MapleStory RED update announced

New patch for Korean MMO to feature large scale boss battles, cross-realm play and PvP boss mode; no word on North American or Southeast Asian release date.

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Korean publisher Nexon and developer Wizet have announced a new MapleStory update that is slated for release in Korea this summer.

The upcoming patch will allow players to fight each other as MapleStory boss monsters.

According to an announcement made during the MapleStory 10th anniversary celebration held in South Korea on May 20 (via MMO Culture), the upcoming update will be called RED--and is an abbreviation for Revolution, Evolution and Delight. The patch will add balance changes and overhauls to the game's adventurer classes, as well as a Free Advancement system allowing players to advance to another class without restriction.

The RED update will introduce new modes, including a Player-versus-Player (PvP) mode where characters can become boss monsters. A new boss will also be added, and will require 100 players to take it down. Other new features include cross-realm support, allowing players from different servers to quest together, an auction house, reinforced account security, and new hunting ground and map with its own monsters and loot drops.

More information on the update will be revealed by Nexon and Wizet in June. Currently there is no word on a planned North American or Southeast Asian release for the new patch.

Discussion

10 comments
91210user
91210user

Red? I thought it would be like Pokemon!

EggEmperor
EggEmperor

People still play this? It's a generic MMO with the worst community known to man (for example, I created a black character and ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE was calling me either 'n*****, f****** n***** or 'noob') and a pay-to-win system that makes the game almost unplayable online without buying at least $30 of Nexon's blasphemously unfair DLC just to level up faster (it takes 3 million years to reach level 250 without buying currency-biased XP boosters) And that PVP mode? Yeah. Whoever blows the most money on bending the fabric of time and space with DLC overload wins. I played this game years ago (which happened to be the last time I played it), before PVP Maplestory was even heard of and I can tell you that it is not much better now than it was years ago. Rant over. Duck this game. Duck Nexon. Duck MMOs. Duck disrespectful 9 year olds. etc.

rushiosan
rushiosan

If weren't for the potential system among other NX advantages, this game would still great...

Raizak
Raizak

I've been playing this game for 8 years and still love it. Glad to know they're still giving out free expansions and updates. Not many game companies do that anymore.

ArataWata
ArataWata

It's amazing how far this game has come.

troll_eat_troll
troll_eat_troll

@Raizak free expansions and updates?

I have never heard of any f2p game that doesn't give out free expansions/updates, could you name 1?


SamehH99
SamehH99

@Raizak Really? I thought that they have ruined the game with the big bang patch and with all these cash shop gimmicks. It has become pay to win. I miss the old maplestory before the 4th jobs were introduced where being level 90 meant something and slime tree was fun haha

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

@SamehH99 @Raizak Yeah its crap now.

I played it years ago when it was just Warriors, Archer, Thief and mage.

If it ever comes to tablets I would not mind giving it a go do for kicks.