Blade and Soul brings the world of Asian martial arts fantasy to vibrant life in this massively multiplayer online universe. Explore a huge, open world and learn to master the martial arts in this unique and visually stunning fantasy setting. Based on the distinctive visual style of acclaimed artist Hyung-Tae Kim, Blade & Soul combines martial arts inspired combat and Qing Gong action in a classic story of good versus evil set against a backdrop of betrayal, revenge, battling factions, and warring gods. The fast paced combat system in Blade and Soul seamlessly integrates classic fighting game style action into an MMO! Rise. Strike. Avenge.
Blade And Soul Game Features
Stand Apart From The Crowd – Pick from four different playable races and then dive into the in-depth character customization system with near infinite possibilities!
Forge Your Path – With seven character classes and myriad crafting and gathering professions, Blade and Soul offers a style for every taste! From the powerful Blade Master to the mystical Summoner to the unpredictable Blade Dancer, there is a path for every playstyle
Master The Martial Arts – Discover and use combos and special moves in combat and overcome your enemies with skill and strength!
Go Your Own Way – The immense open world of Blade and Soul allows players lots of freedom to roam and explore, completing quests and challenges in both PvE, or by fighting for your faction – and yourself – in PvP!
- CPU:Intel Dual Core / AMD Athlon 64X2
- RAM:XP : 2GB / Vista, Win7 : 3GB
- HDD:22 GB
- Video:nVidia Geforce 8600GT / AMD Radeon HD4600
Blade & Soul Posts Patch Notes for Rise of the Gunslinger
The Rise of the Gunslinger patch notes are now available for Blade & Soul players, which detail a number of changes and in-game events.
Gamescom 2017: Hands-On Blade & Soul Gunslinger
We got a little hands-on time with the new Blade & Soul Gunslinger class at Gamescom this year and found it to be a wonderfully mobile experience.
Gamescom 2017: Blade & Soul Confirms the Gunslinger’s Arrival
The Blade and Soul Gunslinger class is confirmed for the Western version of the game with a teaser trailer and a release date.
Blade and Soul Previews the Instances of the Dark Origins Update
A new Heroic dungeon and two new 24-player raids await the most experienced Blade and Soul players in the upcoming Dark Origins update.
Blade and Soul Appears to be Console-Bound
Work on a Blade and Soul console version is reportedly underway according to the latest quarterly earnings call from NCSoft.
DDoS Attacks Besiege NCSoft’s MMOs
If you've had problems staying connected to Blade & Soul, Master X Master or WildStar, you can thank ongoing NCSoft DDoS attacks.
The Irontech Forge Opens in Blade and Soul
A new level 50 dungeon known as the Irontech Forge awaits players of Blade and Soul, along with several new gear progression systems.
Blade & Soul and Master X Master Offer Cross-Promotional Goodies
Fans of Blade & Soul and Master X Master can earn some in-game unlocks for both titles provided they complete at least five Titan Ruins matches.
Blade and Soul KR Reveals the Maestro Class
Blade and Soul's Korean version is getting a highly mobile gunslinging martial artist in the form of the new Maestro class.
Blade and Soul Officially Enters the eSports World
The newly-announced Blade and Soul Regional Championship will let teams from NA and EU compete for cash prizes and a chance at Worlds in Korea.
Listed: The MMORPG Isn’t Dead
Following on from last week's Listed, Shannon takes a moment to explain why the MMORPG genre isn't dead, but in fact has quite a bit of life left!
NCSoft Q1 Report Shows Guild Wars 2, Lineage, Aion in Decline
Nearly all of the IPs in the publisher's portfolio report a slip in sales as the NCSoft Q1 report is now online for viewing.
Blade and Soul Releases the Secrets of the Stratus
The new Secrets of the Stratus update to Blade and Soul arrives with the next chapter in the main story, new endgame content, and streamlined features.
PAX East 2017: What’s Next for Master X Master and Blade & Soul
Master X Master and Blade and Soul were on offer at PAX East 2017 with new content for Blade and Soul and Statesman's return in MXM.
Massive Inquiry: Where Does Current MMO Design Fail?
What makes a good MMORPG? We take a look at a few MMO design choices that may have negatively affected the genre over the years.
