EverQuest reached an epic new milestone today with the release of its 20th expansion, Call of the Forsaken. The expansion adds new storyline, new zones, improvements to the mercenary system, and special in-game item rewards. The expansion also brings the opening of the Ethernere, a portal where numerous realities meet. Players will have to trek to West Karana to meet the powerful dragon, Lady Lendiniara. The Ethernere has also appeared in EverQuest II, so who knows what the future holds for Norrath?

EverQuest: Call of the Forsaken is now available in Standard Edition ($39.99) and Collector’s Edition ($89.99) form. Be sure to keep your eyes glued to EQHammer for all the latest news and features for the EverQuest franchise



EverQuest's 20th Expansion Marks a Historic Milestone for the MMORPG Genre

SAN DIEGO - Oct. 8, 2013 -  Sony Online Entertainment, LLC (SOE) today launched EverQuest®: Call of the Forsaken™, the unprecedented 20th expansion for the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), including an all-new featured storyline, new zones to explore, significant enhancements to the game's mercenary system, and special in-game items and rewards.

"The launch of EverQuest's 20th expansion is a testament to the dedication of all of the talented people, developers and members of our awesome community, who have contributed to the game over the years," said Thom Terrazas, Senior Producer, EverQuest. "As we approach the 15th anniversary of EverQuest in 2014, the influence of the franchise is unparalleled in the MMO genre. This latest expansion demonstrates our continued commitment to bring the highest quality content to one of the most dedicated player communities in the industry."

EverQuest: Call of the Forsaken takes players across the once peaceful plains of West Karana where they must encounter the powerful dragon, Lady Lendiniara. With the region rent asunder and the Ethernere exposed, countless realities collide and instability runs rampant, transforming the local wildlife and drawing mysterious new creatures to the land. Familiar faces, including iconic characters thought to be lost in time, will reemerge and fight alongside Qeynos military allies to restore peace to the region and send Lady Lendiniara back to her own dimension.

EverQuest: Call of the Forsaken content and features include:

  • Mercenary Alternate Advancements (AAs) - A specialized line of AAs that will enable players to customize the skills of mercenaries and make them even more powerful.
  • Mercenary Gear - The ability for players to manage mercenary equipment and provide them with powerful weapons and armor.
  • Heroic Adventures - Mission-style content offers a unique experience each time players adventure through them, including a chance at new loot, rares and currency you can collect and spend at special merchants!
  • New Zones - All new zones, including West Karana, Neriak 4th Gate, Bixie Warfront, and the Deadhills.
  • Additional Features and Content - New raids and tradeskill recipes, additional shared Bank Slots (2), all new spells, alternate advancements (AAs) and powerful gear.

EverQuest: Call of the Forsaken is rated T for Teen by the ESRB with the content descriptors for suggestive themes and the use of alcohol and violence. Call of the Forsaken is available for $39.99 USD. The Collector's Edition, which includes several in-game bonus items, is available for $89.99 USD.

Standard and Collector's Edition items include:


  • Journeyman's Pocketed Rucksack: 32 Slot Bag
  • Gargoyle Statue: House and Yard Item
  • Tirun House Pet / Familiar
  • Painting: Naythox Thex
  • Painting: Cristanos Thex
  • Mark of Neriak: Neriak Neon Sign


  • Journeyman's Pocketed Rucksack: 32 Slot Bag
  • Gargoyle Statue: House and Yard Item
  • Tirun House Pet / Familiar
  • Painting: Naythox Thex
  • Painting: Cristanos Thex
  • Mark of Neriak: Neriak Neon Sign
  • Honeycomb Satchel: 36 Slot Bag
  • Hive of the Bixie: Bixie Honeycomb House
  • Mount: Ethernere Wurm
  • Contract of the Bixie: Bixie Mercenary

For more information on Call of the Forsaken and other EverQuest expansions, please visit: http://www.everquest.com/expansions.

About Sony Online Entertainment

Sony Online Entertainment, LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games. Best known for its blockbuster hits and franchises, including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, PlanetSide®Free Realms®, Star Wars®:  Clone Wars Adventures™DC Universe™ Online, and PlanetSide®2, SOE creates, develops and provides compelling online entertainment for a variety of platforms. SOE is building on its proven legacy and pioneering the future of online worlds through creative development and inspired gameplay design for audiences of all ages. To learn more, visit www.soe.com.

SOE, the SOE logo, Free to Play. Your Way™EverQuest, Champions of Norrath, PlanetSide, and Free Realms are registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

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Last Updated: Mar 14, 2016

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