Albion Online has announced that the Wild Blood update will launch on October 16, which promises a bevy of exciting new features, including Shapeshifter Weapons, Tracking, Awakened Items, and more.
Embrace Your Primal Side with Shapeshifter Weapons
The Wild Blood update introduces a whole new dimension to Albion Online’s signature “you are what you wear” combat system. Shapeshifter Weapons, a new line of Staff weapons, allow players to metamorphosize into mythical creatures mid-battle. These new abilities promise to dramatically expand combat possibilities.
Furthermore, these mystical beasts will populate Albion’s expansive terrain, offering new hunting opportunities. A Tracking system will assist players in locating and hunting down these unique creatures. Successful hunts will yield new artifacts and magical ingredients, adding layers to crafting and trade within the game.
New Potions and Awakened Items
The update also introduces potent new potions that players can craft using the rare alchemical ingredients obtained from their hunts. In addition, Arcane Extracts will allow players to enchant these potions to unparalleled levels.
Awakened Items are another exciting addition to the game, providing a unique progression mechanism. These items gain new attributes through use in combat and can become illustrious records of their own history. While these special items may be lost in battle, their unique traits will endure, leaving a lasting impact on Albion’s ever-evolving lore.
More Economic Depth and Visual Upgrades
The Wild Blood update is not just about combat and crafting. Players will now be able to own multiple Personal Islands, each tied to a specific city and featuring new visual elements that reflect the distinct atmosphere of different biomes. These Personal Islands will also offer farming bonuses for crops, herbs, and animals, thereby enriching the game’s economic systems.
Randomized Dungeons have also been visually reworked, with redesigned layouts and new enemy types to keep players engaged. Additional updates like the Death Recap feature will provide players with insights into their performance, helping them improve and become even more formidable warriors.