Blade and Soul Unfurls the Wings of the Raven
Two new 24-player raids and a streamlined weapon upgrade path feature in the Wings of the Raven update of Blade and Soul.
Blade and Soul Anniversary Update Gives Players the Presents
It's the very first Blade and Soul anniversary, and the developers have plans to celebrate by giving players new costumes and consumables.
MMOGames Best of 2016 Awards
Another year has come and gone, which means it’s time to reflect. Despite the negative aspects and political turmoil that 2016 might have brought, there were a number of positive...
Blade and Soul Winter Festivities Detailed
Holiday costumes and a daily reset dungeon feature in the ongoing Blade and Soul Winter Festivities event.
New Blade and Soul Skill Trees Arrive on Korean PTR
A new build on the Korean version's test realm offers a peek at revamped and simplified Blade and Soul skill trees.
Blade and Soul Gunslinger Class Unveiled at G-Star
The reveal of the new Blade and Soul Gunslinger class is part of a larger update coming to the Korean version of the MMO.
NCSoft Financials Q3 2016 Show Decline
The NCSoft Financials Q3 2016 are in, and while they do show decline, some titles performed worse than others. Let's take a look.
Blade & Soul Prepares Midnight Skypetal Plains Raid
Blade & Soul players will have to make a group stronger than ever before to face against the Midnight Skypetal Plains raid launching next week.
Blade and Soul Competitive Update Reveals Tournament Plans
NCSoft are looking to foster their up-and-coming PvP talent and community-run tournaments according to a Blade and Soul competitive update.
Top 15 MMO Soundtracks
We love to share our love for MMO soundtracks here at MMOGames, so here are 15 of the very best! Is your favorite on our list?
Blade & Soul Ebondrake Citadel Update Adds Spectator Mode
Explore a new end-game dungeon and test the new Spectator Mode in the upcoming Blade & Soul Ebondrake Citadel content update.
Blade and Soul Silverfrost Weapon Costs Get Adjustment
Changes are coming to Silverfrost weapon costs making it easier for players of Blade and Soul to get the materials they need to upgrade their gear.
NCSoft Shows Positive Q2 2016 Earnings
The Q2 2016 financial report for NCSoft is out and the company is doing very well with solid numbers across the board.
Blade and Soul Soul Fighter Class Impressions
Wolfy rolls up a new character to try out the Blade and Soul Soul Fighter class and give his first impressions.
NCSoft and Tencent Games Announce Blade & Soul Prequel
NCSoft and Tencent Games have just announced a new Blade & Soul prequel, titled Blade & Soul: Hongmoon Rising.
Blade & Soul Shadows of the Innocents Teases New PvE Content
The next content update for Blade & Soul is bringing exciting PvE content to players in only two weeks from now! The Blade & Soul Shadows of the Innocents update will...
A Look at Stats in Blade and Soul
In this week's Blade & Soul column we're taking a look at all things stats so you can improve your game just a little bit more.
The Future of Blade and Soul
With the Soul Fighter being added on June 22nd, I got thinking about the future of Blade and Soul. At least, not in the way I perceive it; that ship has pretty much sailed and I've...
Blade & Soul Soul Fighter Class Overview Available
It's time for a new Class Week from Blade & Soul, and this time we're getting all the info on the upcoming Soul FIghter! The new Blade & Soul Soul Fighter class is going live on...
What I’ve Learned Leveling in Blade and Soul
Yup. Still on that level grind. You'll have to forgive me, but other MMO's have diverted my attention away from Blade and Soul. That said, having gone through quite a few of those...
A Blade and Soul Lore Primer
The Blade and Soul lore is rich in history and warfare, so this week, we're taking a step back from the action to take in the story of the Earthen Realm.
Blade & Soul Update Timeline Revealed
In the latest Producer's Letter, Blade & Soul producer Nico Coutant has provided a Blade & Soul update timeline which explains the schedule and nature of updates for the rest of 2016.
Blade and Soul’s Persistent Problems
Overall, I enjoy Blade and Soul. Truly. The combat system is fun, the clothes generally are nice, the endgame looks fun (no, I'm still not max level yet shuddup) and the game has a...
