry! Your gift is in progress! If you're a winner who wishes to sell replicas of your prize, please be patient as the top priority is finishing outstanding gifts before adding replica items in-game.


Draconic Frost King Variety

Some folks were not satisfied with some small parts of the final design for the Secret Package armor, so several new variants will be distributed to match your particular aesthetic tastes. You want non-CC flames? Covered. You want no flames at all? Covered. If your inventory is already filled beyond the brim and you're perfectly satisfied the current look of your armor, these new variants can be sold. 

  • Draconic Frost King non CC
  • Winged Frost King non CC
  • Draconic Frost King no Flame
  • Winged Frost King no Flame



A much-needed balance update has been implemented this week with some substantial changes to primary damage scaling and class skills. 

  • Tech Mage:
    • Malfunction: +1 technology point every 4.3 support (was 3.8)
      Level 2: 8
      Level 3: 11
      Level 4: 13
      Level 5: 15
      Level 6: 17
      Level 7: 18
      Level 8: 19
      Level 9: 20
      Level 10: 21
  • Tactical Mercenary:
    • Barbed Grenade: Improves with Technology .37 (was .40); Removed warm-up
    • Suppressing Fire: Level changes improve by .5 levels (was .25) above 20 and weakens by .5 (was 1) level below 20.
  • Mercenary:
    • Berzerker: Level 1 30% increase by 10% to level 5, then increase by 5% to level 10 max 95%
    • Artillery Strike: Level changes improve by .5 levels (was .25) above 20 and weakens by .5 (was 1) level below 20.
  • Cyber Hunter:
    • Precision Strike: Removed and replaced with Neural Scythe, mechanically the same, but unblockable; Increased energy cost 10 per level 
  • Primary Weapon Damage Strength Divisors:
    • 0-55: 0.46
    • 56- 85: 0.58
    • 86-100: 0.60
    • 100+: 0.75
  • Legendary Points:
    • Auxiliary and Robot changed to plus 3 instead of 4
    • NPC Crusher and Armor changed to plus 4 instead of 2

Tags: Nightwraith


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