The Lands Awakened update on November 24 brings exciting developments to combat in Albion Online. In this Dev Talk, Combat Designer Michael Schwahn and Game Director Robin Henkys introduce two major new features: the War Gloves weapon line and Elite Levels.
Read on for a written summary...
An entirely new brawler weapon line on the Warrior Weapons tree
Three new base weapons
Four new artifact weapons
Allow various attack combos
War Gloves have a great deal of build versatility, giving players a variety of outplay possibilities and interesting decisions to make. They have one more Q slot ability than other weapons, allowing build flexibility for different situations.
Here’s a look at just some of their abilities:
Fly towards the enemy, performing three kicks in the air
Can be aimed close, or at a distance for extra mobility
Can drag one enemy player with you
E-ability of Battle Bracers
An explosion in front of you, dealing damage and knocking enemies into the air
Hitting one enemy resets Q-slot cooldown
Well-suited to building combos
Roundhouse Kick knocks enemies away
Dive Kick with jump knocks enemies into the air
Purifying Fist deals massive damage
Can be combined with other abilities between each attack
Some other new abilities:
Cross Step and Aggressive Burst suited to an auto-attack style
Combined with Triple Kick, can make all three Boulder hits land on one player
New weapon lines for Hunter and Mage are also being worked on for future updates, so stay tuned.
Lands Awakened brings significantly increased Fame rewards across the game, which players can use to progress with their weapon specializations. As a further Fame objective for veteran players, the Destiny Board has also been expanded with Elite Levels:
These allow combat specializations to reach level 120
Can be unlocked with Famecredits and Silver
Increase maximum possible specialization bonuses by 60 points of Item Power
New badges appear on equipped items, indicating the level of specialization achieved
Remember, Lands Awakened launches on November 24, and soon after that we’ll have a final Dev Talk where we show some big UI improvements to Loadouts, farming, and party invites.