It has now been five years since Blade & Soul became available in the west. The free-to-play MMO's fifth-anniversary celebrations have already kicked off.
Blade & Soul's fifth birthday bash includes various in-game as well as real-life events. The latter include giving away a complete Alienware PC setup and Karnox Legend Gaming Chair.
The anniversary update has added a bunch of new and powerful equipment in the form of a new Heart tier, new legendary PVP weapons, the winning player costumes designs from the 2020 cosmetic contest, and more.
The Fifth Anniversary In-game Events
Fifth Year Festival:
- Everyone who plays the game from now until February 17, will be able to earn Festival Coins through Login Rewards, completing Daily Quests and Daily and Weekly Challenges in-game. Festival Coins can be used in the Dragon Express to purchase some useful items, including the winning entries in Blade & Soul’s player-designed costume contest: the Game Over costume and the Late Date Illusion Weapon.
- Through February 17, players will be able to use Festival Coins to purchase Zaiwei Raffle Gems for a chance to win powerful item boosts and other useful items. Each item will only have a certain number of winners per server chosen at random, so the more Raffle Gems players purchase, the higher the chance of winning.
- Through February 17, Blade & Soul will reward its players who love to raid with bonus treasure. Completing the dynamic quests within the Throne of Oblivion, Scarlet Conservatory, and Steelbreaker raids will provide players with extra rewards.
Prime Chance & Honing Season:
- Until February 17, monsters in the auto-hunting zone of Primeweald will have a chance to drop Festival Coins. Additionally, players will now earn double the amount of Honing Oils when completing 3 and 5 daily challenges.
Blade & Soul Battle Station Sweepstakes
Beyond the in-game events, the Blade & Soul Battle Station Sweepstakes is now live. This prize package includes the following Blade & Soul themed items:
- Alienware Aurora R10 Ryzen Edition Desktop
- Alienware 25” Gaming Monitor
- Alienware Wireless/Wired Mouse
- Alienware 7.1 Surround Sound Headset
- Alienware Mechanical Keyboard
- Karnox Legend Gaming Chair
To win the pot you'll have to register your NC account on the 5th Anniversary Festival website . You can increase your chances of winning by logging in each day between January 13 and January 27.