It wasn’t long ago that Blade & Soul announced their second expansion of the year, called “Secret of the Stratus.” The first one, “Wings of the Raven,” was released on the 8th of February. In the announcement, they said that Secret of the Stratus is coming on the 12th of April, which turns out to be today. Well, they just updated the game with a new patch that will come alongside the new expansion, and they also revealed the notes on their site.
The most important change/addition that is coming to the game via this update is the new dungeons brought by the Secret of the Stratus expansion. Two dungeons are mentioned in the patch notes, Naryu Sectrum and Mushin’s Tower. Naryu Sectrum is a place once known for granting people spiritual enlightenment, but things changed when a demigod called Xanos attacked the Sanctum. This battle caused a huge earthquake which buried the Sanctum. But now that the earth shifted after many centuries, the area is finally accessible. The rumor is that it’s haunted by the vengeful Xanos, and developers are recommending players try this dungeon only after reaching level 50. It has two difficulties, Normal and Hard mode. The bosses inside offer some rare items such as Xanos Discs, Void Fragments, the Legendary Draken Bracelet, and the Xanos Necklace.
The second dungeon is called Mushin’s Tower. This tower has opened its top 5 floors, meaning challenges await for the solo players that try to reach the top. Each floor has a boss that is more difficult than the previous one. There are many rewards for you once you finish these challenges. The creators said that players should look out for items such as the Mystic Monk outfit and Lion’s Mane Hair, as well as Unrefined Divine Dragon and Tiger Bracelets. Also, look out for the currency, Yunsang Prayer Beads, which used to exchange Eternity and Transcendence Soul Badges, Tiger Weapons, and more.
The notes also mentioned a new area located in the recently revealed Gunwon City. The new area is called Celestial Basin and it’s a whole new area for you to discover. New monsters, quests, enemies, and challenges are waiting for players in this new area. If you follow the quest path given when entering Celestial Basin, you will get many useful rewards and items at the end. If you want to see the rest coming with this new Blade & Soul update, you can do so by visiting their post.