NCSoft Announces Blade & Soul Subscription Increase
NCSoft announces a Blade & Soul subscription increase starting June 1 in order to ensure parity between the three currencies currently accepted.
Blade and Soul Vengeance Breaks Preview
It's been about maybe two weeks or so, which means it's almost time for another big content update for Blade and Soul! With the Vengeance Breaks content patch due in on June 1st,...
Vengeance Breaks Coming to Blade & Soul June 1
Blade & Soul Vengeance Breaks will deliver new story content, heroic dungeons, and increased Hongmoon Levels on June 1, 2016.
Top 5 Awesome Blade and Soul Outfits
This week we're looking at the most awesome Blade and Soul outfits you can currently buy.
Top 5 Terrible Blade & Soul Outfits
We're looking at the best of the worst in our list of the top five most terrible Blade & Soul Outfits in this week's Blade & Soul column.
Popular MMORPG Articles and News This Week: May 2-6 2016
We've rounded up the most popular MMORPG articles, news and games from the week of May 2nd-6th 2016 on MMOGames. Don't miss something awesome!
Blade and Soul’s Shattered Empire Q&A Highlights
NCSoft took to the livestream to answer your most burning questions on Blade and Soul's Shattered Empire in a live Q&A session. Here are the highlights!
Developer Appreciation: NCSoft and Carbine Studios
This week is all about developer appreciation, and we sincerely want to thank all of the Carbine Studios team members for their hard work and dedication.
A Love Letter to My Blade and Soul Destroyer
Wolfy is writing a love letter to his Blade and Soul Destroyer in this week's column. Could she be the one to go all the way to max level with him, at last?
Top MMO News: April 12, 2016 – Destiny, The Division, Black Desert Online, Blade & Soul, Starbreak
Top MMO News: April 12, 2016 comes with the latest on Destiny's April update, The Division, Black Desert Online, Blade & Soul, and StarBreak!
Blade and Soul in eSports
This week Chris takes a look at Blade and Soul in eSports and how well the action MMORPG holds up in competitive gaming.
Blade and Soul Community: Searching for Stickiness
In this week's Tower of Mushin Chris is searching for the stickiness in the Blade and Soul Community.
Blade & Soul Cash Shop Woes
The battle between grind and the Blade & Soul cash shop comes to a head in this week's Blade & Soul column, Tower of Mushin.
Top MMO News: March 23, 2016 – RuneScape, Overwatch, BlizzCon 2016, and Blade & Soul
Top MMO News: March 23, 2016 details information about Evolution Studios’ closure, Chronicle: RuneScape Legends Open Beta, and new Overwatch Content.
Blade and Soul’s Silverfrost Mountains
In this week's column Chris looks at what's coming with Blade and Soul's Silverfrost Mountains expansion and what concerns and excites him about the update.
Top MMO News: March 17, 2016 – DCUO PvP Tournament, Possible Legion Release Date, Blade & Soul Expansion, and Oculus Rift Games
Top MMO News: March 17, 2016 includes a possible Legion release date, Oculus Rift launch titles, and an expansion for Blade & Soul.
Warlocks and Alts in Blade and Soul
This week we're looking at alts in Blade and Soul, including the wonderful Warlock class.
Blade & Soul Community Sites
Last week I was looking forward to different things in Blade and Soul, and one of those I listed was making friends and community connections. Since I don't really know many people...
Looking Ahead in Blade and Soul
We're looking ahead in Blade and Soul at what is coming up not only for the game as a whole but also for our columnist.
A Bard’s Tale: The Music of Blade and Soul
An all new column focused on the music of MMOs has come to MMOGames. For our first one we focus on the music of Blade and Soul.
Blade and Soul Dungeon Roles
After a recent discussion on the trinity we're taking a look at Blade and Soul dungeon roles and fears about them.
Netmarble Plans to Release 26 Mobile Games in 2016
The mobile gaming giant Netmarble announced 26 new titles scheduled for 2016 at its recent media event including: Lineage II, Blade & Soul, and TERA.
Blade & Soul Content Update Available On March 2nd
NCSoft announced today an exciting Blade & Soul content update, including the new warlock class, a new heroic dungeon and a single-player heroic encounter.
