Today another subscription title joins the ranks of the free-to-play with Lineage II. NCsoft today announced the launch of the largest content expansion for the game yet with Goddess of Destruction, but the update also brings the new “Truly Free” model, which will allow players to play all of the game’s content at no cost.

The Goddess of Destruction update also adds the new Path to Awakening interactive web guide for players along with in-game advice and level-specific rewards. The new Lineage II store known as the L2 Galleria will also offer packs that can accelerate experience gains.

Check out the official press release after the break and visit the Lineage II website for more details.

Lineage® II Goddess of Destruction™

Launches Truly Free™ Today

A New Server Opens Along with the Largest Content Update Ever

Seattle, WA – November 30, 2011 – NCsoft®, the world’s premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games, today celebrates the launch of Lineage II Goddess of Destruction; a complete overhaul of the franchise featuring the largest content patch to-date for free. Along with the launch of the Truly Free business model, NCsoft will open a new Lineage II server named after the Goddess of Destruction herself – Shilen – on November 30.

For those looking to revisit the game they started on or to jump into it for the first time, players can benefit from The Path to Awakening™, a new interactive web guide with in-game advice and level-specific rewards to help players immerse themselves in the game. For ardent players looking to accelerate their experience even further, the new Lineage II Exploration Packs, starting at $5 (available in the new L2 Galleria™ and the in-game L2 Store™), offer a convenient way to enjoy the game on their own terms.

The combination of a phenomenal content update, a new server and the new Truly Free model, which offers unhindered access and no account restrictions, Lineage II Goddess of Destruction is poised to over-deliver in every category.

The game and the new server will be available for players later today after its scheduled maintenance and service update are complete. More information on the Lineage II Truly Free business model and the Goddess of Destruction update can be found on the redesigned official game site:

About NCsoft

NCsoft, headquartered in Seoul, Korea, is the world's premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games, including the critically acclaimed Aion®, Lineage®, Guild Wars®, and City of Heroes® franchises. Announced in August 2011, WildStar™ is the newest MMO being developed by internal team Carbine Studios. NCsoft West is a division of NCsoft that holds operating responsibilities for North America, Europe, South America, and Australia/New Zealand. More information can be found at

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