Updated Thu, May 23, 2013 by Martuk
Get ready for a conspiracy mystery and new content in Dungeons & Dragons Online (DDO) today as Update 18 rolls out to live servers this morning. DDO servers are currently offline with downtime expected to last until at least 11:00AM ET. The update will introduce new iconic characters, a revamp to the cosmetic armor system, new skill tomes, class changes, and more.
One of the big perks for the update also includes the addition of two new quests known as the Disciples of Shadow. The new quests are available to all players and serve as a prequel to the upcoming Shadowfell Conspiracy expansion set to launch this summer.
Update: The official press release has been added below along with pre-order details for the Shadowfell Conspiracy expansion.
Source: DDO Patch Notes
Players Can Pre-Purchase Latest Expansion To The Award-Winning MMORPG Starting Today
NEEDHAM, MA – May 22, 2013 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Wizards of the Coast announced today Dungeons & Dragons Online®: Shadowfell Conspiracy™, the second expansion to the award-winning free-to-play massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) developed by Turbine, will launch on August 19th, 2013. Shadowfell Conspiracy takes place in the beloved Forgotten Realms® setting, features an increased level cap and introduces new Iconic Heroes and much more.
“We’re excited to share our launch date with the world and introduce the new Iconic Classes system that will be available immediately to anyone that pre-purchases Shadowfell Conspiracy,” said Erik Boyer, Senior Producer of DDO. “We’re also making new Forgotten Realms content that will enable players to create a level 15 character in the Forgotten Realms and play all the way to level cap.”
“Turbine continues to release great content for DDO, and we are thrilled that Dungeons & Dragons fans have another great expansion coming this August,” added Nathan Stewart, Brand Director for D&D at Wizards of the Coast.
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE: SHADOWFELL CONSPIRACY FEATURES:
Beginning today, players can take advantage of special pre-purchase offers:
Collector’s Edition: $49.99
Features all Shadowfell Conspiracy content, with all three Iconic Heroes including a pre-purchase exclusive Shadar-kai cosmetic costume, when it launches, plus immediate access to these items, including other pre-purchase exclusives:
Standard Edition: $29.99
Features all Shadowfell Conspiracy content, including the Purple Dragon Knight Iconic Hero, when it launches, plus immediate access to these items, including other pre-purchase exclusives:
For more information, please visit http://www.ddo.com/shadowfell
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