In just a few days time, Blade and Soul will finally launch in America and Europe. It’s an exciting time for a lot of players and with that in mind, I’ve pulled together some key information you all might need when venturing into the game.

When does Blade and Soul Launch?

Blade and Soul launches on January 19, 2016. If you have a Founder’s Pack, the game will become available on January 15, 2016.

Is it too late to buy a Founder’s Pack?

Not at all, they’re available now from the official website, with three options available.

Am I able to reserve my character and name before Head Start?

Name reservations have already began. Simply download the client, login and select your server/character. There are some restrictions however as if you own the Disciple Founder’s Pack, you can only make 1 character. Those who own the Master Founder’s Pack can secure two. Initiate Founder’s Pack owners cannot reserve names.

Can I delete my character and use the same name again?

Yes, there’s a 6 minute reservation once you’ve named your character. If you don’t like your look, delete it and go again.

What classes are available at launch?

There are a total of 7 classes available at launch, with both the  Warlock or Qi Master being added after release. Those available are:

  • Assassin
  • Blade Dancer
  • Blade Master
  • Destroyer
  • Force Master
  • Kung Fu Master
  • Summoner

Which is the best class to play?

They’re all fairly balanced, to be honest. The only ranged class however is the Summoner so if that’s your play style, you might want to look there.

Do I have to pick a side?

Yes. There are two factions available in Blade and Soul: The Cerulean Order and The Crimson Legion. They’re primarily for PvP.

How many races are there?

There are a total of four races: Gon, Lyn, Yun and Jin. Three (Gon, Lyn, Jin) are typically human in appearance. The Yun are a small diminutive race with ears. There are no race advantages.

What’s the maximum level I can reach?

At the moment it’s set to 45 but it’s higher (above 50). At level 50, when it’s eventually released, you can unlock additional classes such as the Warlock.

Is Blade and Soul Free To Play?

Yes and you’ll gain access to everything even as a free to play game. There is a Premium Membership, which provides some benefits. Membership will feature five tiers with bonus percentages allocated for each tier. A player's tier will rise the more they spend in-game currency or NCoin, regardless of whether they're active members. This means that even if a player becomes a member for the first time, if enough in-game currency has been spent, that player can start with a tier 5 membership.

So is it Pay To Win?

Not at all. The cash shop is only for cosmetic items, bank slot expansion and some consumables. All items must be earned in game and spending money provides no advantage over another player who doesn’t.

How can I gain more NCoin?

Simply login to your Blade and Soul account, and head to your account page on the official website. You can buy it directly from there.

Are there any tips for beginners?

We’ll publish our list on launch but the best I can say is don’t equip your faction outfit. It’ll flag you for PvP and people will be able to attack you. Also, don’t throw away your starting away - you can use it in PvP even if it’s broken and it’ll still deal maximum damage.

Where can I download the client?

Hit this link, it’ll take you to the installer.

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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016

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