Embracing the Silliness of Blade and Soul
We're embracing all the silliness of Blade and Soul and loving it for what it is, the silliness and all.
NCSoft Quarterly Financials Show Growth Across the Board
The NCSoft quarterly financials have been released for Q4 2015 and show growth across the board, though more for some than others.
Blade & Soul Releases First Content Update
Blade & Soul Releases First Content update, only weeks after its North American and European launch. Titled Rising Waters, it adds new endgame PVE content
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Blade & Soul
The Rising Waters update, featuring new end-game dungeons, and Valentine's Day event are officially here for Blade & Soul.
5 MMORPGs You Must Play in February
Not sure what you should be playing right now? We've put together a list of the 5 MMORPGs you must play in February.
A Guide to Blade and Soul Classes
Get an introduction to all the Blade and Soul classes from Wolfy, our resident Blade & Soul expert and columnist.
Why MMOs Should Keep the Trinity
Liore provides a counter-argument in favor of keeping the trinity in MMORPGs, stating that it quite simply allows for more complexity overall.
Should You Play Blade and Soul?
Still on the fence about Blade and Soul? We're starting our new Blade & Soul column with a few questions to decide if you should play Blade and Soul.
Blade & Soul Major Content Patch Arriving February 10
Blade & Soul is releasing its first end-game content patch in just two weeks, and it introduces plenty of max-level PvE content and the PvP preseason.
Blade & Soul Reaches Million Player Milestone in 6 Days
No one really questioned Blade & Soul's popularity, but to think that the game could reach over a million players in less than one week is mind-blowing.
New Blade & Soul Servers Are On the Way
NCSoft have announced via the official forums that Blade & Soul new servers are on the way to combat the blues of the queues.
WildStar Revenue Falls to Almost Nothing
Despite converting to free-to-play, WildStar is still showing rock-bottom returns that are expected to continue to decline in 2016.
Blade & Soul Launches in North America and Europe Today
Blade & Soul launches in North America and Europe today! The highly anticipated free-to-play action-combat MMORPG from NCSoft we've all been waiting for.
Blade & Soul Head Start Begins Today
After more than 3 years of anticipation, MMORPG fans in the West will finally be able to get their hands on an English release of Blade & Soul.
NCSoft Responds to Blade & Soul Name Claim Controversy
The Blade & Soul community wasn't all too happy when they heard that GMs had the first go at claiming names, but now NCSoft has responded to explain.
Blade & Soul Qi Master Class Coming to China This Month
With the West getting Blade & Soul on January 19th, China deserves a treat too, which it gets in the form of the ninth playable class: the Qi Master.
Blade & Soul Gets Ready For Launch
It's only a few more weeks until Blade & Soul is officially online, and NCSoft wants to make sure all its players are ready.
MMOs in The Year 2015
The year of 2015 was an exciting one for MMOs and saw many changing tides in areas of expansions, business models, crowdfunding, and console adaptations.
Top MMO News Stories of 2015
It was a crazy year for the MMO industry, with records being broken, new games and new expansions.
Top MMOs to look out for in 2016
With 2015 coming to a close, we have put together a list of the top MMOs to look out for in 2016. Be sure to let us know what you think of the list!
Look like an Angel in Blade & Soul
Fancy new wings are entering the Blade & Soul cash shops in China after the game recently celebrated its 2nd anniversary.
Blade & Soul Features Blade Dancer Class
The Blade & Soul class of the week is the Blade Dancer, which combines aspects of the Blade Master and Force Master.
Blade & Soul Western Release Altered Despite Previous Statements
Despite previous statements by NCSoft, it appears that the Western release of Blade & Soul will still have some censorship.
Blade & Soul Gets Western Release Date
Blade & Soul finally gets its western release date! The game will launch exactly 2 months from now with plenty of content for you to enjoy.
Blade & Soul Reveals 9th Playable Class
Chinese Blade & Soul publisher Tencent Games revealed the 9th playable class for the game, and it's a hybrid of two classes you probably already know!
Blade & Soul Musical Announced
On the 13th of November, the annual Blade & Soul PvP Championship will kick off, which features a musical based on the game's main villain!
Beta Data: October 30, 2015
MMOGames' weekly look at all of the latest Beta, Alpha, and Kickstarter events and news in the MMO industry, with a new post every Friday. The most complete list there is!
Blade & Soul Closed Beta Pushed Forward
NCSoft is ready to kick off the first Closed Beta Weekend for Blade & Soul. So ready, in fact, that the servers will open a day earlier than expected!
Blade & Soul VS Black Desert – Which One Will You Play in 2016?
Will you play Black Desert Online or Blade & Soul in 2016? Compare features as the two go head to head in Blade & Soul VS Black Desert!
Dominate the Battlefield with Blade & Soul’s Destroyer
This week, Blade & Soul is putting the focus on the menacing Destroyer class. Let's take a closer look at the axe-swinging bad-ass!
7 MMORPGs We Cannot Wait to Play
Thick into the frantic release season, we're keeping our eyes forward at the upcoming MMORPGs that we just cannot wait to get our hands on!
Blade & Soul Outfits Are For More Than Looking Good
Outfits in Blade & Soul will play an important role in faction allegiance and unlocking Soul Shield powers.
9 MMOs You Should Play in October
Not sure which MMOs you should be playing in October? With betas, re-releases, and much more picking just 9 is no easy task.
Blade & Soul Skill Tree Revealed
The skill tree for Blade & Soul was revealed, which will allow player to customize how they want to play the game.
Blade & Soul: Windwalking in the Earthen Realm
More and more details about Blade & Soul are being revealed every day, and today we're going to teach you how the game's unique windwalking mechanic works!
Blade & Soul Beta Date Announced
NCSoft’s wuxia-inspired action MMORPG Blade & Soul is finally getting a closed beta date. On October 30, players will have access to the first beta weekend for Blade & Soul...
Blade & Soul To Launch First Quarter 2016
Blade & Soul will be coming early next year but in the meantime fans can get their hands on some Founders Packs for beta access
Blade & Soul’s PvP Does Things a Little Differently
NCSoft have released details on Blade & Soul's World PvP which brings some fun to those who enjoy a more open PvP experience in their MMORPGs.
Read All About it: August 2, 2015
This week in Read All About It, we look at MMO news surrounding Kixeye, Dungeons & Dragons Online, WildStar, Blade & Soul, and Clash of Clans.
Blade & Soul Classes for Launch Revealed
Blade & Soul released the classes available at launch yesterday, along with detailed descriptions on each class.
Blade & Soul’s Free-to-Play Business Model Detailed
NCSoft have just released some details of Blade & Soul's free-to-play business model for North America and Europe coming this winter.
NCSoft West: Big Announcements Across the Board
NCSoft West has gone back to the drawing board, hoping to revitalize a company that has seen decline for the last several months.
Western Blade and Soul: Sexy Uncensored Characters, Ships With 3 Acts
Blade and Soul is coming to the US and EU. With it come uncensored characters, three story acts, English voice over, and translated story elements.
Beta Data: May 22, 2015
A weekly look at all of the latest alpha and beta events going on in the MMO industry updated with a new post every Friday.
Blade & Soul Coming To EU and NA
NCSoft have announced that their Wuxia inspired action combat MMO, Blade & Soul will be coming to the western audiences before the end of the year
Blade & Soul Still on the Horizon
Curious if Blade & Soul is still coming to the United States and Europe? A recent social network post from NCsoft points to yes.
G-Star 2014: NCSoft is Going Mobile with Popular Titles Aion, Blade & Soul, and Lineage Eternal
NCSoft has shown off three mobile games from three of their most popular MMOs; Aion, Lineage Eternal Mobile, and Blade & Soul.
Top 5 Action MMORPGs of 2014
Today we take a look at the Top 5 Action MMORPGs of 2014!
Blade & Soul Implements Players Designed Costumes
The winner of the first player designed costume contest sees their creation finally in the game.
Top MMORPGs to Look Forward to in 2013
They're still far away, but at least they are in sight. Top MMORPGs 2013 list!
GStar 2009 featured MMO games
G-Star 2009 will feature bigger games from industry giants